There are so ny causes, legitimate ones, worthy of note that ask for support through in kind donations or which ask for actual monetary support. Do you support one or more? Or, do you wonder where the money goes when it is donated? Do you investigate before donating? Do you give directly to your own charity or cause through donating time or needed items? Just wondering...
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those pets are thankful to you and others like you....thank you ..thank you
It is so interesting to read the responses. So many give so much in so many ways.
You can give of your time...in some small way..that is just as helpful as a monetary donation.
I didn't think to mention this when I posted my above comment but I volunteer at one nursing home and one assisted living facility every month where I sing and play the guitar to the residents. This is so enjoyable to me as well as them!
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There are some organizations where giving to the charity gets more to those in need
Ex: Feeding America has a network to get surplus food to pantries,etc. $1 donation = 7 bags of groceries thru them
Yes. I do know that some charities match with donations by giving extra. But there are some charity organization spending too much on advertising that uses the donation for payout. So every dollar donation might end up only 10% - 20% for the cause.
Some do matching grants, but Feeding America and Americares use the dollars to get surplus food and medical supplies to folks who need them, hence the amazing effect.
I can't donate 7 bags of groceries for $1 but Feeding America makes that happe
I do know of companies doing their parts to help others like a bakery shop donates leftover to send them to old folks' homes.
That's the kind of thing Feeding America does on a big scale. It sets up networks so that bakeries and companies w/ surplus food have a method/place to donate it rather than discard it, and pay for the transportation to get it to pantries. Clever
Yes. That is the sort of direct approach to help I like. Being a small country like Singapore, we are quite restricted when comes to donation unlike USA can do it on a big scale for charity.
Absolutely...anonymous giving is the best. Using 'pay it forward' at the check out counter is another way to donate anonymously as well..
My nearest neighbor has 6 children. I have a farm and raise chickens amoung other animals. Every other day a dozen eggs find their way down the road to her mailbox. They have never said a word about it, as it should be.