What organizations do you give $$$ to?

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  1. Salty

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    I thougt about starting this thread due to another one that was critical of an organization.

    see the link

    What organizations (other than religious) do you give money to? Why or why not?


    I have given to the Boy scouts
     
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    Girl scouts, soccer club, gave some this morning to the lions club..
    give to the girl scouts and soccer club for the kids and to the lions club because it was white cane day.
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    I don't give to any because I can't afford it. I have 15 different medical bills that I can't afford to pay, and some have been turned into collection. Some of us aren't fortunate enough to have more money than we need where we can give it away. I would love to be able to give to organizations that help children.
     
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    The Water Project is one of my favorites. And they take PayPal which is nice for me.

    Now that kind of makes me wonder how many organizations have started taking PayPal.
     
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    Donations...money, time, or goods

    Breast Cancer Awareness
    Food Pantries
    Freecycle
    Cure for Cancer
    Good Sam Ministries (not affiliated with any church)
    The Prodigal Post (prison ministry not affiliated with any church)
    Crisis Pregnancy Center
     
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    besides Voice of the Martyrs and my church, I usually only give to the kids who come to my door selling candy bars for school trips, paralympics, etc.
     
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    Some of the organizations we support: Our church - Old Cutler Presbyterian, Our school - Westminster Christian, Twenty Little Working Girls, Boy Scouts, First Choice Women's Clinic, Youth For Christ, Samaritan's Purse & Habitat for Humanity.
     
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    We only give to our church(which includes time in the food pantry), or on occasion individuals. I haven't yet found any good charity locally to give time too, but in another town thers a crisis pregnancy center I'd love to give time too, but theres the gas issue, we already spend a lot more week then we did a yr ago because of our new church being in another town, 12 miles away and going 3 times a week.
     
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    My wife runs a charity, in her son's name, that provides winter recreational equipment & guidance to underprivileged children www.billypooleskifoundation.org

    Our family supports the University of Montana with a grant, every year. Go GRIZZLIES !!!!!!

    We give money to Avadogs Alaska ( www.avadogsalaska.org ), a place that trains dogs in snow rescue techniques.

    We gave to Ron Paul's presidential run, and support his Campaign for Liberty ( www.campaignforliberty.com )
     
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    United Spinal Association. That's about it. Maybe an occasional donation to the boy scouts or kids selling stuff for school fund raisers.

    I don't mind giving to our vets. The work they do is so important, yet somehow the ballplayers and movie stars get more fame and money.:tear:
     
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    I can only afford to give to my church, which in turn supports a number of ministries.
     
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    Other than our church's ministries (which are many) ...

    Breast Cancer Awareness
    Cancer Research
    Food Pantry
    Make A Wish
    Homeless Veterans
    Disabled Veterans
    Animal Rescue
    Disaster Relief
    United Spinal Association
    United Way
    Our local Homeless Mission (clothing, food for pantry, personal hygiene items and pregnancy care center items. We have also participated in their church services)
    KY Children's Home
    Goodwill
    Multiple Sclerosis
    Girl Scouts
    Boy Scouts
    Future Farmers of America
    Our local public school system's band trips (our band has even participated in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!)

    We sponsored a young Filipino boy for many years (he's grown now) but I forget the name of the international organization he was part of. Maybe World ... something. His name is Ralph. Some years passed; then Ralph contacted us to say he'd moved from the Philippines to Canada and wondered if we could meet sometime - sometime when he was around Ohio, that is. He's a fine young man, a believer, and he married in June. We will always stay in touch ...

    I have stuffed & stamped mailers asking for donations for Multiple Sclerosis (in memory of one of my grandmothers) and Cancer Research (in memory of my dad).

    We donated because each of these organizations are so very worthy. :)

    You'd be surprised to know how gratifying it is to share in the many possible ways. Labor is as good as $ in many cases.
     
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    Wow, you are a very charitable person indeed. You should look into "webdog's home". I...er they...accept cash, chech, credit card, paypal, IOU's... :laugh:
     
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    :laugh: webdog, please let "them" know that we will consider this! :laugh:
     
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    Naw, not really. The great I AM has been very good to us. It's contemplating our retirement income that scares me. :laugh:

    The unfortunate thing is that many of these organizations sell your information to other organizations. The phone soliciting is a great bother. I'm sure you experience the same.

    If I had a favorite, it would probably be Make A Wish. It makes ya feel warm and fuzzy inside to help these folks with one last fling before they become bed ridden. It's a very worthy organization. :thumbs:
     

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