Get A Hanky…

...because if this doesn't make you cry you're more of a Grinch than I am. Anonymous donors pay off Kmart layaway accounts. … [Read more...]

“You can raise money to help your sick cat, for example, but not poor people.”

Congratulations to PayPal for winning Top Scrooge 2012.Regretsy, possibly one of the most deliciously twisted web sites around (which means I LOVE them), decided to help out poor folks this holiday season. Because our economy sucks and there are lots of poor folks who are hurting right now.However, PayPal arbitrarily decided to not merely shut down their charitable actions, but freeze ALL of their accounts for 6 months and is insisting all the donations be refunded. Of course, PayPal is … [Read more...]

Japan Earthquake Relief: Giving Wisely, Helping Effectively

Peter's recommendations for donations can be found here.Peter Dybing is First Officer of Covenant of the Goddess, is a National Incident team member with the US Forest Service and was on the ground helping folks shortly after the earthquake in Haiti last January. I've been in contact with him to help get a better idea of how to best show solidarity with the folks affected by the earthquake in Japan. He was kind enough to briefly share his thoughts on how to respond to this disaster: As … [Read more...]


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