Get Shouty

9,481,828,970 grains of rice so far
December 19, 2007, 7:40 am
Filed under: Get Activist

This is brilliant. Everytime you visit the United Nations Free Rice site and play the word game, grains of rice are donated to the United Nations World Food Program.

There are reports of schoolkids from all over the world sitting in class playing this, increasing their vocabulary, and at the same time feeding other kids.

It’s only been launched a month or two, and already the number of grains of rice donated (in lieu of click thru advertising revenue on the site), is in the billions.

My only wish is that you could play within a banner or widget. That way people could embed the service within their own sites.

Go and play for five minutes and see how many dishes of rice you can send. Then pick up your own banner and spread the word here.


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Katie here’s the URL you have as the link for the game:

Looks like you need to take one of the http://s off.

Comment by Mack Collier

thanks Mack-tastic!

Comment by katiechatfield

I’ve donated over a thousand grains so far, thanks to hearing about it from you!

Comment by Mack Collier

It is fantastic. I was killing time at work this morning. It is annoying that they haven’t gone the extra and developed the code for the banners.

Comment by Colin Campbell

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