|By Jake Richter - NetTech on Tuesday, October 30, 2001 - 4:47 pm:|
We realize (even in our own case), as Americans that cash is tight - all of our charitable cash contributions for the year after Sept. 11, 2001, have gone to U.S. charities involved in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, such as the American Red Cross and helping.org. And we expect the same is the case with many of our fellow Americans. However, there is another way to help support Bonaire, even before the year is out, and that would be via the contribution of various used goods which Bonairean non-profit efforts could put to good use. Examples of what we have seen requests for include (all in usable condition):
|By sherry baker on Tuesday, October 30, 2001 - 5:01 pm:|
jake, thank you for the information. sounds like a wonderful way to donate some used but good items or new things too.
|By Jake Richter - NetTech on Wednesday, October 31, 2001 - 10:22 am:|
One more thing to add to the list, as a request from the Donkey Help Foundation:
|By Jake Richter - NetTech on Thursday, November 1, 2001 - 9:51 am:|
And yet another item!
|By Denise L. Kacavas on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 - 9:53 am:|
Jake and Linda, my husband and I have followed through on the contact for providing a child a Christmas present and have as a result agreed to sponsor a child. Who would have ever guessed that enjoying the Bonaire web cam so much would result in our being able to be of some small help, a friend, to a child in Bonaire. It is very nice to have this opportunity and we intend to do our best. Thankyou for providing the info/contact.
|By Glen Reem on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 - 11:13 pm:|
Do I gather correctly from the above that when shipping c/o AMCAR, the donor pays shipping to MIA and thence to Bonaire is paid by Support Bonaire? If so, can a donor pay shipping all the way to Bonaire?
|By Jake Richter - NetTech on Friday, November 9, 2001 - 12:02 am:|
Denise - Thank you for helping make a child's Christmas on Bonaire special!
|By Yana Herold on Thursday, January 17, 2002 - 6:03 pm:|
Jake, In the past when I have traveled outside the US I have taken a large suit case with items donated by the local children in my neighborhood. They seem to like sharing some of their lifestyle with children in a different country. I was not aware (DUH) that this was also a need in Bonaire. The Children often donate books, hand held video games, clothes, crayons, sidewalk chalk, and just about anything that will fit into a suitcase for me to ship thru as luggage. On my next trip to Bonaire I will see what the kids will come up with or maybe you can give me some ideas on what is needed at that time.
|By Jake Richter - NetTech on Thursday, January 17, 2002 - 9:47 pm:|
Yana (which is also my daughter's nickname!),
|By Jake Richter - NetTech on Sunday, February 3, 2002 - 10:37 pm:|
As a quick update, thanks to your contributions, Support Bonaire has so far been able to donate two notebook computers to the Maria Hoppner Foundation, two desktop systems to Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire, masks and fins for the Tortuganan di Boneiru effort to teach local children to snorkel (sponsored by the Bonaire Marine Park), and dog collars and flea & tick collars to the Bonaire Animal Shelter.
|By Gordon Brown on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 5:00 am:|
|By Jake Richter - NetTech on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 8:57 am:|
|By Ron Myers (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #154) on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 11:42 am:|
My wife and I have just set a trust. We would like to donate, upon our demise, our scuba gear, 2+ full sets, to a charity in Bonaire. All shipping would be paid by the trust. Which charity would best use something like this?
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