My friends and I are considering participating in the Keswick to Barrow
40 mile scenic walk (for charity). We are in varying states of fitness. Are we insane? [more inside]
posted by Acey
on Apr 18, 2006 -
Charity solicitor via phonebank recalls not personally
a contribution I would have never made over the phone from a previous year, cannot provide details. When I ask him to send more information, t(he)y sends "Sponsor Reminder". [more inside]
posted by Ogre Lawless
on Mar 21, 2006 -
Is there an online resource that indicates the efficiency of individual charity organisations? [more inside]
posted by jedro
on Mar 6, 2006 -
I'm looking for a charity related to rebuilding New Orleans to donate to as a gift to someone that used to live there and was heartbroken by the hurricane aftermath. The Red Cross or United Way seem too big and non-specific. I'd like to give to something with a bit more direct impact on improving things there. Suggestions?
posted by mathowie
on Dec 23, 2005 -
I'm in Toronto and would like to donate my old PC to a worthy cause. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by phoenixc
on Dec 20, 2005 -
It's time for end of year charitable donations. Anyone have any suggestions for deserving candidates? Places where one's money can really make a difference?
posted by jgballard
on Dec 19, 2005 -
What are the effective non-religious charities that help homeless people in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by Nelson
on Dec 19, 2005 -
What do you get for people who have everything? Make a donation to those who don't in their name. A couple years ago my grandmother made a donation in my name to an organization that helped african communities buy livestock, water pumps and other agricultural supplies. This year I'd like to do the same. Unfortunately I've lost the card and am seeking information on similar charities.
posted by elwoodwiles
on Dec 13, 2005 -
I have the opportunity to select the recipient for a very large charitable donation. GuideStar's products helped me find a list of eligible candidates, but it's still too long to meet with every possibility.
How do I narrow the field without wasting an enormous amount of time and energy? The amount of money involved makes choosing randomly seem irresponsible.
posted by I Love Tacos
on Dec 12, 2005 -
My kids (12, 10, 8 yrs.) have decided they don't want Christmas gifts this year and would like to do something for those in need. I'm thrilled. Aside from working in a Food Bank or 'adopting a family' any other ideas?
posted by pman78
on Nov 29, 2005 -
CharityFilter: I'm planning to sell CDs online containing popular recordings (authorized, of course) of a particular radio personality. The proceeds are to go to a worthy cause, preferably one geared to animal welfare and protection. Which organization should I choose to donate to?
posted by greatgefilte
on Nov 24, 2005 -
Help me buy toiletries for a 12-year-old girl on the workplace charity gift list. [more inside]
posted by JDC8
on Nov 19, 2005 -
I'm looking for ways to donate money online that don't require a credit card. Right now I give to a couple of charities via PayPal whenever I have some bucks to spare, but I like the services that, for example, Network for Good offers (especially the gift basket) and I was wondering if there are any organizations that do the same, but allow PayPal. [more inside]
posted by mumble
on Nov 4, 2005 -
We have a king-sized mattress that wouldn't fit up the stairs in our new "old house". We've come to terms with the fact that we'll have to donate it and follow another plan. Which not-for-profit should we offer this to? [more inside]
posted by jeanmari
on Oct 17, 2005 -
What can I do with charity fundraising idea that I think could be exciting, unique and, most importantly, quite lucrative? [more inside]
posted by Dreama
on Sep 24, 2005 -
Could you point me to statistics about who gives to charity? Specifically correlated with political parties, income, race, and religious status? I'm looking for statistics, not opinions.
posted by callmejay
on Sep 7, 2005 -
I have 8 boxes of clothes that I'd like to donate to Hurricane Katrina evacueees. What's the best way to do so? [more inside]
posted by amarynth
on Sep 5, 2005 -
I'm in Canada, with enough income that I'm looking into "sponsor a child" organizations that help children in third world countries. There are plenty, but I am still having issues. Specifically regarding donation and religion. [more inside]
posted by aclevername
on Aug 18, 2005 -
I have a small amount of extra money in my monthly budget. What charitable organization should I consider giving this money? Should I keep it local, should I send it to support children in a developing country, are there other better options?
posted by tumble
on Aug 8, 2005 -
I'm helping organize a charity walk where each participant would receive a t-shirt.
We want to provide sponsorship opportunities for space on the t-shirt. We're thinking about offering a couple of different levels of sponsorship, each tied to logo/text location and size on the t-shirt.
What's an appropriate amount to ask the highest-level sponsors for? (This event is taking place in the US)
posted by 27
on May 25, 2005 -
I am moving away from Madison, WI on Saturday. I want to donate a whole bunch of clothes and shoes and things. I can not for the life of me find hours and guidelines online. I often go by a "donation station" while on the bus, and will stop there tomorrow, but it would be nice to find this information so I can just call a taxi and run over with all my donations tomorrow, instead of doing so on Friday.
posted by kavasa
on May 11, 2005 -
Occasionally in the local news there are stories about someone going on an extreme expedition "to raise money for charity". However the mechanism by which the doing leads to the raising is never mentioned. Can anyone explain? [more inside]
posted by cillit bang
on Apr 7, 2005 -
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 -
Our office adopts a family and we're suppose to either give money or buy them items on the list they give us. They use the money collected to buy anything on the list that hasn't been bought. My question, is it better to donate money or buy things from the list? I'm going to spend the same amount of money either way, and I'd like to make what money I give work best. I know the HR department, and the women who run the program go out and buy the items at the end, it is not some faceless charity. They indicate no preference either way. [more inside]
posted by geoff.
on Dec 7, 2004 -
out of my depth: i'm on the holiday benefit planning committee of a local philanthropy which advocates for architectural preservation, on the silent auction and raffle subcommittee. tip, suggestions, approaches for getting businesses to donate goods for the auction? tips for getting people to bid? when you go to charity gigs, what do you like to see? [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick
on Oct 5, 2004 -
DonationFilter: Musical Gear and 20 Years Of Guitar Magazines To Donate. Does anyone know a suitable candidate? (MI) [more inside]
posted by mischief
on Oct 4, 2004 -
How do I donate to the Beslan families while guaranteeing that my money does not pass through the hands of the Russian government or organized crime groups? Specifically, are these guys
posted by PrinceValium
on Sep 5, 2004 -
I've committed myself to raising a not-so-small chunk of change for charity, so I'm looking for some good fundraising ideas.... (more inside) [more inside]
posted by dicaxpuella
on Aug 11, 2004 -
DirectActionMicroCharityFilter: So I stumbled on this link
and this link
at craigslist. Then just above it is this link.
And then I think about the massive pile of books I need to go through and that I probably need to thin the herd - but I also think about the fact that most of the children's books I have are sentimental family gifts I'd be loath to part with for that reason alone, but certainly not any material value. (They're well-loved books, of course.)
And then I think about keeping this sort of thing in mind when I'm trawling thrift stores and garage sales.
And then I think "Hey, that'd make a great website! A place to exchange books! Locally even! Or a data-mining app that would automatically attempt to find matches!"
Punchline inside. [more inside]
posted by loquacious
on Aug 8, 2004 -
I have a loveseat I want to get rid of, sooner rather than later. Donating it to charity has the dual appeal of being a Good Deed and providing the means to actually haul it away (I live in Brooklyn, in a walkup, sans car). The Salvation Army can do it, but requires 2 weeks advance notice. Does anyone know any other NYC-based organizations (or, hey, any Mefites in need of a couch) that will do this, preferably on shorter notice?
posted by mkultra
on Jul 1, 2004 -
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 -
I am about to make a big purchase of books at amazon.com. Are there worthy non-profits or charities (a list perhaps?) I could give my commission to?
posted by vacapinta
on May 15, 2004 -
I'm looking for a charity to donate my old car to - it's a '90 Nissan Sentra, pretty beat up, but still running. I've found plenty of websites for places that will take your car, but I'm not sure which ones are legitimate charities and which ones are money-making scams. Does anyone have any experience with this? Which ones are most reputable?
posted by skwm
on Apr 18, 2004 -
Do you give money to homeless people, panhandlers, and/or beggars? Why or why not? Defend your position. [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky
on Feb 25, 2004 -
More than a year ago (perhaps two) I read an article (possibly via Metafilter, possibly on Salon) about a charity that was building libraries in remote locations (Nepal?), and where you could actually sponsor the building of a whole library for about $5000. Search and Google as I might I haven't been able to turn up either the article or the website, and the bookmark I had disappeared with my former job. Any ideas?
posted by anastasiav
on Dec 19, 2003 -