- Tony Annunziato for a generous donation.
- David Rakus for the bus we will be getting in Feb 2009 as well as starting a beef jerky sales program where BonaResponds will get much of the profits.
- Steve Hayes for several appliances that will be given to Mark in West Clarksville plus a single mom working on her GED in Olean
- The Driscolls, Jen, and two anonymous donors for for helping to establish a fund that will be used for micro lending.
Speaking of donations saw this article on donations during recessions. Not sure what it means for BonaResponds. I continue to maintain that getting volunteers and leaders is what we need.
Food banks, shelters benefit as charity stays closer to home - MarketWatch:
"'Given rising unemployment and food costs being high... it's harder and harder for everyone to make ends meet,' he said.
That doesn't mean Americans with the means to give are turning their backs on all charities this year -- especially when it comes to helping their neighbors.
Not surprisingly, giving fell 1%, on average, during recession years between 1967 and 2007, according to research from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and the Giving USA Foundation. In years without a recession, charitable giving typically grows 4.3%."