By Susan Donaldson, B.A. (Hons), Animal Campaigner
"Click to give sites games that give and apps that earn", is the best name I could think of, to describe what this page is all about.
Visiting ‘click to give’ websites is one way of earning money or food and supplies for animal charities FOR FREE. There are also games that give, ranging from online video games, to the Animal Sanctuary Lottery.
In addition, there are other online activities where you can earn free money for animal causes. Plus, you can have a go at answering questions to earn pet food and cat litter for shelter animals.
You can also nominate animal rescues for monetary prizes. And moreover, there are apps that give back, where using them earns funds for animal charities. Read on to see how to do all these things.
Another way you can help raise money for animals for free, is by using fundraising charity search engines whenever you search the internet. For more information about that, have a look at the: use a charity search engine page.
These are websites where you can earn money for charity for free, simply by clicking on a designated button, picture or icon on the site. The money comes from advertisers who pay to put adverts on the sites. There is no cost to you.
There is usually a limit of one click a day per computer counted on each of these sites. If you book-mark this page, or mark it as a favourite, you will be able to easily retrieve the list of websites in the sections below.
Simply click the designated place on the sites listed below to raise money for animals in need, for FREE. Usually, only one click a day on each icon is counted.
Plus, find many more Daily Click To Give sites where you can help animals for free. Take a look at The Non Profit's site.
For more online ways to help animals for free, scroll down to see, in particular, the “Answer a Question” section, the “WebAction” section, and the “Apps That Give Back” section.
You can also make every search you do on the internet help animals by using a Charity Search Engine to do your searches.
Answer a trivia question, and you will earn food and cat litter for shelter pets – whether you get the answer correctly or not, and all for free!
At the links below, you can answer questions to earn dog food, cat food, and earn cat litter. Below that is a link where you can answer a question to help rid the ocean of plastic, helping marine life.
You can answer each of these questions once a day.
The food you will earn for shelter pets is vegan (correct as of Feb 2017) as Halo is the sponsor. They also donate food to shelter pets with every purchase of their products.
Ecclesiastical are an insurance company that have a £1m giving programme called Movement For Good. They give £1,000 donations to 500 charities and £50,000 grants to 10 charities. Animal charities have been included in the winners, but they need to be nominated to be in with a chance.
Rather than the way the winners are picked just being chance, or by the number of votes they get from the public, they are picked by a panel of judges.
My Giving Circle give monetary grants to charities, not-for-profits and community groups. This includes animal causes. They give out a total of tens of thousands of dollars each year. There are several rounds of voting throughout the year.
Causes can register for free, then you can vote for them once a week. You can sign up to get reminders of when to vote. You can vote for up to three charities each time.
By donating to the charities, you will get them extra votes. If you chip in a few dollars, the charity will get “featured” to get them more votes and so more people learn about the charity.
Their fees are between 0 and 6.5% of funds collected. Their website states that is to maintain and improve the website for all.
You may sometimes see animal rescues on social media asking you to vote for a photo of one of their animals they have submitted to websites such as Petvot or Kingpet. There is a monetary grand prize, and sometimes smaller amounts awarded as well.
One vote is free, and after a certain amount of time has lapsed, you are allowed another free vote, and so on. You can sign up to get reminders of when you are allowed to vote again each time. You can pay for more votes, but giving money directly to the animal charity may be better than buying votes.
Animal Webaction is a site where donors race against the clock to get enough votes to donate enough food or supplies for an animal rescue, before the time is up.
If the target is met, the food or supplies are delivered to the rescue. If not, the collection fails. You can choose to send a small donation of the food or supplies for free, but there is also an opportunity to pay to send more.
Paid donations from a failed collection are reimbursed to the donor. Gifts are placed in reserve before being reassigned to other collections: you never click for nothing
You can select to send a small amount of food and other supplies. The food you can send is for dogs, cats or horses. The supplies are blankets and housing. With the food, you can select the option to send 1g of food for free. With blankets and housing, measurements are used.
Animal Webaction conducts a telephone interview with the rescues it helps, and an agent visits the rescue.
You get a free click for each category. You cannot click again for a set amount of time. If you sign up, the site will send you reminders of when you can click for free again.
There can also be a bonus question, where if you answer it correctly, you send a little more.
Although they are not free, a lottery is a low-cost game to play, where you help animals and could win a big cash prize. Click to find out more information about animal charity lotteries.
Players create their world, unlock new and endangered animals to save, watch once – sick animals grow and thrive and climb trees, and help save animals and conserve the environment in real life.
Here are some great apps you can use to raise money for the animal charity of your choice. Some apps may currently only be available in certain countries.
WoofTrax’ Walk for a Dog (Android and iOS in certain regions) app lets you raise money for free for your favourite animal organisation while you walk your dog, although you do not actually need a dog to use this app (see below).
Choose the charity of your choice, or if you want to avoid choosing, the app will automatically choose an animal shelter or rescue group near you. Sign up for an account, add in your dog’s information, and start walking.
The app is funded by ads and sponsors, and the longer you walk, the more money you’ll raise for your charity.
To get started and submit your name and email address, then confirm your email address by clicking on a link sent to that address. The app will then ask you to add your dog/dogs. However, you don’t actually need a dog to use the app, as you can choose “Walk for Cassie” or add a fake dog’s info.
Hit “Start Walking,” and the app will track your steps, distance, and map your walk using GPS. iPhone' users can use the app on a treadmill or stationary bike, but Android users will need to get outside for the app to work.
Charity Miles is sort of like a walk/run/bike-a-thon, a little like virtually doing a mass participation event. Corporate sponsors pledge up to $0.25 for each mile you log in the app. The app features 37 participating charities.
To get started, Download and install the app and sign up for a Charity Miles account. Before each workout, open the app and pick the charity you want to help. Select the type of activity you’re doing (outdoor walking/running, indoor walking/running, or outdoor cycling) and start your workout.
The app uses your phone’s GPS and accelerometer to detect movement and measure distance. When you’re finished, hit the stop button and the corporate sponsor for that charity will donate $0.10 per mile biked or $0.25 per mile walked or run.
If you would like to learn more about why we so urgently need to help stop animal cruelty and suffering, please have a look at the Aid Animals Animal Cruelty page.
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