It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.
I have probably said this before, but I am going to say it again…be smart with your money. Know what your money supports when you purchase from a company. Look at who they give to charitably.
For example, if you buy a Subaru then they donate a percentage to a charity of your choice from the given list. There is a sock company that every time you purchase a pair of socks they will donate a pair for a homeless person. I don’t know about you but I don’t go and get a Subaru every day so let’s be a little more practical. And let’s look at things you can do on a daily basis.
You can shop on Amazon Smile instead of Amazon. It’s the same as Amazon except 1% of your purchase goes to a charity of your choice. The list is long so make sure you have someone in mind so you can search. Personally my choice is to the RCC Marching Tigers Alumni Association. This helps the marching band at Riverside Community (City) College where Tara currently is.
If you contact Reach Out Morongo Basin they run a SCRIPS program. (I know a few of the churches and school programs do as well.) SCRIPS is a fundraising organization that helps a local group. For example, I can go down to Reach Out (when they are open after covid) and purchase scrip for Staters. The next time I buy groceries I use that card instead of paying cash much like I would use a gift card. A portion of that gift card goes back to Reach Out.
Please reach out to your chosen organization to find out what programs they participate in. There are so many ways nowadays to be philanthropic.
With inky fingers,