Post # 62
I think the number of individuals that donate doesn’t directly correlate to how much money is actually donated. Children/human charities get more donations from large corporations, and thus, more money. Even if 5000 individuals each donated $20 each to an animal charity, the amount pales in comparison to the millions of dollars donated to children by McDonald’s, for example.
I tend to donate time and supplies (we have a small animal rescue we like to work with).
Post # 63
There will always be a million causes out there, and it’s impossible to donate to every single one. My DH and I each pick one cause we want to donate to and leave it at that. Our theory is that you’ll drive yourself guilty if you make yourself feel guilty because you’re not donating to every single cause out there. Some people donate to some causes, others donate to other causes. That’s how all these different charities get money; if everyone donated to the “best” one (subjective, obviously), then some charities would never get money.
Personally I think it’s against the spirit of charities to be angry because someone is giving to a different charity instead of “yours.”
Post # 64
Yeah, that’s a fair point! I never meant to imply that less was going to one cause or another, since I don’t claim to know that offhand. I was just observing that the OP’s bias of “plenty of people
will give to kids” isn’t necessarily the case when it comes to the sample group of ‘Bees’. That is all!
I think that donating time and items is often overlooked, yet so very necessary. Plus, it eliminates all excuses of “I don’t have the money”, because everyone has some extra time and gently-used blankets, clothes, etc.
I feel so inspired by all you ladies!!!
Post # 65
I didn’t mean to argue a point about it (I totally agree with your point), I was just pointing out the monetary amount vs number of donations. Honestly if you’re contributing to charity, I don’t think it really matters if it’s animals or humans, you’re making the world a better place and that should be what counts.
Post # 67
Haha yeah, the whole situation is incredibly ridiculous. But I’m a sucker for a sad animal. I cry at Sara McLoughlin commercials, hell, the commercials have been so ingrained in me that I cry if that song comes on the radio. And I can’t even walk into Petsmart, DH has to go alone, because our Petsmarts have partnerships with local animal shelters and they put up all the older cats in the stores for adoption, and if a cat is particularly ugly or fat or otherwise silly or sad looking AND old to boot, I will be crying or signing adoption paperwork before we leave the store.
Post # 68
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
Animals have no voice. Childres have advocates, doctors, parents, teachers, social services, etc. Animals need you.
Your Father-In-Law sounds like a tool.
Post # 69
While it doesn’t have to be an either/or situation, I’ve made it that way for my charitable giving.
I give only to animal causes. I like them better than people. Oh–I also like buildings. I’ll give to building preservation causes.