Post # 1
I didn’t know where to put this, so I chose money. Do you have a particular cause that you support? For me, it is animal welfare. I constantly get asked to donate to this or that and I tend to say no because I already direct my charity budget towards animals. I don’t really feel bad about it because you can’t support everything or you’d have no money left!
How about you? Do you have something in particular that you support? Do you get solicited to support other things too? Just to note, I do not solicit anyone for money or to join me in my cause. I donate money and time, but that’s my choice. I don’t expect everyone else to feel as strongly about animals as I do!
Post # 3
cancer foundations are where most of my donations go to
Post # 4
@MrsPanda99: I support streetlight and WWF
Post # 5
@MrsPanda99: I support the university from which I graduated. I think it is important for students to give back to the schools that provided for them.
Post # 6
I tend to mostly support friend’s in fund raising for things they are participating in, especially if the cause is close to home, or I spend my money on food and supplies for the Humane Society.
Post # 7
@MrsPanda99: I tend to donate to things that go towards helping military personnel, their families, veterans, wounded vets, etc.
My SO was in the military and when he was deployed he said there were people who never got anything ever. Never a letter or a care package…and if they ever did get something even from a stranger it made them very happy and grateful.
I try not to feel guilty for not donating to everything. I’ve been solicited to donate towards awareness for every disease possible and every single retail store asks if you want to donate. Once in a while I’ll do the “round to the nearest dollar” donation or give to food drives. I’ve run in races for certain causes but none other than the first one I mentioned that I actively pursue on a regular basis.
Post # 8
Ours is St Jude’s!
But I also like cancer research!
Post # 9
Animal welfare and LGBT rights.
Post # 10
AIDS, and our local volunteer fire department.
Post # 11
- Wedding: May 2014 - Scottish Rite Cathedral (New Castle, PA)
Yes! We are To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) people! We donate regularly and support in other ways. I’ve been supporting them since their first year and they’re super important to me. I also don’t solicit anyone to the cause but I do represent them pretty outwardly (car stickers, t-shirts, keychains, etc.) so I get lots of questions and have had many people start to support them from those conversations.
The other non-profit I regularly support is a local one called Let’s Share Foundation that gives medical support in the Philippines. Being Filipino-American, my whole family is heavily involved volunteering with them.
Post # 12
My husband gives to the DNC. I am looking to start contributing to my university a bit. I round the dollar at Petco/Petsmart every time too if that counts, animals always strike a chord with me because they are truly beautiful and innocent creatures.
Post # 13
Primarily AIDS research and LGBTQ youth organizations.
Post # 14
@MrsPanda99: My big cause is epilepsy. Research is so underfunded and its so much more devastating than many seem to think.
When I was in high school, my sister had been in a long term relationship with an epileptic. He had his faults like everyone, but overall I liked him. While getting ready for my sisters birthday party, we get a call. Their boss called the house because he couldn’t get a hold of my sister. He’d just been found dead at his apartment. He’d had a seizure in the shower. When he fell, he hit his head knocking him unconscious and his foot was covering the drain. He drowned.
Needless to say, she was distraught. I was so shaken at how suddenly it all happened. His doctors hadn’t been able to find a treatment that completely stopped them. I’ve been doing what I can since to promote awareness.
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID
@MrsPanda99: Most of my charity money goes towards anything that YouTubers I like are trying to donate to, assuming I agree with it, obviously. For instance, one of them was just diagnosed with brain cancer, and he’s been selling shirts with 100% of the proceeds going to brain cancer research. If I had money, I’d buy one. A few months ago I gave $100 to a Teenage Cancer fund that another YouTuber was raising awareness for. If I had any ones that I would actively seek out, it’d be mental health awareness.
Post # 16
@dgplmr86: me too. Any Cancer.