When I started reading Bill Clinton’s book Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World, I began to learn about and think about some of the more ingenious ways to help those in need not only in the US, but around the world.

To me, there is nothing more unique than the approach taken at Free Rice. Users get to test their vocabulary (and, hopefully, learn some new words as well), but at the same time each page view generates revenue from their sponsors. This revenue is then used to purchase rice for the starving and distributed through the United Nations World Food Program.

Can you think of a better way to help starving people around the world? Not only are you paying for those people to survive another day without taking a penny from your own pocket, but you’re also improving your own vocabulary skills - something Americans in particular need to spend more time doing.

Help feed some starving people from around the world - go test your vocabulary for a few minutes at Free Rice.

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