Any solicitation for donations or contributions, whether for charity or any other purpose, needs to be approved in writing by a Northwest Dive Club Moderator or Admin prior to posting, without exception.
This added legalese is intended to make sure that we only have tasteful and appropriate solicitations on NWDC. While the Mods and I am a big fan of girl scout cookies, bikini car washes for food, your nephew's new braces, etc. - this is simply not the appropriate venue for some types of solicitations, regardless of how honorable the cause is, in general.
So, please contact El Capitan (via email) or one of the Mods before posting a solicitation of any kind, charity-related or otherwise.