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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Do you use Google Chrome?

If you do, then you need to download Chrome for a Cause add-on. For a short time, Dec 15 to Dec 19, google is going to donate to a few different charities based on your Internet usage. The five different charities are The Nature Conservancy, charity: water, Doctors Without Borders, Un Techo para mi Pais, and Room to Read. Which are all wonderful organizations, if you aren't familiar with them you should read more about them. Every day you get to decide who to donate to out of the five and I have to say, it would be really hard for me to choose one, but thankfully you can do it everyday as you surf the Internet.

Unfortunately, my comp is one version too old for me to be able to use Chrome... So I cannot do this, which means you have to do it for me. So download Chrome and go about your daily life as usual while getting Google to donate to wonderful charities. It takes absolutely no extra effort on your part, except for the tough choice of who to donate to, I say choose a different one every day, cycle through them all.

According to a TechCrunch article here is "how much you have to browse to donate to the various charities: 10 tabs = 1 tree planted, 10 tabs = 1 book published and donated, 25 tabs = 1 vaccination treatment provided, 100 tabs = 1 square foot of shelter built, 200 tabs = 1 person’s clean water for a year." So like the article says "just browse the web, and donate to charity."

So here is the add-on go and download it now!


  1. :-(

    Chrome Web Store
    The app is currently unreachable.

    I will try again later. Hopefully it is down because of all the people trying to load it!

  2. Hey elrond,

    Just an fyi, the two links work for me when I click them, maybe they were just down temporarily.

    Thanks for heads up though, appreciated...

  3. Well, donated 5 vaccines for 130 open tabs yesterday. I'm at 29 tabs so far today. This is encouraging my bad habits. If my kitchen doesn't get cleaned, it is all your fault! :-)

  4. I focused on giving clean water! Thanks for the idea, Beta.