Sunday, November 30, 2008

Charity Piggy Bank: Almost There

As we close in on the end of the year, a double Charity Piggy Bank update for October and November. In keeping with the blog’s theme, the charity piggy bank is a small way to make a difference in a big world (even on a budget). Here are the totals:
  • Proportional giving (Oct + Nov): $76.01
  • Savings account interest, with thanks to ING!: $16.31
  • Rebates for BYO grocery bags: $2.50
  • Balance forward: $376.42
  • NEW TOTAL: $471.24

I’ve been sticking with this, even as the economy gets wobblier. While my panic instinct is just to focus on my own personal savings — especially since my 401(k) is performing swan dives and I am well behind Suze Orman’s ideal 8-month emergency fund in my savings account — I think now more than ever it’s important to share with nonprofits that are facing increased demands and reduced contributions. I’ll post some thoughts in the next week or so as I figure out where to contribute this year’s piggy bank, which looks like I will be right around $500. Pain free savings!


Hops said...

I was just wondering about where you were planning to donate your charity piggy bank to. I have a soft spot for women's organizations and the United Way, but that's just me. I think you should put up a poll!

jen x said...

I never got organized enough to put up a poll, but I did finally post (and contribute!) today. I hope life in the frozen north is treating you well.