Friday, February 10, 2012

Day 41: Answered Trivia...To Help Feed the Hungry


Fact: I am incredible at trivia. I'm not sure why I have never tried to get on a game show like Jeopardy or Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, but I am supremely confident that I would do well on them. I have never really had the opportunity to utilize my useless knowledge for anything more than winning board games, but always thought there was some way I could. After recently discovering the website Free Rice, that has changed. Free Rice is a non-profit website run by the United Nations World Food Programme that allows users the chance to answer trivia questions in a number of different categories with each correct answer resulting in 10 grains of rice being donated to the hungry. Today, for my random act of kindness, I logged on to the site and began answering questions, and within 20 minutes, had donated over 1200 grains of rice. I told my wife about this random act, and she is going to get her students to log on because it is something that can be both educational and helpful to others. This got me to thinking about the impact that we, the 366 Random Acts community, could have as a group. So I invite you to go to the website, and search for the 366 Random Acts group that I created, join, and answer questions whenever you have time. I really think that the amount of food we could get donated could be incredible. If you have any questions on how to join the group, please email me at 366RandomActs@gmail.com

5 comments:

  1. Hi Ryan!

    I think your idea is so incredible! I love seeing your updates every day. They are inspiring and make me smile every time!
    I saw a few ideas that you may be interested in, since you do need a couple hundred of them : ) These are also ideas that other people can do and pass on to others.

    -$5 to faceaids.org will give an HIV-positive pregnant woman in Rwanda vital drugs to help prevent transmission of the virus to her baby.
    -Careergear.org coaches down on-their-luck men on how to land a job and loans them attire for interviews – they can always use interview clothes to lend to men.
    -Donate an old cell phone to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ncadv.org) – they will refurbish it, then use the proceeds to get survivors back on their feet.
    -Help women get free mammograms! Go to thebreastcancersite.com and click on the pink button. Last year they funded 2,112 screenings for needy American women.
    -Pass on your books to globalliteracyproject.org which will get your books to deprived youth, helping them learn to read.
    -$2 to greenbeltmovement.org pays a disadvantaged woman in Kenya to plant a tree.
    -Buy a counseling session for a soldier returning home after serving in Iraq or Afghanistan with a $17 donation to www.giveanhour.org

    Best of luck!
    -Shayna

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  2. Take nobody will care if someone "cheats" & google the answer lol

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  3. So Cool. Wish I'd thought of that. Will definitely share this link.

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  4. Thank you for sharing this! It's a great way to make my students practise and do something nice at the same time!
    You are inspiring!

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  5. I think I tried that before, but they kicked me off saying that I gained too much rice........
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