Finding the spirit to help others

The odds of winning a US national lottery are close to one in 100 million. What it translates to in human language, is that you're close to 100 times more likely to die of a flesh eating bacteria or die multiple times while walking to buy the lottery ticket get the point. Yet, in US, according to Freakonomics, in any given year, around 60 billion dollars are spent on lottery tickets, which makes it around $200 per person. And the chances of the "great success"...well, let's just say that they are bigger than if you wouldn't buy the ticket at all, but a lot smaller than getting accidentally killed on your balcony while reading this article.

Yet, people do it. Shouldn't we put our money into better use instead and help other people in need? Santa Cruz Organic tries to do their part in both donating the money to feed struggling families as well as help make the world just a bit better place. In May they launched a campaign to celebrate good deeds and help donate 160 000 meals to the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. The campaign end on August 8, 2012.

Has anyone done a real good deed to you or have you witnessed it from a spectator's line of sight? If you have, please head over to and learn how you can help struggling families, help them without spending any of your own money. All you need to do is share someone else's good deed and Santa Cruz Organic will donate $5 to Feeding America, which will then secure 8 meals on behalf of local food banks for every $1 donated by Santa Cruz Organic.

The Sweet Deed Society accepts sweet deed nominations until August 8, 2010. Learn more about it all at their facebook page or the player below.