(Closed) NWR: What charities do you give/wish you could give money to?

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Humane Society….really any animal shelter/charity would do. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Children International

Food for the Hungry

World Vision

Samaritan’s Purse

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I would also donate to some sort of animal welfare society. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

It really depends on where your passion lies – I am passionate about health charities who focus on research and programs to service the population who are affected by the illness. 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Humane Society/SPCA, typically through the local shelter itself. We either donate money or items (they ALWAYS need supplies). We have a local human shelter that we like, too, since it’s not faith-based, and they welcome everyone (not that faith based charities are bad, but the other shelter here that is ONLY accepts Bibles, Christian books, and Christian-based stuff for kids, and does NOT accept everyone).

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I give to the Humanitarian Coalition, International Planned Parenthood, and Marie Stopes, usually. I feel very strongly about reproductive health and rights so that’s usually where I put my money, but I also donate semi-regularly and additionally in times of crisis to HC for humanitarian assistance.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I donate to the Red Cross (I work here though, so I’m biased) as well as Canadian Breast Cancer, Alberta Children’s Hospital, and if any of my friends do fundraisers, I throw a $20 in their direction.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

There are more than I could list and I’m sure every charity that get’s mentioned will be a worthy cause.

What a nice thing to do do though, good for you!

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Girls Inc – a not for profit funded by United Way.  I used to work at our local center in the summers and volunteer during the school year.

“Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through life-changing programs and experiences that help girls navigate gender, economic, and social barriers. Research-based curricula, delivered by trained, mentoring professionals in a positive all-girl environment equip girls to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. The network of local Girls Inc. nonprofit organizations serves 125,000 girls ages 6 – 18 annually across the United States and Canada.”

http://www.girlsinc.org

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I donate to most organizations I’ve worked for- planned parenthood, national Latina institute of repro health, center against domestic violence in Brooklyn. 

Iava- the Iraq and Afghanistan veterans of America. 

FH supported our local Jazz station in LA.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Fischer House

Shriners Hospitals

Wounded Warriors

I give to very few charities.  Once you take a good look at most of them, most of the money goes into raising more money or “administration costs”.  If the charity isn’t giving at LEAST 75 cents out of every dollar raised directly to whatever it is that they are doing then they are not worth giving to.

I forgot, I also give to a local Jewish organization that takes a plane of boxed meals over every year at Passover to Russia and some of the Baltic States for the elderly Jewish population.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I give to WWF and Doctors Without Borders, as well as donating sporadically to various women’s rights efforts.

regarding what PP said, these are both great programs as far as allocating money. 92% and 86% respectively go to direct program services.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Hekima Place: a Christian-based home in Kenya for girls who were left orphaned by HIV/AIDS. These girls have literally nothing. Hekima place gives them shelter, food, education, and most of all, love. They get to live because of Hekima Place! <3

Here in the US, we find ways to help each other. Even when we have nothing, we have more than the girls in Kenya. 

http://hekimaplace.org/AboutUs/HekimaPlace.aspx&nbsp;

 

P.S. I don’t donate persay, but I am running in the Pittsburgh Marathon and seeking sponsors to help them. 100% of profits go to help the girls. It doesn’t get better than that!!

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