North Texas Giving Day is almost here!! On Thursday, September 22nd you can make your donation dollars go even further!
This is something I hear often in the non-profit world. I think many people are under the assumption that when they donate items to non-profit thrift stores that the needy don’t benefit from their donation.
“I want my donations to go directly to those that need them, I don’t want the non-profits to sell my donations and keep the money.”
Did you know that some non-profits collect old cell phones and send them in to earn cash. They can then use that money to provide services and supplies for those in need.
I have posted several times about clothing drop boxes. These are a big way that non-profits can earn money for their organization. They are all over the DFW area, I see them everywhere I drive. I have noticed some changes in these drop boxes over the past year. I would hope that some of it is due to work that I have done to notify news media about them. Now many of the drop boxes in my area use generic terminology like “clothes recycling”. I am happy to note that these generic drop boxes are backing away from linking themselves to a specific cause.
Do you know that Giving Goods posts the needs of small non-profits in our area? It is easier to find information about larger non-profits, but there are many food pantries, churches, and other small non-profits that have donation and volunteer needs. These smaller non-profits often have trouble meeting the bottom line and have a harder time coming up with funds for advertising. Giving Goods can help them get their volunteer and donation needs out into the hands of those able to help.
Giving Goods has now added a one stop post for non-profits that pick up donations. You can go to the I Have a Donation tab and choose the drop down Non-Profits That Pick Up Donations for to find a non-profit that will pick up your donations.
Giving Goods is always looking for ways to help you give to our community!
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Giving Goods DFW has now added two new features to help your giving endeavors in the community. The first is a map of food pantries and thrift stores in the DFW area.
2013 is here and it’s time to start thinking about what organizations you want to give your time and donations to to.
I noticed a new kind of drop box in my neighborhood last week. Some of you may have been following my stories on donation drop boxes. While there are many legit non-profit organizations that use drop boxes, there are also some organizations that are using drop boxes dishonestly. I was very happy to see that this organization was up front about the nature of their business and I have to admit this is the first that I have seen of this kind of drop box.