UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (4) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: MetroChick Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 886275  
Subject: Re: OT - Helping Date: 11/1/2012 9:08 PM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 4
I used to live in Hoboken, NJ, so I plan to give directly to an organization there - such as their hospital or a shelter-type organization.

So you might want to decide on an area (or state) and do a little research to any smaller organization or direct office of a larger nonprofit so that your donation goes directly to what you're hoping to help, instead of just general administrative functions.

You're also active on the Pet Lovers board - some of the animal shelters around the NJ/NY area allowed people to "drop off" their pets pre-Sandy just as a shelter (not giving up their pets) so that they could then go to a people shelter, so that's another way you could give.

I have some friends in the NJ/NY area, so I'm waiting a bit to see what comes up, as I'm sure more direct-local rebuilding efforts will start up after the current emergency situation and be in need of donations.
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (4) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next


Pencils of Promise - Back to School Drive
"Pencils of Promise works with communities across the globe to build schools and create programs that provide education opportunities for children."
Post of the Day:
Value Hounds

Considerable Headwinds for Profire Energy?
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.