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Michael Gibson

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The ultimate altruistic website to help those in need.

A nice website will allow those in need to post a profile of their need and allow altruistic browsers to choose which person and need to fulfill.

It could be paying a mortgage payment to prevent foreclosure, help with medical bills, food, clothing, transportation, educational material, other relevant bills, lawyer fees, repair fees, communication, health, advice....so much more.

Those in need would provide contact information for the altruistic person to use in order to make their choice of who to help.

This generates good karma and provides a giving atmosphere for people with knowledge and resources to be able to help those in need.

Got expendable income? Help those in need! Practice giving and compassion!

Save my farm!
Save my business!
Save my life!
Help!

How else could we help using a site like this?

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    Jul 31 2011: I think http://www.kickstarter.com/ may be exactly what you're looking for...
  • Jul 31 2011: Hi Michael,

    I haven't listened to the talks you listed, so not I'm sure what's mentioned or not, but just wanted say you might like www.kiva.org. Why not have a look and see how your $25 could change lives all over the world ? Micro funding has pros and cons, as does simple grant giving and philanthropy. The debate on lend vs donate can be endless, and i'm not sure we'll ever have the right answer. In the meantime, it's fantastic to see people using an online comunity to change lives for the better in a very simple, interactive way.

    V