3 Ways You Can Make a Difference for Just One Dollar

Are you someone who wants to make a difference in the world, but feels limited by finances? Many people assume that in order to help others and create positive change, they need to have a significant amount of money to get started. However, this is simply not the case.

Howard Zinn, who was a professor at Boston University and a social activist, once said:

“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.”

In other words, you do not have to do something major to make a difference. That is because when we all do just a little bit, our efforts will combine to create a better world for all of us.

GreaterGood is a place where these millions of small acts can come together to make a big impact. Through our Gift That Gives More™ program, there are many initiatives that can be supported for only one dollar.

Below are just a few examples of the campaigns where you can really make your dollar count!

3 Ways to Make a Difference for Just One Dollar

1. Shoes for those in need.Provide a new pair of shoes to a child in need for only $1 via www.GreaterGood.com

More than 300 million children worldwide have never owned a pair of shoes. This is why, for some people, a pair of shoes is typically more cherished than something to eat or even a new toy. Through a partnership with the Nashville-based Soles4Soles, a new pair of name-brand, made-in-the-USA shoes can be provided to a child for only $1. Click here to make a difference for a child somewhere by giving them a new a pair of shoes.

2. Humanitarian aid in the Horn of Africa.

Mercy Corps is an organization that works to give humanitarian aid to the countries in the Horn of Africa, which include Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya. In this area, life is grim as nearly 8 million people go hungry each night.

With your support, immediate relief like clean drinking water and nourishing food can be supplied. Funds are also used towards sustainable efforts to grow more food and start small businesses in order to create a better future for families and communities. Click here to provide essential needs as well as the resources to lift the people in the Horn of Africa out of poverty.

3. Bananas to locals in the Philippines.Provide a pound of bananas to 80 impoverished children in the Philippines for just $1 via www.GreaterGood.org

Each week in the Southern Philippines, containers of bananas are packed for export. However, there are always boxes of bananas that are rejected for reasons that do not affect the nutritious value of the fruit, like size or incorrect number of “fingers” per bunch.

The exporters are willing to donate these undamaged bananas free of charge. Seeds of Dignity has stepped in to work as a distributor of the surplus fruit to local organizations that provide meals to children that lack sufficient food. For only $1, a pound of bananas can be given to 80 local Filipinos for one week! Click here to help supply vitamin rich bananas to impoverished children in the Philippines.


The above campaigns are all doing great things to help people in many different countries. Each one is a great way to stretch your dollar while still making a big difference. Choose to support one of them as your small act today, and the combined efforts with many others will create a positive and lasting impact on the world.