Choose2Care Handles Charitable Donations In Innovative Fashion

New Non-profit Organization Utilizes Internet to Harness Power of Donations to Charities
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Jan. 10, 2008 - PRLog -- Santa Rosa, CA –

In recent years, the public has grown increasingly aware of the problem of bloat and overloaded infrastructure that is common among large fundraising operations. Organizations that exist to raise funds for charities and non-profits often end up directing a high percentage of the donations they handle back into their own operating costs. Frustrated with this phenomenon, which leaves the charities out in the cold, three Californians decided to take matters into their own hands and found a non-profit that eliminates the overhead as much as possible. Choose2Care is the resulting operation: a unique organization that raises funds for charities and organizations doing good works efficiently and with minimal overhead. Choose2Care is noteworthy not only for their focus but for their technique: Choose2Care is itself a non-profit corporation that takes advantage of the internet and a national donor base to bring the greatest possible value to charities and to the people giving donations.

Whereas many professional fundraisers operate in a for-profit mode, which affects their fundraising methods and efficiency, Choose2care is a non-profit organization that works with 501-c-3 charities. Their unique service, running internet auctions to raise funds for charities, has numerous advantages. The primary advantage is that overhead costs are kept to a bare minimum. One of the founders of Choose2Care, Tom Fitzsimmons, says with pride, “It’s the system that’s innovative.” By using internet auctions and internet technology to connect donors and charities, external costs are lowered dramatically.

Fitzsimmons, along with Deaette DeBrunner and Rose Fitzsimmons, founded Choose2Care after running a highly successful fundraising campaign for the Eye Birth Defects Research Foundation at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. The three energetic fundraisers all had extensive experience working with larger donation outlets and were dissatisfied with the level of waste they observed in those systems. Determined that they could devise an improved fundraising model, they started Choose2Care and immediately saw the power of the results.

Through internet auctions, Choose2Care is able to handle items that other donation centers cannot or will not handle. Items such as large appliances, industrial equipment, boats, and timeshares, donated by people across the United States, are all happily handled by Choose2Care in their fundraising efforts. In fact, the monies raised from auctioning these items has made both the donors and the charities on the receiving end very happy, and all parties concerned are convinced that the Choose2Care model is the wave of the future when it comes to charitable fundraising. The Choose2Care fundraising model works for any charity that wants to be sure to maximize the power of its fundraising activities. “There’s just no good reason to maintain these bloated infrastructures, to have these huge administrative costs,” says Tom Fitzsimmons. Choose2Care, with its devoted staff and focused energies, looks forward to many years of providing good causes with the means they need to offer help and aid to those in need. Choose2Care is always happy to take on new charities: Choose2Care works for charities so that they can work for the betterment of the world around us. For more information on Choose2Care and its fundraising operations, please visit or telephone the organization at 866-365-5163.

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