Go get one of those old stained coffee mugs sitting in the back of your kitchen cabinet. Put $1.00 in it, and put the mug on your desk. Repeat tomorrow. Etc. When you have $5.00 come back and check out that page. (Giving $1.00 on the internet doesn’t work so well because it’s hard for the whole amount to end up in the cause’s pocket. So hold on to it for now and accumulate more.)
Put the dollar in your pocket. Next time you see a child with a lemonade stand, buy one and make his/her/their day. Maybe there’s someone fund-raising locally outside your supermarket or downtown. Go ahead and buy a cookie, brownie, or raffle ticket. Maybe you usually just walk on by, but if you’ve allocated a dollar already, you don’t have to think. Just do it.
Buy a button and wear it to support a cause. Don’t just wear it. Know about it—so if someone asks, you can explain. Buy your button locally or check out Etsy and do a search for buttons there.
One Dollar, One Meal. Sounds simple, right? And if you’ve guessed that a dollar won’t buy a meal in the United States, you’re correct. But your dollar WILL buy a meal for a blind Vietnamese child. It’s easy to donate through the Global Giving website. Just click here.
One dollar, one tree, one planet is the motto of One Tree Planted. And it is just as simple as it sounds. It’s a beautiful website and you’ll want to click around, but when you’re ready to spend your dollar, just click here.