Charity CHAMPs – get involved with microphilanthropy now!

10 great ways to be charitable this holiday season by sylvng
November 29, 2011, 6:17 pm
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Posted by Today’s Parent: 10 great charitable gifts for the holidays. Check it out!

Charity CHAMPS Beta App – Test It Out! by sylvng
May 4, 2011, 9:53 am
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It’s been a long while since my last post.  Rest assured that the time diverted from this blog has been put to good use on working on the CHAMPS application itself, which is now available as a Beta in Facebook! If you have a few spare minutes, please check it out at It’s still in its early stages, but any feedback and questions would be greatly appreciated (please send to

In the meantime, I promise to be better these next few months with this blog!

Great Article on Microvolunteering by sylvng
November 24, 2010, 10:56 pm
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Mike Bright, founder of Help From Home, was interviewed this week by the Mumbai newspaper MidDay. The article is a great read if you’re looking for some fresh ideas on how to do good online in your spare time. Thanks Mike for sharing!

7 More Days to Save $10 on a $25 Kiva Microloan by sylvng
November 24, 2010, 10:50 pm
Filed under: Microphilanthropy

I haven’t quite jumped on the daily deal bandwagon like some of my friends who religiously check out TeamSave, TeamBuy, RedFlagDeals and similar sites every morning. But I do check the deals every once in a while, and I was pleasantly surprised the other day to find one for Kiva on Groupon. That’s the first time I’ve seen a charity related deal.  It’s neat – allows you to get a $25 microloan for $15.  All you have to do is buy before Dec 1st and redeem the coupon before May 31st of next year on Kiva’s site. It’s too bad it’s only available in the US or I would have definitely purchased one already.

So far over 8000 people have purchased – not bad!

Vote for a real life hero! by sylvng
October 21, 2010, 9:53 pm
Filed under: Microphilanthropy

A great supporter and partner of Charity CHAMPS, Mike Bright, has been short listed for the Digital Heroes Award this year.  Mike is the founder of Help From Home, and is a great champion of microphilanthropy. On his site you can choose micro-volunteering actions that take from 1 minute to 30 minutes of time to complete. The whole idea, of course, is that you don’t need a big chunk of time to make a difference.

The prestigious UK Digital Heroes competition seeks to recognize people who are using digital technology to do social good. The competition is now in its public voting phase, so if you have a second to spare, please hit the site and cast a vote for Mike!

Like We Day and raise $1 for Free the Children by sylvng
October 14, 2010, 9:57 pm
Filed under: Microphilanthropy

Facebook users, now’s the chance to do some easy fundraising! For every ‘like’ on We Day, sponsors will donate $1 to Free The Children. ‘Like’ We Day and help Free The Children raise one million dollars!

Click for City of Hope by sylvng

The Ashley Furniture HomeStore is supporting the City of Hope with a Facebook campaign for the next two months. For every “like” that they get on their Facebook fanpage, they’ll donate $0.25 to City of Hope, up to a max of $10k.  Making a donation doesn’t get easier than a click,  so why not do a good deed today? City of Hope is a cutting-edge research and treatment facility for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases – a truly worthy cause. Kudos to Ashley Furniture HomeStore for donating $4M to City of Hope already!