Charities: What are the ones you believe in?

United States
July 19, 2007 12:11am CST
Just wondering what charities everyone is into if any at all? There are so many out there and sometimes it's hard to tell the real from the fake. However there are some very well deserving charities that you can support not just with money but with your time or efforts as well. Tell us about the charities you most believe in. To see the charities that I believe in visit my blog: http://au-naturale.blogspot.com , right now I've only got one of them up however there are a few I'll be adding. Thanks for sharing!
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11 responses
• Pakistan
19 Jul 07
I am kind of different in this regard, instead of giving money to charity I prefer going out into the world of the needy and help them out as much as possible - be it the homeless on the street, be it the disabled or anyone that I think could really use a little money. I rarely give out money to charities and other such organizations and when my country (Pakistan) was struck by an earthquake, I went to the disastor stricken areas to help out the victims. It wasn't easy but atleast after a day's work I could sleep peacefully :)
• United States
19 Jul 07
I think that's very noble of you. Homeless are the one cause that really touches my heart and I hope to one day be able to open some sort of organization to help them. Keep up the great work!
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• Pakistan
20 Jul 07
Thank you for your kind words and may we continue to do greater good in this world :)
@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
There are a lot of causes that I would like to support but I have not done so yet. But for the sake of this discussion, I would say I would like to support charitable organization for kids. There is a local charity here in our country; it is called ‘Bantay Bata’. This charity is for abused children. It aims to better abused children’s lives by rescuing them from their abusive parents or guardians; provide education and counseling so that they may be able to become productive citizens of the country. I would also like to support organizations for women. I plan to put up a cooperative for women. Especially those who are located in the rural areas so that they may be able to make use of their talent and skills. It’s a grand dream for me, but why not? I would also like to join organizations that values education. I believe that education is a powerful tool that a person needs to survive.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
19 Jul 07
I'd like to be part of a rural cooperative for women. I'm in a rural area and female. Actually, all of what you wrote was really cool.
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• United States
19 Jul 07
Those sound like great organizations. I believe there is an organization that does help people in rural areas to set up their own businesses, it gives them a small loan. I'm not sure if it's available where you are at but you might want to see if there is and volunteer your services or donations there. I can't remember the name but the man who started it won a nobel peace prize for it.
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@wisconsin26 (3859)
• United States
19 Jul 07
I've always love kids not to mention I have one of my own. I will donate to such charities such as the Children's cancer foundation and like around Christmas time I will donate to Toys For Tots, and the Salvation Army.. I think children deserve the best in anything and I think no matter what I will continue to donate as long as I know the money is being spent on what it's being sent for.
• United States
19 Jul 07
Charities for children are always great. It's great that you support these charities. I love the Salvation Army, it's nice to know that when I want to declutter my home I can donate my items to them and not only will someone else be able to use it but they money will also go to benefit those in need.
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• United States
19 Jul 07
I was on this one program and still am actually called Paltalk, not sure how many people have heard about it. But I was one of the admin in control of the room, Paltalk gave us a room to set up for charities. It was around Christmas time and we wanted to raise money for children to have a nice Christmas. Well the Salvation Army and toys for tots and other programs were all involved in this.. We ran this for a week and made well over $250,000.00 just in donations alone all that money went directly too the business.. It was the best thing I ever did and felt so good to help make it possible.. I do hope this year I will be able to help again.. Alot of kids around the world have to go with out Christmas and such things because some of us are poor.. The thought of bring joy and happiness to a child is the best feeling in the world. I know alot of people will agree to that..
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• United States
19 Jul 07
I've never heard of Paltalk, sounds really great. $250,000 that is pretty amazing and I'm sure it helped lots of children to have a better christmas.
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@michele609 (1687)
• United States
19 Jul 07
I agree with you. There are so many charities out there that it is hard to think of one that are legit. I would love to donate to a charity that I know is doing something for the charity and not themself. I am going to check out you blog.
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• United States
19 Jul 07
Thanks for checking out my blog. I only have one up right now however I do have a list I've researched and I will be updating that today. I've been quite busy however with all the responses this topic has gotten it's moved me to make it my number one priority today.
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@venshida (4837)
• United States
19 Jul 07
I like the Red Cross. Several years ago, my parents lost their home to Hurricane Hugo and I was unable to contact them the Red Cross help me find them.
• United States
19 Jul 07
I'm sorry that your parents lost their home. I'm glad however that the Red Cross was able to help you find them again. The Red Cross does a number of things, I don't know how they do it all but it's a great organization.
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• India
19 Jul 07
charities-the human bond - charities help us to bond better and help society at large
I believe in charities but right now I have neither the money nor the time to invest and support one. The only charity I do now is give away my son’s old clothes and books to his school, which gives them to some organization. But later in life, when I have some extra cash and time, I would definitely like to give back something to society, which has given me so much. I would love to be associated with charities involving children as children are the future of our societies. Its best to invest in them.
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• United States
19 Jul 07
I can understand that, I'm the same way right now. It's great that you do give your sons old clothing and books and that you have future plans to further support other charities.
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@chari_dc (493)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
i believe in, and would like to support charities concerning children and the aged. this is because i think they are the people who need support, love and attention. i'm not involved in any charities right now but given the opportunity, including time and finances, i'd really like to be of help.
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• United States
19 Jul 07
Those are very noble causes.
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@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
20 Jul 07
The only charity I support financially is the Salvation Army. Many charities only give a small amount to the needy and keep most of it for "administrative expenses." The Salvation Army has the highest percentage of donated money used to actually help the needy, 65%. I do give a lot of clothing and household goods to the local thrift shop which is run by the church association which uses the money they make to help local families.
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• United States
20 Jul 07
Yes they are a great organization. Church associations count too, anything that helps someone is great. It's true that a lot of charities keep a percentage however a lot do actually use higher percentages, like Action Against Hunger which uses 90.5% of it's money for field programs. It's just a matter of drawing attention to those that do good.
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
19 Jul 07
St. Jude is my favorite charity. I also give to the Disabled Veteran's of America and the Humane Society. American Cancer Society is another good one.
• United States
20 Jul 07
Those are all very good and very noble causes, thanks for sharing.
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• United States
19 Jul 07
I strongly believe in the Salvation Army. As has been mentioned, it's absolutely lovely to know that you are donating that someone will cherish, and need. I'm also interested in charities that are trying to find a cure to cancer. Let us also not forget Livestrong.
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• United States
19 Jul 07
Thanks for bringing that one up. It seems I always forget the major ones since they are already so widely published but yes that is a great one. I've lost loved ones to cancer and I think finding not just a cure but preventions to it is a great cause.
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@cosylvia (401)
• China
20 Jul 07
i dont know why i cant believe anyone in real world.for the lover maybe oneday the love will turn nothing.he will betray.for the friendship.the same as the love.