This Saturday as in Saturday, Nov. 10, in case anyone happens to read this next week.
Our charities of choice are
Brookwood Community (http://brookwoodcommunity.org/
St Judes Childen’s research Hospital
Our Ghost peppers are doing great! Thanks
The Sierra Club (kidding)
I don’t know how to play and don’t live in the area, but for a charity, perhaps a local crisis pregnancy center or National Right To Life. If you are an animal lover, you could donate to an animal rescue. Animal rescues always need money as they have medical and food expenses.
I’m sure you’ll pick a good charity, and I wish you the best of luck.
How about a local food bank? They don’t usually have a big mailing/pestering program. You could contact a church in Hurricane Sandy territory and donate the money to their food bank. It would go straight to real people, and eliminate the middle man.
Also, maybe a local club for kids. Little League, US Youth Volleyball League, a children’s orchestra or chorus or theater program, or my favorite: a First LEGO League Robotics Team. All of those need money but don’t bother people afterwards.
You can’t go wrong with the Salvation Army and they will not harrass you for more money, at least they never have when I’ve given them money. Please do not chose the red cross and you are right about Komen.
I think the Salvation Army is the best choice. My local SA store has a residential program and all the guys who work through the program work at the retail store gaining real life job skills. I have seen several of them work their way up to management.
Something for the vets should please everyone. Maybe Wounded Warriors or USA Cares?
I would recommend the Rotary Foundation (www.rotary.org).
They have worked (organized and led)for the last 27 years to eliminate Polio as a gift to the children of the world. I believe that there are now less than 100 cases reported in 2012. Afganistan and Pakistan have no new cases this year. We are almost there, yet will take a dedicated effort to finish.
This will save $1 billion a year in health care costs and would save millions of children from getting polio in the future.
Rotarians have gotten support from members, Bill Gates Foundation, governments and have stopped wars temporily to distribute oral polio vaccines.
The effort is worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize.
They pay for operations for children born with cleft palates. That is my favorite place to give.