Friday, November 14, 2008

Kristen - Do Gooder

I have been volunteered to be in charge of the "Morgan Stanley Annual Appeal." Basically, what that is, is MS's giving campaign. Morgan Stanley has the Morgan Stanley Foundation, if you donate to that, they will match you 100% and give you what they call a "CSA" or charitable spending account and I can donate that matched money where ever I'd like it to go. You can also pick a charity/organization of your choice, but they only match 25% into your CSA. Another nice thing is that you can have it deducted directly from your paycheck. Either all from one check, or a little from every check.

I've decided to give some money to the Morgan Stanley fund (just for the match) Sacred Heart University's political science department, and some animal-related fund; either FONZ (friends of the national zoo) or WWF (world wildlife fund).

However, if anyone has a suggestion for a charity with a good cause, I can be persuaded to change one of these.

I was also asked to monitor the canned food box. I made the above sign with sharpies and a picture of campbell's soup that I printed from some website.

Not that I have a large readership on this blog, I'm going to take a moment to stand on a soap box and tell everyone to donate time or money to a cause you believe in, whatever it may be.


MOM said...

Good for you !! I am proud of you.
I think this is a very admirable thing. I, too, will be donating food to the Thanksgiving food drive that Bloomingdale's sponsors to help feed those less fortunate than us.

Anonymous said...

One non-profit you might consider including -- which isn't a charity, but which, I'll submit, is doing very important work for the human race -- is The MPrize at . The research they're trying to encourage would be a cure for cancer, heart disease, stroke, and lots of other things all wrapped up in one. It would save lots and lots of lives, but it's very long-term. They're registered with MS's Annual Appeal, so all the benefits of that can accrue.