Twitter Charity Swear Box: Turn Bad Words Into Good Deeds Online

By Megan O'Neill 

Ever feel bad about all the four-letter-words you use on Twitter?  A new service called the Twitter Charity Swear Box is helping all the potty mouths out there put their bad words to good use.  Visit the Charity Swear Box website, submit your Twitter name and the site will tell you how many times you’ve sworn in the past month.  You’ll then be invited to make a small donation for each swear word to the charity of your choice.

If you’re not familiar with the concept of a “swear box,” basically, it’s a box where you drop a coin each time you swear in an attempt to swear less.  Charity Swear Box works exactly the same way.  Check out the great video below, which explains the project, and then read on to learn more.

It’s not just the “traditional” 4-letter swear words that count.  Charity Swear Box has put together a dictionary of swears with hundreds of swears and misspellings of swears.  If you think of a swear word that is missing from the list you can submit it on the dictionary page.

But what about the saints out there that don’t swear?  Well… I guess I’m one of them.  I submitted my Twitter name and the site turned up zero swears in the past month.  However, they did suggest that I “tweet some rudeness” and even prepared the following message for me: “Shit! I’m turning bad words into good deeds at”

When you donate money via Charity Swear Box you can choose from a variety of charities including CAMBA, Feed The Children, PETA, Family Care Foundation, WWF, Childline, and UNICEF.

This campaign reminds a little bit of the Give A Sh*t campaign that went live earlier this year, asking people to “give a sh*t” for a good cause by posting about that cause to Twitter while sitting on the toilet.  However, the Twitter Charity Swear Box should actually result in raising some money.  According to their homepage, they’ve raised $121.77 so far.  Hopefully they’ll raise much more!

Will you join the Charity Swear Box initiative and turn your bad words into good deeds?  Head over to and submit your Twitter username.  How many times have you sworn in the past month?

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.