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HubMob Weekly topic: Charities and Community Service

  1. Princessa profile image86
    Princessaposted 7 years ago

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    We did it HubMobsters, we managed to break last year's record with an amazing 97 hubs published for this year's Valentine's HubMob.   This makes our 2010 Valentine's and Romance hubmob the second one with most hubs ever after the toys hubmob and its 125 hubs. An amazing number of hubs for which our newly appointed rmcrayne created 2  HubMob round up hubs.  Do not forget to check them up, and to vote for your favourite hubs.  Thank you rmcrayne, you have done a fantastic job during your first week




    We started last week with the devastating news of the Haitian earthquake which has mobilised people from all over the world willing to aid the victims of the earthquake.  I even received a message on how to donate money for the victims from my mobile phone.  Donation was made simple, just texting the word Haiti to a number and answering yes.  At this point 10$ would be charged to your mobile phone's bill and donate to a charity.  I had never heard of donations being so simple.  I have also received several e mail messages all of them proposing different ways to donate money for the victims of the Haitian earthquake.  However I gather that these type of systems can open the way for several scams.  This is why this week we are going to hub about charities, to get informed of the several legitimate ways that we can help others.

    Some ideas for a HubMob hub on charities and community work are:
    Donations
    Volunteering
    Children Charities
    International Charities
    Animal welfare
    Medical research
    Relief of Poverty
    Human Rights
    How to recognize a charity scheme from a scam.

    To join this week's HubMob please follow the steps below:

    1. YOU MUST START YOUR HUB CLICKING THIS LINK.  Choose the Answer the Request green button.  Choose the MAKE A HUB ABOUT IT option. 

    2. Choose a relevant title for your Hub to get a good ranking in the search engines, AVOID starting your title with "Weekly HubMob"

    3. Include the HubMob RSS Feed in your hub: http://hubpages.com/question/35156/hubm … ew&rss

    4. Add the HubMob graphic to your hub so that everyone who reads it will know that it is part of the official HubMob topic of the week.

    5. After you publish your HubMob Hub, come back to the forum and post a link to your hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.  Take advantage of the free publicity!


    If you are still not sure about what is a HubMob and the benefits of taking part in one I created this guide, and this other one for those who are still not sure about how to add the hubmob graphic and rss feed

    Please feel free to come up with any questions if you have any doubts left. Have a fun week smile

    1. brimancandy profile image80
      brimancandyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I printed a copy of this page. I have some personal views on donating to charity. I recently joined a donation site, so that I could receive donations to save myself from being homeless.
      (Which is coming very soon! EEK!)

      In doing so, I have learned a lot about how and why people respond to those who are asking for donations, and those who are willing to give. There are a lot of scammers out there, and you can usually tell who they are. (They ask you to send money
      to a second party when they send a donation usually by check.)

      I certainly feel sorry for those people in Haiti. I was very glad to see Obama take action immediately, unlike Bush who dragged his feet on the hurricane and new orleans. The amounts of money the charities are getting from this is staggering.
      I only hope that the people who really need it will get it.
      And, it will not just end up in some corporations pocket.

      At any rate, I will post a hub on my views when it is ready to go. In the meantime, visit my profile, and check out my link to
      my personal donation site. I'm not twisting anyones arm, but,
      if you would like to see my pain, or help me in any way.
      please send me an email.

      I do not compare to the sorrow of Haiti. But, I have to live too.

      1. Hub Llama profile image82
        Hub Llamaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I wrote about how cash donations to charitable organizations can be tax deductible for most people. Additionally, I suggested that understanding this tax deduction can allow some people to make bigger donations should they choose to do so.

        Frankly, I wrote about this angle because it is what I have expertise in. Most other things about charities and donations I only know what everyone else knows smile

        This is my first attempt at joining a HubMob, so I hope it was at least most right smile

        So, here is mine:
        http://hubpages.com/hub/Donate-to-Chari … y-On-Taxes

        Thanks,
        Hub Llama

        1. Princessa profile image86
          Princessaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          That's a good one smile  Welcome to the HubMob LLama.  You did everything right. 
          Just a little reminder, don't forget to add the RSS feed to your hub please.

      2. dfelker profile image82
        dfelkerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        http://hubpages.com/hub/Ways-to-Stretch … ft-Dollars is about Charity Navigator, a useful tool to evaluate and prioritize your charitable giving.

      3. scowan4738 profile image59
        scowan4738posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        My first contribution to the HubMod is posted and relates to one of my favorite International Charaties: Living Water, International.  Well unfortunately will not be posting seems I was just a little late getting to this topic and have in newspaper terms been scooped.

        1. rmcrayne profile image94
          rmcrayneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Scooped infers someone else beat you to the topic, but I only found your hub when I searched "living water international".  For HubMob the problem would be that you published it 4 weeks ago.  You could write a companion piece and benefit from backlinking the hub.  Just don't forget to start any HubMob hub from Princessa's link on her first post on this forum thread.

      4. vox vocis profile image91
        vox vocisposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Princessa, could you clarify No. 4? HubMob graphic?

        1. rmcrayne profile image94
          rmcrayneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry vox, Princessa is unavailable. Check out her recent hub for explanations and screen shots:

          http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Write-a-HubMob-Hub

          If you still have questions, shoot me a message.  I have some additional screen shots.

          1. vox vocis profile image91
            vox vocisposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            To rmcrayne: Thanks for the reply. I already checked that link you posted  but I didn't understand whether it was necessary to put graphics already determined by the HubMob and offered to others (looking at other hubbers' hubs, guess not - I put ''my own'' photos in my first two HubMob hubs). This is what confused me:

            No. 4 Add the ''HubMob graphic'' to your hub ''so that everyone who reads it will know that it is part of the official HubMob topic of the week''.

            1. rmcrayne profile image94
              rmcrayneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              By all means, put your own pictures pertainent to your hub. It is also preferred that you put one of the hubmob graphics somewhere in the hub.  This week of course there was not an alternate graphic (like the Valentine's graphic last week for Romance Hubmob).  I always put the HubMob (strip, with people/hands up) at the end of my hub text/content, above the comments capsule.

    2. chinweike profile image45
      chinweikeposted 7 years ago

      Brilliant Hubmob topic for this week. Princessa you are simply a human with human feelings to the core. Keep up with the good work. I surely will contribute to this weeks hubmob. Once again. thanks for the brilliant idea

    3. prettydarkhorse profile image61
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

      hi everyone, here is my contribution to the HUBMOB,
      Ms Princessa, there is nothing on the RSS feed? maybe because I am the first one to post, will it be updated as soon as there are other posts?

      Thank you very much

      http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Avoid-Sc … -Charities

    4. Money Glitch profile image87
      Money Glitchposted 7 years ago

      Another great one this week! I'll see what I can do!

    5. Patty Inglish, MS profile image88
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years ago

      FeedTheHungry.org and their Ship of Hope - http://hubpages.com/t/10d2de

    6. chinweike profile image45
      chinweikeposted 7 years ago

      With tears and heavy heart, I make my first hubmob contribution this week.
      becoming a better volunteer in the face of crisis

    7. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago

      I have a good idea for this.  Will keep you posted x

      1. Cari Jean profile image92
        Cari Jeanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        This is a great topic - I'm really hoping to do a few hubs for this - it all depends on how much time I'll have to work on them!

    8. RedElf profile image84
      RedElfposted 7 years ago

      Here's one for this great topic - thanks Princessa!

      Voluntourism: A New Way to Give From The Heart
      http://hubpages.com/hub/Voluntourism-vo … -volunteer

      1. sasanqua profile image87
        sasanquaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hi RedElf,
        I've just completed my hubmob on the same topic. I really enjoyed reading your contribution! Voluntourism is surrounded by a bit of controversy, but I feel it is a worthwhile thing to be involved in, as long as it is for the right reasons!

        1. RedElf profile image84
          RedElfposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          The more, the merrier! Glad you enjoyed my hub - I'm off to read yours! Well done!

    9. chinweike profile image45
      chinweikeposted 7 years ago

      Be warned! scammers might want to take advantage of Haiti's earthquake to enrich themselves. make your donation count by directing it towards the right channel.

      My second contribution in this week's hubmob

      http://hubpages.com/hub/scammers-disgui … earthquake

    10. cashmere profile image81
      cashmereposted 7 years ago

      This is a great topic. Specially in view of the crisis.

    11. Hmrjmr1 profile image77
      Hmrjmr1posted 7 years ago

      First of the Week for me more to Follow

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Disaster-Assist … n-Team-DAT

    12. The Rope profile image60
      The Ropeposted 7 years ago

      How to Research your Charity
      http://hubpages.com/hub/researchacharity

    13. febriedethan profile image68
      febriedethanposted 7 years ago

      Hello, the disaster in Haiti was so terrible and I just can pray for them, this week's topic is so great, and this is my contribution :

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Plan-Internatio … r-Children

      Thank's

    14. Princessa profile image86
      Princessaposted 7 years ago

      Great work HubMobsters, check who is already featuring in the charity page:

      http://i45.tinypic.com/25z5v82.jpg


      Well done Patty, Prettydarkhore, The Rope, RedElf and chinweike smile your hubs are already on top of the list after only two days (one for some of you) of being published!!!!

      1. chinweike profile image45
        chinweikeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That is great. It will serve as a motivating factor for me to make more contributions. Thanks Princessa

    15. Patty Inglish, MS profile image88
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years ago

      Thanks for compliments! It's good to see this topic be highlighted and sent to more readers. Good choice this week particularly.

    16. RedElf profile image84
      RedElfposted 7 years ago

      Thanks so much, Princessa! It's great we can all get the word out to so many this way!

    17. The Rope profile image60
      The Ropeposted 7 years ago

      Princessa, you're the best!  Thanks for giving us a way to get personally involved and what a great idea to bring more readers to HP!  We'll all benefit.  Happy to be at HP and very happy to write about one of my favorite subjects!

    18. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image74
      JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago

      Haiti earth quake is sad... very sad. The sufferers.... I pray for them who are alive but deprived.

      I pray for all departed souls!

      Hub mob topic of this week is a tribute to those who are volunteering for Haiti victims.
      Thanks for a good idea, a humanitarian idea.
      I will surely love to write on the topic.
      Thanks,
      Jyoti Kothari

    19. chinweike profile image45
      chinweikeposted 7 years ago

      My Third on this week' hubmob

      Relief of Poverty in Haiti

      There is a need to help relief people of Haiti of this poverty and untold hardship that this historical earthquake has caused and will still cause. It can only be achived through your donations so don't pretend to have the heart of a stone because i know you don't have it.
      Make your donation count!

    20. The Rope profile image60
      The Ropeposted 7 years ago

      Best Ways (could read most secure ways) to donate to your favorite Charity...
      Read here:  http://hubpages.com/hub/bestwaytodonate

    21. Princessa profile image86
      Princessaposted 7 years ago

      Thank you for your support HubMobsters.  Keep up the great work!

    22. H.C Porter profile image84
      H.C Porterposted 7 years ago

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Hubers-with-Hearts

      I wrote this one for all the Beautiful Souls (on Hub Pages) who promote Charities and Giving to make this world a better place.

    23. spease profile image82
      speaseposted 7 years ago

      Here is my contribution to how to help a charity in a different way.

      http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-donate-y … ccessfully

    24. alexandriaruthk profile image49
      alexandriaruthkposted 7 years ago
    25. prettydarkhorse profile image61
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Where-to-donate … rens-cause

      this is not included in the HUBMOB BTW, I made this one last month, thanks

    26. profile image0
      lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

      Giving is what humbles us.

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Helping-the-HubMob-Way

      HubMob are you up for a challenge?

      Thanks

      Kimberly

    27. rmcrayne profile image94
      rmcrayneposted 7 years ago

      Already 16 hubs in the feed, in less than 48 hours.  I'm predicting at least 50 hubs this week...

    28. Kevin Peter profile image72
      Kevin Peterposted 7 years ago

      Try to Donate some money to the victims of Haiti .TEXT /SMS /CREDIT CARD Options of online donation .......

      How can We Help Haiti ? How To Donate Some Money Through Volunteer Organization
      http://hubpages.com/hub/How-can-We-Help-Haiti

    29. GeneralHowitzer profile image63
      GeneralHowitzerposted 7 years ago

      Wow great hubMob weekly topic Princessa, I will certainly wax hot this week if God Permits.

      Here is my initial installment I am going to make as many Hubs I can this week, this is one of my favorite niche.

      The Conservation of the World's Rarest Bird of Prey The Philppine Eagle

      http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Conservatio … pine-Eagle

    30. Stevennix2001 profile image82
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago

      hey folks.  sorry, i forgot to post this yesterday.  this is my contribution to the hubmob topic at hand.

      http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Teen-Halo-A … ays-Youths

    31. chinweike profile image45
      chinweikeposted 7 years ago

      Am so happy that good people of hubpages are providing useful information that will help assist over 2 million people of haiti that have been rendered homeless by the recent earthquake.
      Thumbs-up for great hubmobsters!

    32. Flightkeeper profile image79
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago
    33. Ms Chievous profile image81
      Ms Chievousposted 7 years ago
    34. Edweirdo profile image95
      Edweirdoposted 7 years ago

      I've just added my Hub about The Friends of the World Food Program

    35. cashmere profile image81
      cashmereposted 7 years ago
    36. SimeyC profile image89
      SimeyCposted 7 years ago

      Here's my hub:

      http://hubpages.com/hub/The-American-Ca … y-for-Life

      I lost my mom to cancer, and my wife is a survivor (twice) - the American Cancer Society are doing an amazing job raising money to help find a cure! One of the events they organize is 'Relay for life'. It's an amazing event that not only helps remember those who've lost their battle, but it also is positive, and inspiring - it celebrates the survivors, the care givers and helps move the battle towards a cure closer to a positive ending.

      For me it's a very humbling event....

    37. Jennifer profile image82
      Jenniferposted 7 years ago

      Looks to be a great week for hubs.  Thanks for putting this together.  Here is my contribution.

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Donating-to-Cha … -the-Money

    38. rmcrayne profile image94
      rmcrayneposted 7 years ago

      Here is the RoundUp: 

      The Giving Heart- Charitable Donations and Community Service

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Charitable-Dona … -Donations

      HubMob hubs on charitable donations and community service, including the Haiti earthquake disaster.  Learn how to avoid scams.  Learn about a variety of charities and volunteerism.

    39. prettydarkhorse profile image61
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Have-fun-playin … -Rice?done

      freerice is a nice game to donate money while enhancing your vocabulary at the same time helping feed the poor, you dont need to donate anyhting just play the game,

    40. Sa Toya profile image86
      Sa Toyaposted 7 years ago

      Definitely a good topic, this week and one that's not only topical but should push others to give or at least consider it.

      here's mine

      How to give/be charitable when you don't have a lot of spare cash

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Giving-a-little … -Have-alot

    41. NYMiskovic profile image84
      NYMiskovicposted 7 years ago

      Hello Everyone!  There have been a lot of great hubs published already = )  It has been awhile since I've participated, but here is my contribution:

      Give the Gift of Life -- Donate Blood
      http://hubpages.com/hub/Give-the-Gift-o … nate-Blood

    42. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image74
      JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago

      RSS or Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is a community service organization in India with the highest number of dedicated volunteers in the world.
      http://hubpages.com/hub/Charity-and-Com … ice-by-RSS

      1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image74
        JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hi, There was a mistake in previously posted link to the hubmob hub. Please click to the correct link.

        http://hubpages.com/hub/Charity-and-Com … ervice-RSS
        Sorry for the inconvenience. Your cooperation solicited.

        Thanks,
        Jyoti Kothari

        1. rmcrayne profile image94
          rmcrayneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Both links seem to work.  I go to the RSS feed, click on hubs, then copy the URL from there, when I put together the roundup hub.  Your hub is on roundup hub #2 (see above).  I went to my roundup hub #2 and clicked on your hub and it took me to your hub. I think all is well.

    43. itakins profile image78
      itakinsposted 7 years ago

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Goal-The-Aid-Ag … d-Politics

      A brief hub on the Humanitarian Aid Agency 'GOAL'.which was the first international aid agency to arrive in Haiti.

    44. rmcrayne profile image94
      rmcrayneposted 7 years ago

      Great job HubMobsters!  We're at 31 hubs. Keep up the good work.

    45. kmackey32 profile image81
      kmackey32posted 7 years ago

      I'll do this one tommaro night, as I know so much about people who do community service at the nursing home I work at...

    46. Money Glitch profile image87
      Money Glitchposted 7 years ago

      Here's mine for this week-Looks like we're doing great!
      Whoo-Hooooo, great job HubMobsters...


      Tips for Giving Wisely to Charity
      http://hubpages.com/hub/Tips-for-Giving … to-Charity

    47. The Rope profile image60
      The Ropeposted 7 years ago

      And another one to add to our week


      Community Service is About YOU!
      http://hubpages.com/hub/communityservice

    48. rmcrayne profile image94
      rmcrayneposted 7 years ago

      Combined Federal Campaign- Fantastic Program for Charitable Donations by Federal Employees

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Combined-Federa … -Employees

      The Combined Federal Campaign is the largest workplace program for charitable donations by federal civilian, post office and military personnel through check or payroll deduction.  CFC collects and distributes well over $200 million each year.

    49. hypnodude profile image82
      hypnodudeposted 7 years ago

      This is my contribution. http://hubpages.com/hub/No-Money-isnt-a … ot-Helping
      I hope it to be as good as the others on this week hub mob, it's about helping for free.
      Have a great day to everyone.

    50. brimancandy profile image80
      brimancandyposted 7 years ago

      This is my contribution to the charity hubmob. I will probably come off as a little irritated with the whole donations thing, but, I have had my own personal issues with donating, and those charities that take donations, and downright scam artists.

      So without making another hub here. Visit my donation hub.

      http://www.hubpages.com/hub/Donating-To … y-My-Story

      I hope it makes you think.

     
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