Localnoodles is a community of people that individually
write about their everyday experiences in Beijing. We benefit from our
neighbors insight. As a community leader we feel it is important to set the
example and help those less fortunate than ourselves. Write to Give is the
Just write a review like normal and localnoodles and our partners will share a
portion of our revenue with organizations dedicated to social causes. There
will be six organizations to choose from to ensure your effort helps the cause
closest to your heart. There is no cap to the amount we will give. The sky's
Write to Give is also about you joining forces with responsible philanthropic
organizations to make a larger impact. It's an easy, effective way to help your
brother without leaving the comfort of the office, living room, or cafe. It can
be just that simple and effective.
You won't have to change your life to change another's. With every review you
help address the issues you feel most passionate about, including: education,
children, women, environment, or sustainable development. It's simple. All you
have to do is join and start reviewing local businesses in Beijing. We'll
handle everything else.
Every ad you see on localnoodles contributes to the grand total we send to the
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localnoodles and Giving
It's important to localnoodles to give back to the
community. People that work for localnoodles know the importance of
giving. That spirit is at the center of how we work with social services
New to localnoodles?
localnoodles and Write to Give lets you share what's on
your mind. Besides helping your favorite charitable sources, your reviews and
comments help out those living or visiting Beijing. Search for and find
what you want, text addresses to your phone, meet like minded people at our
member events, receive discounts, upload photos, and even connect with your
friends. Learn more.
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Write to Give FAQ
Do I need to be a localnoodles member to participate?
Yes. If you're already a member, login first. If you're not a member there's no
charge to sign-up and it takes less than 30 seconds.
Am I expected to donate money of my own?
No, you are the catalyst of change. Localnoodles and it’s partners will give
money on your behalf each time a review is written
Who is making the donations?
Localnoodles will donate a portion of its revenue for each written review. Each
review will also be backed by each corporate partner
Does localnoodles make money from this program?
How do I know where the money goes?
Localnoodles has done its best to support social organizations that can
demonstrate need, have clear goals, can demonstrate how donations are being
used, and who have contractually agreed to provide regular status reports.
Other measurements include general transparency, references from past donors,
and past project successes.
Which charities will be represented?
We will do our best to pick six different charities. Each charity focuses on
one of the following: children, women’s issues, education, environment, Health
or sustainable development.
Do I get to choose which charity you donate to?
Yes. After writing a review on our website you will be asked to choose from one
of six different choices.
Why is localnoodles doing this? What do you get out of
Localnoodles is focused on building community and as a community leader we hope
to promote the betterment of those around us. We also hope to popularize
charity through education and by making helping convenient and accessible.
Who chooses the charities?
Localnoodles chooses which social organizations to support based on information
collected by various domestic and international organizations as well as our
own efforts. If you wish to be involved in upcoming decisions we welcome your
Do the charities ever change? If so, how often?
We have not set a time limit on charities however, through monitoring,
reporting, and citizen involvement, localnoodles hopes to direct help where it
will make the most difference.
How do you guarantee donations get to the intended
To simplify the accounting process, partnering philanthropists have
contractually agreed to send donations directly to the social organizations.
Localnoodles is only responsible for delivery of the funds it pledges to
How can I personally get involved?
The most obvious starting point is to write tons of reviews about your
experiences in Beijing. Have charity dinners with your friends and tell them
about “Write to Give”. Send everyone you know (friends, family, and coworkers)
information about Write to Give. Link your website to ours. Write an article
for your local newspaper. Post our “Write to Give” icons on your blogs,
website, or emails. Get your company involved. There are lots of ways to
popularize the movement so help us get started by spreading the word!
If I want to make a monetary donation, should I go thru
localnoodles or the specific charity?
Localnoodles does not handle money from other sources. We would be happy to put
you in contact with any of the charities we, or our partners, have done due