charities.cron is a cron script in the gawk language to frequent the various charity sites affiliated with thehungersite.com and freedonation.com. These sites enable Web users to donate food, health care, and other goods simply by clicking on a link. The sites generally count one click per IP address per day; by making this a daily cron job, you can cause thousands of dollars to be donated to charity each year.
Re: Thehungersite.com is down
It's partially back up now, and a new version has been
Thehungersite.com is down
I'm sorry to report that a number of sites affiliated with Greatergood.com (including thehungersite.com, the original inspiration for this program) are now no longer operating. Some of them are expected to return online at some point in the near future, at which point I'll post an updated version of the script to handle any changes. Until then, however, you're likely to get error messages from cron telling you that the sites are inaccessible.
Freedonation.com, on the other hand, still seems to be going strong.