Are you giving back?

@relundad (2312)
United States
June 19, 2008 11:30pm CST
Is there a cause or charity that you are passionate about? What is your motivation for this cause or charity?
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12 responses
• Bahamas
18 Aug 08
Hi relundad! I'm a volunteer at our local Red Cross, and one of our three senior citizens home. I'm most passionate about my time with the elderly. There are so many of them that for whatever reason find themselves alone in their old age, and dependant on others. I feel that they did so much for our country, and they should be treated with the most respect. I have always felt that they sacrificed so much of their blood, sweat, and tears,so that my generation could have a foot up and an equal oppertunity. So they deserve to be treated with respect, and live a dignified life. It's this love of self, that moves me to love those that made this possible. {{{HUGS}}}
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@relundad (2312)
• United States
19 Aug 08
Thank you so much for giving back. As I often tell people, we never know when a road in life, will take us on the otherside of the track.
@MH4444 (2161)
• United States
21 Jun 08
What are yours? Then, maybe I can share mine.
@relundad (2312)
• United States
21 Jun 08
Sure. I volunteer at my church with programs for the homeless. I volunteer and donate for the FoodBank. I am a member of Associates of Vietnam Veterans and work with programs for homeless veterans and veterans suffering with PTSD. I mentor teenage girls from low income housing projects. I give homeownership counseling services for future first time homebuyers free of charge.
@MH4444 (2161)
• United States
22 Jun 08
That's so cool. I used to mentor kids also. I really enjoyed it. It was a program aimed at keeping girls in school and out of trouble, using music as a medium.
@relundad (2312)
• United States
30 Jun 08
See that wasn't so hard was it?
@SGTJOMAR (175)
• Philippines
20 Jun 08
yes, it is better to give than to receive.
@relundad (2312)
• United States
20 Jun 08
Is there a particular charity or organization or cause that you support?
@SGTJOMAR (175)
• Philippines
20 Jun 08
yes, im phil army reservist, im a member of two non government organization which is anti crime and we have a lot mission to help the society, like for example medical mission, relief operation, emergency and disaster operation and many more , and im happy to participate on it voluntarily without compensation.
@gtdonna (1740)
19 Aug 08
There are many ways to hlp a charity apart from giving money. I don't have much to give, so I give of my "time" by volunteering and helping out as needed and I do feel greta about it.
@relundad (2312)
• United States
19 Aug 08
You are absolutely right and you should not underestimate the monetary value of your time. Most organizations need "time" volunteers more than they do money. Thanks for doing your part!
@CharRay7 (1549)
• United States
26 Jul 08
Humane Society of the US - logo of the Humane Society of the US
Hi my friend, I give a monthly amount to the Humane Society of the United States. The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization—backed by 10 million Americans, or one in every 30. Established in 1954, The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals—a world that will also benefit people. The Humane Society's mission is to Celebrate Animals, Confronting Cruelty. Happy MyLotting, Char
@relundad (2312)
• United States
27 Jul 08
Good for you! From pooches all over the US
• United States
30 Jun 08
As a new child author I donate my children's books to local Hospitals and to children at my school whom I know are on Section 8 and parents don't have money. Donate 10% of my profits to 3 local schools P.T.A's.
@relundad (2312)
• United States
30 Jun 08
Kudo's to you! Great Job, keep up the good work!
@teka44 (3425)
• Brazil
20 Jun 08
Hi relundad. Yes, I am a member of two organizations that care about nature and animals because I love animals and nature. I think that we need to give this a support since that the men have destroyed the most of them. I give also, by myself, a help for women that is in need and have children because I know how is hard keeping a child without any help. And these women lost the job and the partner and really need a help and when I know about one of this case I give a help. It is what I can do because I am not rich, but I think that I do my part in the world (at least I hope so lol). Cheers
@teka44 (3425)
• Brazil
26 Jul 08
Hi relundad, thanks for the best response. I am happy that you liked what I have to say.
@Jurrdawg (55)
• United States
19 Aug 08
http://www.socialvibe.com/?r=252004
@rbailey83 (1401)
• Canada
13 Aug 08
i volunteer at the local literacy council as a tutor, i do mostly computer tutoring but will cover most of all the other subject area's as well. I find it gives me a lot of enjoyment to be able to help them do something and learn something they didn't know before, and help them with a big peice of life
@alpha7 (1910)
• France
17 Jul 08
To help others so as to be help in times of trouble,life changes you know and that is why we must always be good .....
• Philippines
1 Jul 08
i'll do tithing (for the Lord) as well as giving... this is used for His ministry here on earth... :)
@jashley1 (746)
• United States
20 Jun 08
Well, my husband and I tithe faithfully to the ministry to which we are associated. We also volunteer out time by directing the youth department, and also other auxillary business. Other than that I've wanted to become more involved in outside charity events, but haven't found the time. I need to just find the time though.