Aura-Ganize pledges to give 10-20% of organizing revenues to charitable causes on an annual basis.
With so many worthy causes in need of support, I set aside 10-20% of what I earn from my organizing projects, to donate each year. I like to take the time to research charities I connect with and make year end donations to them.
At the end of 2022, I donated 20% of my organizing income to the following local charities:
A number of my clients have ADHD and as a result, getting organized at home can be very difficult as they navigate their professional and personal lives. I am grateful to have found a local charity that focuses on ADHD and education to donate to.
This charity was meaningful to a client of mine who had a loved one in Hospice care and was also dealing with downsizing at the time. The care, kindness and consideration that my client got from this organization, meant so much to them at such a difficult time in their lives. I am happy to have been able to give a little bit back to this organization that helps families locally.
A good number of my clients are senior citizens looking to lighten the load in their homes, downsize to a smaller place, or get organized so they know exactly where everything is and can access things with ease. This wonderful organization, while not connected with my clients specifically, provides a lot of valuable services for Seniors in the community such as providing rides to people who are no longer driving or giving grocery shopping assistance to those in need. I wanted to be sure that I give something back to the Seniors in my community as a thank you to the Seniors who picked me to help them with their organizing needs.
The 2021 charitable donation recipients were:
A Wider Circle - This charity is working to end poverty by providing stable homes, workforce development, and neighborhood revitalization to the local community.
Comfort Cases provides children in foster care a special bag to put their belongings in with new pajamas, a new blanket, and a stuffed animal to help during the traumatic transition to foster care.
Akshaya Patra Foundation - This charity provides one wholesome meal to children in need a day at schools in India. Often, that is the only nutritional meal those children eat in a day.
In the summer of 2021, I also donated a professional organizing session to my Home Owners Association as part of our Family Fun Day celebration, which is something I hope to continue as a way to support my neighborhood and get to know my neighbors.