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What charities do you give to?

Everyone needs help. I don't know where to start.

Fri. Sep 7, 1:00pm

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Find an organization that does something that matters to you- Does cancer matter to you, or do animals? Do you care about the environment, or do you care about something local and special to you- No matter what you care about, there is an organization that cares about it too...



Friday, September 07, 2007, 1:47 PM

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start locally. women's shelter, food pantry, soup kitchen, blood drives. by acting locally, you have an opportunity to witness firsthand the differences you are making. and you have more opportunities to branch out with your philanthropy by interacting with the people in your communioty and listening to others about areas that need help.

Friday, September 07, 2007, 2:03 PM

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I give to several and they all mean something to me, I've been touched somehow by all these things:

March of Dimes
American Lung Assoc
St. Jude's
United Way
American Red Cross

I donate anywhere between 500 and $1000 a year, but my company also matches my donations 100%


Friday, September 07, 2007, 2:10 PM

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I give to:

SOS Childrens Village (Monthly)
I fundraise for a local Health Organization that does a drive to help under privledged people in my neighbour have gifts and meals and essentials during the holiday season

Friday, September 07, 2007, 2:17 PM

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www.villagebanking.org -- FINCA is rated in the top 100 charities, meaning they have minimal admin costs. Plus I love the gift-that-keeps-on-giving nature of this project as well as the focus on helping women.

Friday, September 07, 2007, 5:55 PM

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I give UNICEF cards and use their stationary. I shop at Ten Thousand Villages (found around the country). They sell items from third world artisans around the world and then return the money to the individuals and their community. I also donate time and money to a local school for special needs children.
and the local Autism Society.

Friday, September 07, 2007, 6:02 PM

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I recommend you go to someplace like charitynavigator.org and look around... For my family's birthdays (the adults), I find a charity that goes along with their interests and spend the money there... I'm so tired of shopping for more "stuff" for people who buy themselves everything they want anyway.
That said, I've read several times that one should try to concentrate their giving in one or just a few places, rather than spreading it out thinly, if they want to make an impact.
I give to a political organization that works on changing laws and electing politicians who are environmentally friendly. It's not a charity because it's political.
I also focus on children's organizations... Food/education/etc.

Saturday, September 08, 2007, 4:26 PM

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United Way
Local soup kitchen


Sunday, September 09, 2007, 1:44 AM

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I choose 5 charities and give a substnation amoutn to each, rather than $20 here and $25 there. It seems that when I give anything, I et bombarded with mailings that probably cost more then the small amounts I sed to give. So instead, I have opted out of most. I return any mail I receive and ask to be removed from their mailing list - this works very well. Even if it is a good casue, I don;t want them to waste theri money mailing to me.

Then I choose a handful - generally my church, C.A.R.E., The Jimmy fund, Doctor's without Boders and St. Jude's.

Sunday, September 09, 2007, 4:08 PM

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