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Would you be willing to donate a week pay check per year to help an unknown chil

  1. cebutouristspot profile image75
    cebutouristspotposted 6 years ago

    Would you be willing to donate a week pay check per year to help an unknown child get an education?

    Situation you are not rich and just making enough to enjoy life little pleasure.  Would you help someone else child whose parents cant support there child to go to school ?

  2. Brooke Lorren profile image61
    Brooke Lorrenposted 6 years ago

    Probably not.  I can barely afford to pay my own bills as it is.  If I were wealthier, probably not then either.  As it is, I already spend more than a month of my earnings to buy books to teach my own children (I homeschool).  I don't own property, but property taxes are probably built into my rent, so I'm already contributing money to send unknown children to go to school.

    I do believe in giving to charity, and do give when I can, but educating unknown people is not my charity of choice.  Money is just too limited, and I have higher priorities for my charitable giving.

  3. kerlynb profile image92
    kerlynbposted 6 years ago

    If it's just a week's pay per year then I would gladly donate.  I think the donation would be worth it.  I would just try to adjust my expenses just to cover for the donation.

  4. inthenickoftime77 profile image60
    inthenickoftime77posted 6 years ago

    Yes. I do already. Over here we have a things called 'KIDS CAN ', which gives them breakfast, lunch , shoes, socks & a raincoat for a year. Kids with happy tummy's learn better

  5. profile image0
    icountthetimesposted 6 years ago

    Yes, I already donate to charity. Those without much money to spare could consider lending instead of giving. It's hard enough to get loans in the western world, but in some developing countries it's near impossible. Websites like kiva.org give people the opportunity to help others at very little cost to themselves. There really is very little excuse not to contribute in some capacity, other than closing ourselves off to the suffering of others.

  6. Millionaire Tips profile image92
    Millionaire Tipsposted 6 years ago

    I do give to charity. I would have a hard time giving up an entire pay check, since bill paying has to take priority, but the same amount split up overtime is doable.
    Would I give to an unknown child - if I knew that the charity is going to use the money for education and is legitimate, then yes.

  7. cebutouristspot profile image75
    cebutouristspotposted 6 years ago

    Hi Guys,

    The reason I asked is because there is a foundation here that help kids who live in the rural area from very poor family.   

    The yearly obligation is 5,000 pesos ($125.00) until the Kid finish grade school.

    However if you agree you have to pledge the amount until the specific kid finish grade school at least.  Since it would be a waste if you would only pledge for a year and crush the hope of the kid to finish grade school, the kid for his part should maintain a certain average grade in return.

    I am contemplating if I should pledge since I am a freelancer with no job security.  I love to help but I dont know if I can do it for 6 years which is the current length of   time for a kid to finish grade school.

    I do appreciate the input you guys have given.

  8. ubanichijioke profile image73
    ubanichijiokeposted 6 years ago

    If i have the resources
    and financial
    strength, why not?
    It will be an
    honor and great
    privilege!

  9. arksys profile image91
    arksysposted 6 years ago

    I believe true giving is when you really need the money yet you still give it away... it hurts the most but that's what real giving is all about ... (i know some people would call that a dumb move). It sure is not easy, but a week goes by fast. If that much money can get a child educated i'm in.

  10. move2move profile image60
    move2moveposted 6 years ago

    A very intelligent man once said:
    "Don't let Schooling interfere your education"
    ... and both indeed are definitely not the same.
    Why pay for something that is basically free and actually never
    had a price tag on it? That's the case for education.
    Schooling on the other hand costs a lot of money, gives you a promise for
    jobs when finish, eventually has a great amount of cheaters by the exams
    and so far might have someone to end schooling by being graduated but happens to be pretty
    uneducated as the guaranty is none on that...
    Some people run a job besides their study-time to pay for that schooling and finish successfully. If a free check would come along, why not!
    But education, under the true meaning of the term, should not and doesn't cost a dime.

 
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