Let’s Get Organized: Where to Donate?

Since the beginning of the year we’ve slowly eased you into getting your home organized. Last week, we provided plenty of tips to help you de-clutter any problem areas in your house. Now that you have a big pile o’ stuff, it’s time to give it away and donate it to a good cause.

There are so many worthy organizations that desperately need donations, but sometimes it can be difficult to know where to donate your goods.  Don’t worry, we did the dirty work for you and have a nice list of nationwide donation centers that will happily accept your used items.

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Real People: How StoragePost Served Us And Our Community

Photo of Caroline CasettiThis is a true story, written by 30-something wife and mom, Caroline Casetti of Atlanta, GA. It is the newest post in our Real People series. Enjoy!

How Self-Storage Can Impact Your Life and the Community

I began the process of relocating from Texas to Decatur, Georgia with my husband last year. Attempting to pack the many items that we owned, I realized that I had two options – sell the excess stuff or store it. I went online in search of a storage facility located near our new place and decided to go with StoragePost.

I think it’s important to choose a storage facility where you feel comfortable visiting. The aspects that ultimately influenced my decision were the location, amount of security, and the climate-controlled conditions. If you’re anything like me, you may also be curious to know which companies give a portion of their profits to charity. After searching online, I came across details of the community events that StoragePost takes part in.

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Larry Cheng’s Insight Into Poverty And The Rule of Law

Larry Cheng shared some incredible insight he gained after speaking with some directors at International Justice Mission (IJM). His post gives an excellent look at why we at HireAHelper find it so important, when browsing through the list of non-profits to support, to get behind what IJM is doing. So we decided to reblog it here. Check-out the full content on his blog.

This weekend, I learned something fundamental and important about the plight of the global poor. I learned that for most of the global poor, they live in a world without the rule of law. What this means, quite simply, is that they live in a world where crimes committed against them go systematically unpunished. In fact, because their status in society is so low, crimes committed against the poor may not even be considered crimes at all, despite their patent illegality. Even worse, it is not uncommon for crimes to be committed against them by the very institutions we would expect to protect them – law enforcement (read more…)

Move For Hunger Road Trip!

Good morning fellow internet goers!

Logo of Move For HungerOn our last exciting adventure I told you all about a company called Move For Hunger – they collect canned food to benefit local food banks and feed hungry Americans. Today I am reporting that Move For Hunger’s crew just completed a road trip across America collecting food and visiting food banks! You can check out quick video updates from each stop and read Adam’s thoughts on his experiences at their Mover For Hunger Events page. Their last stop was Phoenix, AZ before heading home, back east. Please do your best to help the starving people of America and donate to your local food bank or contact the people at Move For Hunger. Even a little bit can go a long way!

Check out the most recent events and posts on their facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/moveforhunger or read my write up about their cause. Check out some other people doing good for others.

Move For Hunger!

Have you ever moved and had a lot of leftover, unopened food that you ended up throwing away? Move For Hunger, founded by the Lowy family of Neptune NJ, was created to help starving families all over America. By networking an ever growing nationwide network of moving companies, Move For Hunger collects donated, unopened foods from families moving out of their homes and transports them to local food banks. Covering over 30 states and growing, Move For Hunger is quickly becoming an important source of food donations for many food banks.

Screenshot of Move For Hunger Coverage Map

Take a look at their coverage map (above) to find a mover near you that you can donate your extras to. Any amount helps out a family in need! All you have to do is contact a mover and they’ll come out to pack up the foods you want to donate or let you pack it. If you’re planning on moving, or will be moving sometime in the future, please remember Move For Hunger and donate your unneeded and unopened food. We admire Move For Hunger’s goal of helping to feed starving families in America!

Also, if you are a moving company interested in partnering with Move For Hunger, I’m sure they’d love to add you to their network.

What are some other creative ways you’ve seen people or organizations helping to meet needs in their community?