When natural disasters strike, generous people around the world open their wallets to give to organizations helping victims. Here at JustGive, we are lucky to partner with companies like American Express® who enable their cardholders to quickly provide support. After the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and the … Continue reading Disaster Giving: American Express
Knowing how to help a homeless person can sometimes feel difficult, confusing and overwhelming. The dollar you give might be used to buy drugs or alcohol. Even offering food can be a problem – imagine handing an apple to a homeless man and then discovering he has no teeth. Just as there are many reasons … Continue reading THE MANY FACES OF HOMELESSNESS: HOW YOU CAN HELP
Domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and battering are all different names for the same alarmingly widespread social problem. It affects more people than you think—one in every four people experience abuse—and what we see in the media isn’t the whole picture. Recently we’ve seen domestic violence news about high-profile celebrities, framed in a typical manner: … Continue reading Not Just a “Family Matter” – Domestic Violence in the U.S.
We have a great crew here at JustGive and many of our team members have been working here for over 5 years. Today, we said a bittersweet farewell to Kelly, who has worked at JustGive for 7 years. In those 7 years, Kelly has worked or helped out in pretty much every area of the … Continue reading A fond adieu to Kelly after 7 years at JustGive
We have a 2-year old goldendoodle affectionately known as “Sir Riley Flannigan.” Flannigan for his apricot color, Riley’s a mix of poodle and golden retriever that’s taken a place in my life and heart I could never have imagined. My family had outside cats and dogs when I was growing up on the farm, but … Continue reading Help Save Animals—Channel Your Care and Passion into Action.
We reached a major milestone in the history of JustGive last week when we processed the one-millionth donation on our website. Who was behind this auspicious donation? His name is Al Danish, and he hails from Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. Al made his donation to PathWays PA, a nonprofit dedicated to helping to keep low-income, vulnerable … Continue reading One Million Donations and Counting!
Walking to work in San Francisco, I pass by homeless people every day. They are hungry, dirty and—heartbreakingly—ignored by pretty much everyone. I often find myself wondering: “What is the best way to help them?” As I saw it (and maybe you do to), there were three main ways to help the homeless: Give cash, … Continue reading Help the Homeless: Think Long-Term
My family always had pets. Cats, dogs, birds, fish, and a hamster named Lucky. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love animals. I vividly remember my first trip to the shelter. We adopted a kitten, who became my best friend. But I left wondering why we couldn’t take them all home ... “Who … Continue reading Saving lives, large and small
Thankfully most of us will never know what it's like to spend a night in our car, find shelter in a park, or not know where we will get our next meal. We identify homelessness with strangers—the man on the street corner asking for change, or the mom and child trying to find shelter to … Continue reading Home for the Holidays