Help raise money for The Wilderness Society by playing online games!

Did you know that Solitaire is used more frequently than any other Windows application? Did you know that Solitaire is mentioned in both War and Peace and Great Expectations? Did you know that you can use your next computer Solitaire game to help raise money for The Wilderness Society?

It’s all true! I’m pleased to announce that The Wilderness Society has entered into an exciting new partnership with GamesThatGive that allows YOU to help us raise money by simply playing free casual video games online. There are lots of games to choose from, including Solitaire, Blackjack, Sudoku, and Gems — and simply by playing, you generate micro-donations that will help to support our work. Best of all, you don’t have to pay to play!

How does this work, you ask? It’s pretty simple — GamesThatGive sells ads to corporate sponsors like Dial Soap, Domino’s Pizza, and Starbucks, and gives 70% of the ad revenue to participating charities. The more people who sign up and play for The Wilderness Society, the more money we raise. It’s a very innovative idea and the Wilderness Society is excited to be one of the original launch partners!

We chose this partnership because we thought it would be a unique way for us to raise a little extra money in a challenging fundraising climate. We also thought it would be a great opportunity for us to reach out to new audiences and educate them about our work. GamesThatGive features messages about us that pop up during game play, and links back to our site. We also have the opportunity to review any corporate sponsor that we’d be associated with. Most of all, we thought the whole concept was fun, new, and exciting!

So the next time you have a few spare moments and fancy a quick game, we hope you’ll try GamesThatGive! Simply log on to www.gamesthatgive.net, create an account, choose The Wilderness Society as your favorite charity, and then start playing. Or start playing for TWS now! You can also play on Facebook.

Happy gaming!

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