Where should you give your money to charity?

by on December 20, 2007 at 11:40 am in Economics | Permalink

This site offers many interesting tips.  Here are their recommendations for how to save lives.  Their first pick, Population Services International, distributes condoms and insecticide-soaked bednets.  Here is a New York Times article about their operation.

The pointer is from Michael Vassar, a regular MR commentator.

1 Mr Eugenides December 20, 2007 at 11:57 am

“distributes condom and insecticide-soaked bednets”?

Really? What a horrible mental image.

2 Ansel F December 20, 2007 at 12:40 pm

I think you meant “condoms and insecticide-soaked bednets”. I’m having trouble trying to imagine condom-soaked bednets…

3 Jacqueline December 20, 2007 at 4:23 pm

Mike: Tell them with your very first donation to toggle all privacy/no contact preferences on your donor record so they don’t spam you or sell your information to other organizations to spam you. The latter is really important, because once your name and address are out there it’s really hard to stay off lists, even if you’ve told to original charity not to stop sharing your information in the future.

4 guy in the veal calf office December 20, 2007 at 7:21 pm

Taking Landsburg’s admonition to heart (or, um, digestive tract) I only contribute to the American Restroom Association (“America’s advocate for the availability of clean, safe, well designed public restrooms†), a 501(c)(3) charity.


5 Jacqueline December 21, 2007 at 10:04 pm

“Because whenever I give to a worthy cause, unsolicited, they put me on their mailing list and send me endless letters asking for more.”

Mike: Or you could just give to the Mercatus Center, and they’ll send you beanie babies.

6 S Elands January 22, 2008 at 10:13 pm

Im from Georgia and encourage anyone who wants to help college students not only achieve academic work but
to aid them in doing good for the community to check this out. Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Foundation has
started a grant program to support college students in community service, that you can support by donating to the cause here http://www.jrcpf.org .

Its called Carter Candles –

Ignite Hope – Light a Candle – Change the World

Examples of Student Projects made possible by donations:

A student in ‘structural engineering’ designed and built a handicap ramp in a senior citizen’s home

A nursing student introduced disabled children to skiing through recreational therapy

A computer Science student taught computer and technology skills to middle school students

Environmental Science student cleaned a neighborhood with community members

An architecture major helped in historic neighborhood restoration

Education majors have taught reading skills to children in poor neighborhoods

A nutrition student taught senior citizens how to follow their physician’s diet by teaching in cooking classes

A medical student and a student in public health taught parents to recognize early signs of asthma in children

An accounting major helped a poor family file tax returns and claim refunds

Two students one from the US and the other from South America, have jointly won a grant to improve indoor air quality in a refugee camp in Honduras

In the UK students have received grants for addressing hate crimes and restorative justice

Other college community partnership examples are Rain Water Harvesting, Polio Eradication and Adult Literacy in India.


Call (404) 713-0393

Email for More Info donate@servicebook.org

Visit http://www.JRCPF.org or


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