Do you feel sometimes that your money needs...

@marguicha (76046)
Chile
June 16, 2011 11:44am CST
should be postponed? I have, and it happened to me yesterday. I have been receiving my months earnings from different sites and I have received more than I hoped for this month. Yesterday, when I went to see my mail, I had an email from the WFO (World Food Organization), the UN place that sponsors the site where I work and donate rice (freerice, as many of you know). It was a moving letter but, what always amazes me, is the way they can make very few dollars go a long way. So I did the necesary clicks and donated $5 (almost nothing). But I thought about it in breafasts for children and felt a lot better. I said to myself: well, maybe my next vacations will have to be postponed for a long time, after this d****d diagnosis of a lymphoma I had a couple of days ago. But those children need their rice NOW. Do you give a bit of your money to charity once in a while? How do you feel about it? Share!
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12 responses
• United States
16 Jun 11
Hi Marguicha I can't lately donate direct money, as I don't have a direct income, but I do donate a great deal to a company similar to yours as well. I also have for many years donated a lot of my time to the Ronald McDonald's Charities and participate several times a year with their drives. It is amazing on how a very little goes a long way. I do have a widget in my wordpress blog and I check it constantly as many in my friends/family FB account do a lot from it and it has been helping now for over a year. I have read a great deal that you have done and do hope that you are still able to vacation, if not there is always the following year, as you are right they do need to eat now and also you need to further spend time getting the right treatments and information too. In the end it will all be worthwhile.
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@marguicha (76046)
• Chile
16 Jun 11
I must confess that I´m very scared now, friend. I´m not as brave as our friend Debbie. But I see that we can do small nice things even when we have our own problems. Donating those $5 gave me more than what I gave. The WFO is asking now for money to Nigeria and from what we can see the worsd hunger there is much worse than my stupic individual lymphoma.
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• United States
16 Jun 11
I am sure our friend had to be afraid also but she has gained her strength to move forward. Thankfully you are aware of many Cancer successful people, which will motivate you also. I am praying for you marguicha and know that I too am afraid, but will send all the positive reinforcements I can continually and non-stop. Because she has been around this more then once perhaps you too can discuss some supporting areas where you can look into. Yes thinking really positive in helping others is a very good idea as remember Deb, also does charity work too. Do keep in mind though you are priority If there is anything I can help with and or research never hesitate to let me know and I shall do my very best. The more positivity and pro-active the better the outcome.
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• United States
17 Jun 11
I am very grateful and proud to have met you both on here as both of you in so many ways inspire many in life. I am glad you two know each other as perhaps one another can also help each other with support and understanding. daeckardt to date has shown me that nothing in life is impossible. She has shown me that when the life hands you negativity you immediately turn it around and gain strength and positivity.
@jak2010 (1550)
• Papua New Guinea
17 Jun 11
I do not give to charity as you do but help those around me who need help. I try to get people to education and in education, I believe they will improve in their lives. So far I have sponsored 5 people. I took one person each year because the fees are very high, I cannot afford to get more than one. Last year, I had to leave my own son stay at home for one student to continue his studies.
@marguicha (76046)
• Chile
17 Jun 11
Your help is a lot bigger than anything I have heard. I must have been hard to leave your own child at home to give to someone else. I don´t think I could do it.
@jak2010 (1550)
• Papua New Guinea
17 Jun 11
Yes, I did and now I realize that it was silly of me to do that. It better to help myself inorder to help others, that is I must be well and have my house in order and have the basics of life then I can go outside of my house to help those in need. If I do not, then I get into problem and as I get into problems, I will not have the strength and financial ability to help others. Now I am on the right course of life.
@marguicha (76046)
• Chile
17 Jun 11
I know you are.
@yallit (3678)
• Philippines
16 Jun 11
There are sites like charityusa.com where we can help other people and groups by just simply visiting their sites. The sponsors, then, will contribute or donate to those specified charities.
@marguicha (76046)
• Chile
17 Jun 11
Do you visit those sites? I am into this freerice as it is sponsored by the UN. Besides I am not an american citizen but I can do this from my country.
@DoctorDidi (7030)
• India
17 Jun 11
Congratulations for your noble work. I believe everyone should follow your steps. I have never donated anything to WFO as I am yet to receive any payment from anywhere. The reason is I have not joined any site other than mylot. But as a homeopath doctor, I give free treatment to a lot of patients who are really poor. I believe in this way I am serving the almighty God.
@marguicha (76046)
• Chile
17 Jun 11
Did you know that you could download the freerice site and donate by simply do your search online through their search engine? They use yahoo so there are lots so you can check all you want.
• India
15 Aug 11
Thank you for the return feedback, though I am a little bit late in doing so. But it is better late than never.
@pahak627 (4206)
• Philippines
17 Jun 11
helping others is the greatest thing a person can do. It is unconditional because you don't have to wait for a repayment. After helping, you'll feel satisfied with you did. Keep it up.
@marguicha (76046)
• Chile
17 Jun 11
I just do a little, I´m afraid.
@pahak627 (4206)
• Philippines
18 Jun 11
i also do a little because i could not afford large donations. In my neighborhood we can help in some ways also not financial. We can give what we have in our home which we don't anymore use. It happened here in the place that I live. Neighbors are helping each other.
@ravisivan (14051)
• India
16 Jun 11
I help our watchman's grand daughter study in her kG classes and we pay Rs.3500 per year( roughly 70$) per year. Another child also is given around $ 70 for education. One more education aid of $120 per year (Rs.5000) is given for another girl. All these amounts I channel through myself collecting from my daughter and son. Once I paid $10 for wikipedia through paypal account. In this regard let me tell you one thing. It is not easy to give charity. There must be a person to receive it also. I have an experience in this regard. This happened some 14 years ago in Delhi. I wanted to donate a dhoti with rs.100 to a rickshaw puller on the ceremony date of my father. I ran after him to give and he refused to take it. then I felt bad. This made me believe that we are not doing a favor to him it is only the taker who is doing favor to the giver. have a good day.
@marguicha (76046)
• Chile
17 Jun 11
I have had bad experiences witth giving (or trying to give) so nw I look for a charity with a name. The United Nations and the food program there are good for me so I am at freerice. But once, years ago, I saw in the streets a beggar with a baby. She wanted money to fill a Rp. for the baby who was sick. I hurried on, was ashamed and turned back. I told her that I would not give her some cents but I would buy the whole meds for her child. I had never heard such foul language in my life. The woman probably rented the baby to get money. She did not care about any medicines. After that, it´s a known charity. I don´t give a cent to a beggar in the streets. When children come to my house begging, I bring them in and make them some food to eat where I can see.
@ravisivan (14051)
• India
17 Jun 11
Excellent. what u are doing is fine. I am helping for education because if my uncle, grand mother and aunty have not helped me fifty years ago I would not have had proper education. Charity helps. My uncle family people are all well settled and are in good position. Somewhere I remember to have read that every one should donate at least 10% of his earnings per month. though that is not possible at least 4% we can give. have a good day.
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
16 Jun 11
I felt like that I might need to get rid of debt first, then I have the ability to donate money for those poor children. I, myself was deeply in debt, and I felt that I had this responsibility to pay them off all at once. So, I would take care of myself on this fault first, then when I got my money, I would do some charity for good.
@marguicha (76046)
• Chile
17 Jun 11
You are right about taking care of your problemssfirst, kingparker. But, do you know that you can help without spending a penny? I downloaded the freerice toolbar and do my rearching from there. You can donate up to 5000 grains of rice every day by just using the toolbar. Check it. There´s no virus as it´s sponsore by the WFO.
17 Jun 11
I think you should change your thinking a little bit. Something like this. In stead of thinking about get rid of dept, you must keep your mind thinking about earn more money, always. Maybe you think that there is no different between these thought. But let make it clear. The more you think about dept (specially in your situation - deeply in debt), the more you confused, the more stressed your get, this will lid you to limit you energy, limit your mind, limit your creative. So that you can't do any thing good. And it's so easy to understand that why you can't get rid of debt with this thinking. So forget that thought, always thinks about getting more money, being rich, imaging how your life will be which a lot of money. When you do that, you will feel so great, so strong, so creative, and I think you already know what happen next ^^. (I get this idea from Bob Protor, this is his video, I think you should watch it, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y32nNYdZR0Q&feature=related )
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
5 Aug 11
hi, for me because i am not really have many money so that i joined here,there are many riches people out there who have a lot of money and they are capable for that to donate money and not to us who are trying to earn in many different ways.so for me i will not donate.
@marguicha (76046)
• Chile
9 Aug 11
I don´t have much money, but there´s a site that is sponsored by the Uniteed Natiions and there you can play a little game and for each right answer you are donating rice. Now they are using it for Somalia, before it was for India and before that it went to Haiti.
@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jun 11
some of my vindale money just went toward buying a new vehicle for the rescue.. Actually a lot of my online earnings go toward helping people and groups...
@marguicha (76046)
• Chile
24 Jun 11
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
17 Jun 11
Hi marguicha, you are doing very good job. The money little or big is no matter. Your intention is great. Drops of water make ocean. Your $5 and more more $5 make millions. Millions of hungry children getting loafs of your great 'little' help. My friend I admire you.
@marguicha (76046)
• Chile
17 Jun 11
At this freerice site I work, I donate 5000 grains of rice every day without spending a cent. It´s sponsored by the WFO of the United Nations and I only had to download the toolbar and use the search engine. I read the news or check different things and with 10 searches a day they give the 5000 grains of rice in your name
• Philippines
17 Jun 11
That's a good and selfless thing that you did here, Marguicha! Hope more and more people are like you. Anyway, it really feels good to be of help to other people. It gives you a light, satisfying feeling knowing that you've somehow alleviate life's toughness through your generosity to others. I've always been one who easily feel pity to those less fortunate people. Living comfortably-through God's grace, I feel the need to share what I am enjoying to others. And I never regretted extending help to the less fortunate people. As they say, "It is better to give than to receive". Simply put, it's better that you do the helping rather than be the one in need of help. God bless!
@Hatley (151936)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Jun 11
hi marguicha as a senior citizen living in a retirement center paid for from almost all my social security and ssi check I have very little income left over after the monthly rent and food bill are taken out fy ''the greedy owners hands. 125 dollars a month for personal needs whoopee so I am working on mylot for money to pay some of my cable internet bll and every year I donate some to American Diabetes Asspc amd tp the veternas of foreign wars when they send me all those lovely stickers I use for my return address on all my mail.my donations are not a lot but they claim every little bit helps so s ure hope so.I am not going to mention the amount as its all I can afford and I do not want anyone making fun of me. I h ave no other income
@marguicha (76046)
• Chile
17 Jun 11
I couldn´t spend more than $5 and I don´t care if anyone makes fun at me either. And It´s not $5 every month either. But I have this toolbar I downloaded where I can donate up to 5000 grains of rice a day if I search with their search engine. If I´m going to bed and haven´t reached my 10 searches, I just put any word there so I reach my goal. That doesn´t cost me a penny. Every bit helps, I know. And I know your help means a lot, friend.