$19 a month and a free blanket

By December 31, 2019 October 29th, 2022 Heather

For only 63 cents a day, you can impact a life…

All of these organizations’ commercials, production and social proof of the need pull at every heartstring. Since they are all $19 a month and come with a free blanket, I thought It may be beneficial to combine them in one place, for free to help you pick which one.

Shriners is wonderful. These kids are absolutely precious, their charity is on the ‘good list’ of legitimacy and their national media company does a great job. Hopefully at a significant discount. Here’s hoping.

Here’s there statement about what the $19 does:

The children in these commercials are wonderful. Oh, my heart.

‘At Shriners Hospitals for Children®, stewardship is one of our core values. Approximately 85 percent of all funds spent by Shriners Hospitals for Children each year are dedicated to patient care, research and education. We work hard to make sure your gifts are used in the most efficient and effective manner. ‘

St. Jude’s organization is also a blessing to have, founded for the right reasons. Their info is below, and they rank high on the truth that they actually do what they say for our kids.

I included them in the list, even though technically they do not offer you a free blanket, they still do the $19 a month advertising on national TV. Maybe more communication about them can help save on their budgets so more can go to the research to end childhood cancer and figure out why it keeps increasing. Perhaps all the processed food companies or the FDA can throw some big budgets at their organization to help find causes.

St. Jude is there for sick kids

The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.

St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world. Approximately 75% of the funds necessary to operate St. Jude must be raised from generous donors.

Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Disabled American Veterans – Every veteran should be covered when they come home, and sadly, that’s not the case. The next thing with children is our veterans followed up by senior citizens. The Disabled American Veterans Org says they will help them.

I didn’t see any celebrity endorsers here, just real veterans.

‘The DAV is a tax-exempt organization, and all contributions are tax-deductible according to IRS regulations. How much of my donation goes to help disabled veterans? 85¢ of every dollar spent in 2018 went to program services for disabled veterans and their families. ‘

They, too, do the $19 a month and a free blanket. Plus a company names Gig Tech will match your donation through 2019 up to $500k.

There’s many organizations for Veterans and figuring out what is fairly doing what they say they are going to do is tough. You can investigate their financials online to determine where it really goes.

Wounded Warrior Project is also very visible on commercials through cable with crying inducing stories of veterans living the aftermath of active-duty combat.

Many celebrities endorse WWP, let’s hope for free – and let’s hope the organization is repaired now and actually giving to where it should go.

Our veterans, like our sick and disabled children, should not need charities to help them. It should be provided. I’d much rather my tax dollars go to them with funded healthcare than rebuilding where they were sent to battle. Nuts. Here’s a plan for that I thought about a while back.

Back to this one. They fell under scrutiny in 2016 and fired their leadership team for excessive spending. Are they giving more than 60 cents of every dollar you send them to the actual veterans who need it? I’d look into that.

The Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation provides more than 98 percent to veterans, this may be a better bet that your money goes right to veterans… if it goes to all armed forces. I haven’t researched this one. You might not get a blanket though.

If you’ve passed up the kids and vets and made it this far, fine. Here’s one for dogs. Not that I don’t care about dogs, pets are awesome… I just have bigger heartstrings for children and veterans who protect them. So we can sit back and enjoy pets.

ASPCA promises that your $19 a month will assist with their mission of:

In the arms of the angels
  • Saving animals from dog-fighting, puppy mills, hoarding and other cruelty-related situations.
  • Providing animal victims of cruelty with life-saving medical care and behavioral rehabilitation.
  • Helping thousands of animals find loving homes every single year.
  • Responding to emergency situations when disaster strikes.
  • Working with all levels of government to fight for stronger laws to protect animals.

It’s hard to believe only $19 a month can do so many good things for the people need it most, considering it costs me $134 a month to have the cable to have access to see their commercials. Maybe there’s a way to get the help of America for these legit causes virally through our phones or Venmo without all the expense of the media system. Celebrity endorsements via their platforms? IDK. Anyway, here they are. They can give their blankets to the kids, wounded veterans and homeless shelters instead of me.

Do you ever wonder if there’s one big PR/marketing firm out there that tells all the charities they can build them a $19 and a blanket campaign? There’s the problem. Think outside the box and who’s lobbying for what on the Gov. spending block.

Final thought – imagine if all these free fleece blankets were in turn donated to the American Red Cross in your honor? Ooh, that could be good, since they are spending money advertising that they are in desperate need of blankets…

Evacuees from a wildfire rest on cots and blankets supplied by the Red Cross in the gymnasium at Taft Charter High School in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Again – an important mission/esource for Americans is indeed the Red Cross. But the way all these charities go about it – albeit they get funded and hefty salaries – but MAN! Think about new ways to get loyalty and participation. They’re still doing what they did 20 years ago and if all of you have looked around lately – our world is changing and so is every way we transfer money and connect with other humans now.

You’ll get a free water bottle is you send them $125!

Thanks for reading. Here’s to helping our people this year, as legit as possible.


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