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Charities I Like

Updated on December 20, 2013

I get appeals for charity all the time. I'm not in a position where I can respond to all of them, but I want to keep a list of them so that when I can afford to give to them, I have all of them in one spot.

The picture above are cut outs I received from Feeding America. They have salient facts about why each type of food is important for kids to eat. If they have enough money to spend on that, they don't need my money as much as someone who is going to buy the actual food those pictures represent, so I no longer give to them.

Newest Charities - new for me, that is

Here are the latest charities I know of and like.

Small or Large; Local or National

There are so many places out there doing so much good, but I sometimes wonder if the small amount I can give even helps. My head knows that the answer is a resounding yes - every little bit really does help. But I can't help but think that giving $5 to a local food bank helps them more than $5 to the National Red Cross. What do you think?

Do you prefer to give to small organizations or big ones?

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Charities for Haiti - Yes, they still need help

On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti, devastating the already impoverished country. Within the next two weeks, over 50 after shocks measuring 4.5 or greater had been reported.

Six months later, the AP reported that 98% of the rubble in capital Port au Prince has yet to be cleared and bodies are still being found.

It'll be a long time before they don't need the help anymore. Here are some organizations that I like. (KarateKatGraphics from Which Charities for Haiti reminds you to check out any charity before donating.

Update: Domes for Haiti appears to be out of business. Their link no longer works.


Even if you can't give money, your time and expertise can be just as valuable.

Check Out Your Charity

Not all charities are created equal. Some aren't charities at all, just scams set up to pull at your heartstrings and wallet.

A number of website are dedicated to rating charities. I recommend looking at one or more to see where your charity rates.

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