(12-22-2014 01:45 PM)jacobystealshome Wrote: depends on the item. in general, charities prefer cash donations to items, because it gives them more flexibility
(12-22-2014 01:46 PM)bojesphob Wrote: Mostly star wars collectors items sort of stuff... Any charities you are partial to?
(12-22-2014 02:01 PM)jacobystealshome Wrote: my own
we have raised over 100k in the past 5 years. all the money goes to Dana Farber and the Jimmy Fund for cancer research and cancer care
so, id say give directly to Dana Farber if it is cash
if you want to give the items directly, it depends on if they are more toys, or collectors items. if they are toys, toys for tots is great, but also any cancer center where they teat children (jimmy fund and children's hospital are the two that come to mind here in boston)
if they are more collectors items...maybe sell them yourself and give the cash to charity. or, do the double dip: give a cash donation to a charity and give the items as well.
if you end up giving to dana farber or the jimmy fund, and youre saying around 50 dollars, ill match your donation
(12-22-2014 02:10 PM)bojesphob Wrote: Cool, thanks Yeah, since it's actually star wars stuff (more kitchen items than toys, really), I'm tempted to use them for Christmas or birthday for my pregnant girlfriend since she LOVES star wars stuff... Heck, the Christmas gift I got her was an R2-D2 trash can, so yeah. I already got her stuff, but more wouldn't hurt LOL. I'll consider your match offer, I might do a local charity as well, as we have an exceptional Children's hospital here that I know does a lot of really good stuff (and might be fitting considering I have a little one on the way and may end up taking her there!). Will be waiting until I get paid on Friday to donate money, so I have a few days to think about it!
(12-25-2014 02:42 PM)mbostick Wrote: Cash to a food bank. Most of them do good at getting food donations, cash (for things like toilet paper to give out and other things) not much so.
Either way you choose, I will give you a plus 1. Too many look for what they can get out of life, not what they can provide.