FinancialAidPodcast suggests paying down your debt, putting it in a savings account, or donating to a charitable organization. They recommend giving to the United Nations World Food Program and America’s Second Harvest.
Trista Harris of New Voices in Philanthropy thinks you should purchase goods and services from a local nonprofit. Harris is remodeling her home and is going to purchase some of the supplies she needs from the Habitat for Humanity surplus store and the ReUse Center.
thejivefather is going to be donating as much of his economic stimulus check as possible to support musicians in need. He suggests donating to the Tipitina's Foundation, The Jazz Foundation of America, The Rhythm & Blues Foundation, Musician's Village, The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, and the New Orleans Musician's Clinic.
In her post, Feministe Feedback: Where Should I Donate?, Jill at Feministe posted a question from a reader who wanted recommendations for places to donate her check to that are, "both pro-woman / feminist and helps the poor." Readers suggested giving to local organizations, food banks, homeless shelters, Heifer International, Building with Books, Global Fund for Women, Planned Parenthood, DonorsChoose, Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking, Modest Needs, Women for Women International, Camfed, and many more. They also recommended giving a micro-loan to a woman entrepreneur through an organization like Kiva, doing research for organizations on Charity Navigator, and purchasing merchandise from Global Girlfriend,
How will you spend your economic stimulus check?