by Sarah Willson
Reading The Life You Can Save last summer made me realize how simple and necessary it was for me to dedicate a percentage of my income to life-saving charities. But with just one average salary at my disposal, that didn't seem like enough — I wanted to do more.
Inspired by the chapter about creating a culture of giving, I decided to help get the word out (at least to my friends and family) by starting a blog. Some Good (www.somegood.com) combines weekly cooking experiments with charitable giving: I pick a recipe I can make cheaply at home, then donate the money I saved by not buying takeout. It may be a small sum every week, but I've saved about $80 per month so far, and if I'm influencing others to give as well, then I've achieved my goal.