If you follow DollarDays on its social media platforms, you know how hard we work to help nonprofits stretch their donation dollars. Since 2007, we've assisted charitable organizations with their holiday outreach efforts by supplying more than 1.2 million blankets, five million pairs of socks and four million backpacks. Offering affordable, wholesale products for nonprofits … Continue reading DonationDays Promotes DollarDays Mission, Encourages a Spirit of Volunteerism
Today, the number of displaced people in the world is at its highest level ever, according to CNN. We have surpassed World War ll numbers, when the world was dealing with the most devastating event in history. [Approximately] 65.3 million people are away from their home today, [or] one out of every 113. [...] Anyone … Continue reading A Nation Built by Refugees
Homelessness is not a modern phenomenon. The first cases of the homeless in America date back to the 1640s, according to Street News Service. Wars fought between the settlers and Native Americans displaced people on both sides. Back then, people would show up to a town and make a case for why they should be … Continue reading Give Me Shelter
America now has 1,571,056 tax-exempt organizations, of which 1,097,689 are public charities, according to Urban Institute. [A]nother 105,030 [...] are private foundations, and 368,337 are [...] chambers of commerce, fraternal organizations and civic leagues. Nonprofits accounted for 9.2% of all wages and salaries [last year], 5.3% of U.S. GDP [and reported] $1.74 trillion in revenues. … Continue reading Who is Helping the Kids Left Behind?
Listening to the  presidential debates, all [of] the candidates want to make America better than it is today. They want America to lead the world, not to follow. According to Ranking America, [the United States leads] the world with the largest prison population at 2,217,000 prisoners, followed by China at 1,657,812 and Russia at … Continue reading Businesses Need American Education to Be Great
Unlike the 141 billionaires who have pledged to give away at least half of their wealth to charity through the “Giving Pledge,” an effort started by philanthropists Warren Buffet and Bill and Melinda Gates, most of us don’t have the big extra dollars to help out our favorite charities, [s]o [we] need to help by … Continue reading America Does Not Have Enough Volunteers
The United States spends $30 billion a year on official development assistance overseas, according to Oxfam America. [...] We have foreign aid [to protect] our national security with [the] hopes it will reduce [the] poverty and injustice that fuel social tensions and [destabilize] countries. It also helps with our own economic interests, because aid can … Continue reading Shouldn’t We Be Helping Those at Home First?
While on Valentine’s Day, we show our love for other humans, February 20th is “National Love-Your-Pet Day,” where we turn to our four-legged friends to show them how much we love having them around. The Humane Society estimates there are 67 million [U.S.] households that have pets. [...] The pet industry made $58 billion in … Continue reading For the Love of Animals
Now that the season of giving is officially over, we are approaching the harshest time of year, when underprivileged, poor and homeless fellow Americans need our help the most. The average high [temperature] across the United States in January is 42° F and the average low is 27°, [making it[ the coldest month of the … Continue reading Can’t Stop the Giving
In the United States, there are 1,429,801 tax-exempt organizations made up of 966,599 public charities; 96,584 private foundations; and 366,618 other types of nonprofits, including chambers of commerce, fraternal organizations and civic leagues, according to the National Center for Charitable Statistics. These [tax-exempt] organizations paid for 9.2% of all wages in [our nation last year] … Continue reading Donating: Is It the American Way?