Do you donate to and/pr suport causes or charities?
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...
We're in economically distressed times made worse by terminally stupid public policies, and that has had a severe impact on charitable organizations that failed to support the winning candidates and so got no Stimulus money. As a result we're all inundated with calls for contributions. Many of them are fraudulent. Almost all come from hired telemarketing fundraisers, not from persons actually committed to and working for the charity. I don't even talk to them, I just hang up.
Everything I donate goes to worthy, well vetted charities with low overhead ratios. There are several to which I give directly, but it goes primarily through my church, which does a good job of checking out those it supports. When cornered by someone pushing for a contribution that's what I tell him: I give through my church. Have a nice day, and goodbye.
We have our own family foundation but we also donate to other cause. Yes we have lots of experience were we been fake out by several people but we didn't mind. We have this little habit of giving out food on shanty houses, give out books, and invite their kids for school for free. We never advertise so others won't be looking for us. We are constantly looking for a way that somehow they can stand on their own that they will no longer beg for money on the street. We have our failures and success too. We plan to do this forever.
One thing giving value is not all about money. You can spent your time to people who need to be loved, just to talk to, to care for, etc.
Whenever you do these things don't advertise just act normal. I can guarantee if you give value something wonderful is going to happen to you soon.
I used to give small amouts here and there before I lost my job. I always check into a charity before I donate to them. There are internet sites that you can go to that show how they distribute their funds. CharityNavigator.org is one good one.
I am a Rotarian, and we constantly support good causes. Our charity is not like some where the money given is absorbed by high executives taking high wages, every penny we raise goes where it was intended.
The church, and those individules I personally give to. Many are in need of a helping hand that do not ask for it. I select those and help without their knowing the source. A well placed food basket after dark, followed by a door bell and a quick exit. A $100.00 Bill in an envelope in their mail box. ETC.
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.
I support and sometimes donate to The Trevor Project: To Prevent bullying and suicide among LGBTQ youth. I also donate to LMS which is a danish Eating-Disorder organization.
I wish I could afford to donate to a cause of some kind. I used to donate to some charities but I'm living on a pretty tight budget these days. It's very hard when you're living on SSI once a month.
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!
I have more than a few favorite charities
Heifer Project, Feeding America, Habitat for Humanity,
And I really like KIVA, that puts donors together to make microloans, to help folks lift themselves out of poverty
I often donate to goodwill, make a wish foundation, the aspca and humaine society and during the holidays I always try to donate to food drives.
I would do donation on a direct basis.
For example, if I am to help building a temple, I will go directly to the temple and make my donation. Same goes with other sort of donation to help people. I believe the direct approach will get my donation to be used than going to charity organizer as some of the funds will be depleted and the amount that will be given for the cause may end up only a little percentage.
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.
When I rode with the American legion riders, we often did charity rides for downed riders, events or veterans and/or their families who needed a little extra help with medical bills, etc...
Whenever possible, I always try to donate a dollar for each of my pets, as I have gone to the Humane Society to get a new pet. (I usually donate at Petsmart or Petco.)
I will support this kind of charity, only when if i have trust on it.
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