In 2008, the founder of Tunes 4 the Troops, Kaylee Radzyminski, was recognized by CNN as one a CNN hero. She discovered a need. The cd, dvd and game selection was rather poor for some of the soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq for their off-hours. Her efforts have paid off, and to-date, her organization has sent over 750,000 cd’s and dvd’s. If you’ve got old cd’s, dvd’s, games or game players, you might consider giving them through this site.
One realization I had was that giving these cd’s required many hours of cleaning, testing and preparing the discs. But I wasn’t really giving even though my *intent* was to send them. I only gave when I actually *delivered* them.
Its like that bag of Goodwill clothes sitting in your garage. No one can benefit if no one can wear them. Seth Godin has a good post about what you do versus what you ship. It’s the same for giving.
If you only intend to give, you aren’t really giving.