Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Your vote is worth money to charities

Trip Advisor, a website I hold near and dear to my heart for all the help it provided in helping me plan my London trip, is doing something unique. They are going to donate a total of $1 million dollars to five different charities in the name of helping the people of, and preserving the beauty of, the places we enjoy visiting. The kicker is we, the travelers of the world, get to decide how it gets divvied up. The five contenders and their standings as of today are:

I chose Doctors Without Borders because the work they do is amazing. These are health care professionals putting their own safety on the line to help people in desperate need due to war and natural disasters. All of the charities are worthy, so you can't really go wrong. If you have a spare moment, go to Trip Advisor to vote. (You do have to sign up to cast your vote, but it's free.) For every percentage point someone's share goes up, that's an additional $10,000 for them!


  1. > OMG I cannot STAND John McCain.
    > I will move to Canada if he wins.

    Why Canada? ;-)

  2. Should have included this with the other comment - bit stale, but election humour nonetheless.