YouGiveGoods is a socially conscious organization with a revolutionary way to sponsor food drives. Many food drives organize to help those who are less fortunate by concerned churches, private organizations or local community citizens. Almost all of the hard work and responsibilities to gather food, collect money donations, the packaging and transportation of goods and any other resources needed fall heavy on the shoulders of the sponsors. Food drives often never meet their potential as donated food and supplies are unorganized or an over-abundance of duplicated items are offered. Others avoid contributing to the cause in fear of funds are not properly allocated to the effort. Patrick O'Neil and his team of dedicated volunteers at YouGiveGoods offer a new way for sponsors and contributors provide precious needed goods and go directly to those in need.
YouGiveGoods is the brain child creation of CEO, Patrick O'Neil and co-founder Michael Connell. Paul and Lisa Tomasi and Mary Kay O'Neil. With successes managing in fields of real estate, energy technology and civic volunteering among military families organizations focused his time and fortitude to forge together two unlikely, but popular, forms of necessities of life, public donations and the internet. A West Point Academy graduate and former U.S. Army Captain of Army Corps of Engineer, launched ”YouGiveGoods” in December 2010 as private/public donations and federal funding was at an all low. Patrick constructed an easier way to donate worthy causes without having waste the time driving to a drop off point or be given goods that were unnecessary or overly repetitive. Using the internet was the key to channel people's benevolence to their fullest potential and be productive as well. Sponsors from either a private or public sector would register themselves for a food drive and list needed items to be collected. During the time given, anyone with internet access can log to the site, select whatever they wish to donate and pay using a credit/debit card. Once the drive has ended, a tally of purchased items are ordered through a local food distribution center where not only are the items are packaged, wrapped and loaded onto a commercial truck but the use of distributor's company truck is used to drive pallets of food to it's destination, free of charge.
Since it's inception, YouGiveGoods has delivered more than 100 tons worth of needed food shipped to food pantries, food banks, shelters and soup kitchens across these 48 United States. In a more recent tragedy You Give Goods along with the Salvation Army and United Aid Foundation have joined together to help relief efforts recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy that hit the southern coast of New Jersey this past October. In the next few years, the organization will expand their rooster to include, household cleaning supplies, kitchen appliances, furniture, adult and children clothes and animal supplies, but in the meantime, Super Bowl for caring is currently available. Lead by a National youth movement of schools, congregations, community organizations and caring individuals who wish to make a difference to fight hunger during this Sunday's Super Bowl. This and other food drives and a blanket drive for the homeless are available now and await for you to make a difference in someone's life. Donations now made easy with YouGiveGoods and they're just a click away!
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YouGiveGoods website: http://www.yougivegoods.com/
YouGiveGoods on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YouGiveGoods
YouGiveGoods on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yougivegoods
Super Bowl hunger drive link: http://www.yougivegoods.com/landing_page.php?landing_page=15
Keeping homeless warm one blanket at a time link: http://www.yougivegoods.com/drive.php?id=1379
The Salvation Army website:http://www.use.salvationarmy.org/use/www_use_nj.nsf
United Aid Foundation website: http://www.unitedaidfoundation.org/