I am opening my very own small business (selling my handmade stuff online)( YAY!! ) but i need a charity or cause to have as my stores main charity. i would like $1-$2 dollars of every product sold to go to the charity. donations will go out in bulk once or twice a month.
but the question is WHAT CHARITY?
here are the requirements:
a LEAST 95¢ of every dollar must go directly to the cause, i.e. administration costs must be very low.
a gift that keeps on giving. the charity must have some multiplying effect. it must be something that gives for a long time, saves lives or multiplies so that my clients get a bigger bang for their buck.
must not be scammy
must not be controversial. i love a good controversy my clients will not. so no planned parenthood, no operation rescue, no gop, no dnc.
must accept donations in any amount as the donations will be different every month.
must be long term. ie. not for japan
so far the top pick is:
Be K.I.N.D. to a student in Malawi. Donate a desk.
Every day, millions of children throughout Africa struggle to learn while sitting on the floor or on the ground outdoors. Giving them a desk, where they can write and concentrate, is the first step towards creating an educational system that attracts, and keeps, eager young students.
Join the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" in an ambitious campaign called K.I.N.D.: Kids in Need of Desks to provide 46,000 desks for 172 schools in UNICEF Malawi’s Schools for Africa network.
By making a tax-deductible donation to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF today, you can pick one or more students up off the ground and help pave their way to a better education and brighter future.