Beginning in 2010, $150 will be donated to charities following every sale I make.
The charitable contributions will distributed as follows:
$50 will be donated to the Angie Houtz Memorial Fund or a charity of my choosing. The Angie Houtz Memorial Fund was established after my best friend was killed in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon. These funds are used to fund scholarships for students attending public colleges and universities in Maryland and who show a commitment to community service.
The remaining $100 can be given to the charity of buyer/seller's choosing. The $100 can be divided among several charities or given to one place. All charities chosen must be registered non-profit agencies. If a client does not have a favorite charity, then can select from my favorite charities below:
Angie Houtz Memorial Fund - funds scholarships for local college students
RJSmiles - A local organization that spreads smiles throughout the area through a variety of projects including donations of food and school supplies.
Doctors without Borders - provides medical services for people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe. They are currently active in 60 countries, including Haiti
Food for the Poor - provides nourishing food, clean drinking water, sturdy housing, necessary medical care, educational materials, and support for orphans and the aged in poor countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (including Haiti)
Compassion International - providing sponsorships for poor children throughout the world
UNICEF - provides children in over 150 countries with health care, clean water, nutrition, education, and emergency relief
MS Society - provides funding for research and support for people with Multiple Sclerosis
Friends of Jaclyn - provides friendship and support for children diagnosed with brain tumors
More charities will be added to my preferred list as I become aware of them. If you are aware of a charity that should be added to my preferred list or featured in my blog please contact me.