Big Give to double donations to 423 charities this week

first_img Tagged with: christmas Individual giving The Big Give Howard Lake | 5 December 2011 | News  45 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Big Give to double donations to 423 charities this week Online giving service The Big Give will this week match up to £5 million in donations made by the public during its Christmas Challenge. The donations are being doubled by a combination of major donors and charities’ own trustees. The ‘Big Givers‘ include the Reed Foundation, ICAP, Garfield Weston Foundation, Candis Magazine, the Pilgrim Trust and the Waterloo Foundation.The Christmas Challenge runs from 5-9 December, with more ‘doubling’ funds released at 10am every day. This year 423 charities are participating and competing for the largest share of the funds. The giving starts at 10am today.This is the fourth Christmas Challenge run on theBigGive.org.uk and, with a target of £10 million, aims to be the largest to date. Lastyear’s Challenge raised over £9 million, with the first £1 million raised in just 45 minutes.The Big Give was established by Sir Alec Reed as a platform for charities to showcase their work and has now evolved into “a website for intelligent giving, where donations go that little bit further”. Sir Alec himself is pledging £1 million to match donations.The Big Give say that this is the first time that donors have had the opportunity to choose from such a wide range of charities and have their donations doubled.www.thebiggive.org.uklast_img read more

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Repair Cafe more than just for poor

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionRepair Cafe Schenectady is grateful for the attention in the Jan. 29 High Notes section, but I must take issue with the wording in the piece. We aim to serve everyone, regardless of income, at our Repair Cafes.  Certainly one benefit of repairing items is that it saves people money. But there are other important benefits such as keeping objects out of the waste stream, and saving energy by repairing, rather than replacing, one’s belongings.There can also be a sentimental aspect, as beloved items are repaired rather than being tossed. There is benefit to those who make the repairs, too. You just plain feel good when you use your skills to help someone. We take pride in teaching people how to make their own repairs and believe this leads to self improvement and empowerment. This is a core value of our initiative. Dave WestNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Niskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

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