Here at CharityKick, we encourage monetary donations to help back our dares, and funds are collected by the non-profit endorsing the dare. However, some people are wary of giving money and might want to donate items instead to help. This can be great on a local level, but in the long run, money is better used when people are in need to get them the best possible resources through buying the right kind of equipment, time and necessities.
Funds create flexibility
When the natural disaster occurred in Haiti, many people throughout the world rushed to aid the struggling country. Intentions were pure, but some health professionals say they were overwhelmed with the items send through to Haiti that could not be used. According to Aid Watchers, issues like Haiti and the hurricane in Honduras in 1998 were only exacerbated by the flood of donated items, like thin summer clothes and expired medicine, which could not be used. Some things, of course, were helpful, but the excess of unused items can slow down transport, mailing system and manpower that would be better spent elsewhere.
Streamlines process of giving
If funds come to disaster areas instead of items, it allows medical professionals to purchase the items most needed instead of regular people guessing at that might be helpful. Some donors might be worried that their funds will be ill-used or held up in a bureaucratic way, but with a little research, people can find out which organizations are most successful in using the funds perfectly in times of need. A safe bet to help out larger disaster is through groups like the Red Cross, Oxfam, the MSF and more. These non-profits, or NGOs, are staffed with many trained professionals who have spent years figuring out the best way to use donated money during disasters, for the downtrodden and to sponsor helpful programs in local communities.
CharityKick supports money donations
While every bit can help when it comes to generous donations, it’s been shown that the best way to help those in need is through monetary donations, especially in disaster situations. CharityKick is designed to bring these types of funds straight to the non-profit in need so it can be used accordingly. Even if the event doesn’t come into play, donors can choose to release the funds to the charity organization anyways, which makes the whole process a win-win situation.