I agree that cym is right. I support Susan Komen, Making Strides for Breast Cancer, The Jimmy Fund, as well as the food bank through my church, and the Red Cross with blood and platelet donations.|
Reply #21. Sep 02 10, 9:59 PM
Cym,in my case,you are 100% right! Life has ups and downs for everyone,and I've had occasion to use all three of the charities that I support.
Incidently,isn't a little oxymoronic to accuse someone of selfishness for only supporting certain charities?
Reply #22. Sep 03 10, 4:15 AM
Couldn't agree with you more, but it happens all the time. If you collect for animals, people ask why you're not doing it for humans. Collect for those abroad, and you're told charity should begin at home. My usual response is to tell people to get in touch with their favourite charity as volunteers are always needed.|
Reply #23. Sep 03 10, 6:04 AM
Cym #18 |
I named a couple of charities but I supported the British Heart Foundation long before I benefited from their work, and I've given money to Childline simply because the idea of a child with nobody to talk to, except a stranger on a telephone, is just wrong.
I suspect that the charities we support change over time. For example, I helped in the local lower school for 14 years. I don't do that now. I subscribed to Cats Protection League for ten years, while we had cats, and they rehomed the last one I couldn't wait to get rid of. I sent food, feeding bowls and money with her, and continued to subscribe for a year afterwards but I don't do that any more either. Twenty years ago I gave a pram I no longer needed to a charity, so long ago I can't remember which, and fifteen years ago I gave single beds I bought, but were never used, to the Salvation Army.
It's all a bit random, and I am awed by people who have a set list and direct debits. Too organised for me!
Reply #25. Sep 04 10, 6:42 PM
"Incidently,isn't a little oxymoronic to accuse someone of selfishness for only supporting certain charities?"|
Apparently not. I gave to charities after Katrina, and they proved to be scams. I gave to NGOs that were brave enough to work in Darfur, but not one penny reached anyone in need. Same thing last year in China. At least I know where my money is going (and my time) with the charities that I support on an annual basis.
Reply #26. Sep 04 10, 6:49 PM
There's nothing selfish IMO about wanting to thank charities that have helped you or people close to you. Anyone who says it is deserves to be severely and vigorously educated, failing which, ignored: probably for quite a long time.
Reply #27. Sep 04 10, 7:36 PM
Usually an animal charity.|
Reply #28. Sep 05 10, 2:39 AM
I support those charities where their prospectus does not have most of the money going to administration costs. I always ask for that information on the breakdown of a dollar.|
Reply #29. Sep 05 10, 12:23 PM
I support AutismSpeaks and any local group that needs my help. I don't have any money give usually, so I donate my time. I volunteer at the local school a lot to keep them from having to hire another aide.|
Reply #30. Sep 06 10, 9:51 AM
I sponsor a little boy in Etopia through World Vision. He was born in 2000 his name is Beka I hope my small contribution is helping him and his family a small bit at least. |
Reply #31. Sep 06 10, 10:37 AM
I work voluntary in scope charity shop helping to raise money for disabled people and their families. |
Reply #32. Sep 06 10, 4:19 PM
I tend to suport the american cancer society, choosing breast cancer research when i can donate money. My favorite charity, however, is the american red cross. I have donated over twelve gallons of blood over many years.|
Reply #33. Sep 06 10, 8:54 PM
I have donated blood lots of time also. |
Reply #34. Sep 07 10, 5:25 PM
I support 2 children through World Vision one in Indonesia and one In South America. I volunteer for Red Cross. I support The Kidney and Heart Foundations and Breast Cancer and Disabled Children.|
Reply #35. Sep 10 10, 12:13 AM
Cancer Foundation - second husband died from a melanoma; Muscular Dystrophy, as first husband had Becker Dystrophy.|
As a member of Lions International, funds raised by our club go to support Hearing Dogs, Save Sight and numerous other causes.
I also donate to disaster relief when something major has happened either in Australia or overseas.
Reply #36. Sep 10 10, 3:41 AM
We must help others.Charities are the best ways for it.|
Reply #37. Sep 24 10, 4:03 AM
- Salvation Army|
During WW2 there was some sort of mixup with my Dad's pay and he didn't get paid for 2 weeks. Here he was, in London, near Christmas and no way to eat, sleep, etc. He went to churches and various places but they all turned him away, except Sally Ann...They took him in and gave him food and lodging for a day until he could clear the mess up.
I've also volunteered for them.
- Medecins Sans Frontieres
- Red Cross
Reply #38. Oct 05 10, 2:31 PM
Usually a blind dog charity, or Autism Awareness. I like to keep my donations to a larger amount for a smaller amount of charities. |
Reply #39. Oct 10 10, 11:15 PM
Each year on my late sister's birthday I make a donation to a charitable cause she cared about, usually animal welfare or cancer research. Locally we always contribute to all the foodbanks throughout the year, school supplies, and donate funds to help those who can't afford to heat their homes in winter. |
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