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12:51 pm - 08/19/2012

WHD ONLINE CHARITY POST!


In an earlier post, I asked people to suggest some things people in various situations ( having little money, little time, socially awkward, etc...) could do to help others. In the comments, donnanoble suggested going to the following site: http://freerice.com/category where there are multiple-choice question-based games for various subjects of varying difficulty and your answers net food for others while you learn! (More info about the site under the cut.) I suggested that ONTD could have a charitable session where we could all play the game and post how many grains of rice we were able to get in addition to other charitable acts we did for WHD - and those we do in general.

Let's play!


1. Make account
2. Join group
3. ONTD rules world

Thanks to misao7 for making the ONTD group on freerice.com!





Sunday TODAY! is World Humanitarian Day--a day people around the world are asked to perform a humanitarian action--however big or small--in the spirit of people helping others--"doing something good, somewhere, for someone else."

And with a little help from Beyoncé, organizers of the global event say they made some social media history, too, inspiring more than 1 billion messages on Twitter, Facebook and other platforms.

"This could arguably be the largest mobilization of good intention in web history, an amazing coming together of celebrity, brands and NGOs," Andrew Droga--founder of Droga5, which helped organize the event--told Yahoo News on Sunday. "Think of it as 'We Are The World' for the social media generation."

Droga said the campaign reached its billion-message goal--1,042,165,010 to be exact--with 20 minutes to spare.

The campaign's website launched earlier this month, collecting pledges and messages from would-be do-gooders, soliciting ideas ("Make a homeless person a sandwich") and encouraging visitors to spread the word using the #IWasHere hashtag.

And Beyoncé, who shot a new music video at the United Nations specifically for the campaign, told Anderson Cooper her goal was to encourage the spread of "positivity no matter how big or how small." The music video--for Beyoncé's "I Was Here"--was released on Sunday. (It didn't hurt that Beyoncé tweeted about the initiative to her 5 million followers, changing her Twitter avatar to promote the event.)

World Humanitarian Day was designated by the U.N. General Assembly in 2009 to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, which killed 22 U.N. staffers.



Celebrity Tweets


This World Humanitarian Day I’m doing something good, somewhere, for someone else. Join me! #WHD2012 #IWASHERE thndr.it/PkQDSm

— Beyoncé Knowles (@Beyonce) August 19, 2012


I'm supporting & sending love to Beyoncé & the UN for WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY #whd2012 go monsters: whd-iwashere.org #beinvolved

— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 18, 2012


It's World Humanitarian Day and I’m doing something good, somewhere, for someone else. Join in! #WHD2012 #IWASHERE thndr.it/PkC2Xe

— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) August 19, 2012


I am supporting the UN for World Humanitarian Day. #WHD2012whd-iwashere.org

— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) August 18, 2012

Do Something Good #whd2012 whd-iwashere.org

— JAY Z(@JayZ) August 19, 2012


This World Humanitarian Day I’m doing something good, somewhere, for someone else. Join me! #WHD2012 #IWASHEREthndr.it/M2sNz5

— Shakira (@shakira) August 19, 2012


This World Humanitarian Day I’m doing something good, somewhere, for someone else. Join me! #WHD2012 #IWASHEREthndr.it/M2sNz5

— KELENDRIA ROWLAND (@KELLYROWLAND) August 19, 2012


1 Day, 1 World, 1 Message.Do something good for #WorldHumanitarianDay! #whd2012 whd-iwashere.org

— Santigold (@Santigold) August 18, 2012


I am supporting the UN and @beyonce for World Humanitarian Day #whd2012

— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) August 19, 2012


This World Humanitarian Day I’m doing something good, somewhere, for someone else. Join me! #WHD2012 #IWASHERE thndr.it/PkC2Xe

— Chris Brown(@chrisbrown) August 19, 2012


This World Humanitarian Day I’m doing something good, somewhere, for someone else. Join me! #WHD2012 #IWASHEREthndr.it/PkC2Xe

— Bow Wow (@BowWow) August 19, 2012


In honor of #WHD2012, I'm sharing stories of ECI humanitarians I've been lucky to know. Share your stories: #IWASHERE thndr.it/PkC2Xe

— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) August 16, 2012


1 Day, 1 World, 1 Message: Support World Humanitarian Day this Sunday by honoring the cause of your choice > thndr.it/PkC2Xe #whd2012

— Stella McCartney (@StellaMcCartney) August 17, 2012


whd-iwashere.org#IWASHERE #WHD2012

— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) August 19, 2012


1 Day, 1 World, 1 Message #whd2012 whd-iwashere.org

— Alexis Jordan (@AlexisJordan) August 19, 2012


Team,This World Humanitarian Day I’m doing something good, somewhere, for someone else. Join me! #WHD2012 #IWASHEREthndr.it/M2sNz5

— Kellan Lutz (@kellanlutz) August 19, 2012


Do something good for someone #whd2012 whd-iwashere.org

— Adele (@OfficialAdele) August 19, 2012


Today is World Humanitarian DayJoin me in doing something for someone else! MBB #WHD2012 #IWASHEREthndr.it/M2sNz5

— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) August 19, 2012


World Humanitarian Day #IWASHEREthndr.it/PkC2Xe

— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) August 19, 2012


Celebrating World Humanitarian Day means giving back.Listen to a special message on how to help from @beyonce: OFA.BO/kuPWYb – mo

— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) August 17, 2012


World humanitarian day! please come support #Assange@ Ecuadorian embassy today ! Do Something Good #whd2012 whd-iwashere.org !

— M.I.A(@MIAuniverse) August 18, 2012


"This World Humanitarian Day I'm doing something good, somewhere, for someone else. Join Us" #IWASHERE thndr.it/PkQDSmGo Bey!!

— Brandy Norwood (@4everBrandy) August 18, 2012


This World Humanitarian Day I’m doing something good, somewhere, for someone else. Join me! #WHD2012 #IWASHEREthndr.it/M2sNz5

— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) August 19, 2012


Today is World Humanitarian Day and the members of @nodoubt are doing something good for someone else. Join them! #WHD2012 #IWASHERE

— No Doubt (@nodoubt) August 19, 2012


This World Humanitarian Day I’m doing something good, somewhere, for someone else. Join me! #WHD2012 #IWASHERE thndr.it/PkC2Xe

— David Guetta (@davidguetta) August 19, 2012


It’s World Humanitarian Day! Please join me in helping to make the world a better place.#WHD2012 #IWASHERE... fb.me/1hw07IoZc

— Jackie Chan (@EyeOfJackieChan) August 19, 2012


I am signing up and supporting the UN and Beyoncéin doing something good for #WHD2012.whd-iwashere.org

— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) August 19, 2012


This World Humanitarian Day I’m doing something good, somewhere, for someone else. Join me! #WHD2012 #IWASHEREthndr.it/M2sNz5

— JESSIE J (@JessieJ) August 19, 2012


This World Humanitarian Day I’m doing something good, somewhere, for someone else. Join me! #WHD2012 #IWASHEREthndr.it/M2sNz5

— Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) August 19, 2012


You can pretend to care, but you can't pretend to show up. Join me in World Humanitarian Day 2012. #WHD2012 #IWASHERE thndr.it/PkC2Xe

— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) August 17, 2012

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If you guys want, you can post celebrities' tweets of participation in WHD in the comments.
donnanoble 19th-Aug-2012 06:06 pm (UTC)
Yep its sponsored by the World Food Program which is run by the UN.
I was skeptical too but it seems legit to me.
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