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4 years ago  ::  Nov 05, 2010 - 1:30PM #1
Cesmom
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The thread about the couple who gave away their lottery winnings got me to thinking about charities and how many are out there and how you decide who to support.


I'm impressed to see what Warren Buffet has done in this regard...


www.jacktimes.com/money/warren-buffet-ur...


I know a lot of people donate to charity based on something that has personally touched their lives.  I used to work with the Make A Wish Foundation and the stories I heard touched me so much that I just had to start supporting that cause.  I've witnessed enough results of domestic abuse to also want to support that cause.


Just curious what charities others support...

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4 years ago  ::  Nov 05, 2010 - 1:33PM #2
Christianlib
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Indianapolis Food Bank


Free Clothing Ministry


Needles for Love (knits blankets for newborns at the county hospital)


My church


Justice for Janitors


(All of the reasons should be obvious)

Democrats think the glass is half full.
Republicans think the glass is theirs.
Libertarians want to break the glass, because they think a conspiracy created it.
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4 years ago  ::  Nov 05, 2010 - 1:48PM #3
Lonesentinel
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Nov 5, 2010 -- 1:33PM, Christianlib wrote:


Indianapolis Food Bank


Free Clothing Ministry


Needles for Love (knits blankets for newborns at the county hospital)


My church


Justice for Janitors


(All of the reasons should be obvious)





Justice for Janitors?  what are they about CL?

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4 years ago  ::  Nov 05, 2010 - 1:53PM #4
Guessses
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None! I can't even support me! Haven't been able too in a long, long time!

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4 years ago  ::  Nov 05, 2010 - 1:55PM #5
Cesmom
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Nov 5, 2010 -- 1:53PM, Guessses wrote:


None! I can't even support me! Haven't been able too in a long, long time!





That brings to mind another point...supporting charities doesn't necessarily have to be financial.  Helping serve at a soup kitchen, for example, or ringing bells for the Salvation Army, or any other form of volunteer work for a cause qualifies in my mind as supporting a charity.

Our need to learn should always outweigh our need to be right

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying them.
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4 years ago  ::  Nov 05, 2010 - 1:56PM #6
Christianlib
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Lone,


The working conditions and pay for the people who clean our malls and office buildings are abominable.


 


Due to intentionally being kept to just below 29 hours (officially on the clock) a week, they can be and are classified as "part time."  They, therefore don't get ANY benefits, don't fall under all of the provisions of minimum wage and Wage and Hour laws, and are subject to firings and other  actions without notice, without recourse, and without eligibility for Unemployment Compensation.


The building and mall owners most often use shadow companies and "contractors" who "supply" the maintenance people for the buildings, giving them arms length deniability and insulation.


These are some of the poorest of the working poor.  PLUS, they are often, late in the night, required to use cleaning materials and chemicals that are unsafe, or without proper safety measures being taken.


Justice for Janitors is an organizing and advocacy group, composed mostly of janitors, concerned clergy, and concerned laity in some of the downtown churches.

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4 years ago  ::  Nov 05, 2010 - 1:59PM #7
Lonesentinel
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My favorite charity is Jeffco Action Center, but I also have donated to the following charities in the past:


Step 13


Arc Thrift Stores


Denver Rescue Mission


I also donate on occasion, as many do, to Make a Wish Foundation, Jerry's Kids, etc when they have their drives...

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4 years ago  ::  Nov 05, 2010 - 1:59PM #8
Guessses
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Nov 5, 2010 -- 1:55PM, Cesmom wrote:


Nov 5, 2010 -- 1:53PM, Guessses wrote:


None! I can't even support me! Haven't been able too in a long, long time!





That brings to mind another point...supporting charities doesn't necessarily have to be financial.  Helping serve at a soup kitchen, for example, or ringing bells for the Salvation Army, or any other form of volunteer work for a cause qualifies in my mind as supporting a charity.




Too busy looking for a job and trying to keep petrol in the tank.


 

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4 years ago  ::  Nov 05, 2010 - 2:06PM #9
Cesmom
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Nov 5, 2010 -- 1:59PM, Guessses wrote:


Nov 5, 2010 -- 1:55PM, Cesmom wrote:


Nov 5, 2010 -- 1:53PM, Guessses wrote:


None! I can't even support me! Haven't been able too in a long, long time!





That brings to mind another point...supporting charities doesn't necessarily have to be financial.  Helping serve at a soup kitchen, for example, or ringing bells for the Salvation Army, or any other form of volunteer work for a cause qualifies in my mind as supporting a charity.




Too busy looking for a job and trying to keep petrol in the tank.


 





I'm a strong believer that everyone is capable of making some kind of contribution if they want to.   


I have a full time and a part time job and a paper route.  I have 2 kids in school and sports and one in college.  I have a 5 acres and a house, 2 dogs, 2 horses, and some cats to take care of.  I still manage to volunteer at least 10 hours a week year round.  IMO, those who can't afford to donate, owe it to their communities to try to make a contribution in other ways. 


When I see others around me not bothering to lift a finger, I can't help but imagine what a better place the world could be if every single one of us did just a little something.


 

Our need to learn should always outweigh our need to be right

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying them.
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4 years ago  ::  Nov 05, 2010 - 2:09PM #10
Guessses
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Nov 5, 2010 -- 2:06PM, Cesmom wrote:


Nov 5, 2010 -- 1:59PM, Guessses wrote:


Nov 5, 2010 -- 1:55PM, Cesmom wrote:


Nov 5, 2010 -- 1:53PM, Guessses wrote:


None! I can't even support me! Haven't been able too in a long, long time!





That brings to mind another point...supporting charities doesn't necessarily have to be financial.  Helping serve at a soup kitchen, for example, or ringing bells for the Salvation Army, or any other form of volunteer work for a cause qualifies in my mind as supporting a charity.




Too busy looking for a job and trying to keep petrol in the tank.


 





I'm a strong believer that everyone is capable of making some kind of contribution if they want to.   


I have a full time and a part time job and a paper route.  I have 2 kids in school and sports and one in college.  I have a 5 acres and a house, 2 dogs, 2 horses, and some cats to take care of.  I still manage to volunteer at least 10 hours a week year round.  IMO, those who can't afford to donate, owe it their communities to try to make a contribution in other ways. 


When I see others around me not bothering to lift a finger, I can't help but imagine what a better place the world could be if every single one of us did just a little something.


 




Don't get me wrong, I used too help wherever possible. I have assisted with food banks, I even donated over 7 gallons of blood. I assisted many people (by choice) with 3 Hurricane disasters, and have my Humanitarian Medal for another assisted instance.


Peace, 

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