Post # 1
I was reading my local paper this morning asking for volunteers and it got me thinking- how do people decide which causes to support? So a random question for you: Do you support any charities? If so- which ones and why/ how did you decide or find out about them?
Post # 3
Federal Wildlife Federation and my work’s children’s foundation. I have money deducted out of my paycheck each week that go to those two and my Co matches that.
As to why, well I love wild life and love children.
Post # 4
We support Compassion Canada (Supporting a child in Africa) and our church. Why? Kids should get enough to eat and be able to go to school. And we wouldn’t have a church if we didn’t support ours.
We chose Compassion instead of World Vision because we know people on the board for Compassion and we know that the money we give is being used properly.
Post # 5
I support Child’s Play and Child’s Play only.
Why: Child’s Play charities give video games to children in hospitals. My husband and I are huge gamers and video games are an important part of our life. Children stuck in hospitals need entertainment and what better way to succumb yourself to an entirely different world than through a videogame? Children can be heroes, ninjas, princesses, animal tamers, god knows what and it gives them the ability to do the things they otherwise could not. I also know that Child’s Play donates most of their money to the children and don’t absorb as much towards administrative fees or other money sinks charities hide from the giver.
Post # 6
I do not currently, but I plan to when finances allow. A friend/mentor of mine started a children’s home in South Africa that now has around 50 orphaned/abandoned kids living there. I was able to visit three years ago for a summer and volunteered. It was a blast, and I fell in love with those kids. I’d love to sponsor one or at least give an overall donation to the home. I feel comfortable giving money to this since I’ve actually been there and know everyone involved as it’s a small organization.
Post # 7
Heifer international! The organization gives heifers to families in third world countries. They do a FANTASTIC job of researching each area and providing customized education and LOCAL vet services to the families. The recipient families can drink the millk (or sell it) and agree to pass one of the offspring to another family in their community. I really like that this organization doesn’t just throw a donation at a family; it provides them the resources they need to care for their animals (not just heifers – also goats, chickens, water buffalo, etc) and allows the family themselves to decide what to do with the milk/meat. This shows the family some respect and dignity, too. You should check them out!
Post # 8
I donate every month to a Charity that gives breakfast kindergarden education and dinner to young little preschoolers in Mexico most of them from single Moms.
children are the future well fed kids make healthier adults…. And some of these moms go through a lot and it really changes their life to have a place to leave them during the day that is affordable and safe.
because I know exactly were my money goes.
I also do probono work as a lawyer for : women in dangerous spouse situations, hospitals proper patient care, and at the diocese of Montreal. I donate to clothes and money and…
read bible to the elderly and have a prayer group for young adults.
Post # 9
I donate 5% of my income to an organisation called “Challenge”.
My son was diagnosed with ALL/AML (Leukaemia) in 2005 and through Challenge, he had celebrities visit him in hospital, he has been to concerts/sporting events, interstate travel, fun camps.
I also make spot donations to Make-a-Wish, and another company here called Red Kite that helps out with bills for families of children with childhood cancers.
Post # 10
i dont right now, the last ones i donated to regularly via direct debit were NSPCC (childrens charity) and WWF. but then i left the UK, closed my bank accounts and never found out much information about charities here in Mexico
I do give food when they do food drives for poor families and money when they collect at supermarket but i must admit i could (and should) do a lot more.
Post # 11
I’m still a student and money is always tight for me, but I do donate to the OSPCA whenever I can. When I have a more regular income, I definitely plan on becoming a more regular donor.
Post # 12
I donate both time and money to the March of Dimes. My involvement started in high school over ten years ago as a part of a participation requirement for a school club. I love how they are attempting to spread the word and initiative of making sure healthy babies are born. Professionally I’m also involved in my city’s chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) by taking pro bono immigration cases they refer to me. Nonprofit immigration advocacy is one of the major reasons why I went to law school.
Post # 13
I donate to a certain hospital in Toronto as often as I can. I was born 3-months pre-mature and owe my life to them (the first hour, I only had a 5% chance of survival)… it’s only right.
Post # 14
@Hyperventilate: I’ve never heard of them before! What a fantastic cause!
Post # 15
I support the ASPCA monthly they take out of my account… I also make donations to various English Bulldog Rescue groups when they have severly ill dogs that need extensive, expensive surgeries. (I have 2 bullies myself & they are my world)
On a side note: I get so irritated & honestly find myself judging people when Im out at grocery stores, retail stores, DMV… etc & people are asked if they want to donate $1, $2, ot $5 to various charities like childrens hospital and whatnot, and these people who are spending 200$ on bedding say NO. I automatically think, WOW… not the kind of person I want to be around. Thats just my opinion. Anyone else feel this way? IF you are able, you should ALWAYS say yes & support everything cause. Every dollar helps!
Post # 16
We give to both of our alma maters (I went to a private school on close to full scholarship, and want to give back). We also give to some local arts organizations as well as a cancer organization.