Web Spy: FreeRice.com

In this season of being thankful for all that you have, it’s nice to think about others who might not be as lucky as you are.

FreeRice.com makes giving back easy (and kind of fun, too), by donating rice to hungry children around the world just for playing a simple word game!

Here’s how it works: FreeRice features different types of questions — in subjects like English vocabulary and grammar, as well as foreign languages, chemistry and art. For every question you get right, FreeRice will donate 10 grains of rice to a child in need through the United Nations’ World Food Programme (thanks to the site’s advertisers).

While 10 grains of rice may not seem like a lot, believe me, they add up fast — the games are pretty addicting! Also, with FreeRice, not only can you feel great about helping out those who need it, but it’s also a great way to study for your upcoming French quiz or simply brush up on your grammar.

You can also register for the site and track your stats (if not, they’ll restart each time you log onto the page). Once registered, you can also choose to join a group and raise funds and awareness together — could be a great way to get all your friends, your hall or sorority working together for a cause this holiday season!

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