ChooseHotTubsDirect.com is joining the worldwide charity movement to make our earth a better place! ChooseHotTubsDirect Charity will allocate funds to different charities in need of disaster relief due to hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes, other natural disasters or to those in need of help. Right now we are in the middle of Project ChooseHotTubsDirect.com Hurricane Ike Disaster Relief Effort to give Hurricane victims much needed support for food, clothing & shelter. Please visit the ChooseHotTubsDirect.com Hurricane Disaster Relief Page for more information about the cause and how you can make a difference.
ChooseHotTubsDirect.com Charity Updates
DirectToHomeAppliances Donates a Portion of Sales from ChooseHotTubsDirect.com to Help Runaway Teens through Project Christmas CAROL at the Covenant House California in Oakland
DirectToHomeAppliances loves giving, especially around the holidays. So when CEO Steve Barbarich heard about the Covenant House California's Project Christmas CAROL (Care About Remembering Overlooked Lives), he decided to donate a portion of sales from his company's e-commerce site, ChooseHotTubsDirect.com, to bring aid to runaway teens and young adults who would otherwise obtain nothing this Christmas.
"I see homeless people on the streets of San Francisco every day, but it's impossible to help them all" says Barbarich. "Giving to the Covenant House in Oakland is one way to get teens and young adults out of cardboard shelters, into warm beds and perhaps even receive a little joy this Christmas."
One of Barbarich's e-commerce sites, Choose Hot Tubs Direct.com, is no stranger to donating to worthy causes. For example, ChooseHotTubsDirect.com raised money for Hurricane Ike victims last October. In October of this year, he chose breast cancer as his charity, realizing California has some of the highest breast cancer rates in the nation. For the holiday season, he wanted to make life a little happier for homeless teens.
For the month of December, until today, Barbarich has allocated funds from Island Escape Spas sales to donate to the Covenant House California. In partnering with the center, Barbarich hopes to raise awareness about homelessness and the rise in runaway rates in the San Francisco metropolitan area, where his company, DirectToHomeAppliances, is based.
Though the Covenant House's services are mostly for people 18-24, its policy is to accept every child who shows up at its doors. Since 1988, it has helped more than 145,000 homeless youth get off the streets and escape the physical and psychological abuse that either brought them there or plagues them as homeless people. The society's mission is to "protect and safeguard all children of the street" with "absolute respect and unconditional love." It offers street outreach and residential and supportive services. In addition, the organization has a hot line for teens in trouble, 1-800-999-9999 and a website, Nineline.org. The Covenant House California helps runaways and homeless young adults deal with suicidal ideations, drug and alcohol abuse, basic needs and anything else imaginable that these people face and from which they escape.
Giving to the Covenant House California is simple. Not only does it love in kind gifts such as food, personal hygiene products, business attire for job interviews and employment and footwear, among other items, but it also tremendously appreciates monetary donations. You can contribute securely on the Web, by phone at 1-866-268-3686 (1-866-COV-DOVE), or by mail by downloading a donation form and sending it to Covenant House California, Attn.: Development Department, 1325 N. Western Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90027.
San Francisco is often considered the homelessness capital of the world because of its mild climate and social programs providing cash benefits to the homeless. An estimated 7,000-10,000 people remain homeless in San Francisco, and the city spends approximately $200 million a year on programs aimed at helping the situation. According to the National Runaway Switchboard, California alone has 16,909 runaway children, teens and young adults. Truly a problem plaguing the Bay area, DirectToHomeAppliances has decided to take steps this year to combat the crisis by donating to the Covenant House California's Project Christmas CAROL.
October 31, 2009 â€“ 5:00 p.m.
ChooseHotTubsDirect.com Raises over $200 to Help Women in Need Get Mammograms
All through October, ChooseHotTubsDirect.com donated a portion of its October sales to providing mammograms to women who cannot afford them in conjunction with October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Recognizing that this cause is important for women's health, the company has partnered with the Mills-Peninsula Breast Programs in San Mateo and South San Francisco, CA. "It's great to be a small business owner who can afford to donate to worthy causes like providing free mammograms to women who cannot afford them" says Steve Barbarich, CEO of DirectToHomeAppliances. "Breast cancer research is an important cause that deserves everyone's efforts." The Mills-Peninsula Breast Programs, part of the Mills-Peninsula Women's Center, is among national leaders in five-year breast cancer survival rates, in part because the breast centers detect cancer early, when it's most curable. DirectToHomeAppliances has been pleased to be working directly with the centers in order to offer the most assistance the company can. One can donate to the center online here or by sending a check payable to "Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation" to Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation, 1501 Trousdale Dr., Burlingame, CA 94010. People can also call them with a credit card donation at 650-696-5990.
Another way to donate to breast cancer research is by going to "Click to Give Free Mammograms" at the Breast Cancer Site. All one needs to do is click on the box every day and sponsors pay for mammograms. It's free and 100% of sponsor money goes to charity. Each click helps fund free mammograms for women in need -- low income, inner-city and minority women who don't know much about breast cancer and whose opportunity for help is often compromised. Read DirectToHomeAppliances Donated a Portion of Sales to Providing Mammograms to Women Who Cannot Afford Them at the Mills-Peninsula Breast Programs in San Mateo and South San Francisco, CA in October on PRWeb.
October 21st, 2008 - 4:30 p.m.
Last month, Steve Barbarich promised his company, ChooseHotTubsDirect.com, would donate $15 for every Paradise Hot Tub Spa sold to help with Hurricane Ike disaster relief. With only half of October over, Barbarich is pleased to announce that ChooseHotTubsDirect is on track to raise over $500 towards its joint charity effort with the Gulf Coast Emergency Response Fund. With the popularity of their portable spas and hot tubs, ChooseHotTubsDirect is poised to generate even more funding to be spent on providing necessary food, shelter, clothing & other hurricane disaster relief efforts for hurricane victims.
September 23rd, 2008 - 11:30 a.m.
ChooseHotTubsDirect.com Donates to Hurricane Victims
with every Paradise Hot Tub Sale - Gulf Coast Fund
The ChooseHotTubsDirect.com Hurricane Disaster Relief announced that they will donate a portion of hot tub spa sales to go directly to the victims of recent Hurricane Ike. Working directly with the Gulf Coast Fund, DirectToHomeAppliances ensures that its generous donations will be spent on food, shelter, clothing & other hurricane disaster relief efforts for local families that currently remain without power, access to clean water or basic supplies.
For the entire month of October, ChooseHotTubsDirect will give $15 from every Paradise Hot Tub Spa sale to help with Hurricane Ike disaster relief efforts & is pleased to be working directly with the Gulf Coast Emergency Response Fund in order to accomplish this charity project. The Gulf Coast Fund provides direct emergency assistance to people in the Gulf Coast area & with sponsorship from The Rockefeller Philanthropy advisors, over 93% of this money ends up in the hands of the community. You can donate to the Gulf Coast Fund online at http://rockpa.org/special_programs/gulf-coast-fund/ or send donations by check to Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, ATTN: The Gulf Coast Fund, 6 W 48th Street, 10th Floor New York, NY 10036.
*ChooseHotTubsDirect.com Hurricane Disaster Relief Press Release also available at PRWeb.com