I’d like to support YOUR charity
It is getting toward the end of another great year and I am looking to do something different than giving presents to friends and family. I continue to support my favorite organizations like Washington University, Hopewell Baptist Church, Howard Brown Health Center, WBEZ Chicago Public Radio, and Cabrini Green Legal Aid. Now, however, I want to give to charities with whom I have not previously been connected. No strings or commitments, and to be clear I’m talking relatively small gifts of $100, $250, or $500 per org. Not huge by any means but I know there are small organizations out there that could use every dollar. I have no preset limit (nor minimum) on total giving as part of this year-end effort, but I hope to support several new organizations with gifts of $100, $250, or $500. While I ask NOT to be added to any lists, I am clearly looking for causes that may merit continued support. I will make all decisions and donations before the end of this year. Thus, please do not post anything after December 31.
So here are my simple rules followed by explanation of what your organization needs to do.
1) Charity must be formally registered as a United States based nonprofit charitable organization.
2) I will not support any charity that promotes or supports hatred, violence, discrimination, racism, sexism, homophobia, or anything that could be seen as such.
3) Political organizations or lobbying groups that would not qualify for tax exempt status or otherwise any groups for which my donation would not be deductible as a charitable contribution are excluded.
What you should do if interested:
1) ***OPTIONAL*** Fully follow me online by going to this link >>
2) Comment on the blog below explaining a bit about your charity and why you need support. Be sure to reference the organization’s website, Twitter handle, and/or FaceBook usernames if applicable.
3) ***OPTIONAL*** Mention in a tweet “@ALSWharton – would love for you to support [name of charity]” with a link to this blog post. Be sure to tweet from the twitter account of the charity.
That’s it. I will follow-up if more information is needed or I select your charity.
Thanks for all you do to help others. Keep up the good work!
Be well! Lead On.
Adam L. Stanley
“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”— Winston Churchill