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Project Information Project % Complete Major Supported Platforms
Click a button at the hunger site to give food for free to hungry people around the world. You may click the button once per day to give 1.1 cups of staple food. The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register. In 2002 the project funded 46,102,694 cups (about 2,614 metric tons) of food. In 2003 it funded 43,827,602 cups (about 2,485 metric tons) of food. In 2004 it funded 45,278,373 cups (about 2,795 metric tons) of food. ongoing:
follow the Daily Results link on the main page to see the current stats
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Click a button at the rainforest site to preserve rainforest around the world. You may click the button once per day to fund the preservation of 11.4 square feet (1.1 square meters). The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register. In 2002 the project funded the preservation and protection of 245,405,720 square feet (2,283 hectares) of land. In 2003 the project protected 344,872,210 square feet (3,207 hectares) of land. In 2004 the project protected 302,304,180 square feet (2,808 hectares) of land. ongoing:
follow the Daily Results link on the main page to see the current stats
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Click a button at the breast cancer site to help fund mammograms for free to needy women around the world. You may click the button once per day to help fund mammograms. The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register. In 2002 the project provided mammograms for 1,624 women in need. In 2003 it provided 1,933 mammograms. In 2004 it provided 2,135 mammograms. ongoing:
follow the Daily Results link on the main page to see the current stats
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Click a button at the animal rescue site to provide food for rescued animals is animal shelters or sanctuaries. You may click the button once per day to fund one bowl of food for a rescued animal. The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register. In 2002 the project provided 10,734,549 bowls (2,435 metric tons) of food for rescued animals. In 2003 the project provided 23,968,850 bowls (5,436 metric tons) of food. In 2004 the project provided 31,576,589 bowls (7,136 metric tons) of food. ongoing:
follow the Daily Results link on the main page to see the current stats
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Click a button at the child health site to help prevent life-threatening diseases, restore vision to blind children, and enable child amputees to walk. You may click the button once per day. The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register. In 2002 the project helped 174,827 children in need. In 2003 it helped 543,071 children. In 2004 it helped 461,651 children.

In February, 2005, every click "is doubled to support tsunami relief efforts."

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follow the Daily Results link on the main page to see the current stats
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Click a button at The Literacy Site to help promote literacy. This project is partnering with First Book to give books to children from low-income families in the U.S. Each click provides 1% of a book. You may click the button once per day. The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register. In 2004 the project gave 155,720 books to children in low-income families. ongoing:
follow the How You're Helping link on the main page to see the current stats
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Click a button at Care2's Save the Rainforest to perserve endangered rainforest. All donations from the program go to The Nature Conservancy. You may click the button once per day to help preserve endangered land. The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register. The program is run by Care2. ongoing:
672,959 racers have supported 8,553 acres (3,461 hectares) as of March 4, 2010
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Click a button at Care2's Save Big Cat Habitat to protect habitat for endangered tigers, jaguars and snow leopards. You may click the button once per day to help preserve endangered land. The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register. The program is run by Care2. ongoing:
15,755,376 acres (6,375,974 hectares) protected as of March 4, 2010
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Click a button at Care2's Rescue Ocean Wildlife to fund donations for Oceana's ocean protection network. You may click the button once per day to help preserve 100 square feet (9.3 square meters) of the world's oceans. The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register. The program is run by Care2. ongoing:
417,703 people have protected 37,835 acres (15,311 hectares) of ocean as of March 4, 2010.
See daily kilometers swum
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Click a button at Care2's Cure Breast Cancer to help support research for a cure for breast cancer. You may click the button once per day to help this cause. The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register. The program is run by Care2. ongoing:
people have clicked 16,935,776 times as of March 4, 2010
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Click a button at Care2's Feed Rescued Primates to generate donations to Jane Goodall's primate protection programs at the Jane Goodall Institute. You may click the button once per day to help protect endangered primates. The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register. The program is run by Care2. ongoing:
people have fed rescued primates 14,670,377 times as of March 4, 2010.
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Click a button at Care2's Feed Pets in Need to generate donations to help The Humane Society of the United States feed and provide other services for pets in animal shelters. You may click the button once per day to help pets in need. The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register. The program is run by Care2. ongoing:
450,475 people have helped feed 14,701,535 pets in shelters as of March 4, 2010.
See daily donations
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Click a button at Care2's Help Children in Need to generate donations to help Children International provide assistance to children and families in need. Currently the organization helps children in Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Nepal, the Philippines, Kenya, Zambia and the United States. You may click the button once per day to help children in need. The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register. The program is run by Care2. ongoing:
478,084 people have provided 549 months of child sponsorship as of March 4, 2010.
See daily donations
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Click a button at Care2's Stop Violence Against Women to generate donations to help Amnesty International stop violence against women. You may click the button once per day to help stop violence against women. The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register. The program is run by Care2. ongoing:
367,184 people have clicked 10,487,841 times as of March 4, 2010.
See daily donations
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Click a button at Care2's Defend Baby Seals to generate donations for International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). IFAW documents and exposes the cruelty of seal hunting in an effort to end Canada's commercial seal hunt. You may click the button once per day to help protect baby seals. The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register. The program is run by Care2. ongoing:
392,705 people have clicked 14,351,407 times as of March 4, 2010.
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Click a button at Care2's Stop Global Warming to generate donations for Carbonfund.org. Carbonfund supports projects for renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation. You may click the button once per day to support these projects. The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register. The program is run by Care2. ongoing;
344,601 people have offset 8,914,080 days of computer energy use as of March 4, 2010.
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Click a button at Care2's Protect Threatened Wolves to generate donations to help Defenders of Wildlife stop aerial hunting of wolves, continue efforts to expand wolf recovery in the Northern Rockies, and more. You may click the button once per day to generate a donation for this project. The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register. The program is run by Care2. ongoing;
293,988 people have provided 33,024 days of wolf adoption as of March 4, 2010.
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Click buttons at EcologyFund.com to do the following things:
  • save South American rain forest
  • reduce pollution
  • save United States wilderness: Old-Growth in the Cascades; western U.S. wilderness; Palmyra Atoll with 16,000 acres of reef
  • protect Mexican wildlife
  • protect Canadian wildlife
  • save nature reserves in Scotland
You may click each button once per day to help these causes. The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register.

EcologyFund.com completed its project to save Patagonian coastal reserve in 2008.

ongoing:
81.8 square miles (20,944.9 hectares) saved as of November 7, 2008
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Click the STOP! button at die Waldseite to help save rainforests. The site is only available in German, but babelfish provides a reasonable translation. Click on the project links near the bottom of the page to see short descriptions of the projects this site supports. Click on the STOP! button when each project's information is displayed to help that project. The projects are as follows:
  • Mapping: help map and document the borders of Sarawak (Malaysia) to help native people defend against the destruction of their habitat
  • Aufforstung: help plant trees in deforested areas of Costa Rica
  • Forest Watch: help prevent the mostly illegal destruction of rainforest in Malaysia and Brazil
  • Lobby-Arbeit: click to support initiatives which fight bad political decisions which destroy the rainforest
The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register.

The counter near the top of the page displays the number of square meters of rainforest which have been destroyed since you loaded the page.

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Shop online through iGive.com and donate a percentage of your purchases (up to 27%) to your favorite charity. ongoing:
see donations sent in the last 120 days
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Shop online through KlickDieSpende.de, "click the donation," and donate a percentage of your purchases to charities. The site is only available in German, but babelfish provides a reasonable translation. Click on banner ads at the site to donate to the cause listed below each banner ad (a small amount is donated just for clicking on the ad). ongoing N/A
Click a button at SolvePoverty to help educate disadvantaged youth. The project funds grassroots projects for "computers, scholarships, ICT Centres, training and connectivity leading to job creation for disadvantaged youth internationally." You may click the button once per day to donate €0.05. The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register.

The project reached its first goal, 1 million clicks, on January 19, 2005. The project reached its second goal, 2 million clicks, in 2008.

So far the project has raised AU$390,000.00.

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Click a link at Land Care Niagara to help plant a tree to restore Niagara's ecosystem (in Ontario, Canada). Every 5 clicks plants 1 tree. You may click the link once per day to help plant a tree. The program costs you nothing (it is paid for "by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources through the Canada-Ontario Agreement") and you do not need to register. ongoing N/A
Click a link at The Stop HIV Site to help "raise money for AIDS treatment as well as research and development for cures and vaccines." You may click the link once per day to help stop HIV. The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register. ongoing:
893,343 total donations
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Click a button at giveaminute.org to give a minute of hospital care to a patient in The Tarahumara Children's Hospital, a hospital which serves the Tarahumara Indian tribe near El Paso, Texas. The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register. ongoing:
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Click a button at Ett klick för skogen (A Click For The Forest) to help save the last remaining old growth forests in Sweden. The charity's first project, completed on July 28, 2005, collected 840,000 SEK (about $123,500 (US)) to buy and protect a forest in Årrenjarka in the northern part of Sweden. On March 26, 2008, the project signed a contract to buy and protect the Verles old growth forest 50 Km away from Gothenburg. It needs to raise 7,450,000 SEK (about $US1.2 million) by March 19, 2009.

The site is available in English and Swedish. Each click saves between 20 and 127.5 square centimeters (up to 20 square inches) of forest. The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register.

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0 SEK collected
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Click a button at Polska Strona Gtodu ("The Wooden Puppet Program"--The Polish Hunger Site) to help feed a hungry school-child in Poland. The Pajacyk (Wooden Puppet) Campaign, run by the Polish Humanitarian Organisation, "provides children from the poorest families with one hot meal a day. We hope that by improving the nutrition of our children, more children will stay in school, gain an education and continue to grow with the pace of our developing nation." Click the "Kiknij Tu!" button on the puppet's belly once per day to help feed a hungry child. Each sponsor pays 1.5 cents for each click. The program costs you nothing and you do not need to register.

During the 2002/2003 school year the program provided meals to 4,681 children in 100 schools, every school day in 11 regions (voivodships). In the 2003/2004 school year the program started out by providing meals to 2,665 children in 63 schools in 13 regions.

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Click a button (or enter a search query) at TheEnvironmentSite.org to help preserve the environment. The project donates money to the Surrey Wildlife Trust to help preserve natural habitat and wildlife in the U.K. See more information about the specific projects TheEnvironmentSite.org supports. You may click the donate button once per day to help preserve the environment. The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register. ongoing:
£ total donations
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Click a button at Polskie Sztuczne Serce (Polish Artificial Heart) to help fund the development of the first Polish artificial heart. The research project is directed by the leading Polish cardiologist, Professor Zbigniew Religa. See more information about the project (in Polish). Click the heart with the words "kliknij tu" once per day to generate a donation for the project. Each click generates a 5 groszy (0,05 PLN (zloty)) donation, about 1.5 US cents or 1.2 Eurocents (as of March 17, 2005). The program costs you nothing and you do not need to register. ongoing N/A
Click a button at Habitat for Humanity Poland to help fund the purchase of materials to build one house. The project website is also available in Polish . On the English click the "Give a Home, click & join" button, then on the next page click the "Build a home" button to generate a donation for the project. The program costs you nothing and you do not need to register. You may donate one click per day.

As on July 9, 2007, the project collected the 100,000 clicks needed to build its first house. The project collected the clicks in less than a year.

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Play a word definition game (and other games) at FreeRice to help donate rice to the United Nations World Food Programme (and to help improve your knowledge. For each word you define correctly, the project donates 10 grains of rice to the food program. You may play the game as often as you like. The project costs you nothing and you do not need to register. See the project's blog. ongoing;
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Hunger Fighters Click the Fight Hunger button at Hunger Fighters to donate one cup of food to fight hunger. The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register. ongoing;
4,034,237 total cups donated
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HungryChildren Click the Click to Help button at Hungrychildren to generate funds for hungry children sponsored by the project. The project's sponsors donate Canada$25 for every 1,000 clicks. The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register.

See the latest cheques the project has mailed to its supported children.

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SuperDonate Help SuperDonate raise funds for your favorite charity by contributing computer power to their distributed computing projects. The project sends work to your computer and collects results from your computer's completed work. The project generates a donation to the charity you have selected based on the amount of work your computer has completed. See more information about the project and the project's FAQ. See the list of charities the project supports. Note that the project's software application does not show information about the type of work your computer is doing nor about what company or organization it is doing the work for. The Java-based software is guaranteed to be 100% safe for your computer.

To participate in the project, download the project's software client application, choose a charity, then run the client application. The application runs automatically when you are not using your computer.

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Click the image of an oak tree at Plant an Oak to help plant a new oak tree in an oak forest in France. Each click plants at least 25 square centimeters of oak forest. The project's sponsors donate money to the project for every click. The program costs you nothing (it is paid for by the companies which sponsor the site) and you do not need to register. ongoing
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Charity Engine Donate your computer's extra computing power to "help raise millions for top international charities" and you could win US$10,000. The project sell its combined donated computing power to "anyone who can use it for something ethical." Every month the project donates proceeds to major international charities like Oxfam International, Doctors Without Borders, and Amnesty International. It also awards a cash prize to one of its volunteers. The cash prize is currently US$10,000. The project donates any unsold computing time to public scientific research projects supported by the BOINC computing platform. The project integrates easily with the BOINC computing platform. If you are using that platform you can join the project within a few seconds.
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