Letter: A great way to donate to non-profitNow that the economy has officially tanked, and we must be more careful in how and when we donate to non-profits, may I suggest a direct approach to donating.
By: Jane Hansen, New Richmond,
To the Editor:
Now that the economy has officially tanked, and we must be more careful in how and when we donate to non-profits, may I suggest a direct approach to donating.
After working with staff and volunteers of the local Salvation Army over the past two years, I can attest to the frugality and greatness of this organization.
Salvation Army sponsors The Backpack food program for children and their families. Grace Place is a family shelter with many children of all ages coming through its doors. Faith House in New Richmond is an independent living home for one family.
Salvation Army helps in every aspect of helping put someone back on their feet. I continue to teach a program called Rent Smart, which teaches adults how to have a more successful rental housing outcome.
If you want your donation dollars to be wisely used for children and adults of the local community, donate items such as paper towels, plastic wrap or personal care items (things that get used up) on sale and donate through the year.
Many local churches are willing to take donations on behalf of Salvation Army.
Please help those less fortunate, even if it is a just few bars of soap or bottles of shampoo.