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Making a Donation

July 8th, 2015 at 02:28 pm

I'm making a $50 donation today to an organization that has been helping my niece. It's a group home for women that have aged out of the foster system. It seems to have been a great thing for her. She's had some mental health issues along with parents who didn't know how to handle it well at all (dealing with their own issues). She is doing great now from what I can tell.

The organization had a fireworks stand to raise money, but I don't buy fireworks! And I wasn't in town to do so if I even wanted to. I promised a donation when she posted the fundraiser online. I forgot about it until this morning! They accept PayPal donations, so that makes it easy and skips the need to mail anything.

She recently said the organization needs more pots and pans and a vacuum. I don't know if that is where my money will go, but it gives me an idea what they are using some of the money for.

What organizations do you like to donate to?

8 Responses to “Making a Donation”

  1. jolie Says:

    What an excellent place to donate money to. I know too many who have aged out and hit that 'abandoned' phase of their life as they try to move into self sustained adulthood.

    My go to causes are the MS Society and the SPCA.

  2. Bob B. Says:

    Sounds like a worthy cause.

    We give regularly at church.

  3. scottish girl Says:

    What a lovely thing to do Smile I am particularly fond of a charity that teaches paediatric first aid. It was established after their daughter died at 9 months old in a private nursery after choking. I try to purchase gifts from them when I can.

  4. SecretarySaving Says:

    I tithe and have a sponsor child through Compassion International. When I have extra I donate to their 'where needed most' or to their water program. During the holidays I like to buy a few chickens, pigs and mosquito nets and add a little extra for a gift for some of the kids that don't have a sponsor. I give extra money to the family only twice a year as they warn if you do that often they might become dependent on that. I buy Christmas cards through MD Anderson Cancer Center.

  5. SecretarySaving Says:

    Pots and pans and a vacuum are very realistic the program sound like a good one and if they are helping your niece then all the better! That was very nice of you!

  6. snafu Says:

    What a wonderful, practical place to help. I wish our community had a program for youngsters who have aged out and need help transitioning from the foster system.

    My favorite charity is called Women in Need [WIN] which supports women who must leave abusive relationships most often with just the clothes on their backs. We've several 'secret' houses for the women and children if applicable to live for the 1st four months. WIN operates a couple of GW type stores accepting donations of women's career clothes, children's clothes, toys and games, and household goods for their new apartment. They have organized a wonderful group of volunteers like hairdressers who offer each lady a new hairdo, manicurists donate services and several wardrobe consultant help each resident choose a complete wardrobe from the WIN store. Social Workers are assigned to guide the women through the bureaucracy to get them financial support, legal help, education if needed, job search agencies and co ordinate with employers where needed.

  7. creditcardfree Says:

    Snafu, I know of some organizations similar to the ones you describe. Those are so important!

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I tithe to my church, and then also give a little to either something happening at church or a cause that catches my attention that month. I've contributed to a number of Gofundme's using my giving money.

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