I received a pretty awesome letter in the mail and it came just in time for Pay it Forward Friday. Apparently my counties Water Authority is partnering with a non-profit organization to help assist qualifying customers pay their water bill. How it works is they round your bill up to the nearest dollar if you so choose to participate. The sceptic in me immediately thought that they profit in some way from this transaction. Unfortunately so many “causes” profit from charity and donations. So to ease my mind they made sure to include at the bottom of the letter that 100% of the proceeds go to the assist, with no administration fees, yay.!!! So will I participate? Of course! I think it is a wonderful program and I would encourage you to contact your utility companies to see if they participate in charitable assistance programs.
Let me know if you think these programs are beneficial or are you not buying the hype?