Friday Roundup: Donations, Good Deeds, and Charitable Causes!

by Kristina on March 18, 2011 · 0 comments

Happy Friday DINKS.  With the recent destruction in Japan I decided to look around the web and see what good deeds other financial bloggers are doing, and what charitable causes they are supporting.  Giving to those who are less fortunate than us is a good cause that never goes bad.  Even if we are only donating money for the tax benefits, we are still helping people in need.

Here are some great causes and organizations that personal finance bloggers are supporting:

DINKS Finance is a member of the Love Drop Network.  Once a month we post an article on our blog about the people and families that Love Drop is helping.  Love Drop accumulates goods and collections money all month long for a family in need.  The items and donations are then hand delivered to the family by Nate St. Pierre and J. Money.

The Financial Blogger discusses his views about giving money to the homeless and how he chooses a charity in his post My Point of View on Charity.  The Financial Bloggers charity of choice is The Children’s Dream Foundation.  As a father of 2 young kids, he chooses to give to charities that help out children in need.

My Open Wallet got her readers involved when she was choosing her charities.  Her post Your Charity Choices lists the 10 charities that she contributed to from reader suggestions.  My Open Wallet discusses the financial life of a 40 something year old woman who lives in New York. L thought this post was a great idea because it lets us see the great causes that readers are supporting.  On her list were The New York Public Library, Planned Parenthood, and Doctors Without Borders.

My Personal Finance Journey discusses the process of donating to charities. The gives a step by step guide on how to choose a charity and how much to donate, the tax benefits of charitable donations, and the best way to donate money such as with employer matching donations. Jacob feels the programs at his local church are a great charitable cause.  He prefers to attend fundraising benefits and support his friends who support good causes.

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