Giving to charity

December 22, 2009 12:22pm CST
I give to some charities and especially this time of year. What makes me feel like not giving though is when television advertisements (England) put a very good advertisement on showing their work and yes making you want to give to that charity and they then go and ruin it by saying something like "please give" and then say a certain amount that you should give. Does this make others on here think no way I cant afford that much and even if I could I would not because you have asked for a high amount? I would give if they did not state an amount. What do you think?
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@benny128 (3621)
22 Dec 09
well this really bugs the life outta me, all the adverts and people knocking on your door asking for money for charities, I will not give to charities as they just waste a large portion of it, one of the big well known charities in the uk not mentioning any names have loads of charity shops where the staff work freely yet the management are earning over 40k uk pounds a year one has to think how much of the money given is paying the management and how much is going to help. Also whats with all these pens and free gifts again they cost money, money that we donate. I am prob going to be slated here but I refuse to do it as in a charity people should work for free and all the money should go to good causes not to pay the wages of the high fliers.
24 Dec 09
I agree and think if you give you should ask them how much they or their directors of the charity are getting. if they um and arr dont give
@angelsmummy (1700)
22 Dec 09
Yes I know what you mean it doesnt half annoy me! Well have you seen the one where it says please give £150?! What £150 I havent got that sort of money, who has?!
24 Dec 09
wow I thought that £15 was asking too much.
@Wizzywig (7859)
22 Dec 09
Yes, if its a donation, its voluntary and therefore, the amount is at the discretion of the giver. It makes you feel that, if you dont have that specific amount to spare they dont want you to bother at all. Whatever happened to "Please give what you can..." We had people knocking on doors asking for "just" £2 a week for an animal charity. When my 79year old mum explained that she was already commited to supporting 2 other charities the man offered to come back later when she'd had chance to sort her finances out! Cheeky git! Like most people, I give what I can, when I can to the charitable causes which I feel will best use their funds but I am put off by being asked for a set amount.
• United States
22 Dec 09
Giving to charity is a great thing to do. I always give to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), and I highly recommend giving to this charity because they really are trying to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes and they are on their way. There have been massive breakthroughs in the Diabetes research, and the research that goes into this condition can also be used for other conditions. I have given thousands of dollars to this foundation so far because I really want a cure for this condition.