Charity to me means helping anyone you see in need as much as you possibly can. It doesn't always have to be money, maybe time with someone who needs a friend like the elderly or to grocery shop for or share parts of meals or clothing you can spare. Just giving for a write off is not charity to me. I was shocked when I first saw that. The place asked this woman how much she thought her clothing was worth, she said and they wrote her a receipt without even looking.