Do you do charity work?

Do you do charity work? - Charity work anyone?
@heatspine (1141)
Philippines
April 3, 2007 6:41pm CST
I personally think that the greatest fulfillment an individual can have is to help other people. The smile or happiness that you see from the person that you've helped is enough to give you a high for a long time. Do you do charity work? What kind of charity work do you do?
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@lecanis (16739)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
3 Apr 07
I don't do near as much as I'd like to. I used to be very involved with several different charities, but these days I'm more likely to donate money than time, just because I have a job, a family, and a lot of health concerns to consider. However, one of these days I'm going to take a "volunteer leave" from work... that's my goal anyway. I've worked with Habitat for Humanity, various crisis centers, and cleanup efforts after various disasters (mostly tornados where I grew up). These days most of my charity money goes to Dial Help (which I donate money to via my company's community support effort) and the local shelter for domestic abuse victims.
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@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
9 Apr 07
Nice to hear lecanis that you've done your part. How we wish that your kind multiplies in the world.
@tinacaps (66)
• Philippines
3 Apr 07
I do get involved with charity work but not actively. I prefer giving donations (cash or kind) then getting my hands dirty. Let the volunteers do the work, I would say. However, I do hope to get involved in one, actively, that is.
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@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
yes. maybe in time tinacaps you would have to dirty your hands and realize that working in charity is really fulfilling.
@tanjila (548)
• United States
3 Apr 07
No, unfortunately I can't. Just don't have the time or resources... I hope to be more involved one day.
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@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
4 Apr 07
Maybe in time tanjila. Sometimes just being there to help already counts.
@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
I strongly agree with you there-the greatest fulfillment one can have is being able to help others whether big or small. Me and my husband is involved in Kids ministry where we feed and teach kids from urban poor areas every saturday, we laso help them go to school,giving school supplies and uniforms.Just a month ago we distributed tin cans for fundraising for this coming school year. I am also busy now doing this dinner for a cause, a fund raising project that will help a lot of out of school youth in our church to be able to go back to school this coming june. Sometimes, It can be tiring gathering supports and doing all the legwork..but this is where I am most happy..everytime I see the smiles from those little kids It encourages me more and yes it is indeed very fulfilling.
@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
10 Apr 07
I do like to help others. One of my things right now is doing taxes for middle and low income people through AARP. I never thought I would enjoy doing taxes of all things, but I really do! And the people are so grateful.
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
helping others can give us some happiness and light feelings but unfortunately i cant help most of the people because im from a poor family but i make it a point to help any person in distress as long as i can, even for small things only like carrying the bag of elderly across the road, helping someone to go up and down buses, and any other little things i can do to them.
@KissThis (3008)
• United States
4 Apr 07
I use to go an adopt a "grandparent" from a local nursing home when I was a teenager. I was hoping to do this with my children but the nursing home down the street from us said that they wouldn't do that. My kids and I like to go to our local animal shelter to walk the dogs and the kids like to play with the cats.We spend an hour or two there every saturday normally.
@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
4 Apr 07
I do not do any charity work. I am however a social worker, and when I was still able to work I got the great satisfaction of helping people every day, all day. I think that if i had not gotten to do this through my work I would have voluntered for something like charity in my spare time
• United States
4 Apr 07
I have helped many less fortunate families gain access to housing and what not to take care of their families appropriately. I run several on going fundraisers for such things as families in need, disaster relief, and a few others. I am a foster parent to abandoned animals and I volunteer every weekend at the local animal shelter. Though the last few weeks I have taken some time for myself, cause I have been sick. So need to slow down for a little while until I am feeling better.
• United States
4 Apr 07
It is not exactly charity work but I volunteer at a nursing home and I also get such a greet feeling bring some comfort to people whose families seem to have forgot they exist.
@tjaytiu09 (140)
4 Apr 07
i didn't work in a charity! but im touch with ur message. Helping a person on a charity will be my first thing to do when i gain some bigger income! why does the politics put their moneys for the election! they are just wasting their money. Instead, they can donate their money to the charities!
@raydene (9875)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I used to do things for charity but don't have the energy anymore.I wish I could do more.I now do what I can to cheer people up here on myLot and have gotten alot of support in return.