We all have causes that are near and dear to our hearts. In our offices,
we take a lot of pride in being involved with a number of local and national
charities that offer a wide spectrum of services. When companies use our website
and subscribe to our service, you are not only connecting with high quality
independent reps to grow your business, but you can also feel good knowing
that you are helping a number of very worthy causes.
Since 2007, we have dedicated more than 6% of our annual gross sales to charitible
organizations and we thought you might like to know a little about some of
them. We are not affiliated with these organizations in any way, we are simply
DonorsChoose.org - 2% of gross
One of my favorite causes has always been young children. Our children are
the future of our world and as times change, technologies advance, and new
challenges arise, we need to continue to provide our children with every available
tool to help them learn and succeed, now as children, and later as adults.
With the national debt rising to new highs here in the United States, it
has become the "new norm" for public school districts to undergo
massive annual budget cuts. Not only are public school districts laying off
many teachers and office staff, but many vital supplies for our children's
classrooms are also being eliminated. Teachers who want to keep up with new
technologies simply cannot do it because they have no budget to purchase new
classroom tools like cameras, computers, cd players, and many others. Some
school districts cannot even afford basic supplies such as carpets, chairs,
and basic reading books.
That is where DonorsChoose.org comes in. Public school teachers across the
United States can register with DonorsChoose.org and post specific "Projects"
for their classroom. When a Project is posted on DonorsChoose.org, the teacher
will list each specific item they would like to buy for their classroom such
as a "Sony cd player" or "Cannon Digital Camera". The
teacher will also go on to explain how the requested items will be used and
how they will benefit their students.
Our favorite part happens about a month after we "Complete" (fully
fund) a project. When a Project is Completed and the supplies are delivered
to the teacher, the students hand write or draw thank you notes and they are
mailed to us. You also get to see photos of the students actually using your
donated items on the DonorsChoose.org website. So when you donate through
DonorsChoose.org, there is no guesswork. You know exactly which items are
being purchased with your hard earned donation, you know exactly which school
and which teacher's classroom the items are going o, and you get to see the
actual end result.
Over the years, we have funded dozens of Projects by some really great teachers
that have requested a wide assortment of equipment and supplies for their
classrooms. Here are a few of the more popular items requested by teachers:
- Digital Cameras and Camcorders that allow students to record themselves
and post projects and photos on school websites for their families to view.
- Area Rugs, Bean Bag Chairs, Books-on-CD, Children's Story Books, and
eBook Readers used in classroom sitting and reading areas.
- Koosh Balls, Stress Balls, and Picture Books for self-contained or inclusive
DonorsChoose.org is a registered non-profit organization and they do request
that donors dedicate 15% of their donation to help support their organization.
This is an OPTIONAL amount that you can deduct from your donation. We do choose
to include the 15% donation in projects that we fund because of the great
work that they do and the positive influence they have in so many lives. If
you know any public school teachers, be sure to encourage them to visit DonorsChoose.org.
To find out more about DonorsChoose.org or to search for schools in your area
with open projects, please click the below link to visit their website.
Camp Good Days & Special Times
- 2% of gross sales
Since it began in 1979, Camp Good Days and Special Times has grown to become
one of the largest organizations of its time. They are most well known for
providing summer camp experiences, free of charge, to children who have been
afflicted with cancer. As they have grown, they have expanded their services
and now provide programs for children with cancer, siblings of children with
cancer or who have lost their battle to cancer, as well as for men and women
dealing with cancer and children who have or have lost a parent to cancer.
Camp Good Days also provides programs for children touched by sickle cell
anemia; and children who have lost an immediate family member to homicide.
All of the programs and services are offered free of charge for the participants.
The primary purpose of Camp Good Days is to make the lives of children dealing
with cancer as happy and rewarding as possible, and to give back the childhood
that cancer has taken away. Camp Good Days owns their own recreational facililty
on the shores of Keuka Lake in Western New York where their residential campgrounds
are located. In addition to their summer camp experiences, they provide endless,
exciting, year-round programs in Western New York for children with cancer.
They provide trips and activities like roller skating, snow tubing, fishing,
golfing, costume parties, sporting & concert outings and the list goes on.
Camp Good Days also offers a thriving Women's Oncology Program and a growing
Young Adult Program where women and young adults have been able to enjoy events
such as: Buffalo Sabres Games, Concerts, Salsa Dancing, Drum Circles, Candy
Making and Pottery Painting just to name a few.
Camp Good Days offers a variety of ways for individuals to make donations.
Donors can make making cash donations, purchase items from their online store,
or buy specific items from the "Wish List" on their website. The
Wish List frequently lists items such as Pillows, Toiletries, Towels, Pots
& Pans, and many more. To find out more about Camp Good Days and Special
Times or to view their Wish List, please click the below link to visit their
Operation Homefront - 2% of gross sales
The level of bravery, determination, and selflessness displayed by the men
and women of our armed forces is simply unmatched. These dedicated individuals
risk their lives to protect us and our many freedoms each and every day. When
a service member or their family is in need, it is up to us to reach out and
answer the call.
Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to
the families of our service members and wounded warriors. They provide direct
services to alleviate a military familyís or individualís emergency financial
burden, as well as counseling and recovery support. Emergency financial assistance
is paid directly to mortgage lenders, auto mechanics, contractors, hospitals,
doctors, dentists and other providers.
Opertion Homefront also provides additional emergency funding assistance
for numerous other items including:
- Emergency food
- Emergency home repairs
- Critical baby items: formula, food and diapers
- Home and appliance repair
- Furniture and household items
- Local moving assistance
- Community events
- Wounded Warrior Transitional Family Housing
You can view a list of "Current Needs" of service members andlearn
how to become involved as a volunteer on the OperationHomefront.net. To find
out more about Operation Homefront, please click the below link to visit their
If you are able to make a donation and you are looking for high quality and
trustworthy charitable organizations, we would humbly suggest donating to
these charities or finding other organizations in your own local area where
you can give your time or financial donations. Together, we can make a world
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