If I knew that my money would help I would donate on a regular basis. If 300 million Americans just donated another 5 bucks a year that would be 1.5 billion right there to help out (yeah I can count). My biggest concern would be making sure it went somewhere I wanted it to instead of just a giant piggy bank so that Senators could buy a nicer hotel room for the night. Make a site where we can send money to whatever program we want!
Just like a non-profit will tell you how much of your donation goes to its cause, and how much is used to pay for expenses.
Here is the blog/story...........
There are several ways citizens can donate to the United States government. The easiest method is to decline all deductions or tax write-offs when you file your taxes. (Buffett, incidentally, takes quite a few deductions.)
If you're feeling more generous, you can write a check to the Financial Management Service, a bureau of the Treasury Department that accepts unconditional gifts "from individuals wishing to express their patriotism to the United States."
If you want your money to specifically help reduce the government's debts, then send your check to the government's (tax-deductible!) Bureau of the Public Debt.
There is also a "conscience fund," run by the Financial Management Service, that is set aside just for people who feel guilty about the time they short-changed Uncle Sam and want to make up for it. (A note of caution: giving to that fund doesn't mean the government will dismiss a past crime.)
So log onto one of these sites if you are an American or a very nice person from another country and help out your country beyond buying that new 3DS and parting with those sale taxes.