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Help me find a place to donate a small amount of money to?

I have two gift cards with small amounts on them (just under $5 total) and to be honest I'd much rather give it to a charity than mess with trying to spend it at the store. It seems like a trivial amount but I figure it'd be better than nothing. The problem I'm having is finding a cause that will accept less than ten dollars by card. Any ideas?
posted by DriftingLotus on Dec 13, 2014 - 11 answers

Help me find a literacy charity

I need to donate money to a charity which has improving literacy as part of its mandate, and need to choose a charity. [more inside]
posted by joannemerriam on Mar 17, 2014 - 7 answers

FlakyFilter: How To Get No-Show Volunteers To Show Up?

I recently started organizing volunteer orientations for a local charity. These orientations take place at long-time volunteers' homes over dinner and require quite a bit of prep work by the hosts. They are optional orientations - i.e., for newcomers who have expressed interest in a more active role with the nonprofit. So far, about 30% of the new people who RSVP 'yes' are complete no-shows. How can I reduce this amount, AND how can I not feel pissed off at people who cancel with no or little notice? Snowflakery inside... [more inside]
posted by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto on Mar 17, 2014 - 20 answers

Motorcycles, Death and the DMV

Background: I was in the middle of doing a mild restoration on my little brother's bike two years ago (2000 ZX-7R) when he died very unexpectedly. I don't know what to do with it now and just realized that it hasn't been registered since 2008. [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Mar 10, 2014 - 6 answers

Are these surveys (A) very useful (B) somewhat useful (C) ignored?

Is there any point to filling out surveys from non-profits? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Oct 15, 2013 - 15 answers

What do we do with old money?

We have a collection of old foreign money that we'd like to get rid of. What's the best thing to do with it? Complicating factors: not that old, not that much, not exactly a curated collection, we're in Canada. [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Sep 6, 2013 - 17 answers

Intangible gift

What do I get as a "sorry I can't come to your wedding even though I really wanted to!" gift for a couple whose wedding is vegan, dry, simple, on relatively short notice, and the invitations specified "no gifts, please"? [more inside]
posted by Mizu on Sep 4, 2013 - 28 answers

Which international labour rights charity should I donate to?

I would like to donate money to an international labour rights group on an ongoing basis, but I'm having a hard time picking one. Charity Navigator has been of little help. I've looked at International Labor Rights Forum, Clean Clothes Campaign, No Sweat, and Fair Wear Foundation. Do you know if one of these groups is more effective or better-run than the others? Do you have suggestions for other groups I might consider? Charities I should stay away from? [more inside]
posted by atropos on Jul 31, 2013 - 2 answers

How do I donate to Edward Snowden?

I would like to donate a few dollars to Edward Snowden, the guy who leaked the NSA scandal. I had the idea because the Gawker article about Deric Lostutter (helped break the Steubenville rape case) linked to a donation page for his legal defense fund. I did some googling but I am not sure which sites (if any) are legit. Help?
posted by o310362 on Jun 10, 2013 - 11 answers

Charities that would help a woman get an operation she needs:

Are there charities that would help a poor woman get an operation she needs? [more inside]
posted by Katjusa Roquette on Jan 2, 2013 - 16 answers

Best charity for Haiti in 2012?

What is the best charity currently working in Haiti to which I can donate? [more inside]
posted by The Minotaur on Dec 17, 2012 - 11 answers

Charitable groups that fight voter suppression?

Help me give my Obama winnings to a good charity. [more inside]
posted by Lemurrhea on Nov 6, 2012 - 15 answers

Should my money go to Wikipedia?

I'd like to donate some money to a charity. Is there a worthier techno-cause than Wikipedia?
posted by zscore on Oct 28, 2012 - 15 answers

How does one actually send money to African people in need?

I would like to donate about $20 a month to a family in Africa, can you recommend an organization or give me some info on how this would work? [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Sep 1, 2012 - 33 answers

How can I purchase/donate/ship computers to a Third World school?

How can I go about purchasing computers to donate to a school in a developing country? That is, a _specific_ school -- the woman in my life is in the Peace Corps, and one of her dreams since she's been there has been to find some way to update the ancient computers at the school where she teaches. (This goal is shared by local teachers and administrators at the school.) This sort of targeted giving seems to fall outside the scope of most charities I've looked into, such as OLPC. Are there organizations suited to this kind of project, or which could offer advice on handling this (from the U.S.) as an individual? Is the latter remotely feasible? If so, what should I keep in mind, as far as insurance, taxes, shipping, customs, etc.? [more inside]
posted by mattstan on Jul 4, 2012 - 12 answers

I need advice in establishing a "targeted" charity

When I was getting my Master's degree, my mentors suggested I continue on to a Ph.D. The application fees alone were enough to make me laugh, but a kind person paid those fees for me and I eventually was accepted into a program. I've always wanted to pay this gift forward by helping to pay college-related fees for other aspiring students at my alma mater, and would like to do so in the name of the person who did this for me. [more inside]
posted by Piscean on May 1, 2012 - 8 answers

I need to sell some photos for a charity event

I need to find a website that would allow me to upload and sell photos that I'll be taking for a charity golf event. I don't need to sell them at a markup or anything, just make them available for sale. It would be nice if those interested in buying the photos didn't have to join the site or create an account, but that isn't mandatory. Do sites like snapfish or flickr allow such ease for guests to purchase prints?
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Mar 16, 2012 - 4 answers

How much money are people willing to give?

What is the minimum amount of money people are willing to give as a donation? [more inside]
posted by snowliontiger on Nov 10, 2011 - 21 answers

What happens if the whole board resigns?

Asking for a friend: What happens to a charity (in Canada) if the entire board resigns on mass? Who is legally responsible for the organization until replacements are found? Does the CRA revoke their charitable license? [more inside]
posted by scrute on Nov 10, 2011 - 5 answers

Creating a feeding scheme for those in need

Need help to think about the details of a feeding scheme for homeless and people in need in my neighbourhood. [more inside]
posted by heartofglass on Oct 13, 2011 - 14 answers

Smart Charity Work for an Experienced Coach

Looking for "smart charity" options for a senior, well-educated citizen with a big network. [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Sep 27, 2011 - 9 answers

How can I do more good?

I'm in a panic because of a moral crisis. How can I justify owning anything recreational when others have nothing? [more inside]
posted by meta x zen on Sep 24, 2011 - 48 answers

Housing First Donations?

I'd like to start giving regularly to a human services program that practices the Housing First model. Ordinarily, I'd be looking to keep my money local, but I just moved to Seattle, and the city claims to have a good record on HF, plus I can't find any non-governmental orgs doing work here. What housing first program in a major US city most needs the money? [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something on Sep 23, 2011 - 4 answers

Capitalism with a kitten face?

Let's say I have 12 hours to do a crash course in socially responsible investing. What should I read/watch/think about to get myself up to speed? [more inside]
posted by narcotizingdysfunction on Aug 22, 2011 - 2 answers

Feed the world?

Is there any way to help the people of Somalia? I understand that there is war and resentment of American aid but is there any way that I, as a (relatively) wealthy American, can give money or anything else to help less people die? Maybe a European charity or an anonymous fund? Inspired by this Big Picture.
posted by bendy on Aug 11, 2011 - 21 answers

What charity/cause is this badge for?

My wife and I saw the actor Benedict Cumberbatch recently. When we met him he was wearing the same charity awareness badge that he is wearing in this picture. Does anyone know what charity/cause it is for? If not, when/if I get to meet him again I will try and remember to ask.
posted by ndaguiar on Jun 22, 2011 - 2 answers

Best food bank in north San Fernando Valley?

Any suggestions for a good food bank or food pantry in the north or west San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles? We're going to see lots of grapefruit and avocado from our trees this year, and I'd like to donate it to needy folks. Google is not a big help.
posted by infinitewindow on Jun 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Getting a celebrity to help our nonprofit?

How do we get a (music) celebrity to help promote an event in a YouTube-type video? Our community nonprofit is having a month-long event in June, and my daydream is to get some (recognizable) musician/band in a video that we could post on our very popular Facebook page. Ideally, he/she would say something like, "If I weren't on tour in [wherever] right now, I'd definitely be at [event name]! Don't miss it!" How do I even attempt this? I'm in a medium-sized city on the East Coast.
posted by trillian on May 24, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me find more videos from nonprofits and charities that inspire action!

I am looking for inspirational, well-polished videos from non-profits/charities! [more inside]
posted by perpetualstroll on May 16, 2011 - 6 answers

Helpng a charity on a daily basis?

What quick and free things can I do on a daily basis to help charities/those in need? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on May 8, 2011 - 12 answers

DC charities that pick up furniture donations?

DC area (Arlington, VA specifically) charities that will come pick up furniture donations? Preferably alternatives to the Salvation Army? [more inside]
posted by alaijmw on Apr 18, 2011 - 5 answers

Jumpstarting a lasting fund, without the pesky

I would like to create a non-profit fund / fundraising org earmarked towards jumpstarting community centers. I've heard that rather than trying to create a non-profit, it might be best to partner with an existing non-profit with similar interests, and see if they'd "host" the fund I want to create / help with the legal aspects, while allowing me to earmark and oversee the fund. I intend to do regular fundraising, and hope to create a lasting fund that attracts bequests. Does anyone know about the legalities involved here? Any advice as to how I might want to approach such a project?
posted by markkraft on Apr 9, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me help them!

How can I help Japan when I am broke :( [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Mar 14, 2011 - 21 answers

Help With For Profit Business Looking To Donate To Charity

This may be one of those "you should consult a lawyer" questions, but I thought I'd give it a shot and see if anyone might be able to help. Basically, I'm in the middle of starting a business that will be donating 50% of our net profits to charity, but I have a few questions: [more inside]
posted by ISeemToBeAVerb on Jan 4, 2011 - 3 answers

mobile giving

Unused pay-as-you-go cellphone minutes piling up - what to do with them? [more inside]
posted by Koko on Jan 4, 2011 - 5 answers

Blow thirty mill' like I'm Hammer

What job should I take to make as much money as possible, in order to donate it to charity? [more inside]
posted by Mike1024 on Dec 23, 2010 - 30 answers

Help me give away $1200!

It's the end of the year, and time to do give some money away. Yay! Help me pick a handful of organizations to donate money to. [more inside]
posted by !Jim on Dec 12, 2010 - 33 answers

Organizing a benefit album?

My wife randomly decided to approach a local charity about doing a benefit album. They liked the idea and are supporting her, but she needs to do everything. Where do we start? [more inside]
posted by speeb on Dec 4, 2010 - 5 answers

The shirts say marijuana on them in Chinese, okay?

I have a largish number of indentical, idiosyncratic t-shirts with a number of... odd features. How to best unload them? [more inside]
posted by nanojath on Nov 14, 2010 - 24 answers

How to get rid of an EKG machine?

For some reason my wife has an older portable EKG machine (A GE/Marquette MacPC 12-lead model, like this one) and would like to donate it to an organization that can help people with it. How do I find such an organization?
posted by maniactown on Nov 9, 2010 - 5 answers

Charity of the Month Club

What groups exist that support a "charity of the month"? [more inside]
posted by meindee on Nov 6, 2010 - 9 answers

What Toronto charity will pick up a futon?

Is there a charity in Toronto that would pick up a (bedbug-free, lightly-used) double futon couch/bed? We'd like to donate our futon to someone who could use it, but aren't sure who would want it and be able to pick it up.
posted by Dasein on Nov 6, 2010 - 9 answers

Got ideas for a 2-week school charity drive?

Starting this Sunday, me and some 40 people will be running a 2-week charity drive to get as many donations as possible for Pakistan flood victims. Do you have any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Ragingmelon on Oct 22, 2010 - 5 answers

I want to maximize world happiness as efficiently as possible.

How can I help the greatest number of people on the planet, by the greatest amount, per dollar? [more inside]
posted by Tin Man on Jul 29, 2010 - 36 answers

Suggest Charities that Support Music Education for Kids

I am currently researching charities that support music education for kids, for the purpose of a bequest from someone who held that as a high value in his life. [more inside]
posted by matildaben on Jul 23, 2010 - 9 answers

Where can I send my mini-shampoos?

I'm in hotels all the time (about 16 nights a month), and it just occurred to me that those little bottles of shampoo and stuff could go to a better cause than just hanging in the room after I leave. Should I donate them to a homeless shelter or some other organization, or would they rather just have a check? Any specific places that are in need of toiletry supplies?
posted by jnaps on May 24, 2010 - 28 answers

CakeFilter: Help me be your ideal bake-sale-stall.

Help me have the bestest cake stall at my work's charity fundraiser! Difficulty: I would like to raise a ton of money AND win the (completely imaginary) prize as Coolest Baker Ever. Suggestions for both cake ideas and aesthetic stall aesthetics welcome. [more inside]
posted by citands on May 20, 2010 - 15 answers

What are some charities that ALL congresspeople would endorse?

What are some good charities/organizations that are nonpartisan, that both the most bleeding-heart liberal and bible-thumping fundamentalist conservative would feel comfortable supporting? [more inside]
posted by JeremiahBritt on Mar 25, 2010 - 32 answers

The rain in haiti and tents

Best waterproof tent for Haiti on a budget? [more inside]
posted by long haired child on Feb 10, 2010 - 16 answers

Donate to Charity with Affiliate Links

Are there any programs out there that will allow me to find charities with affiliate ID's, so I can insert them into links on my blog? [more inside]
posted by syzygy on Feb 3, 2010 - 4 answers

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