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Marine Toys for Tots Foundation in Partnership with Toys R Us #donating #hair #for

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Once again, Toys R Us is partnering with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, the premier community action program of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, to bring joy this holiday season to less fortunate children across the country.

You, too, can #PlayItForward by helping NBA Legend Shaquille O Neal a.k.a. Shaq-A-Claus make Christmas wishes come true! Give the gift of play to kids in need by donating a new, unwrapped toy at Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores nationwide through December 6, or by making a cash contribution to Toys for Tots through Christmas Eve, December 24.

With the support of our generous customers, Toys R Us has provided nearly $42 million to Toys for Tots and collected more than 4 million toys since the partnership began in 2004.

This Christmas, help #PlayItForward by purchasing a toy from The Great Big Shaq-A-Claus Wish List. Toys purchased from this list will go directly to Toys for Tots to benefit some of the 15.5 million children living in poverty in the United States.

Donated toys will be given to a local Toys for Tots program for distribution. Cash donations will be given to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to purchase toys for children in need. This program is also supported by the Toys R Us Children s Fund.


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How to Donate Bottled Water: 6 Steps (with Pictures) #how #old #do #you #have

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How to Donate Bottled Water

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How to Donate to Charity With Your Mobile Phone #donations #as #gifts


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How to Donate to Charity With Your Mobile Phone

Updated February 14, 2016

Many charities now accept donations through mobile texting, especially for domestic or international emergencies.

For example, the American Red Cross broke new ground in 2010 with its massive campaign to raise money for the Haiti earthquake.

According to the Pew Research Center, by 2012 about nine percent of Americans had texted donations for charitable causes. That number is much larger now since almost everyone has a mobile phone and most of those folks have texted.

If you have not donated by text and would like to experiment the next time a text-to-give campaign beckons, just follow these simple directions.

How Do You Text a Donation?

First, find out the letters (keyword) to text and the number (short code) to send it to, depending on which charity you wish to support.

Text-to-give campaigns are ideal for all kinds of media, so you will likely hear about a particular text to give campaign and the keywords and codes, from the radio, while surfing the Internet, from your TV, or from your friends on your social media.

So, when you hear or see the information, grab your phone and start texting.

For example, you might text the word CHARITY to the number 491062 and hit send. That, in this hypothetical case, would trigger a donation to the charity.

Wait to receive a text message asking you to confirm your donation. Click yes. Your donation will not take effect until you confirm it .

Your gift (usually limited to $5 or $10) is charged to your mobile phone bill. Your donation goes through a company, such as mGive. that specializes in mobile donations.

That company may charge a small fee for the transaction, which comes out of the donation to the charity.

In some cases, such as an emergency, the processor may waive the fee.

Your phone company may or may not charge you text fees depending on your mobile phone plan.

You may be able to repeat your text donation up to a set amount, again depending on your phone carrier. Your gift will appear on your mobile phone bill.

Don t expect a thank you other than a short text message automatically generated on your phone. One of the features of mobile fundraising is that the charity receiving your donation does not know your name or address.

So, save your phone bill to use as a receipt if you plan to claim a tax deduction for the donation.

Exciting Trends in Mobile Giving

QR Codes That Give Back

QR Codes are a promising alternative to using keywords and short codes to send a donation via your mobile phone .

QR Codes are those black and white barcode-type marks that we see everywhere now, from receipts at the grocery store to advertisements in magazines. Some charities even include QR Codes in their direct mail fundraising appeals.

Some cause-marketing campaigns use QR Codes so that consumers can make a donation through their phones.

You just scan the QR Code with your smartphone. A custom website pops up where you can make a donation. Sometimes you can use PayPal allowing you to sign in rather than typing in your credit card number.

The beautiful thing about QR Codes is that you re not limited to a certain donation amount, and there are no text fees from your mobile carrier. Watch for charitable fundraising campaigns that use the text-to-give format and QR Codes.

Give While You Work Out

Crowdfunding works beautifully for any charity run or walk. The whole idea behind these types of events is to get participants (you) to ask friends and relatives to sponsor your walk or run.

People pledge or donate through your mini-fundraising campaign. The charities who run these events make it super easy to set up your campaign.

You ll want to use your mobile device to send out your appeal before the event and then send updates, photos or video before, during, and after the race.

Charity App Heaven

Special apps for your smartphone are everywhere now. And they just keep getting more creative.

For instance, if you want to donate to charity while you re out on your morning run, Charity Miles will track your distance and other vital statistics and make a donation to a charity of your choice for every mile you run.

Are you a globetrotter, interested in helping anywhere? Then Share the Meal would be perfect for you. It s an app from the United Nations World Food Programme.

For as little as 50 cents you can buy a meal for a needy child. The app even encourages friendly competition by letting you know how many meals your friends have donated.

Always snapping photos with your phone? You can turn them to good with Donate a Photo.

For every photo you share through this app, Johnson Johnson donates $1 to a good cause. Your photo becomes part of a gallery, and it costs you nothing. Thousands of photos have been shared in this way.

Although the amount of money donated to charities via our phones is still small, it is growing. My guess is that we ll be giving to our favorite causes more and more with our mobile devices, and it will likely get even easier to do.


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Donate Books with a Free Donation Pickup #charity #gift


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AMERICA’S BEST DONATION PICKUP PROGRAM

DONATE YOUR USED BOOKS:

SCHEDULE A FREE PICKUP TODAY!

Your used books make a big difference in the lives of America’s Veterans and their families. No matter how big or small, your donations are needed and appreciated. Just click the Schedule a Pickup button below, choose a date for your donation pickup, leave your clearly labeled donations outside on the day you choose, and our driver will pick up your donation rain or shine!

Not only do your book donations through Pick Up Please support US Veterans, they also support reading in general. Schools and families buy books for fun and education. Instead of throwing out your old books or recycling them, donate them so they can be read and enjoyed again.

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We accept the following kinds of books donations:

  • Textbooks
  • Magazines
  • Hardcover Books
  • Softcover Books
  • Children’s Books
  • Fiction, Non-Fiction

Just click the Schedule a Pickup button above to set up a FREE VVA Donation Pickup at your home. Choose a date for your donation pickup, leave your clearly labeled donations on the day you choose, and our driver will pick up your donation rain or shine!


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HippoCampus – Homework and Study Help – Free help with your algebra, biology, environmental

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HippoCampus.org is a free, core academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content–videos, animations, and simulations–on general education subjects to middle-school and high-school teachers and college professors, and their students, free of charge. Teachers project HippoCampus content during classroom learning and assign it for computer labs and homework. Students use the site in the evenings for study and exam prep. Users do not need to register or log in to use the site.

As an open resource for personalized learning, HippoCampus.org was designed as part of a worldwide effort to improve access to quality education for everyone. HippoCampus is powered by The NROC Project. a non-profit, member-driven project focused on new models of digital content development, distribution, and use. NROC makes editorial and digital engineering investments in the content to prepare it for distribution by HippoCampus.

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Vets With A Mission – History of Vietnam #car #donation


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History of Vietnam

We hope you enjoy History . History is important. Recognizing what we have done in the past is a recognition of ourselves. By searching our past, we are searching how to go forward in our present life. This site offers much reading and research on Vietnam during its war years, as well as history on its development as a nation. You can read how its army was developed and how it fought. It includes unit history of Marines, Army, Navy and Air Force units that participated in the Vietnam War. A section is devoted to the Tet Offensive of 1968, one of the most misunderstood battles of the war. We plan to update this site regularly, so bookmark it and come back often. Please, sign our Guestbook and let us know who you served with and when. If you’re a student please let us know if this site was helpful to you in your research. Please visit the home page of Vets With A Mission and learn about the humanitarian work Vietnam veterans are doing in Vietnam.

If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future. Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)


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Better Fundraising Ideas – Unique Fundraisers – Always With a Twist! #donate #to


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Novel Fundraising Ideas
Fantastic Easy Fundraisers

Question – Why do fundraisers from all around the world visit this web-site every day?
Answer – Because its packed full of brilliant ideas to raise funds for schools, churches, charities, sports teams and all sorts of other organisations!

Over 4,000 000 visitors have used this site!

4 million people can’t be wrong

We give you simple explanations of all the best tried and tested fundraising ideas (but often with our own unique twist on how to make them better) and also fantastic new ways to bring home lots of lovely cash for your group or good cause.

Check out the pages devoted specifically to:

  • School Fundraising
  • Church Fundraising
  • Charity Fundraising
  • Sports Fundraising
  • Cheer Squad Fundraising
  • Fetes and Fairs

Every idea-packed page has easy guidelines telling you exactly what you need to do. Plus all the special tips telling you how to make your fundraising ideas come alive.

  • Find themes for your events.
  • Get free publicity and advertising.
  • Use our fundraising letter writing guides.
  • Share your own brilliant ideas and experiences with other people.

So whether you are a school fundraiser, a church fundraiser, a member of a sports club or other non profit organization, or maybe there is simply a great charity you want to support, you have come to the right place.

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Donate to charity with your time, or you’re a tool #speech #on #blood #donation


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Why giving money to charity makes you a tool

BUYING the person in the car behind you a meal as you head through the drive-through and then posting about it on Facebook doesn’t make you a philanthropist, it makes you a tool.

Tweeting that you have given money to the homeless dude on the street doesn t make you a hero, it makes you a tool.

Here s the test: If you ve just committed some act of charity and it s limited to the change you had in your pocket, it s best keep that to yourself as it doesn t make you look good in anyone s eyes but your own.

Giving money alone is one of the least engaging ways of supporting your charity of choice.

As the founder of the charity Hands Across the Water, I understand the need for income to run our facilities. Hands Across the Water is an organisation which has raised over $11 million for the kids of Thailand and managed to do so by creating a structure that allows us to ensure 100 per cent of every dollar donated goes straight to the kids. Our recurrent operational costs are now over $1.4 million a year, so we need cash, but rather than just accepting donations from individuals or businesses, what I would prefer is that they engage in a shared experience with us.

Experience has told me that if charities are focusing on simply seeking money and rattling the tin in the local shopping centre, they are more likely to just annoy the pants off people off, rather than to build an engaged donor base.

Peter Baines says it’s not enough to just give money. Source: News Limited

People are looking for an opportunity to do more than they are currently asked to do by so many charities, which is simply give them money and let the charity get on to doing what they do.

Here s why simply giving money to charity is not going to give you what you or ultimately the charity wants:

1. Giving money to a charity is like a warm bath. You feel good when you are in but as soon as you are out the feeling has passed.

2. Giving money to a charity is likely to be the least informed decision you are likely to make. It s time to make decisions with your head, not your heart when it comes to charity and make the bigger difference that we are all seeking.

3. By giving money you are not getting an experience for yourself and you re unlikely to sit around the dinner table or at the pub and talk about the experience, unless you re one of those tools, I previously mentioned. When you have a shared experience, your engagement with the charity will grow and you will have your own story, which is then of interest to others.

4. Giving money alone to a charity often ends the conversation and relationship with the charity. You have done what you have been asked to do, but where is the benefit for you? When you derive a benefit yourself as an individual or a business you start to reap some of the rewards that come from effective giving and then you are more likely to form an attachment with the charity and become a longer term supporter.

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“Tweeting that you have given money to the homeless dude on the street doesn’t make you a hero, it makes you a tool.” Source: Supplied

Charities need money, that is very clear, and not everyone has the desire or the capacity to do more. Some make their annual donation and are quite happy with that. Some are small donations which can be just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean is made up of lots of little drops.

There s nothing wrong with giving money but the progressive charities, those that are seeing the shift in how donors want to support, are creating increased opportunities for their donors to become supporters. They are giving them the opportunity to have their own story and become advocates for the charity of their choice. Simply making a donation won t give that to you.

Buying chocolates when the kids coming knocking at your door raising money for the local

netball team or scouts, that s not charity, that s your social responsibility. Beyond that if it really is about making a difference to your charity, find a way to become engaged, find a way to create your own shared experience. When you do this you will benefit and the charity will benefit and therein lies the magic.

Peter Baines is the founder of Hands Across the Water and has just released a book, Doing Good by Doing Good .

Is it enough to give money to charity? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

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Eventarc Collect donations online with Eventarc #donate #cars #for #cash


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Collect donations online easily and safely. Not-for-profits, charities and community groups can now raise even more with our flexible and easy-to-setup donations module.

We know that donations are the lifeblood of not-for-profits, charities and community groups. We also know that nowadays there are so many organizations seeking donations from the public it can be hard to get a look in. That s why we ve included an easy-to-setup donations module. which will prompt registrants to donate extra money to your cause when they purchase tickets for your event.

How do I collect donations online with Eventarc?

Collecting donations online with Eventarc is easy and quick. When you set up the registration page for your next event using Eventarc, simply add the donations module at the same time.

Customize the text to suit your organization, then sit back and collect donations online at the same time as you sell your event tickets.

If I collect donations online, how do I give donors their receipt?

We understand that donations being tax deductible is a big selling point for many people. That s why with Eventarc, a tax receipt with all the relevant donation details is automatically added to your registrant s ticket receipt.

Great for your donors as they ll have their tax receipt safely in their inbox, and great for you as you won t need to worry about any paperwork!

Why would I collect donations online when I could collect them on the day?

There are so many reasons to collect donations online instead of on the day of your event:

  • People are much more likely to donate and donate more when prompted online at the point of ticket purchase. Making a donation with your credit card online is much more convenient than remembering to take extra cash on the day who takes $100 to a fun run?
  • Tax receipts are automatically generated and emailed to donors which means you don t need to write out receipts on the day.
  • Our donations module, like our event ticketing system, is safe and secure .
  • Collecting donations online means one less thing for you to worry about on the day!

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Marine Toys for Tots Foundation in Partnership with Toys R Us #donate #old #furniture


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Once again, Toys R Us is partnering with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, the premier community action program of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, to bring joy this holiday season to less fortunate children across the country.

You, too, can #PlayItForward by helping NBA Legend Shaquille O Neal a.k.a. Shaq-A-Claus make Christmas wishes come true! Give the gift of play to kids in need by donating a new, unwrapped toy at Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores nationwide through December 6, or by making a cash contribution to Toys for Tots through Christmas Eve, December 24.

With the support of our generous customers, Toys R Us has provided nearly $42 million to Toys for Tots and collected more than 4 million toys since the partnership began in 2004.

This Christmas, help #PlayItForward by purchasing a toy from The Great Big Shaq-A-Claus Wish List. Toys purchased from this list will go directly to Toys for Tots to benefit some of the 15.5 million children living in poverty in the United States.

Donated toys will be given to a local Toys for Tots program for distribution. Cash donations will be given to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to purchase toys for children in need. This program is also supported by the Toys R Us Children s Fund.


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