St. Joseph's for the Lakota Sioux Children

@hofferp (4739)
United States
April 16, 2010 10:49am CST
Last year, my Mom and I took a vacation to South Dakota for my uncle's 90th birthday party. SD is about a two-day drive from where we live (New Mexico). We decided to stop in Mission, SD, on the way up to my uncle's and to deliver clothes, accessories, blankets, pillows, etc. to a mission in Mission. We could have donated the clothes locally to Goodwill, the Salvation Army, etc., but we just decided we wanted to help the Lakota Sioux. My favorite charity is St. Joseph's in Chamberlain, SD, which helps Lakota children. Do you have a favorite charity? I tend to give all my donations, with a few exceptions, to the Lakota Sioux. Do you have one charity or do you donate to many?
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Apr 10
I donate time to Cats About Town Society. I donate items usually to either Goodwill or the Salvation Army. I donate money to a variety of things, disaster relief funds, conservation organizations, autism, etc.
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@hofferp (4739)
• United States
17 Apr 10
When I donated to several causes, my causes sounded a lot like yours...Goodwill, Salvation Army, Red Cross, battered women and kids, animals, conservation organizations and heart disease... Now I'm down to kids, but I've started donating my time/services to "hunger in America". I've been building videos for the food banks in NM. I'm just about done with the one for the food bank in Gallup, NM, which serves about 19000 Navajo, Zuni, Spanish and other groups. I've really enjoyed doing the videos and I'm hoping there contributions/donations will increase as a result. I can hope anyway. Thanks, Dawn.
@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
18 Apr 10
That's so cool. I'm sure that the Lakota Sioux is even in greater need of donations because it isn't a widely known charity. At least not if we're talking about the entire United States. Maybe it is well known in South Dakota? I do give to charity. I give 10% of whatever I take in to my church (they of course have community outreach programs, as they are non profit). I've tithed since I was a little kid. My parents taught me to do that. I would say every six months I donate clothes, or other items that can be useful to charities that call my parent's house. No one calls me asking for donations, probably because I live in an apartment complex. So when they call my parent's, I always tell them to say that we have things they can pick up. Usually the charities are Prevent Blindness or Vietnam Vets. I have taken clothes directly to Goodwill before, but not often. When I was growing up there was a period we had to buy our clothes from Goodwill. So I especially like to donate really nice clothes to them. I remember when 9/11 occurred I gave to the Red Cross. And I have also given to some animal charities before. One that I really wish I could give to more often is a no kill shelter a couple of states away. Anyway, I'm not mentioning all this because I'm proud of myself. I'm sure I don't give as often as I should. Wouldn't it be fun to be given a million dollars and be told we could give it to any charity or charities we wanted to? That would be awesome.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
18 Apr 10
It would be great to be given a million dollars and to be able to give it to all your favorite charities. When I donated to several charities, one of the factors I also considered was the administrative costs. I looked for the lowest admin costs, because I figured more then went to the cause. When I was working, it was "easier" than it is now to donate money. Now in retirement, I donate more things and my time/services. I should be doing more and more often, too. Thanks for your comments, AmbiePam.