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Rod, many business givers feel their money (large or small) pale compared to the Gates’ and Clintons’ foundations to Africa. But there’s an easy way to give without “giving until it hurts”. If a business donates a percentage of each product sold to their charity, the increments over a period of time, can make an impact.DARE-America is the anti-drug and anti-violence prevention in our schools. We understand our role behind imperiled children with cancer at St. Jude, the Pediatric Aids Foundation, the displaced children in Haiti and Louisiana, only to name a few tragedies. But that does not make us any less important, because children can be at-risk within their own homes and communities when drugs and crime are present.To keep our vital charity afloat during these trying economic times, we introduced PRODUCT donations. With one large worldwide organization, DARE receives $1 of each product sold; with another business, we receive 20% of product sold.So, could you please explain to the small business owner and corporate America who need write-offs how easy it is to donate or recycle product to causes or charities of their choice?
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