Month: February 2017
#receive donations online
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You can help a child who has lost their parents.
They may have been orphaned by AIDS, natural disaster or conflict. Poverty may have forced their parents to give them up, or they may have been separated from their family by war.
A monthly donation to SOS Children’s Villages today will give them a new family and a loving home in an SOS Children’s Village. You will also be helping fragile families stay together so children grow up with their parents.
How we use the money you give us
In 2015, we transformed the lives of 60,000 children in our care. Children like five-year-old Sebele who was scared and alone before we gave her a loving home.
We also reached more than 450,000 children and their families through our community outreach work. None of this would have been possible without people like you.
For every £1 you give us:
80% goes directly to the children and families we care for
The other 20% helps us raise even more money and ensures a sustainable future for our charity.
Other ways you can help
Make a one-off donation
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CanadaHelps CEO and Founders Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Ontario!
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A Library on Wheels
Bringing the library to the people, the Edmonton Public Library Board is working to ensure all Edmontonians maintain equal access to literacy by purchasing literacy vans used to drive books and reading materials around to all corners of the city. Learn More
Rebuilding Fort McMurray
After devastating wildfires earlier this year, residents in Alberta are working to rebuild their communities lost to the blaze. But at the Edmonton Community Foundation, they are working to restore and enhance social infrastructure in communities lost. Learn More
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Anyone can donate as long as the guidelines listed below are followed. We encourage all of our donors to go to a salon they are already familiar with to ensure their comfort when donating.
Guidelines For Acceptable Donations
- Hair that is colored or permed is acceptable.
- Hair cut years ago is usable if it has been stored in a ponytail or braid.
- Hair that has been bleached (usually this refers to highlighted hair) is not usable. If unsure, ask your stylist. We are not able to accept bleached hair due to a chemical reaction that occurs during the manufacturing process. **If the hair was bleached years ago and has completely grown out it is fine to donate.
- Hair that is swept off of the floor is not usable because it is not bundled in a ponytail or braid.
- Hair that is shaved off and not in a ponytail or braid is not usable. If shaving your head, first divide hair into multiple ponytails to cut off.
- We cannot accept dreadlocks. Our manufacturer is not able to use them in our children’s hairpieces. We also cannot accept wigs, falls, hair extensions or synthetic hair.
- Layered hair is acceptable if the longest layer is 10 inches.
- Layered hair may be divided into multiple ponytails.
- Curly hair may be pulled straight to measure the minimum 10 inches.
- 10 inches measured tip to tip is the minimum length needed for a hairpiece.
- Shorter hair will be separated from the ponytails and sold to offset the manufacturing costs. Although the shorter hair cannot be used in the hairpieces, it still greatly helps to reduce costs.
- Gray hair will be accepted and sold to offset the manufacturing costs.
- Colored hair is not usable if it is colored over bleached hair.
- Because Locks of Love creates custom hairpieces for each child, we are unable to accept donations of wigs, falls, hair extensions or synthetic hair.
The Hair Donation Form is not required to donate hair. If you are having trouble downloading or printing the Hair Donation Form, just provide your name and address on a full size separate sheet of paper and include it in the envelope with your donation so that we may send you an acknowledgment.
How To Donate
- 10 inches measured tip to tip is the minimum length used for a hairpiece.
- Hair must be in a ponytail or braid before it is cut.
- Hair must be clean and completely dry before it is mailed in.
- Place the ponytail or braid inside of a plastic bag, and then inside of an envelope.
- If you wish to receive an acknowledgment for your hair donation, please fill out the hair donation form, or write your name and e-mail address or mailing address on a full size separate sheet of paper and include inside the envelope. We cannot acknowledge donors who do not send their name and address according to these instructions.
- All hair donations must be mailed to Locks of Love at: 234 Southern Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33405-2701
- Important: When mailing your donation, please make sure that you are sending it with adequate postage. The U.S. Postal Service has notified Locks of Love that many donations are being sent without enough postage, and these packages will be returned to sender. To ensure adequate postage, please take your donation to your local post office.
- Thank you!
You Should Know
Become a Volunteer
Hold your own Locks of Love event or become a Participating Salon! Download our Locks of Love Registration Packet to organize your own event or become a participating salon. Locks of Love fund raising events are going on all over the United States. If you would like to organize an event in your area, please download the registration packet and submit your information by mail or fax to (561) 833-7962.
You do NOT need the Registration Packet if you are only donating your hair.
Locks of Love is looking for volunteers in Palm Beach County to open mail and enter data. We need individuals as well as groups, including:
- Church groups
- Mitzvah projects
- High School service clubs
- Girl Scout/Boy Scout/Brownie troops
- Or ANY group looking for a community service project
If you are from Palm Beach County, Florida and would like to donate your time at our office between the hours of 8:30-4:30 M-F, please call (561) 833-7332.
You Don’t Have to Donate Hair to Help!
The Locks of Love Magnolia Necklace:
Jordann Jewelry will donate 25% of the purchase price for every necklace and bracelet sold.
Banner Links Show You Care:
Post this banner on your website (right click and save to hard drive) and link it to http://www.locksoflove.org or insert the following html code:
a href= http://www.locksoflove.org
img src= http://www.locksoflove.org/images/LOL_banner.gif width= 239 height= 54 border= 0 /
Support Us by Searching
Locks of Love was Charity of the Day on GoodSearch.com Tuesday, August 3, 2010. A new way to search! GoodSearch donates a penny every time a supporter uses the site to search the internet.
Help Us Help Others!
Tell your pediatrician or dermatologist about Locks of Love. Or, if you know a child who needs our help, please contact us with the name and address of the family. We will send an application.
If you happen to live in the Palm Beach County area, we always need helping hands to open and sort mail, enter data, and a hundred other tasks that keep us going. Call us at (561) 833-7332.
You can make a donation via check or credit card. We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Locks of Love is a 501(c)3 organization and all financial contributions are tax-deductible. Please print out the following Contribution Form (PDF) and send by fax or mail.
Mail your donation
Locks of Love
234 Southern Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
To make an online donation to Locks of Love via Network for Good, please visit our profile .
We are so grateful to all of our donors and their corporations who help to support Locks of Love through matching gift programs. If you are submitting your contribution for a company match, please either include the paperwork with your donation when it is mailed in to Locks of Love, or simply let us know via e-mail that a donation has been made and a company match is being requested. This greatly helps Locks of Love to match your gifts quickly and efficiently. Thank you!
Locks of Love is a non-religious, non-political, not-for-profit entity. Further, Locks of Love does not take positions or align itself with any special interests. Any event taking place as part of a religious, political or any other special interest group does not reflect the views or opinions of Locks of Love.
It is Locks of Love’s mission to promote the well-being of children through its program of providing hairpieces. All events and fundraisers held on behalf of Locks of Love should uphold and reflect the mission and desire to help disadvantaged children.
#receive donations online
How to Set up a Website to Receive Donations Online
By Tricia Ballad
Whether you want to raise money for your child’s school, a political campaign, or a social cause, a website for your fundraising campaign is a good idea. You can provide compelling stories about the organization or cause you support, engage supporters all over the world and accept donations securely. Creating a website for your cause is not difficult or expensive.
Things You’ll Need
- PayPal Business or Premier account
Set Up Your Website
Sign up for a free account at WordPress, Blogger, Weebly or another free website or blog hosting service (see links in Resources).
Choose a template that complements your organization’s look and feel. Most website and blog hosting services offer a wide selection of free templates. Some templates give you the ability to customize certain features, such as color, fonts and even the layout.
Create a welcome page. This will be the first thing a visitor sees when they come to your website. Include information about your organization or cause and links to official contact information. Be sure to explain what the money you raise will be used for, and ask for donations.
Proofread your new website. Make any necessary changes before you publish.
Add a Donation Button to Your Website
Log in to your PayPal Business or Premier account.
Click the Merchant Services tab.
Click the link labeled “Create payment buttons for your website.”
Click the link labeled “Accept donations.”
Enter the requested information, then click the “Create” button.
Click the “Select Code” button to highlight the code for your donation button. Copy the highlighted code.
Return to your website dashboard. Edit your welcome page HTML. Paste the button code into the welcome page just below your request for donations. Republish or update the page.
Tips & Warnings
- If your organization is a registered non-profit, you may be required to provide proof of your non-profit status before donated funds will be released. If you are an individual, you will be required to demonstrate how the funds will be used if you raise more than $10,000.
- Because of the potential fraud, be weary of where you post your donate button. There have been cases where people have used someone else’s card.
References & Resources
Guidance Notes for Organisations
Who may apply
Only registered charities in the U.K. whose primary objectives are to assist one or more of the following groups:
- Disadvantaged/underprivileged young people (under 25 years of age)
- People with disabilities (physical or learning disabilities) or mental health problems
- Older people (aged over 60)
We do not respond to organisations who do not meet the above criteria.
Type of grants offered
We have two programmes for organisations:
Large grants – one off payments for capital expenditure of approximately £2,000 and over (the majority of grants fall within the range of £2,000 to £5,000)
Preference is given to specific items of furniture and equipment (excluding office items) which the Charity can fund in their entirety.
Please bear in mind that the Trustees prefer to use the Charity’s funding to complete projects in order to maximise effectiveness and ensure grants are taken up as quickly as possible. This means that minibuses, building and refurbishment works are only considered in the final stage of the fundraising appeal. Please apply once you have a shortfall of £15,000 or less.
When to apply: Applications may be submitted at any time and will be considered at the next appropriate Board meeting. Applications for Small Grants are considered monthly.
How to apply: Please see below. You are welcome to telephone this office for advice and guidance at any stage of your application.
WHO the Charity will fund
The Charity will consider capital funding for the following projects and schemes:
- Disadvantaged/underprivileged young people (persons under 25)
Supported housing schemes and educational and training projects to encourage disadvantaged young people who may be homeless and/or unemployed away from crime, substance/alcohol misuse and homelessness.
Facilities for recreational activities and outdoor pursuits specifically for young people who are educationally or socially underprivileged or disadvantaged
Residential, respite care, occupational and recreational establishments for children, young people and adults with physical or learning disabilities or enduring mental health problems
Day centres, nursing and residential homes, sheltered accommodation and respite care for the frail or sufferers from dementia or age related disorders
Projects to encourage older people to maintain their independence.
What the Charity does NOT fund (These are some examples and the list is not exhaustive)
- Running expenses for the organisation or individual projects
- Salaries, training costs or office equipment/furniture
- Projects for general community use e.g. community centre and church halls
- Disabled access to community buildings
- Publication costs e.g. printing/distributing promotional and information leaflets
- Projects that have been completed
- Items that have already been purchased
- Provision of disabled facilities in schemes mainly for the able-bodied
- General funding/circularised appeals
- Pre-schools or playgroups (other than predominantly for disabled children)
- Play schemes/summer schemes
- Holidays or expeditions for individuals or groups
- Trips, activities or events
- Community sports/play area facilities
- Exterior works such as paving, roofing and garden landscaping
- Consumables (e.g. stationery, arts and crafts materials)
- Refurbishment or repair of places of worship/church halls
- Research projects
- Mainstream pre-schools, Schools, Colleges and Universities (other than special schools)
- Welfare Funds for individuals
- Hospital/medical equipment
- Works to premises not used primarily by the eligible groups
HOW TO APPLY
Large Grants (£2000 and over)
Please apply on your organisation’s headed notepaper giving or attaching the following information. Summary outlining the amount you are requesting and what the funding is for.
- A brief history of your Charity including year established, its objectives and work.
- Description of the project and what you intend to achieve
- An itemised list of the equipment/furniture with estimate of costs. Please obtain at least 2 competitive estimates except where this is not practicable e.g. specialised equipment
- When you expect to purchase the equipment/furniture.
- Details of funds already raised and other sources that you have approached
- Proposals to monitor and evaluate the project
- A copy of your most recent Annual Report and audited Accounts.
- Any other relevant information that will help to explain your application
Additional Information for Building/Refurbishment Appeals
- Confirmation that all planning and other consents and building regulation approvals have been obtained
- Details of ownership of the premises and if leased, the length of the unexpired term
- Timetable of construction/refurbishment and anticipated date of completion
Contribution towards purchase of minibuses
Minibuses can only be considered if used to transport older and/or disabled people with mobility problems. Please include the following details:
- Please give details of provision made for insurance, tax and maintenance etc. We require confirmation that your organisation can meet future running costs.
- Specification of the minibus including make, model and number of seats.
Small Grants (up to £500)
Please apply on your organisation’s headed notepaper with the following information:
- Brief details about your organisation and its work
- A copy of your most recent annual accounts
- Outline of the project and its principal aims
- Breakdown of the cost of item/s required
- The organisation’s bank account name to which the cheque should be made payable if a grant is approved. (We cannot make cheques payable to individuals).
- If your organisation is not a registered charity, please supply a reference from a registered charity with whom you work or from the local Voluntary Service Council.
How we deal with LARGE GRANT applications
When do we ask for additional information and why?
We may telephone, email or write to you for further information if this is necessary to understand and assess your application fully. This does not mean that funding is guaranteed however all applications within the Charity’s criteria will be considered and the applicants notified of the decision, in due course.
If a grant is offered, when will payment be made?
- Equipment/furniture – When we receive a copy of the invoice.
- Building work – When we receive a copy of the builder’s certificate for payment (interim or final).
Please note that we shall make the payment only to your organisation and not direct to the supplier.
Is there a time limit on offers?
We require all large grants to be taken up within 12 months of the date of approval to avoid funds being committed to projects that are unable to proceed or have been delayed for any reason. This helps us to release funds to support other causes. We would ask you to bear this in mind when applying so that offers do not lapse before you are in a position to proceed.
What are the requirements after the grant is paid?
We may ask you to provide a report after the grant is paid describing the outcome and what the project has achieved. This helps us to monitor the use of our funds. We may visit your organisation to evaluate the use of the grant.
Can organisations re-apply for a grant?
Yes, after 12 months of receiving a grant. Please allow at least one year from the date of payment before reapplying. If your application was not successful, you can re-apply after 12 months from the date of refusal.
While we shall always do our best to help, the Charity receives many more applications, for both large and small grants, than it can fund and some will regrettably be unsuccessful. Please note that the Charity’s decision is final.
#donate household goods
Donate Household Items to Charity
Household item donations are truly appreciated by the charities that are registered with DonationTown.org. Learn below how to donate household items.
Wondering how to donate household items?
Do you have clothing and household items to donate to charity and you don t know where to begin? DonationTown.org is the right place to get started! DonationTown.org will connect you to a charity in your community that will gladly accept your donations. Within minutes, you can also set up a fast, free pickup of your household donations.
Donating household items gives a second life to the things you no longer need
Many of us have clothing and household items piling up in the closets and the corners of our homes things that we just don t use anymore. Maybe it s an appliance that you no longer find yourself using (that bread machine sure seemed like a good idea at the time!). Perhaps you ve bought new dishes and don t have room for the old set. Maybe you ve decided that you just don t need the piles and piles of blankets that you ve accumulated over the years. Donating your household items to charity can give a new life to your all of your useful goods by putting them in the hands of people who need them today. The bread machine can enable parents to prepare good, wholesome meals for their kids. The dishes can be used by a person in transition to serve up a warm, home-cooked dinner. And a warm blanket is a welcome comfort on cold nights for our neighbors who are less fortunate. Right now, someone in your community is struggling to make ends meet and your donation of clothing and household items can help make a major difference.
What kinds of household items can I donate?
Donate clothing and shoes. Donate appliances. Donate kitchenware. Donate dishes, plates, cups, bowls and cookware. Donate pots and pans. Donate utensils. Donate household furniture. Donate blankets. Donate exercise and sports equipment. Donate a table and chairs. Donate electronics, like TVs, cameras, VCRs and DVDs. Donate computers and computer equipment. Donate tools. Donate books. Donate toys. Donating household items that you no longer need is a wonderful way to be of help to someone who does need them.
What charities accept my clothing and household donations
DonationTown.org will help you find a charity in your community that will take your clothing and household donations off your hands. You can also schedule a fast, free pickup of your donated household items. Your household items can go to charities like the Salvation Army, Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, Good Samaritan Ministries, Habitat for Humanity, Hope Services, and many more! DonationTown.org is the place to find the charity near you waiting for your donations.
Schedule a free donation pick up now!
#donate bone marrow
Can I donate bone marrow to my relative?
This page tells you how you can donate bone marrow to a relative. There are 2 main registers of bone marrow and stem cell donors in the UK. The British Bone Marrow Registry (BBMR) is run by the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS). They work in collaboration with a charity called Anthony Nolan. Both organisations maintain a register of people who are willing to donate their bone marrow for someone who needs it.
Anthony Nolan and the British Bone Marrow Registry are also part of Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide (BMDW). This international organisation has more than 19 million registered potential donors. It helps doctors to find potential donors quickly from anywhere in the world.
To register with the BBMR, you supply a blood sample, which they then test to find your tissue type. You must be between 18 and 49, and be a blood donor. They will check there is no medical reason preventing you from donating. They keep your details on file until you are 60 and will contact you if you come up as a match for someone needing bone marrow or stem cells.
For Anthony Nolan, you have to meet their health criteria and be between 16 and 30. If you are accepted as a potential donor, you will need to give a sample of saliva which they test to find out your tissue type. Your details will be kept on the register until you are 60. If they find a match for your bone marrow, they will contact you to ask you to donate.
If you are the brother or sister of someone needing bone marrow, you may be a match. There is a 1 in 4 chance of your bone marrow matching. Anyone else in the family is unlikely to match. This can be very frustrating for relatives who are keen to help. It is sometimes possible to get a match from an unrelated donor. This is known as a matched unrelated donor (MUD). If this is what your relative needs, their doctor will approach Anthony Nolan or the British Bone Marrow Registry.
If your relative’s specialist has recommended that you are tested, they need to request this in writing. The registers cannot test any relatives without a request from the doctor treating the patient. They will need to give details, including the patient’s name, tissue type and level of testing required. The doctor will also need to give the donor’s name and address and details of where to send the test results.
Both the donor and patient have to have blood tests to make sure that the marrow matches. The marrow is checked to see how many proteins on the surface of the blood cells match. This is called tissue typing or HLA matching. HLA stands for human leucocyte antigen.
Even if you can’t donate to your relative, you may want to become a donor for someone else. You can use the links on this page to either register or to get information about becoming a voluntary donor. You only need to be on one register as they are both searched for matches for patients.
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5 Great Crowdfunding Sites for Charitable Giving and Fundraising
Updated September 23, 2016
Giving to charity online through crowdfunding is now established with dozens of giving sites scattered across the web. The idea behind most of these giving websites is to enable all types of donors, however deep or shallow their pockets, to quickly and conveniently find worthy causes to support.
Crowdfunding giving sites aggregate many charities in one place so a potential donor does not have to hop around looking for individual charitable sites. And charities, whatever their size, can find a home where donors congregate.
Besides accepting donations, many online giving sites provide an easy way for supporters to set up their own fundraising campaigns for particular causes or even individuals who need help.
Here are several of the most prominent charitable giving websites that provide information about many charities and causes. They are terrific places to start your journey towards a lifetime of charitable giving or to experience the joy of fundraising yourself.
Network for Good
Besides powering many online giving sites, Network for Good has an online giving website that provides an easy way for donors to give to their favorite charities, keep all their giving records in one place, and spread the word about those charities to friends. You can search for volunteer opportunities on the website, set up monthly giving and buy a gift card to give to a friend or loved one.
For nonprofits, Network for Good is a cost-effective way to receive donations online. Nonprofits can set up branded pages and put donate widgets on their websites.
Network for Good provides many valuable services to its nonprofit clients, including learning opportunities, the ability to send newsletters and an events service where a nonprofit can sell tickets or take donations. More
A razoo is a coin of the smallest value. This site believes that it doesn t take millions of dollars to make a difference—the greatest opportunities for change lie in the hands of everyday philanthropists who want to use their resources for the benefit of others.
Donors can search for charities, donate quickly, and set up personal fundraising pages for the cause of their choice. Razoo makes it easy to use social networking to spread the word.
Nonprofits can use Razoo to process donations both from the Razoo site and from their websites, using the donate widget, for a modest transaction fee per donation. They can even set up special campaigns through Razoo. More
If you d rather be safe than sorry about your charitable contributions and enjoy a bit of research, try donating through Charity Navigator.
Charity Navigator rates charities based on very strict criteria that include financial health, transparency. and accountability.
The great thing about Charity Navigator is that you can research and donate all in the same place. There is a trove of useful information besides the ratings that are given to listed charities, ranging from one to four stars.
On the home page of Charity Navigator, there are links to useful articles and guidelines, plus featured charities that frequently change. These are often keyed to hot charitable themes.
You can search for charities by name or category. If you want to find a reputable charity that helps dogs, look for animal charities. If you have a charity in mind, check to see if it has a rating and what it is.
Not all charities are listed at Charity Navigator, only those 501(c)(3) charities that have been checked out and rated. It is not a comprehensive and exhaustive list of charities. More
Generosity by Indiegogo
Indiegogo has become a darling of crowdfunding over the past few years. Until recently, the postings included startups raising money, individuals raising money for a new idea, and charitable causes by individuals or nonprofits.
Now, the philanthropic opportunities appear on another site called Generosity. Here you ll find fundraising for a cause by a person, groups raising money for a charity, charities that have created a campaign, and more. All of it is about helping others. You can contribute or start a campaign of your own. More
Crowdrise is the answer to Millennial fundraising. Started just a few years ago by actor Ed Norton and his friends, Crowdrise has been determined to turn fundraising on its ear. No fussiness here. Just lots of fun, jazzy copy, cool photos and a horde of fundraisers.
Individuals can set up a fundraising site in minutes, and charitable organizations are more than welcome too. If you re not interested in fundraising yourself but want to find some great organizations and causes to give to, this may be the place for you. More