Good Causes

Remember, there is ALWAYS someone less fortunate than you. If you would like to be added to this page, please send me a message.


Cell Phones for Soldiers (CPFS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides cost-free communication services to active duty military members and veterans. The organization was founded in 2004 by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist, then 12 and 13 years old, with only $21. CPFS relies on generous donors for cash contributions and funds raised by the recycling of used cell phones.

Cell Phones for Soldiers Fast Facts

  • In 2011, Cell Phones for Soldiers shared 690,000 communication tools with military families, providing more than 41 million minutes of talk time.
  • The program collected and recycled 1.5 million phones in 2011.
  • Since 2004, Cell Phones for Soldiers has provided more than 150 million minutes of free talk time.
  • Since 2004, nearly 10 million cell phones have been recycled, reducing the impact on landfills.
  • Approximately 12,000 calling cards are mailed each week.
  • A $5 donation warrants 2.5 hours of talk time; a $100.00 donation gives 50 hours or 3,000 minutes of talk time.
  • There are approximately 15,000 collection points across the nation.


Good Donor is the FIRST supply and donor management service. Specifically designed to be used by household goods donation programs, Good Donor helps lower solicitation costs while providing an easy to use donor management system. With Good Donor’s suite of tools, charities and thrift stores can easily manage donor and donation information, truck routing and marketing efforts.

Some of the benefits of using Good Donor include generating an increase in clothing and household goods donations, profitably providing household donation pickup and building loyal relationships with donors.


The Homeless Shelter Directory provides Homeless Shelters and Homeless Service Organizations. This includes all resources necessary to help the needy.

The directory was created for people who want to find and donate food and/or supplies to their local shelter.

Volunteer Opportunities are also needed at most shelters. I have listed contact information for volunteering at these shelters.


Please, please, please don’t buy an animal from a store, breeder or mill. There are millions of wonderful animals available for adoption at your local animal shelters and Petfinder can help you find the one that’s right for you. Although they sometimes drive me nuts, I couldn’t imagine my life without Nemo and Chloe. And I couldn’t imagine them being put to sleep simply because no one was willing to adopt them.  

Our 2 Doggie Fur Babies

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