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How do I pick the best veterans' charity for my money?

I'm about to release the sequel to my military sci-fi novel, which did super well last year (self-pubbed on Amazon). Experience has shown that whenever I release a new book, all of the others get a sales bump. So for the first month of the new release, I'd like to donate anything I make off of the original to a good veterans' charity. Naturally, this has led me to a lot of questions. This is not the only place I'm asking, but the hive has always been of great assistance. [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Jul 16, 2014 - 10 answers

Environmental charity recommendations?

So it's too late for this to matter for the 2013 tax year, but I wanted to ask this while it was fresh in most people's minds: If you give to environment-based charities, what are your favorites? [more inside]
posted by Borborygmus on Jan 2, 2014 - 6 answers

It's Like Kickstarter Meets Charity Blackmail

Is there a website that lets ordinary non-millionaires do charity blackmail stunts, a la Donald Trump? For example, suppose I'd like to set up a page where individuals can pledge $X to charity if Donald Trump goes 24 hours without talking. The website would take credit card numbers in advance; if the Donald keeps his mouth shut, the cards would be billed and the money passed on to charity. [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Oct 24, 2012 - 1 answer

Donations, anyone?

Charities in Southern California that accept appliances (a dryer) that ARE NOT the Salvation Army? [more inside]
posted by bolognius maximus on Oct 20, 2012 - 10 answers

Women's Charities?

Women's charities, federations, or other groups I can donate to that will actually accomplish things with the money I send? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Sep 30, 2012 - 12 answers

Oh Charity, where are thou?

Charities that support the arts? [more inside]
posted by sprezzy on Feb 10, 2012 - 9 answers

How to get someone to understand that the people asking her for money are not her friends?

In each mail delivery to her home, my mother-in-law gets about a dozen urgent requests for help with protecting our borders or our seaports or the Constitution or the rights of seniors or for money to aid Native American children or children with serious ailments or disabilities. A few years ago, her daughters discovered that she was sending out a few small checks every day, amounting to about $500 a month. Which is not the problem. The problem is that she gives full credence to these solicitations, feels obliged to study them carefully, and worries about the local or national calamities or potential calamities that they describe. And she cannot be dissuaded from the idea that the solicitations are directed to her personally because her name is prefixed or inserted throughout the text. I'm sure that many MeFites have encountered this problem with a naive, older relative. Any suggestions, other than trying to stop mail from people she believes to be her friends?
posted by RichardS on Jan 22, 2012 - 18 answers

Money for help paying suicide-watch hospitalization bill?

Money for help paying suicide-watch hospitalization bill? [more inside]
posted by webmutant on Jan 20, 2012 - 8 answers

I don't want dirty money

When all is settled from a deceased family member's estate (though this may take a while), I will be inheriting a substantial amount of money - including about 150k from sold stocks (after taxes). The vast majority of what I'll be inheriting was earned from fairly ethical means, but most of what will come from the stocks are from corporations that I consider pretty shitty and abhorrent. What's the best way to do something positive and helpful to communities and people with this money? Simple donation to organizations and charities with solid reputations? Setting up a charitable trust? Please help me with some ideas.
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2011 - 16 answers

What human trafficking focused organization should my club work with?

My (high-school) club is going to be working this semester to end human trafficking through fundraising and awareness. What organization(s) should we donate to/work with? [more inside]
posted by kylej on Jan 25, 2011 - 8 answers

They can have my can tabs too if they really want.

What is the best charity for veterans? [more inside]
posted by mkb on Oct 11, 2010 - 12 answers

Chicago charities for kids?

Any suggestions for Chicago area charities that help kids? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Jun 22, 2010 - 17 answers

Where can I download notes for Salvation Army buckets?

Any idea where to download pre-formatted notes to put in those irritating red Salvation Army buckets, explaining why you aren't donating? [more inside]
posted by melogranato on Dec 5, 2009 - 12 answers

Middle East Charities

Looking for good charities for helping to progress women's rights in the Middle East. [more inside]
posted by Zoyashka on Jun 23, 2009 - 5 answers

Do not give list?

Does anyone maintain a "Do not give list"? By this, I mean a list of charities that engage in telephone telemarketing, and hence to whom one should avoid giving donations. [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on Dec 31, 2008 - 20 answers

How to start a charity with limited resources?

Interested in starting a charity, what now? [more inside]
posted by jwfree on Jul 25, 2008 - 8 answers

BUY BUY BUY

Charity for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by Pants! on Dec 3, 2007 - 17 answers

Free Cane. No Money Down. Guaranteed Indie Cred.

For Brooklynites in particular and New Yorkers in general: can you give me some suggestions for where to donate my excess medical supplies? [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Jul 31, 2007 - 6 answers

best charities for the homeless in NYC?

What are some good charities in NYC that work with the homeless? [more inside]
posted by boltman on Dec 5, 2006 - 6 answers

Help me save the world, one Audited Financial Report at a time.

Where can I find the Audited Financial Reports for a bunch of nonprofits? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Sep 14, 2006 - 5 answers

How do I give donations in others' names without them getting junk mail?

If I want to make donations in peoples' names without them being subjected to an onslaught of requests for more $ from the organizations I choose, where do I turn? [more inside]
posted by bloggerwench on Dec 8, 2005 - 5 answers

To which organizations do you donate money and why?

To which non-profit organizations do you donate money and why?
posted by lois1950 on Aug 20, 2005 - 36 answers

Save The Children

Does anyone have experiences with an organization called Save the Children? The website looks legit, but the volunteers (paid?) they have roving through downtown feel scetchy. They are as aggressive as fanatical knife salesmen. Is this a good organization with a bad public presentation of itself? Or is there something darker (profit driven) going on? [more inside]
posted by elwoodwiles on Feb 14, 2005 - 19 answers

Best charitable organizations for the homeless in Boston?

My girlfriend and I are opening a savings account where we can put away some money to give to a charity for the homeless. We live in Boston--what organizations should we be looking at around here?
posted by josh on Jan 28, 2005 - 10 answers

Tsunami Disaster Donations

DonaterFilter: Tsunami fundraiser question. [+] [more inside]
posted by jimmythefish on Jan 14, 2005 - 3 answers

Volunteering for Tsunami Victims

Does anyone know of any charities/aid agencies in the London area that are in need of volunteers for the Tsunami Earthquake Appeal? [MI] [more inside]
posted by floanna on Dec 31, 2004 - 2 answers

Choosing a Charity

I'm interested in finding a good charity to support. However, I've had worries... [+] [more inside]
posted by Saydur on Dec 18, 2004 - 14 answers

Does donating your car really work?

I have a car that is past its usable life. I'd like to donate it to charity A quick search yields a huge amount of organizations that will "take care" of it for me - so many that the whole thing is starting to feel like a scam. Has anyone donated a car to charity before? Did the promised tax deduction work out? Anyway I could choose a local non-profit to give the money to? The car is currently undriveable.

Tax laws change next year so I need to get this done quickly - by the way, I live in Massachusetts if it matters. [more inside]
posted by dhacker on Dec 18, 2004 - 7 answers

How to donate toiletries to a shelter or charity?

Homeless shelters/charities in DC? I have a gazillion little hotel shampoos and lotions as well as some other unused regular toiletries I'd like to get rid off. Rather than chuck them or leave them in the lobby for my neighbors, I'm thinking a shelter for women might want them. Any recommendations? Googling brings up several but I have no idea which to choose.
posted by CunningLinguist on Dec 13, 2004 - 6 answers

Donating a Car

I'm going to get rid of my old car and I'd like to donate it, but google searches for anything remotely related seem to be gamed by just a couple organizations. If anyone knows of a Portland or Oregon based charity picking up and accepting cars, care to share them with me? I'm leaning towards charities that deal with health issues, animals, and teens (being areligious, I would lean toward secular charities).
posted by mathowie on Dec 6, 2004 - 14 answers

Charity Blog

So I was thinking of starting a charitable blog project wherein I participate in every "Move for a cause" marathon event local to me (ie. walk for the cure, terry fox run, etc.).

What I need to know is this: [More Inside, obviously] [more inside]
posted by Evstar on Jun 13, 2004 - 4 answers

Donating to a Charitable Organization

What is the best way to determine if a charitable organization is legit? I'd like to donate to spiritofamerica.net but want to make sure my cash would go where they say it will. They claim to be a "501c3 public foundation" but I couldn't find a .gov searchable database for those.
posted by gwint on Mar 23, 2004 - 6 answers

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