Do you donate to charities?

@trish32 (1471)
United States
November 4, 2006 12:33pm CST
If so, which ones and why?
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@AmrutaB (26)
• United States
4 Nov 06
I don't really donate because Im a poor college student :) but Im volunteering for UNICEF which is United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. I believe that since this organisation is doing so much for children, it deserves everyones full support!
@trish32 (1471)
• United States
4 Nov 06
In essence you are donating to a charity, you're donating your time and service! My hat's off to you for volunteering your time to such a worthy organization! Thanks for your post!
@mansha (6301)
• India
14 Nov 06
I want to know about unicef's volunteer program do you think I can enroll and whom to contact?
• United States
25 Jan 07
I donate tangible items to people at my mom's church, and to Goodwill. I give money to PETA, RAINN, the ASPCA, the local zoo, the many local museums (not really charities but it helps the good of the community), the World Wildlife Fund, Greenpeace, the Humaine Society, the American Diabetes Association, The MS Society, and I do the Aids Awareness walkathon. I also donate to women's rights and gay rights organizations.
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@trish32 (1471)
• United States
25 Jan 07
Those are all very worthy causes to donate money and/or items to. It's my belief that the world would be a much better place if every person who was able to donated either time, money or items to a charity and/or worthy cause. Good for you!
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@blanksolid (1632)
• Spain
25 Jan 07
No i dont. I dont donate to charities because i think that the money is stolen in the way by someone so i prefeer to keep the important things only for me, have a nice day on mylot and happy earnings also.
@trish32 (1471)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I'm sorry to hear that. While I won't deny that there is probably a small degree of dishonesty among some, select charities and foundations, there are many, many honest charities out there. It's too bad that the idea of dishonesty has turned you away from donating. I hope one day that you will change your mind. In the meantime perhaps you could try volunteering, that is just as important as donations and no one can steal your time.
28 Jan 07
will have to agree with trish, there are scams about but their are a lot of reconised charties about. i go to a lot of charity shops as they can have good stuff in their stores and the procedes obviosly to charity if i do not buy then their are allways the donation box
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@mansman (48)
25 Jan 07
i do my best to donate when i can afford it, allso i do online surveys of which every survey i do a small amount goes straight to charity which is called www.opinionworld.co.uk, i do like to do my bit when i can! allso lastyear i done a fancydress absail raising £300 for THE NATIONAL BLIND SOCIETY.....................so if there is anyone out there who has read this and would like to donate to charity which will cost 10 or 15 minutes of your time you know what to look for !!
@trish32 (1471)
• United States
25 Jan 07
That web site sounds wonderful! What a great way to share your opinion and help out a worthy cause. Kudos to you for doing your part! Whether it's big or small every bit helps. And thank you for sharing that site with us. Hopefully many, many more people will take part.
28 Jan 07
your welcome thankyou for your reply WWW.OPINIONWORLD.CO.UK (in lowercase) thought it might stand out more as people just browse through as you never know might catch the eye more
@Pokeypie (193)
• Australia
14 Nov 06
I donate to a few but one of the main ones is the Royal Childrens Hospital in Melbourne Australia. They do such fantastic work with sick kids and I think they deserve the money.
@trish32 (1471)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I think that's great! We donate to the Childrens Hospital of the Kings Daughters which is local to us. They do great things for kids here and from everywhere around the country. No child is ever turned away for their parents inability to pay or a lack of insurance.
@mansha (6301)
• India
14 Nov 06
No I do not as yet but I wish to donate to cry an NGO working for children.six months more to go as soon as I get a job I will start doing so.
@trish32 (1471)
• United States
23 Jan 07
That's a great plan! I think it's important that we all try to volunteer or donate to a charity if possible. I think if more of us did this the world would be a much better place!
@Signal20 (2281)
• United States
14 Nov 06
I will only donate to The Salvation Army. As far as I'm concerned, they're the only legit organization I know of. I've heard/seen so many horror stories about the Red Cross, United Way, and a couple others-forget off hand. If they're a charitable organizaiton, then why are the president/ceo's of those organizations driving around in bmw's and lexuses? Why do they have such high salaries? Why isn't a majority of the money donated going to the charities? People should really check into some of those organizations before donating IMO.
@trish32 (1471)
• United States
14 Nov 06
I agree it's always best to check out any organization before donating. There are always those who will scam and take advantage of generous, caring people and those in need. Kudos to you for donating to The Salvation Army. It's a great organization that helps so many people!
@juls2me2 (2151)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Salvation Army - Salvation Army
I donate to my local church and Salvation Army every chance I can. Why Salvation Army.....because they were there for my family with monetary help with no questions asked to help us make it through one crucial month my husband was out of work... several years ago. They helped us and didn't expect us to pay them back or even suggest such a thing. I know that we've donated 100 times more to them than what they graciously gave us in our time of need. Thank the Lord for them.
@trish32 (1471)
• United States
14 Nov 06
That's a wonderful story! I think it's great when people are able and willing to give back to an organization that has helped them out. We've done the same thing with a hospital here called Childrens Hospital of the Kings Daughters. Two of my sons have been patients at this hospital on numerous occasions. We donte to the hospital and their thrift stores regularly. My husband and I are currently organizing a gift drive for the children at the hospital and it gives me the greatest joy to be able to do so. I wish you and your family all the best!