Cheryl Mahoney over at UniversalGiving left a comment on my post. I was going to write a post about the place where she worked then realized she said it just fine without me having to add anything to it.
So without further hubbub, here's Cheryl:
Hello, I've been reading your blog posts and I love the positive stories, as well as the overall concept. As you say, not all of us have large amounts of money, but that doesn't mean we can't all do something!
I have another resource for getting involved that I thought you might be interested in. I work for Universalgiving, an online non-profit dedicated to connecting individuals to the best possible projects to donate to or volunteer with. All partner organizations pass a rigorous QualityModel to appear on our site, and we don't take any cut on donations. Many of our opportunities don't require large amounts of money--ten or fifteen dollars can make an enormous difference to someone. Check us out at www.universalgiving.org if you're curious, or feel free to email me any thoughts or questions! I also write for our blog, which you can see at www.philanthrobuzz.wordpress.com, where we've highlighted many simple and inexpensive ways to do good.
Wishing you all the best with your site. I love it that you're suggesting ways to get involved!