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Make A Difference

Gathered below are websites that you can visit that make a difference in the lives of others. This page was inspired by the book "Do One Nice Thing" by Debbie Tenzer. We all get those forwarded e-mails to pass on. Sometimes we feel too caught up in the rush of our daily lives to spend hours making a difference in the world. Here is a way to help, all collected on one page. Or maybe you have wanted to help but didn't know where to send things. I hope this page helps. If you have other suggestions please send them to gpld@geneseo.lib.il.us

Site that help but cost you nothing - although you can choose to donate more

The Animal Rescue Site - Just by entering into this site you will find six other sites that you can visit and just by the click of a mouse you can have sponsors donate to their cause at no cost to you. Just a click of your mouse! Site here include Animal Rescue, the Rainforest, Breast Cancer, Child Health,  Hunger and Literacy. And if you want to help more there are links on each page where you can donate or purchase items that will send a portion of their money to help these causes, it is up to you entirely.

Free Kibble - Do you love dogs? Click on this website and play a trivia game. Free Kibble is donated every time you play.

Free Kibble for Kats - Maybe you are a cat lover. Click on this website and play a trivia game and free kibble will be donated for cats or Kats as they put it.

Sites to make donations

Henry County Humane Society - The Henry County Humane Society - Geneseo- is a small, NO-Kill Animal Shelter. All of our funding comes from donations. All donations go directly to helping care for the needs of our animals while we look for their permanent homes.

Sites or addresses to help the military:

Operation Paperback - This site was set up for you on information on how to send in  your gently used paperback donations so paperback books could be sent to the troops overseas.

Send encouragement to an ill or wounded service member by mailing a picture postcard from your state. Write a message of encouragement and put your card in an envelope and mail it to 21st TSC, Medical  Transient Detachment, ATTN: Soldiers' Angels, UNIT 23203, APO AE 09263.

Our Military Kids - Your donation provides tangible support to children of deployed National Guard and Reserve personnel as well as to children of severely injured service members through grants for enrichment activities and tutoring.

Army and Air Force Exchange Service - Donate a phone card so a soldier can call home.

Say Thanks - Send an e-mail to thank a service member.

Adopt a Soldier - Send your support.

Soldiers Angels - This site has multiple links to help you help a soldier.

Sites to help the hungry:

Feeding American -  For every $1 you donate, Feeding America helps provide 10 pounds of food and grocery products to men, women and children facing hunger in our country.

Bears Without Borders - Donate a Goat, maybe a Llama or a Teddy Bear at this site for needy children. 

Sites or addresses to help the healing:

Stitches From the Heart - Stitches from the Heart is a non-profit organization that sends handmade clothing, blankets, and love to premature babies all across the nation.

Inpatient Rehab Center - Mail decks of playing cards, a wood kit, a watercolor set, colored pencils, a sketchbook, stamp pads, rubber stamps, jigsaw puzzles or games to help someone with a brain injury. Mail to Inpatient Rehab Unit, 3 MB, St. Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905.

Help the healing process of for burn injuries by donating blank journals. It helps to record one's feelings as they heal. Send journals to The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, 1835 R W Berends Drive SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49519-4955.

Save the planet - Click on this link and read about the ways you can help save the planet just by making a few modifications to the way you live!

Send your used gift cards, identity, hotel, library and other plastic cards to be recycled. Cut them in half and mail to Earthworks System, c/o Halperin Industries, 25840 Miles Road, Bedford, OH  44146.

Check out the book here at your library  titled "Do One Nice Thing" by Debbie Tenzer, for more inspirational ideas.

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Geneseo, IL 61254
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