I usually donate a small amount directly as often as I can. However, I was looking at the wish list and noticed that postage is charged unless you reach a certain amount eg Home Depot and the medium mixing tub whilst the postage is free if you buy more than $45 worth.
Would it be worth setting up something on Facebook or here asking people to contribute and then we could buy say, 9 or 10 tubs, free postage, money saved or one more expensive item that I most certainly could not afford on my own! Perhaps a chipin or some other way?
Any thoughts or suggestions anyone?
i know some of the items are very specific, like the home depot tubs, but the other stuff you might be able to find on sites like walmart.com or amazon itself where the shipping is free with $25 or free with no minimum as long as you buy a free shipping item. i think target has the same deal. i did see a good deal on walmart.com for ensure drinks with free shipping, but i waited too long and the deal was gone.
The trouble is that I don't have $25 to spare at a time. I usually find $5 and a couple of times $10 every now and then and I think that many others are like me. I have so many charities that ask for money and I cannot help them all. Also, I am in the UK and don't usually support US charities but this one is special!
It would be nice to have a chipin or something for a special piece(s) of equipment then I don't feel so stupid sending a small amount.
i hear that. one of my favorite sites is philanthroper because they only ask for $1. they supply you with the story of one researched non-profit every day and you decide whether to give or not. i think rick is too overwhelmed to set up anything new. many of my emails have gone unanswered. i'm now focused on things i can do without his input or signature.
Thank you for sharing.