Spotlighting The First Four Charities

The response to my 2008 Charity Spotlight article has been nothing short of amazing!  I want to thank those of you who have already submitted your articles and suggestions, and I encourage those of you who would like to participate to read the announcement article and then contact me!

I want to make it easy for my readers to read about each charity, and also want to give a link to each charity mentioned.  I’ll list the website of the blogger who submitted a particular charity, a link to that blogger’s article about the charity, and then a link to the charity itself.  Clear as mud?  Good.

Shaun from Learn Financial Planning writes – How To Save A Life – an excellent article about Charity Water.  From the article:

A dollar gives a free year’s worth of water to someone living in an underdeveloped area.

FMF from Free Money Finance writes – Samaritan’s Purse Gift Catalog Purchases Made – and article about the Samaritan’s Purse Gift Catalog.  From the article:

The catalog contains 40 different ways you can help people from around the world — by “purchasing” (really donating the money for) food, clothing, shelter, transportation, medical supplies, etc.

Stephanie from Poorer Than You writes Charity: Helping Those Poorer Than Me – an article about the Cambodian Rural School Project.  (See article for how to donate.)  From the article –

This program builds schools in some of the poorest areas in Cambodia and, in the areas they are built, has drastically cut down on illiteracy, long-term poverty, and human trafficking. In order for a basic school to be built, $13,000 must be raised. This money is matched by the World Bank and Asian Development Bank and goes towards a school, teacher, and well. Additional money raised goes towards school enhancements such as solar panels and computers, books, and extra teachers.

A reader, DM, suggests St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This same charity was suggested way back in 2006, during the first Charity Spotlight, by blogger Dedicated to Financial Freedom.  Here’s a link to that article about St. Jude.  (For the life of me, I want to call it St. Jude’s, with an apostrophe.)  From the article –

If you get a chance to look through their site… you may see hope for a cure and success at saving our children from these… illnesses.

I have several more charities to spotlight, but I don’t want to overwhelm you (or myself).  As always, before contributing money to any cause, do your own research, and then make your own decision about donating.

Again, if you would like to participate, please read the 2008 Charity Spotlight article and then contact me.

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  1. Thanks for the plug about Charity Water. I like to make sure my charity money goes to completely eradicating a problem, and they certainly make sure that happens. If anyone out there is worried about their charity dollars getting wasted, then think about pointing your money towards Charity Water. 🙂

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