There are a billion starving people in the world today, and another billion (including anyone reading this) who use the Internet routinely. The U.N. took note of this fact and launched the Billion for a Billion campaign in order to put those two things together in the hopes that the billion of us could help the billion of them. It’s come up with some pretty painless ways to do that.
The site asks for donations (as little as $5 can help feed a hungry baby for a year), but it also asks for non-monetary social media actions, such as sharing their link on Facebook or tweeting with the hashtag #b4b. We figure writing this post counts too.
It’s pretty sobering to watch the counter on the site: In the time it took to write this post (and set up a small monthly donation) more than 800 million e-mails were sent, and more than 60 children died of hunger.
Read more at Mashable.