Reply #1. Sep 01 10, 1:20 PM
I support an abused women and childrens shelter here in my town. Cash, food, clothes,toys, whatever they need. I even have given TVs dishes. I also donate to my local animal shelter with food and toys for both cats and dogs. My kids volenteer to walk the animals on weekends there too.|
Reply #2. Sep 01 10, 1:38 PM
Whoops! I forgot one that is very near to my heart. I support anything that has to do with autism. My 16 yr old son has Aspergers Disorder. So I like to donate time and money to that cause.|
Reply #3. Sep 01 10, 1:39 PM
None, Charity begins at home!|
Reply #4. Sep 01 10, 1:50 PM
Operation Blessing and Orphan's Promise.|
Reply #5. Sep 01 10, 8:08 PM
Susan G. Komen for the Cure (formerly, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation)|
Reply #6. Sep 01 10, 8:38 PM
Childline and the British Heart Foundation. |
Reply #7. Sep 01 10, 8:49 PM
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and local Feed the Children.|
Reply #8. Sep 01 10, 8:50 PM
The Parkinson's Foundation because my mother had Parkinson's Disease just about the whole of her adult life and The American Heart Fund because my dad died from a massive heart attack. I always hoped that I would live long enough to see these two specific diseases conquered by modern science. That probably won't happen.|
Reply #9. Sep 01 10, 9:06 PM
insanity, my mother had Parkinson's, and my dad died of heart disease at age fifty-one. I, too, wish for cures for these ailments, as for all.|
Reply #10. Sep 01 10, 10:08 PM
Navaho, do you really believe that, or were you just yanking our collective chain?|
Reply #11. Sep 01 10, 10:42 PM
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign|
Reply #12. Sep 02 10, 2:28 AM
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation|
Reply #13. Sep 02 10, 4:03 AM
The Humane Society.|
Reply #14. Sep 02 10, 4:11 AM
Just three: Shelter,PDSA and GSD Rescue.
Reply #15. Sep 02 10, 6:05 AM
World Wildlife Fund
National Wildlife Federation
The local Food Bank and Women's Shelter
Reply #16. Sep 02 10, 6:34 AM
UNICEF and the Red Cross|
Reply #17. Sep 02 10, 7:21 AM
I get the feeling that many of us support those charitable organizations that work with people who are experiencing a situation that each of us has experienced, either directly or in connection with a family member or a dear friend. Am I right?|
Reply #18. Sep 02 10, 2:38 PM
I've a soft spot for leukaemia research, as my Dad died of Leukaemia.|
We've rather a good scheme at work - if we donate money for our dress down day, the employers will match the donation. They used to double it, but times is hard. I pay mine into a charity bank account and let it mount up. It's good to be able to do a decent cheque for sponsorship when someone is doing the marathon/moonwalk/race for life etc.
Charities I support regularly are a local greyhound rehoming kennels. I walk the dogs there as well at the weekend, thus donating some time as well and enjoying every minute.
I also give to the Anita Goulden Trust fairly regularly.
Reply #19. Sep 02 10, 2:48 PM
Looking at the responses, I believe you are right.
With the exception of supporting my brother-in-law (and he's not even tax deductible! ), the three charities that I support have done much for my children, directly and indirectly. Someone once suggested that this was a selfish motive for deciding how to set aside my time and money for particular causes, which I found very hurtful. There are so many worthy causes, but I can't give to all of them.
Reply #20. Sep 02 10, 8:06 PM
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