Dana - suggested places to make donations

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Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:04 pm

Amazon.com now has a service that if you log-in and purchase things through this sub-domain:
http://smile.amazon.com/

You can pick a charity and for whatever (qualified) purchases you make; they will contribute 0.5% to the charity of your choice. I looked up Buddhist Global Relief and it was listed as one of their approved charities, so I chose that one for my purchases.
http://www.buddhistglobalrelief.org/

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Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Postby sattva » Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:04 am

David N. Snyder wrote:Amazon.com now has a service that if you log-in and purchase things through this sub-domain:
http://smile.amazon.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

You can pick a charity and for whatever (qualified) purchases you make; they will contribute 0.5% to the charity of your choice. I looked up Buddhist Global Relief and it was listed as one of their approved charities, so I chose that one for my purchases.
http://www.buddhistglobalrelief.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


I had also mentioned that in my signature for my teacher, David. I came across something interesting though. I am not sure if I can find the link again. Ahhh, found it! It has to do with why we have to be careful of giving this way as it can lessen giving in other ways. When I thought about my own giving to an organization here in town where I live. I found that some of what was said in this article applied to my giving.(I buy grocery store cards that donate part of the profits to organizations).
Here is the link.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brady-josephson/why-amazon-is-smiling-and_b_4360405.html


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Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Postby Cormac Brown » Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:25 pm

Here are the account details for anyone wishing to make a donation to Wat Metta, headed by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

Wire Instructions:

Bank of America, N.A.
11855 Carmel Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92128
(858)207-2740

Metta Forest Monastery
Account No.: 325033887276
Routing No.: 026009593 (domestic)
Swift Code: BOFAUS3N (international)

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Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Postby polarbear101 » Wed May 04, 2016 1:12 am

Both of these websites promote only the most effective charities, to put it in vulgar terms: more bang for your buck.

http://www.givewell.org

http://www.thelifeyoucansave.org

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"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Postby pilgrim » Tue May 24, 2016 7:09 am

This looks like a excellent cause - Funding Graduate Student Monks.


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