I love words. Yes, one of my favorire books is the dictionary! I'm always looking up words I hear that I don't know...and then get distracted by other words as I look for the definition of the first word! I have English dictionaries, French dictionaries, English to Russian Dictionaries...I could go on...yeah, I love words!
So when I found out about Free Rice, I had to share! Free Rice is a website where you play to test your vocabulary, and help feed the world at the same time! For every word you get right, they donate 20 grains of rice to the United Nations Food program.
Don't think thin 20 grains is much? according to their website, they've donated 15,934,508,610 to date (1/25/08)...every little bit helps... I just played and donated 220 grains already! (make that 300 grains...) I did my good deed for the day!
According to their website, Free Rice has two goals:
- Provide English vocabulary to everyone for free.
- Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.
My thanks to Stephanie Ciccarelli at Voices.com for posting this info on their Vox Daily Blog