Category Archives: Charity

Constructive Change

Several years ago when the Southern California economy took a downturn, Pastor Bob Johnson saw not only difficulty but also opportunity. So he scheduled a meeting with the mayor of his city and asked, “What can our church do to … Continue reading

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House Cleaning Tips: Closet Edition

Edit your closet as you go. Keep a hamper or bag in your closet where you can throw items of clothing that don’t work anymore as you’re getting ready in the morning. Sort through it once a month, and toss, … Continue reading

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Philanthropy

Where can I learn about which companies are being socially responsible, treating employees well and being good to the environment? One useful reference is Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s annual list, The 100 Best Corporate Citizens. It’s ranking take into considerations a … Continue reading

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Charitable Tax Tips

Get it in writing : Ask for an itemized receipt for any donation of money or goods, even if the amounts to less than the IRS $250 threshold. if your noncash donation is worth more than $500, you have to … Continue reading

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How to Safely Get Rid of an Old Computer

I have four PC’s that I would like to discard/recycle or donate, and want to make sure that the hard drives for each are sufficiently cleaned so that any information on them cannot be retrieved. Is there a relatively easy … Continue reading

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