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FREEBIES FOR CHARITIES & NONPROFITS! March 12, 2005 5:16 AM

Hey, if it`s free (except for postage) it`s for me! (

Check this out!

http://www.throwplace.com

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 March 12, 2005 5:52 AM

DONNA, yur a FRIGGIN GENIUS!

THANKS ALLOT! I signed up. Although it doesn't have the things I need, but WOW! I'm sure it will eventually.

Im trying to figure out how to place an ad in the Classifieds there.

Regina ONE GREAT BIG HUGGLES TO YA

Red pin this one!

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Another Freebie Site: March 12, 2005 10:03 PM

This site has been around awhile and each section of the U.S. has it`s own yahoo group to exchange with to keep postage or pickup rates low.

http://www.freecycle.org

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CARE2`s Own: March 12, 2005 10:05 PM

GLOBAL TRADE & RECYCLE

http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Global_Trade

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Regina March 12, 2005 10:08 PM

I won`t lay claim to the friggin part but I`ll humbly accept Genius.

I redpinned this thread.

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Getting food donations for events March 13, 2005 7:49 AM

Domino's Pizza   www.dominospizza.com  will give donations to non profits for most any event.

For example, I'm coordinating an event on 4/2/05  and I'll need to be feeding a light breakfast,  lunch and dinner to about 40 people.

Domino's is giving me up to 15  10 cut pizza's for lunch.

A local shop Stewarts that we have in the north east is giving me beverages a total of 64 quarts worth, orange juice, lemonade, iced tea, and diet iced tea.

Mr Subb's is going to give some sub platters, or wrap platters.... for a different day's lunch. For a group of 10 for a meeting.

I've asked Brueggers for 4 dz bagels, and Dunkin Donuts for 4 dz assorted donuts, and now I just have to work on dinner.

Most grocery stores will donate food as well,  some will give you paper products, or a major discount like 50%.

Walmarts also will donate if you ask them with enough lead time.

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 March 13, 2005 8:01 AM

Dunkin donuts has always been good about giving us a dozen donuts & the Box of Joe for our Adopt-a-thon event (for the volunteers' breakfast). We get free beverages to sell from the local deli.  [ send green star]
 
Womens Funding Org March 13, 2005 9:13 AM

http://www.wfnet.org/  Women's funding Org. for donations & they support others as well.

Thanks for the invite & links, keep them coming, See some freinds here already

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anonymous freecycle March 27, 2005 5:58 PM

Just had to add that I LOVE FREECYCLE.  I also do knitting for different places, and I got what probably equaled close to $200 worth of yarn from a woman who was getting out of knitting  [report anonymous abuse]
 
Free Coffee May 12, 2005 5:13 AM

Our non profit has gotten free coffee from Starbucks. Given enough lead time, they will work with whatever an organization needs. Just ask.

Peace and blessings,

Eric

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Free help with activist campaigns May 12, 2005 5:22 AM

Whatever petitions, email, fax or letter campaigns you want to help with or have, list them and link to them from The Petition Center, at Care2.

There are lots of helpful articles, free advice and warm hearts ready to help your organization create, write, post and market a petition at no cost! FREE....

http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Petitions

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Almost Free December 09, 2005 10:38 PM

If you have a 501(c)3 nonprofit, IRS Determination Letter is required, www.techsoup.org has become a portal of software donations.

I don't know exactly how it work from the donor standpoint, but as a recipient, we were able to purchase Windows XP Pro for 8.00.  Office Pro was something like 4.00, and there is recycled hardware as well.

The software is brand new and I am still in shock.

We could have never upgraded without Techsoup!  Passing Forward from another nonprofit org.

Jo

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Some Walgreen's Pharmacies are incredibly generous December 14, 2005 3:46 PM

We filled over 70 gift bags for a pregnant and/or young mother's group home in Austin.

The Walgreen's manager started chatting with me and the next thing I know, he asked me to return the following day and he would have more items for me to put in the gift bags.

I returned to find two baskets full of small trinkets, small shampoos, conditioner, perfume, and a lot of other things young women would want to have; something they did not have to share.  There was also a toy for each mother's baby.

It was an awesome experience. 

My neighbor had over 100 gift bags, lots of tissue paper, and my children and I were exhausted, but the manager at Walgreen's made it possible.  The moms loved it!!

--- During Katrina, I saw area Walgreen's packing up supplies to take to the Astrodome to the evacuees.  They were literally emptying their shelves of medical supplies, and the basics as well.

They're good about helping in their community, in my experiences.

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anonymous hi guys assome of you know December 18, 2005 11:46 AM

iam a glass painter. I also paint for charity.
If you would like one give me a buzz go to my profile and u will see my paintings I have sold some for a hospice i work with in uk and also for the samaritans org in Wales.
Its just a thought if u need to raise funds
Fred
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 December 19, 2005 8:45 AM

Painting for charity is a good thing.  [ send green star]
 
WOW, Donna, thanks!!!! December 19, 2005 4:35 PM

Thank you so much for the invite to this great group!!!  I will be back often!!!  I look forward to getting to know those of you I don't already know! 

Have a terrific holiday!!!

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 December 22, 2005 3:04 AM

Thank You Donna for the great site link...I love the concept of it!

I was surprised my favorite freebie hasn't been already posted....compassionate and helpful people...

If there is one thing that has really blown me away in the work I have done,It is how willing even people with the least are to help a good cause...In neighborhoods we have cleaned up there is always people offering drinks,money or a helping hand...and especially during this time of year.I must say I am thankful for the people of my community who really show that even big transit cities..can have a great sense of community

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Thank you vary much have a great Holiday December 23, 2005 1:56 PM

http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Apocalypse  [ send green star]
 
 September 27, 2006 3:59 PM

  So much great information and links here!!  Thanks everyone!!  [ send green star]
 
Free fundraising program for websites March 08, 2007 2:25 PM

Hi everyone, You can get a free online shopping mall for your website (for a non-profit or charity, that is) at www.fundraising-solutions.org. You simply register for free and they give you a button for your website. When someone clicks on the button and shops, a percentage of the purchase is sent back to the chairty. Pretty great stuff. Katherine  [ send green star]
 
 March 16, 2007 3:48 AM

so very much!!

Used this for a river clean up  I am part of and have contacted the above mentioned plus  found a corp. to pay for the insurance  for the day......... thank you again.........

Shannon

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 April 14, 2007 8:40 PM

You would be amazed at how many small businesses are willing to give things out!  Ci Ci's Pizza in Conroe Texas gave out 100 FREE Pizza Buffets for the kids who entered our coloring contest!  We put together an all day event for April which is Child Abuse Prevention month! Boardwalk also gave 100 gift certificates out for ice creams!  We had many donors!  I am also with the Cut N Shoot Lions Club and we are amazed to hera that alot of places ask for donations but very few ever say thanks!  A simple certificate in a $1 frame that they can hang up in their business is a wonderful way to say thanks!  (and it doesn't hurt when you go back and ask them again next year )

Check out my website: http://warriorwomyn31.tripod.com/

to see some other things I have tried!

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This s so awesome Donna! April 15, 2007 10:56 PM

Hi everybody...

WOW

This is so great for charities, Donna -- all the stuff I've been wanting to look up. Thank you so much!

I Will definitely be back to visit here all of the time!


ANIMAL ANGELS GROUP @ HEARTREACH ANIMALS SANCTUARY
MEOW! RUF! RUF!

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anonymous Reply to Kate June 29, 2007 8:16 AM

Kate, that is a great way for a nonprofit to lock in a monthly source of money, sort of like an annuity.  [report anonymous abuse]
 
New fundraising ebook - free to nonprofits! October 23, 2007 4:30 PM

Here's a hot-off-the-presses e-book that's available FREE to nonprofits. Check it out at www.deadlyfundraisingmistakes.com.  [ send green star]
 
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