May 18, 2021   1:46am
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Giving back — charities snoety users recommend

See some of the charitable giving ideas that snoety users sent in as a response to this post last week …

From Sharon Lewis … ebay’s Giving Works at www.givingworks.ebay.com lets you donate a portion of your sales on ebay to an extensive list of charities. Nice way to give online. Treats for Troops at www.treatsfortroops.com is another good one.

From Pam Miller… If you want to feel like a venture capitalist for a great cause consider a donation to Prevention International: No Cervical Cancer (PINCC) www.pincc.org. Basically, a volunteer team of docs, nurses, med students, and regular folks — all volunteers — take a mobile unit into parts of Africa and Central America and supply education, diagnosis and treatment to women in a single visit. Cost: $15 per person. Heading the team is Kay Taylor, a recently retired OB/GYN who is making it work. In two years, with no office and no grants, they’ve seen thousands of women and prevented tons of cervical cancer which needlessly kills 300,000 women a year. They could also use office help, more volunteers who want to Uganda, Nicaragua etc. — a totally different way to travel.

From Arline … This doesn’t cost you a thing, just a click, and women who could not otherwise afford it get free mammograms. Here’s how it works: Corporate sponsors and advertisers use the number of daily visits to the site to donate mammograms in exchange for advertising. All you have to do is go to The Breast Cancer site at www.thebreastcancersite.com and click on ‘donating a mammogram’ for free (pink window in the middle). That’s it! Pass this along to at least 10 people you know.

From a friendthe Small Planet Fund at www.smallplanetfund.org supports courageous movements bringing to life citizen-led solutions to hunger, poverty, and environmental devastation around the world. They fund eight core grantees and make emergency grants to additional groups throughout the world for whom a relatively small infusion of resources can make a world of difference.

Advice from Jim Klauder
… Many people should consider making a charitable contribution prior to year end because of the tax advantages of giving to a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. There are many good causes … look behind the empathy-provoking photos to find out how much of your contribution dollar will fund real work versus going to cover the administrative, overhead and fund raising costs of the organization. NOTE from Snoety: What Jim didn’t mention is that he’s with the Foundation for Teaching Economics, www.fte.org, which is an amazing organization that teaches selected high school kids about leadership, business and economics in ways that literally change their lives.

If you have an organization you’d like to spread the world about, let us know by telling us in the comment box below.

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