Feed A Need: Donate Time to Sunlight for the Holidays


reddit.com recently unveiled FeedANeed.org, an charity drive designed to connect volunteers with worthy nonprofits in need of some form of assistance from the community.

FeedANeed allows anyone to vote for worthy nonprofits and/or sign up to volunteer some chunk of their time to top vote-getting organizations. Volunteers that complete their pledged time by February 14th, 2009 will be entered into a drawing for prizes from various sponsors (from a wide variety of organizations Wired, EFF, Baconfreak, and even Sunlight Foundation).

The reddit community is somewhat technical so there is a place to list design or development skills, but they are certainly not a requirement. You can indicate you are simply willing to do a couple hours of data entry or image recognition, something akin to Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. When we’re talking about government data there is no shortage of material that would benefit from a team of volunteers being thrown at it.

Voting ends December 23rd @ 7pm Eastern – before the polls close please head over to FeedANeed_ and cast a vote for us (and your other favorite nonprofits).

After you vote for us please consider signing up to donate as little as two hours of your time to a worthy cause. A lot of nonprofits are facing the prospect of reduced donations due to the current economic climate, and this is a great way to support your favorite causes without spending a dime. Quite a few of us here at Sunlight will be returning the favor by volunteering a couple hours of our time elsewhere through FeedANeed as a way of saying thanks.