If you’ve received or are about to receive your stimulus check, why not put it to good use? Sure, you could tuck it away under your Tempur-breeze, sign up for SMU’s Fast Track MBA program for one term or make down payment on a Louboutin red sole pump clutch bag, but what about stimulating your favorite nonprofits? After what they’ve been through this past year, they could use a little stimulating.
Here are a few ideas on how to do just that:
- Buy an armful of raffle tickets.
- Make a special gift to a nonprofit.
- Reserve a table at an upcoming fundraiser.
- Honor a friend by sponsoring a Blooming Bed at the Dallas Arboretum in their name. Or, if you have bunch of pals, sponsor a Klyde Warren Park bistro chair in each of their names.
- Purchase season tickets to a performing arts program.
- Shop at the nonprofit’s resale shop like. The Family Place’s Resale Shop or Goodwill. If you don’t find something for your household, you can donate them to a homeless shelter. Talk about double dutying!
- Buy gift certificates at your favorite fast food and gift them to teachers at your neighborhood school and/or healthcare workers and/or first responders.
- Join a nonprofit supporting group.
- Help a food pantry stock up their shelves.
- Check your favorite’s wish list on Amazon and make their wishes come true.
- Provide supplements or adopt an animal at Equest or Dallas Zoo.
If none of these register on your radar, check with your favorite nonprofit. Bet they’ll come up with some ideas.
While your participation may not seem like a lot to you, it just might make the difference to a nonprofit that has had a rough year and would appreciate the stimulus.