Menno Links

Well, not just Menno links. But definitely a good one to start. The Mennonite Central Committee has one of the lowest admin overhead costs running for non-profits and does great work around the world. From their website. “MCC seeks to demonstrate God’s love by working among people suffering from poverty, conflict, oppression and natural disaster. ” They’re often the first folks on scene at major natural disaster. If you’re looking for bang for the donation buck, these folks are a great place to start.

A couple of other ideas that came over the wire that are a little less specific but maybe easier to act on include the idea of setting a tempurature below which you’ll donate to a local homeless shelter (the colder it gets, the more biz they do). A second correspondant suggests buying an extra can of veggies or box of cereal every week and donating it to a local food pantry. Local buzz says that food pantries are experiencing higher demand and lower contributions right now, so it would be a great time to pitch in.

Just get out there and donate!

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One Response

  1. Byron, I love this idea! Do you mind if I borrow it for my own birthday? I have one more suggestion for a charity where a small donation goes a long way. kiva distributes microloans to small entrepreneurs throughout the world. The loans are very small in US dollars, perhaps $25, but they provide a family (or a community) an opportunity to thrive. You can read more about the organization and the impact of their program at http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses

    Have a wonderful birthday! Leave it to you to find a creative and world-enriching way to celebrate!

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