Shout-out to Rented Life…

I apologize for being slow and disorganized, but I DID make a donation for you!

Back in this post, we promised Rented Life a prize for being our most active commenter in 2013.  We declared that we would send all the profit from our Amazon affiliate links collected up to that point to the nonprofit of her choice.  She emailed us, and we sent the proceeds to her favorite animal shelter.  Now we all feel warm and fuzzy.

Note to Rented Life: We weren’t sure if you’d be ok or not with us posting a link to said animal shelter’s donation page, since you sent it via email. We can post it here if you’d like, or just ask people to suggest animal shelters to donate to in the comments. :)

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9 Responses to “Shout-out to Rented Life…”

  1. Rented life Says:

    Well there’s one way to get my attention! No, a link would be a little too telling of where I live. Instead, everyone should donate to an animal shelter in their area that does good work. And remember older pets, especially cats, need the most funding because they are less likely to be adopted.

  2. nicoleandmaggie Says:

    As a side note to the grumpy nation, we have some pretty intense posts coming up in the near future. Astute readers may even notice a theme building over the next few weeks/months. Hold on to your hats!

  3. Revanche Says:

    Yay! I just wrote about charity and like they read my blog, the local humane society sent me an email reminding me to donate to them.

  4. First Gen American Says:

    I’ve been moving more and more of my annual donations to non-profits I work a lot with. The good ones are frugal and know how to stretch a dollar. I gave a donation recently to a favorite STEM charity that teachers girls science. I thought I was giving chump change and the director was like…that’ll fund an instructor for summer robotics class..wow, really. How is that even possible? (Oh yeah, I volunteer my time for free..and so do others). But with matching donors and all kinds of other stuff, it’s really great to feel like your dollar is going further.

    I also highly recommend having a kind of “misc” giving fund for all the random people collecting for their pet causes. I think it’s great when someone has a personal connection to a cause and wants to do their part. I happily support those folks, but used to feel guilty about it until I earmarked a portion of my annual giving to that sort of stuff. Of course, I make sure the donation is anonymous so that I don’t get put on 10,000 different mailing/phone lists.

    • Rented life Says:

      We adopted our one cat 11 years ago, have moved at least 5 times since and we STILL get mailings from them. I have to update my address for every other place but that shelter always finds me.

  5. Mutant Supermodel Says:

    I missed the part where you started doing the Amazon thing. Has it worked out then?


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