Donations to local charities

on Oct 10, 2014 @ 06:36 am

I know that Thanksgiving is around the corner.  I like to donate to women's charities or organizations when I can.  Sometimes I notice that I have an abundance of stuff that I have or haven't used like mini shampoos, soaps, tampons, feminine hygiene products, or extra samples or even makeup, etc.  All this stuff is still new and I don't throw away because I'm sure another person could probably use it.  I find this is a good time to clean out my cupboards or bathroom.  Sometimes, maybe the colour or shades aren't right for me could be given away to someone who may not be able to afford it but still be able to appreciate it.  All shapes and sizes of products included.  Even fridge magnets or Post- It notes that say I Love you might be encouraging to someone else.  I know I buy things thinking that I will use them when sometimes I forget about them.  As a good gesture, I try to donate to local women's charities like a YWCA, or an abused women's organization. Any baby products or children's clothing could help with these organizations as well.  It's good to share the wealth with others.  All year round and not just holidays.

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Clothesline on Oct 10, 2014 @ 09:02 am

I donate to the Clothesline Canadian Diabetes Association. They take just about anything off your hands all year long and they come right to your door. 100 per cent of net proceeds raised by Clothesline directly support the Canadian Diabetes Association and world-leading diabetes research, education and advocacy. A few of my family members have diabetes so it makes me feel good to know I'm do a little bit to help out.

If you're thinking about making a donation of any kind make sure you research each place first. Some places take most of the money and use it for them self's and the people you think you're helping really aren't getting much from them. Other's like this one give 100% to those in need.


Good on Oct 11, 2014 @ 05:08 am

Good to hear that people are giving what they can. Our city does great pj and toy drives for foster kids and jacket and blanket collections for the homeless

We All Can Make a Difference! on Oct 11, 2014 @ 09:20 am

I think this is a great idea! Thanks for posting it. We all have more than we need... so why not share whenever we can. There is a donation for almost everything you don't need - electronics, clothes, sheets, kitchen gear etc

I used to drive all extra clothes to a battered woman's shelter (and they needed everything even gently used bras etc) - we'd park down the street and my husband couldn't carry the bags for me because men were not allowed on premise since they frightened these women who had been through so much. They often escaped with just the clothes they were wearing... they needed everything. They later moved to a secret location.

Like takoda, I regularly give to to the diabetes' Clothesline program. Many of those 'collection boxes' give 5% - 10% of proceeds to charity and keep the rest! I was so shocked when I first learned about this practice.

For sheets, blankets, and towels which are just too old or worn to donate to people, please consider donating them to the Humane Society or a local animal rescue. They do so much with very little cash because vetting costs are so high. They need all the help they can get.

Excellent responses! on Oct 11, 2014 @ 01:36 pm

Yes, local animal rescues or animal hospitals accept pet food, snacks, pet clothes, litter, etc. It's best to ask what they looking/asking for or do a bit of research. Some will take the aforementioned donations or ask for cash donations.

I do my best to offer what I have and give what I know will be appreciated by women and children. I know some are going through rough times. I ask organizations first if they will accept donations. They usually do and have a basket for those in need. Every bit helps.

Thanksgiving and Christmas meals on Oct 11, 2014 @ 11:42 pm

For years I have been donating leftovers from large family, friend and work supported meals. At Christmas my work place puts on an employee dinner as well as a pot luck, we ask people to save disposable containers and all leftovers are donated to local shelters. The shelters are always very grateful for anything donated and send thank you cards to post for everyone to read. Its a win win feeling, so never through out even leftovers because there are people out there that are every grateful just to have something to eat:)

Best hair salon in edmonton?? on Oct 24, 2014 @ 03:52 pm

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My bad on Oct 24, 2014 @ 03:55 pm

Soooo sorry I posted this by accident lol meant to post it somewhere else

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