What charities will you or have you contributed to this year?

United States
September 27, 2006 9:36am CST
Have you contributed to any charities this year or will you in the next few months? Which ones and why? I am afraid I have become very skeptical about contributing as I have seen and heard a lot of problems that have arisen lately. Many of the clothing and other donations that poured into Arkansas to help the displaced from the Katrina hurricane never made it to them. It seems there was so much that no one had time to go through it and sort out what they needed and didn't need so much of it was thrown away. Makes you wonder about what is going on in other cases as well.
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• United States
13 Oct 06
No, charities but, I want to start tithing at church.
• India
13 Oct 06
not decided
• United States
22 Oct 06
I contribute to Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. I believe in their programs especially on the local level!!
@nancygibson (3738)
• France
13 Oct 06
The Woodland Trust, Oxfam, the National Trust are my regular ones, others as I see fit
• India
13 Oct 06
i have not contributed in any this year but when i have enough money i will definitely contribute
@javamama (147)
• United States
13 Oct 06
Oh I donate to many things like st,judes childrens hospital, the ronald mcdonald house,Susan g coman foundation, rescue mission. I also volunteer my time at local soup kitchens and I am a big sister. I go to the hospital and voulunteer in the neonatal unit. Giving is always better than receiving in my book and I love to do thoe things I do. I don't do it because I feel obligated I do it because it make me feel good.
@Helpmeout (230)
• United States
13 Oct 06
Heart association, lung association, big sisters, clean water act, rural missions, f.o.p. & impeachbush.org(not a charity but non-profitable and I want him out)
@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
13 Oct 06
No, I didn't yet.
@funnysis (2619)
• United States
13 Oct 06
I generally donate to the diabeties fondation and the firemen and the police and the red cross I beleive in helping others when I can.
@toonatoons (3740)
• Philippines
13 Oct 06
we conduct outreach programs in our community. during the first quarter of the year, we would treat some kids to ice cream; then in the middle of the year, our focus is on the senior citizens. at christmastime, we gather 100 children and give them treats...
• Canada
8 Oct 06
Being a student, I don't have a lot of extra cash just laying around, but I do have abilities and talents and time to donate. I crochet hats, mittens and scarves all year round that I donate to various charities during the winter, and I also crochet caps and booties for the local children's hospital (for preemies). I volunteer for the Special Olympics as a figure skating coach, and I regularly gather clothing and toiletries and donate them to the local womens' shelter and mens' mission. There's a lot one can do to "donate" that doesn't necessarily involve money. Sometimes one can even "donate" by volunteering from home-my grandmother is involved with a group that makes daily phone calls to lonely/elderly people or "shut-ins" just to say hi and talk for a bit. It takes all of 15 minutes out of her day, but I bet it makes a world of difference to those who receive her calls.
@vipul20044 (5799)
• India
7 Oct 06
As of now i havent contributed to any charity but yes i contributed my blood to the blood bank and yes i think thats some contribution! The last charity that i did was for the tsunami relief!