So the boys finally chose the charities they want to donate to this year. As I mentioned previously, we had received mailings from tons of charities asking for donations, and I spread them all out, described each one and what it does, and stood back and let them choose.
Ds#2 chose Monroe County Humane Association, and Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County.
Ds#1 choose American Humanist Association and American Bird Conservancy.
Since neither of them chose the ones I wanted, I've also picked some for my own extra gifting for the holidays:
The Shalom Community Center
America's Second Harvest
Southern Poverty Law Center
And speaking of giving, now that we sort of have our business up and going, we will be writing into the business plan (make that: ds#1 will be learning how to write a biz plan with me) to donate a portion of our profits to charities. First we have to figure out whether we're actually making a profit, and then figure out how much to give. *grin* Any advice from seasoned business folks out there would be greatly appreciated!
"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet." ~ James Oppenheim