Week 8

My group decided to donate our money to the Canoe Creek Animal Shelter. We felt that they were the best fit for our cause and we know the money will go to a good cause. I am very excited to be able to help them out. I learned a lot from this experience and I would definitely do something like this again.

Week 6 and 7

I learned more about the organizations that came from the non profit panel. I learned what everyone’s mission statement was and what they put their money towards. Our fundraiser was successful and we have raised the $100 we needed to.

I interned my mom. I learned a lot about how she grew up and how things were different back then. I was surprised to hear how independent she was when she turned 18 with moving to a different state without her parents. It was a good experience to get to know her better.

Week 3

It is important to have a mission statement because you need to have a goal to work towards. My teams mission statement is to serve our community by improving and protecting animal welfare.

When reaching out to my organization I expect good results. I intern at the Canoe Creek Animal Shelter so I personally know them and it will be easy for my to get in touch with them.

Week 2

After doing the brown paper bag activity I learn a lot more about what my classmates are interested in and how they came to be the way they are. I also learned more about myself when deciding what to put in my bag. I found it a bit difficult.

My teams fundraiser is to have multiple bake sales. We will be selling baked goods in the ashcrafts rooms and may put some in other teachers rooms.

Week 4

I learned that Make a Wish foundation is a great alorgqnization that uses its money for terninal illnesses to get a wish to wherever they want to go.

It is important to look at the numbers because you need to know if the orginization us using its money to pay for the company of what the organization stands for.

Week 3

In creating my teams mission statement we directed our views to on what we really want. And it will be easier to pick and organization.

I expect that it will be hard to get organizations interested what we are doing. But hopefully we can find some organizations that will be excited to help us and us them.

Week 2

I learned that a lot of people care about so many different things for all different reasons. And a lot of peoples items in the brown paper bag revolved around their family.

We are going to sell baked goods in different classrooms.

Week 1

The MAD cards were fun to use. It was hard to decide what we’re only 5 main things I cared the most about. I learned that I cared most about children. I learned that a lot of people in our class cared so deeply about many different causes.

I hope to gain a greater appreation of giving to others. And learn how to pick the right companies to donate to.

Week Five

I learned that there is two ways in which you can evaluate an investment in a company, Quantitative and Qualitative. Quantitative has to do with how the use there money by looking at their 990 form. I have had some trouble finding my organizations 990 form but I am having someone email it to me. The other way, qualitative, is the quality of the organization and how they run things.  I volunteer at the Canoe Creek Animal Shelter and I really enjoy going there. They are all very nice to me and put me to good use while I am there. I believe that looking at the quality of an organization is more important than their quantity. You don’t know their whole story by looking a their numbers and they could actually be a very good organization that needs so help.

Week 4

The organization I am going to contact is the Canoe Creek Animal Shelter. I intern there so I know most of the staff and how things are run there. I will be speaking with them Thursday when I go in. When looking at the 990 form it is important to look at all the numbers before making an investment because you want to make sure they are using their money wisely and you are donating to a good charity. You don’t want to donate to them if they are keeping most the money for themselves instead of putting it towards their cause.