Thursday, June 07, 2007

it's a good thing

many of you know that i am involved with founding an organization called "where we live: building better communities." please check out our website (you can get there from my sidebar.) i am really excited about this project! i believe in the importance of community, in the strength of the village. where habitat for humanity brings people together to build houses, where we live hopes to bring people together to build stronger communities.

this blogging circle is a community which i never could have imagined! your supportive comments about this new project of mine have helped fuel my drive to make this successful! it seems strange to turn to the immense blogosphere for support in my little community. there is a way that you can contribute to our efforts. i'd like to introduce you to

what if where we live earned a penny every time you searched the internet? well, now we can! is a new search engine that donates half its revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. you use it just as you would any search engine, and it's powered by yahoo!, so you get great results.

just go to and be sure to enter where we live as the charity you want to support. just 500 of us searching four times a day will raise about $7300 in a year without anyone spending a dime! be sure to spread the word!

it's a little thing. it's a good thing. thank you!!


Jen said...

what an incredible idea! i'm so excited to check it out. i love all kinds of things related to social change and building stronger communities, so this is totally up my alley!

Amy said...

Very, very cool!

Barb said...

That's very creative fundraising. I'll give it a try.

Amanda :-) said...

Gosh, the clever things ppl come up with. I think it's a real gift, coming up with fundraising ideas. I'd never think of smthg like this. I hope it really works for you!