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Help....Donating Schedule

We are going to be donating 10% of profit during summer months to an elementary school, to get the class rooms started out on a good foot. (June, July, August) We will be taking the 10%, loading up on supplies for classrooms, and that's how well will donate.

But I was thinking that we should do at least one more donation, maybe a women's shelter, or something. But it has to be local, because that's what we guarantee. And we prefer to donate tangible items, like school supplies, or clothing, etc.

Ideas ladies?


Asked by DomoniqueWS at 4:59 PM on Dec. 18, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • If you do a womans shelter...things like shampoo, soap, lotion, pads and tampons would be a good idea.

    Answer by t_06_twins at 8:13 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • What about donating to a pet shelter? You could donate food, cleaning supplies, beds, or even talk with a vet and donate vaccinations.


    Answer by scout_mom at 6:37 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • The only problem that I see with donating tangible items is that most non-profit places can buy those items at a huge discount. You may help the organization out more if you donate money. However, I do think that donating clothes to a women's shelter would be a good idea. You could also create a program that helps women find business attire to wear to interviews. Good Luck!


    Answer by JeremysMom at 5:19 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • Yeah, the tangible items thing is where it gets messy every time I even try to brainstorm. The classroom donations was a no brainer, teachers are always buying class room supplies out of their own pockets.

    Comment by DomoniqueWS (original poster) at 5:21 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • Maybe you could do a gift card for each teacher (or a select grade). That way they get the exact supplies that they need.


    Answer by JeremysMom at 5:23 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • Pet Shelters while a worthwhile cause can be tough.

    The reason i know this is because we just made a donation this morning to a local animal shelter that the 4 H kids "collected" food for.
    What happened is the parents bought all the food, and not only that but they bought the cheapest nastiest food (like ol roy i wouldnt feed that crap to anyone much less a pet) so I wasnt real happy about it because the kids basically did nothing. I tried to convince them to do can goods for the food bank (much EASIER because anyone can give u a few cans) but they wanted to do pets and we did.

    So basically the kids learned nothing and did nothing but want to consider it a community service project which im not real keen on.

    Answer by Sandyr911 at 7:30 PM on Dec. 18, 2010