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Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:04 pm
by DNS
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/

Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:04 am
by sattva
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;" 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;" 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-jos ... 60405.html

Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:21 am
by perkele

Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:25 pm
by Cormac Brown
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)

Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Posted: Wed May 04, 2016 1:12 am
by Polar Bear
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" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.thelifeyoucansave.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:heart: with :idea:

Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 7:09 am
by pilgrim
This looks like a excellent cause - Funding Graduate Student Monks.
https://www.gofundme.com/treadingthepath" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:35 am
by SarathW
Sutta Central now has a professional full time developer.
It appears they need some assistance.

https://suttacentral.net/donations

Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:50 pm
by starter
Hi friends,

Merry Christmas and happy new year!

You might know already that you can support your chosen charity when shopping at Amazon by using

http://smile.amazon.com/

"The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases."

May all of us make good progress on our Dhamma practice in the coming year.

Starter

Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:00 pm
by Khalil Bodhi
Hi everyone,

This great organization in the NYC area is looking for a permanent home. They need funds to buy an old monastery to serve as a vihara. Anything you can give would help!

https://www.facebook.com/donate/3927245 ... _tn__=HH-R

Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:56 pm
by SarathW
Hi KB are you part of this organisation or have you been there?
Seems like a nice place.

Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:45 pm
by Khalil Bodhi
I have been there and have been involved (albeit in a limited capacity) side the beginning. The bhikkhu and bhikkhuni who are the leading teachers are amazing and they bring in monastics from all over.

Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:48 pm
by SarathW
Thanks.
It is great if they secure the place. It is only one hour from NC by public transport.
It is interesting to see monks meditating with the cross and mother Mery in the back ground!
Please keep uninformed the progress of the fund raising.

Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:56 am
by Khalil Bodhi
SarathW wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:48 pm
Thanks.
It is great if they secure the place. It is only one hour from NC by public transport.
It is interesting to see monks meditating with the cross and mother Mery in the back ground!
Please keep uninformed the progress of the fund raising.
Will do!

Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:16 am
by Khalil Bodhi
SarathW wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:48 pm
Thanks.
It is great if they secure the place. It is only one hour from NC by public transport.
It is interesting to see monks meditating with the cross and mother Mery in the back ground!
Please keep uninformed the progress of the fund raising.
Will do!