If given a large sum of money which you had to donate to charity which one would it be and why?
I would donate it to St. Judes cancer center for the children with cancer. I pray to God there is soon a cure so these (Babies) don't have to suffer any longer.
Only one charity? I would distribute the money in three or four if possible. One for cancer, another for scholarships, one a church, and another for the homeless.
My local humane society because it has a long history of doing great work in our community. I know the people who run it and have volunteered with them for many years and know firsthand the good they do.
Probably St. Judes. I hate to think of children suffering and anything I could do to alleviate that would be great.
- the Southern Poverty Law Centre - fighting to change awareness of bullying in school by providing education for those schools, and going in to help change policies if they need help to reduce the bullying - for any reason.
- AIDS/HIV Foundations / LGBT Hospices (for blood borne illness, cancer or any other terminal illness)
- Youthline/Rainbow Youth/Lifeline here in NZ
- Rape Crisis centre/lines
Things close to my heart, and well....there but for the Grace of God go I...really.
Iburmaster is right about how there are several good charities to choose from so narrowing it down to one can indeed be challenging! The first one that came to my mind however was World Vision. This may have to do with my being drawn to overseas Missions (even though I have not been on one yet - supporting the work of those who can go is the next best thing). World Vision's focus, if I recall correctly, is to help in those in areas of the world which are lacking things such as clean drinking water, food etc. They do a lot in Africa and if I'm not mistaken, they also provide disaster relief.
American Cancer Society - They distribute the money they get to good causes for finding cures, and helping people currently diagnosed with cancer.
Picking just one, I would choose Charity: Water. Of all that I have evaluated, it provides the most per dollar - wells that last decades for people who don't have healthy water to drink, and the villages can maintain the wells over the long term.
Others to consider, globally: Jane Goodall's foundation that encourages local communities to learn love and cooperation by caring for endagered species; Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontiers); and microcredit groups.
Locally, I would look to charities that cooperate across religions to provide help for the neediest. In South Florida, Boca Helping Hands is a good candidate.
Why? I believe in working both globally and locally. Also, I believe in providing the basics (drinkable water, sanitation, food) first. I avoid many charities that others like because I believe that they mean well, but they miss the best solutions. For example, The American Cancer Society has done great work, but missed supporting several inexpensive preventions and remedies for cancer that are much more available and affordable, if they were only known. Such organizations could be 10 or 100 times more powerful if they did unbiased research into solutions.
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