Five Dollars Goes a Long Way
Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens Residents Launch CharitySub.
By Gwen Ruell
A new organization was launched on the stroke of midnight, January 1, 2012.
CharitySub, a social enterprise headed by Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens residents, strives to take the guesswork out of giving, by providing individuals with an easily accessible way to learn about and donate to charitable organizations.
The “sub” in CharitySub stands for “subscription,” meaning that any individual can subscribe to the organization for $5 a month. Each month, CharitySub will choose a cause and showcase three different charities that focus on that cause. Subscribers then get to choose which charity will receive their $5 donation.
This month, CharitySub is focusing on childhood obesity. The three charities are FoodCorps, a school gardening and education organization; FoodFight, offering food education to teachers and teens; and Seeds in the Middle, a Brooklyn organization educating families about healthy lifestyles that support their children and the community.
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