This is the season for charitable giving, and everyone has their favorite organization, institution or cause. Here, individual members of Designers Collaborative share where their philanthropic dollars will be going this year.
Carl D’Aquino: My brother is a NYC Lieutenant Fireman and whenever possible we give to the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York: Widows & Children’s Fund.
Laura Bohn: For years we’ve ben giving to Kiva, the non-profit microfinancing organization that facilitates small loans, some as little as $25, to impoverished people around the world. And the borrowers always find a way to pay back their loans–it’s amazing!
Susan Arann, Bruce Bierman, and Barry Goralnick: Susan lives on Staten Island, and we are all aware of how badly the borough was damages by Hurricane Sandy. One easy way to donate to the ongoing relief effort is through the Project Hospitality Staten Island Hurricane Relief Fund, which was specially established to directly help families whose homes or apartments were devastated by the storm.