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May 21st, 2013 at 11:53 am

Crowdfunding Locally or Globally – Every Little Bit Helps

So I’m pretty sure you, dear reader, are not the recent winner of the $650 million lottery. If you were I’m sure your charitable giving would help solve some of the world’s problems. For the rest of us who don’t have millions to give, there are still ways to make a difference.

Want to help a teacher fund a classroom project? Check out donorschoose.org and see how even small donations can add up to help teachers purchase things like art supplies, bookshelves, ipads, and musical instruments. We all know how much budgets are being slashed in our schools and how often teachers are paying for supplies from their own pockets. Donorschoose allows them to describe their classroom projects and items that they need for their classroom. Any donation amount you can give will help them reach their funding goal. Find projects in your own school district or anywhere in the U.S.

How about giving to a project half a world away? There are many non-profits soliciting donations for aid to third world countries. But your donation just seems like a drop in the bucket and it’s hard to know what that money is actually doing to help. Catapult is a website that connects you with specific projects happening around the world that impact the lives of women and girls, targeting those that don’t have access to education, proper healthcare or even clean water.

With both of these sites, your donation is targeted to a specific project, solving a specific problem. Empowering you to help empower those in need. It’s like putting your gift right into the hands of the person who needs it.

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