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Winning for yourself is fun, but why not do some good? Use DealDash to help yourself be a do-gooder.
DealDash is here to auction off amazing items, but once you have everything that you need why not give back to your community? DealDash can help you get some items that would be much appreciated by the less fortunate members in your community. All of us who use “entertainment shopping” such as DealDash are fortunate that we have enough money in our budget to have fun and shop. Some people don’t have any extra room in their budget after they have the basics. Why not be a “do-gooder” and win some things to donate?
Identify Who Needs Your Help
There are many different types of people and organizations in your community who would benefit from a donation. Before you start bidding, you should make a list of the type of items that you are hoping to win and donate. For example, if you live in a very hot climate such as Texas or Florida and want to win clothing to give to the less fortunate, then you should probably stay away from the heavy jackets and sweaters.
Some examples of people and organizations who could benefit from donations are:
- Food Banks. Food banks often offer items other than food to the people who use them, such as personal hygiene and grooming supplies. They could also use the $10 gift cards for fast food that DealDash often offers for auction.
- Schools. Schools are always in need of supplies for their classrooms. DealDash sometimes offers office supplies and craft supplies that would make great donations for a school in your neighborhood.
- Fire Stations. The firefighters in your community could use your help. They are often volunteers who spend long hours in their fire station waiting for a call to come in. They would appreciate things to make that time go faster such as MP3/4 players, video game, movies, and other entertainment. They would also appreciate gift cards as well to places such as Wal-Mart so they can re-stock their supplies and purchase some treats.
- Department of Social Services. DSS can always use donations of baby supplies, personal hygiene items, and toys. When babies, kids, and teens are removed from their home they often have to spend hours at DSS waiting to either be returned to their parents or taken to a foster home. A soft plush toy or a fun game can help them take their mind of their situation for a little while.
Want Your Donation to be More Personal?
If you like the idea of being a do-gooder and donating some of your wins but don’t like the idea of donating to an organization, I have a solution. Churches are often one of the first places that a family turns when they are in trouble. Even if you are not religious or associated with a church, you can still find a recipient of your generosity there. Simply call the church office during the week and explain that you would like to donate to a needy family in their parish. They will be very happy to match you up with a family and you can know that your donation is making a very big difference in the life of a family in your own community.
BIN Instead of Win
You should know that with all auctions on DealDash , if you don’t happen to win these items when you bid on them, then you can always BIN (Buy It Now). Simply buy them for the retail price, and you will get all of your bids back to use again. You will also receive free shipping, AND get to keep of the clock time that you earned as being the highest bidder.
Thanks for Reading
Thanks so much for reading this DealDash Blog article today on thinking of ways that you can donate and become a hero in your community. DealDash has some awesome products up today that would make someone happy to receive as a donation. Visit DealDash now and see how much you can donate. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!
This sponsored blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. Read even more at DealDashTips.com, DealDashReviewed.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.