Archive for April, 2009
Best Charities In Los Angeles
Question: Los Angeles: Will you please sell me your empty Squirt soda cans or bottles?
I need to collect 72 cans or bottles of Squirt for a charity fund-raising concert.
The problem is, it’s in 10 days and I can’t drink that much soda!!!!!
Please help me out by collecting the cans or bottles that you drink at home or at your family bbq this weekend. I will GLADLY come pick them up and give you .20 for each can or bottle.
Please have them ready by Tuesday, July 21st so I’ll know how much soda I’ll have to buy and drink/ give away/ dump
Thank you so much for your help!!!!
Hi K. – yes, it has to be Squirt.
Answer: hmm, i don't drink squirt, but...
maybe buy 72 cans of squirt,
take them somewhere with lots of hot people, like the park,
and ask them to drink a squirt for charity!
i bet lots of people would do it!
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Los Angeles Spring 2008 Playboy
Charitable Giving Obama
Question: Does Obama know or care that his policies are going to hurt charities…world wide?
There is just a finite amount of real value out there, and we can only spend it on so many things….if we are forced to subsidize health care for people who won’t earn it (not can’t…that’s a small minority) then the first thing that will go is our charitable giving. I am sponsoring a child in Guatemala and will for as long as I can. But she (along with other charities I support Like St Jude’s) will suffer if I have to pull back to cover my needs….has he considered this?
Answer: I don't think it matters to him. Obama has charities in mind that he will pay and support dearly (with OUR tax dollars), whether we like it or not.
Did you see the mob in Detroit line up for free money? When asked, none had any idea where that money comes from. They think it's "Obama money". Cool, eh?
Another year goes by without thank you cards.....
Obama discourages charitable giving xvid
Pick Up Donations Goodwill
Fundraisers are a very important aspect of the vehicle donation process. This is why there is such a significant number of different individualspeople lately choosing to be involved with these great programs. They can be truly effective in supplying charities like Goodwill Industries and the American Red Cross with the resources they need to assist individuals in need.
Regrettably, there is a ton of people presently all across the country that cannot afford to buy a car. Some must have a vehicle for transportation in order to get a job and look after their children and just cannot afford one from their own resources. However with the help of auto donation fundraisers these individuals can be provided with what they need. That is why it is sonecessary for each person to be informed about their choices in relation to giving away their car that is no longer in use.
The method of giving your vehicle to a charitable organization is not merely one that benefits others, it can also reward you. There are tonsa multitude of people that have old cars just standing around taking up space. Frequently these vehicles are not even running and would cost money to dispose of through ordinary methods. By donating your auto to a charitable organization you can have it picked up for no charge to you and benefit from knowing that you are helping someone in less fortunate circumstances. In addition to that, you will also be entitled to a tax entitlement that often proves to be worth more than what the auto is currently worth. These are the major reasons that such a large number of people have have made use of these services.
If you have been thinking about utilizing the usual methods of disposing your car, think again. Frequently this will finish costing you money, particularly if your car isn t in operational order. The process with a charity will not cost you anything at all, and the auto will be picked up within 48 hours. Such a combination of handiness and the fact that you will be helping others makes the process desirable to a large number of different vehicle owners.
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Charitable Donations Letter
Question: Writing A Letter Asking For Donations? Help?
I’m a senior in high school and my mom recently attended a seminar about financial aid and they suggesting writing companies within your child’s intended course of study asking for donations/scholarships. So, I found about 10 local companies (I plan on majoring in microbiology so they are related to that, specifically pathology), but I was wondering what a good way to start the letter off and all that. I know to mention my major and what I plan to do but I don’t know how to go about asking for money and all that?
As well, when I looked up sample templates for soliciting companies for donations it said to tell the company what you can offer them in return (gifts, advertisement, etc) but I don’t know what I could “offer” in return.. I’m not sure if it would be a charitable tax write-off and I could “offer” that?
Any suggestions or help is greatly appreciated!
Should I offer to meet with them – like an “interview”?
That's a great idea, but unfortunately, I think it's going to be a tough sell in the current economic environment. I know that even the largest pharma companies are conducting mass-scale layoffs. I don't know how receptive any of those companies will be to aid requests that fall outside of their usual "giving" programs.
If I were writing these letters, I would certainly begin by acknowledging that you are aware that these are very difficult times, and impress upon the reader that you would certainly understand if they were not able to assist you at the present time. The key to this type of appeal is to be very humble in your asking - anything that remotely hints of "gimme" is going to trigger a very fast rejection.
You'll also need to find a way to sell yourself as more deserving than every other prospective college student. Remember, times aren't just tough for businesses, of course, a lot of us are out here struggling, and it's a reasonable question for the potential donor to ask "Why should I give YOU money, when there are millions of other people who need it, too?"
Applying for a donor is kind of like applying for a job. If your letter reads like a generic form letter that you've obviously sent to 100 other companies, every one of those companies will 'pass' and leave it to the other 99 to help you out. When you do apply for a job, you need to take the time to familiarize yourself with the company - what do they do - what are their key products - things like that. You'll help yourself immensely if you demonstrate that you've taken the time to look up more than just their local address.
It may also be helpful to show that you've noticed other acts of corporate giving that they have provided in your community. Saying something like "I am writing to you because I have seen many examples of your benevolence in our community - like the computers that you donated to the local homeless shelter". Again, that goes a long way to demonstrate that you're not just hitting up every company in town for a couple of bucks.
Finally, you'll need to talk about why that particular profession appeals to you, and what you hope to do with that education. There's nothing wrong with saying that it would be an honor to one day have the opportunity to come and work for this very company that you are soliciting.
I hope that helped give you some ideas.
Open-Hearted - A Heart Recipient's Letter to Her Organ Donor
Soliciting Donations Letters
Question: Are you and Independent or Republican who got a letter from the Obama campaign soliciting donations?
If you did, and you’re not an Obama supporter, perhaps you might want to help the Obama campaign spend more of that huge war chest they are bragging about?
Just follow these instructions:
Answer: I'm a democrat that will be doing this...thanks for the advice.
Open letter to the Progressive movement