Friday, July 6, 2012

Help others today!!!

Happy Friday!  Are you staying cool?  Today is going to be 103 hot degress and we are going to be doing some inside fun.  In the meantime, I am so happy to have Colleen from Zealous Good as a guest poster today!  She has some great information about a way you can help in need!  So please take a read and if you can help, please do!

Zealous Good: Providing Chicago With A Meaningful Way to Donate

How many of you have old children’s games have you been meaning to get rid of, but haven’t yet? Or how about old sports equipment your kids don’t use anymore, and is just taking up space in your garage? Or maybe, you just upgraded your computer and want to donate your old one?

Now there is a place for you to easily get rid of that stuff, while at the same time making sure that it is going to a local charity that really needs it.

Zealous Good matches people with excess goods to donate, to local Chicago charities with matching needs, providing an efficient and effective way to donate your no longer needed items.

And, don’t worry, the process is easy.

Simply go onto the Zealous Good website ( and submit what you want to donate. Then as charities request your donation, select your preferred charity and schedule a time to pick up or drop off your item. Once your donation is in the hands of your selected charity, you’ll get to see the lives you’ve affected.

Or, if you’re a charity and need donations, all you have to do is make a Zealous Good page and request what kind of donations you want to receive. After Zealous Good matches the donation with your needs, you receive the donation and your charity benefits.

Zealous Good offers a sentimental aspect by giving you (and even your child- for example, if it is their old toys) the opportunity to choose which charity you want your donation going to. Then, you can feel good about your choice by seeing the difference you’ve made.

To put it into perspective, the average American household has $7,000 in unused items. Look around your house, can you give any of your unused items a second shot at life? It only takes a little effort on your part, for an enormous impact on a local charity. Start doing good today!

1 comment:

Jen said...

I LoVe this idea! How great that I stumbled upon this post! I am living in Chicago but packing up and moving to St. Louis in 3 weeks. I have so many things I just don't want to take with but didn't know what to do with. Thanks for the info!!