A new social app suggests micro-donations to worthy causes instead of something else you were considering, such as buying an expensive cup of coffee. The app is called “Instead” and it’s designed to get your charitable juices flowing by putting small donations to worthy causes in context to other everyday small purchases that you do. From the app description: “Instead of eating out, how about brown-bagging a lunch to work? Instead of seeing a movie, how about renting a film?”
Last Saturday, our Nova Scotia team got together at the Chester Price Chopper and held a Fill the Beetle…Feed the People event. Our team collected food and donations for the Lighthouse Food Bank, and our team was able to deliver the single largest donation the Lighthouse Food Bank has seen in 30+ years! Thanks to the great people of Chester that helped make this happen!
“Some children will come to the US, seeking to reunite themselves with their mother. The child comes and realizes the mother is in an abusive situation. The girls can become sexual abused. the girl doesn’t know anyone, doesn’t speak the language. Then they find they’re completely alone in this country.”
Today’s Philanthroper charity protects immigrant rights within the legal system. They actually work with law enforcement and other agencies to help immigrants who are stuck in particularly hard situations. Learn more about how you can help: https://philanthroper.com/deals/Ayuda
The metric of success is lives saved, kids who aren’t crippled. It’s very measurable, and you can set ambitious goals. (Bill Gates)
Forbes recently did a fantastic article on the work Bill Gates is doing around vaccines to prevent disease. Well worth your read: http://onforb.es/sMsRIF!
International Human Solidarity Day serves to remind us about the importance of solidarity for the achievement of the international agreements on social development, including programmes of action of international conferences and multilateral accords.
For the price of a bottle of water in Canada or the US, Blood: Water Mission (BWM) can provide someone in Africa with clean drinking water for an entire year. That is amazing to us, and we humbly recommend this project to you. Can you donate $1 to this cause today? https://philanthroper.com/deals/blood-water-mission
Google earns a LOT of money every year, and they give out a lot of money to good causes as well. Nerds On Site uses and resells many Google services, including Google Apps for Business, so it’s great to see them doing this. Learn about some of the charities that Google supported this year, and consider helping some of them out as well! http://www.google.com/intl/en/landing/givesback/2011/
From time to time, our team recommends valuable articles to our readers, all in the charitable genre. We are recommending another great article from the team at Fortune Magazine, titled “Foreign Aid, Capitalist Style”. Heartily recommended! Read the article here: http://bit.ly/uNilxS.
Apparently a website called regretsy collected a lot of money in donations from their site visitors, with all the money going towards buying toys for children this season. Unfortunately, Regretsy used PayPal to collect and payout the funds, and PayPal decided that their actions weren’t worthy of a charity status. Not only did PayPal charge fees on all the monies collected, they then froze the funds and refused to return the fees! WOW! Read about it here: http://www.regretsy.com/ and here: http://techcrunch.com/2011/12/06/do-you-hear-what-i-hear-yes-its-paypal-stealing-money-from-kids/.
We’d love to hear your suggestions for a good online payment system that our team could use to collect donations for our charitable causes.