Monday, January 21, 2008

Donation Q4

I just made the last donation for 2007's sales of Flamingo Stripe. I decided on the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

I spent some time on a site called Charity Navigator to see how well the dollars were used. I have to admit that I was dismayed to find how much so many of the big name organizations spend on administration and the like. BCRF seemed to keep that sort of thing pretty streamlined so that more of the money actually goes to the fight for a cure.

That brings the 2007 total to just a smidge over $3000. I couldn't be more proud.

2 comments:

Yarnsnob said...

I started really getting interested in donated to charity but was worried about my donations being wasted too, so I give to Kiva.org (I try to support women doing hand crafts) and Donorschoose.org (I try to support teachers needing art supplies)

Beth said...

I LOVE Kiva. I gave it for holiday gifts this year. The thing I like best is that your gift can keep giving over and over. It's brilliant!

I wish we could use it for the Flamingo Stripe but because we're earmarking all the funds for Breast Cancer charities, it's isn't the right fit for this program.