Can the big Metafilter brain direct me to reputable surveys or peer reviewed studies that examine how public radio fund drives are conducted and how people feel about them? [more inside]
I have a couple of unopened bottles of whisky that I don't want. No one I have asked wants them. Normally I use Craigslist to give away stuff I don't want anymore, but listing alcohol is against the TOS for both Craigslist and Freecycle. I have also heard that food banks don't accept alcohol. I hate throwing away perfectly good stuff. Does anyone know of somewhere I can donate them, or any other way to legally find them a good home?
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?
The recent events in Ferguson and most recently around Eric Garner in NYC where I live have really hit me and I'd like to donate to make a difference. [more inside]
Looking for a place where I can donate a wedding dress in NYC. Worn once (natch), was cleaned after use and has been safely kept in plastic ever since. Designer is Alvina Valenta. Size is probably a 10, 12, or 14. Also has a veil. Purchased at Kleinfeld's; total cost was probably around $3,000. Only issue is that it is from 2006 (sites like Bridal Garden say they'll only accept dresses bought in last 5 years). However, style is very classic (dress is off-white).
My vision plan is flooding me with eyeglasses. Can I get creative with donating glasses to charity? [more inside]
What information is there about how to form a political action committee? What restrictions are there as far as advertising, focus, where the funds wind up, overhead costs, salary for PAC employees, etc? What is allowed federally, and what is allowed on a per-state basis? [more inside]
I recently discovered CASEL, which supports social and emotional learning in schools. This is something I think I really want to support, but I'm more interested in social and emotional learning for a general audience (voters, other Metafilter members, etc.), rather than the young students that are CASEL's focus. [more inside]
Are there any organizations I can donate to or help with that are devoted to cleaning up the messes we made in Afghanistan and Iraq? I keep seeing news of American and allied bombings accidentally killing children and civilians, and it seems like all these require something more than just an "oopsie!" or indifferent silence. [more inside]
Within the last couple of months (and I'm really leaning towards more recently than that) I read an article that said if you're asking for donations to or fundraising for a charity, a little psychological trick is to tell people they don't have to donate. This would make them more likely to actually donate. I could have sworn it was on Lifehacker, but I can't find it anywhere, not even in a general Google search. Can you find it please?
My mother retired and has been making quilts at an amazing pace. She can make all sizes. She also knits and crochets blankets. She has plenty of fabric/yarn, but nobody to give her quilts to. Does anybody know a specific group, WITH CONTACT INFORMATION, that she can donate them to in Maryland, the USA, or internationally?
Asking for a friend who needs help (FAST!) finding a home for 200 to 300 scenic backdrops from film and television. [more inside]
I've got a '98 Subaru Legacy Outback with 138k miles that I need to get rid of. It runs, but would need a fair amount of work done to continue running for long. It is safe to drive, but I wouldn't want to take it on a long trip. Trying to determine the best option: Selling, donating, or junking. In Philadelphia. [more inside]
Is there a Portland, OR area high/middle school with a good computer technology elective/program? [more inside]
Where/who in the UK can I donate my musical instrument to? [more inside]
Please help me donate to Sandy Relief! [more inside]
Have you ever done a large purge of your possessions? How did you do it? [more inside]
What are your experiences with using a service to receive donations via SMS/text message at your charity? [more inside]
What to do with old laptops? I have one 13 year old Dell Latitude, doesn't turn on, probably useless (?) and a 4 or 5 year old Inspiron1505, still works okay, should have utility for someone. I'd like to know how to best dispose of the old one, and best securely wipe/possibly donate the more recent one. Are these appropriate/feasible goals? I have a ceramic drill bit if drilling through hard drives is required, and I live in a city, so I expect I'd have a range of options if things need to be done. Thanks in advance for your help! Any and all replies are appreciated.
My husband and I are looking to begin donating to one LGBT rights group and one immigrants' rights group. Who should we pick? [more inside]
I'm the volunteer web developer for a local non-profit and we're having a problem with our donation page. It's the problem described in this article and this article - what's happening is that credit card thieves are using our donation page to validate stolen credit cards. [more inside]
This political campaign season has brought it to my attention that sexism is alive and well in America. Instead of sitting around with my blood boiling, what can I do? [more inside]
I have a car. I want to donate it towards fighting cancer. Whom do I use? (closest previously) [more inside]
Where can I donate second-hand English-language adult fiction books in Sri Lanka? [more inside]
Where is the best place to give away / sell / donate books, clothes, furniture, etc. [Minneapolis Edition, but other cities welcome!] [more inside]
What's the name of the website where artists can have an idea that they don't have time to do themselves? I forgot to bookmark it. Ie. I have a really good band name idea, but don't have time to do the work so I donate the right for someone to use the idea for a year.
Short version: I have a never-used-still-wrapped-in-plastic mattress. I have been instructed to donate it. To whom should I give it? [more inside]
I have an old G4 tower that I'd like to donate to charity. I don't have the OS X 10.3 disc to format the drive & reinstall with. What do you recommend I do? [more inside]
Similar to this question from 2005. I have a bunch of darkroom equipment (enlarger, timer, trays, chemicals, photo paper, etc.) that I am looking to donate in Toronto. [more inside]
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.
My wife wants to know if there are any groups in the New York City area that involve school-age children and bicycle mechanics. The point of the question is we have an old Dyno Mooneyes cruiser bike in great shape with a broken rear fender -- it would actually have to be welded to be reconnected. We'd like to donate it, and she thinks some kids might get a kick out of fixing it up, especially if they're into low-rider or other fancy-pants souped-up types of bike. (It's heavy, so she's not into the idea of shipping it anywhere. We're in Westchester.) Thoughts? Suggestions? Recommendations?
Where should I donate money to most effectively support people affected by the earthquake in Japan? And logistically, how can my organization collect money from its members that can be donated to this cause? [more inside]
I want to donate towards the fight in Wisconsin, as there is no way to be there myself. What organization should I donate to? [more inside]
How can I get rid of my freaking car? [more inside]
Where can I donate used (but still good) eyeglasses in Seoul? [more inside]
Looking to donate our old mattress (Bed bug free! I swear!) to a worthy cause in Toronto. Help me find that cause. [more inside]
I want to solicit donations with a money raised bar and everything to buy a bike for a good friend who just had her bike stolen. [more inside]
What conservation or local groups are currently working on cleaning up the oil from the BP oil spill, especially in terms of wildlife? I'd like to donate as I'm not able to volunteer.
NYC/bioloogy/education filter A home for the skeleton in my closet and other biology supplies [more inside]
Where can I donate my extra, used Bibles? [more inside]
To whom in NYC should I donate my PowerPC G5? [more inside]
What happens after you donate blood? [more inside]
Which charity should I donate my hair to? [more inside]
A friend of ours is in deep financial (medical- wife died of cancer) trouble. Many friends have pooled money (cash and checks made to cash). What is the best way to give it? We are considering Cashier's check, Visa gift card, etc. Keep in mind, he is very proud, and we're afraid that he will not cash a pile of checks. (Also, avoiding tax implications would be nice.)
I have a fairly new tmobile cell phone, which I hate and want to donate away. After I cancel the account, what do I need to do to the phone before getting rid of it? I have deleted all the contacts and calls/texts information. Is there anything else? I don't know much about how phones store information so please use small words.
What do I do with several Apple IIs (and a Commodore, and maybe a few other "vintage" comptuers) that I have? [more inside]
Canada Donation Filter: Can you donate a productized service and have it count as an in-kind donation to a charity? [more inside]
How to ethically dispose of clothes that are too worn out for a thrift store (and bonus broken electronics!)? In Los Angeles? [more inside]
What is the most cost-effective charity I can donate money to online, in terms of welfare increased per euro donated? [more inside]
How do I donate a bunch of books to a prison? Bonus for Washington state based resources. [more inside]
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