Tithing is the practice of taking 1/10 (a tithe) of the produce of an activity and setting it aside for charity.
The idea of “This Blog Tithes for the Hungry” is to pledge 1/10 of the income of a website / BLOG / endeavor to the charity of your choice that is involved in the fight against hunger. It is something that I would like to get started, and to spread. Can you help?
Which or what charities qualify?
Any charity that is involved in helping feed the hungry. The money given must end up going to help feed the hungry.
How can I select a Charity?
Caddyinfo.com supports the North Texas Food Bank http://ntfb.org/
You can pick a local Food Bank, or other organization or cause that is involved in helping feed the hungry.
How is 1/10 measured?
The measure is 1/10 of the income produced by the website. In other words, 1/10 of the net income after expenses.
How is the Tithing checked?
The program is voluntary and self-moderating. Let your conscience be your guide.
Isn’t this a religious thing?
This is a thing to help those who don’t have enough to eat. If helping the poor or hungry is a religious thing to you then yes this is a religious thing. If it is not a religious thing to you, but just something you want to do, then that is okay too.
Can I still claim “This Blog Tithes for the Hungry” if I don’t have any income from my BLOG?
That’s a personal choice. I would decide based on whether your efforts resulted in helping feed the hungry. For example if your BLOG has NO income but you choose to contribute monthly to help feed the hungry out of some other source of funding, or by volunteering time or effort to help feed the hungry then you are doing it right.
Why would I want my BLOG to join?
- To Help feed the Hungry
- To Encourage your Readers to Help and Give to Charities
- To communicate publically that a portion of the proceeds of the website go to Charity
Is there a Cool Logo?
In work. My thinking is to have a 125×125 graphic patch that is easy to display, perhaps in a widget that contains the guidelines etc. Volunteers needed here with suggestions & ideas.
Button 3 suggested & created by Sweetie of ShesSoThere.com (Thanks!)
How do I get started with “This BLOG Tithes for the Hungry”?
Think about it. BLOG about it. Suggest improvements. When you are ready, pledge to give 1/10 of your web income to help feed the hungry. Then put up a cool logo that says that you did it. Let the charity of your choice know that you are onboard so they can celebrate as well.
Hey, This is Cool but what if…
This is very much a work in progress / idea in progress. If you have helpful suggestions or want to help move this idea along please comment / replay / let me know. I am much more analytical than social, so help is appreciated.
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