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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?

 
DomoniqueWS

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.
    t_06_twins

    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.

    scout_mom

    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!

    JeremysMom

    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.
    DomoniqueWS

    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.

    JeremysMom

    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.
    Sandyr911

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

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