Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Charity Piggy Bank: August Update

I’m racing toward the last quarter of the year: time for the monthly Daily Mitzvah Charity Piggy Bank update. August is always a slim month for freelance work, so I’m happy school has started (and the 9-month pay cycle will start back up in October!) In keeping with the blog’s theme, the charity pigggy bank is a small way to make a difference in a big world (even on a budget). Here are the August totals:
  • Proportional giving: $24.36
  • Savings account interest, with thanks to ING!: $9.17
  • Found money: $2.25
  • Rebates for BYO grocery bags: $1.60
  • Balance forward: $293.54
  • NEW TOTAL: $330.92

Today’s mitzvah: Consider creating a “charity piggy bank” to collect small sums for a year-end charitable contributions. I’m always interested in ideas for what I should do with this in December. It looks like I will be right around $500, which is a nice contribution (and makes me very happy since it involved so little work — this has been pretty pain free savings!)

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