Who is Your Charity of Choice?

Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2009 02:14 am

The Sunday Times Children of Iraq Christmas Appeal

What Your Money Can Do: There are more the 8,000 children in Iraq who have suffered severe and lasting injuries as a result of the continuing unrest. Those being cared for by Medecins Sans Frontieres in Amman, Jordan, benefit from specialist care and rehabilitation, on-site teaching and counseling and excellent nutrition. Their parent or carer also travels with them and is offered accommodation. Your dontations will make an enormous difference to these children and their families.

18 pounds - about $30- would provide the cost of one day's hospital care for a child having surgery

50 pounds - about $83-would allow one parent to stay with their child in hospital for a week.

100 pounds - about $166 dollars-would cover the cost of medical supplies for one child for maxillofacial surgery so he or she could breathe, eat and speak with ease.

You can make a secure online donation at www.msf.org.uk/iraqappeal or go to www.timesonline.co.uk/childrenofiraqappeal
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Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2009 11:12 am
Us too - Toys for Tots - doesn't hurt that my hubby is a former Marine.
Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2009 11:22 am
Some of my other favorites (as far as donating items and money):

Boston Children's Hospital
St. Jude's Childrens
local pet shelters (no-kill shelters)
American Cancer Society

I pretty much like to give to children causes and animals - I am a sucker for any kids asking for money outside of stores, I give to pretty much all the local kids looking to support their sports programs, girl scouts and cub scouts. I always wondered who those mean old adults are that can walk by those kids without dropping in a dime.

As far as time - similar sort of things - currently I am a pen pal with an elementary school boy, I've read to kids during my lunch time, I've held a clean up day at the local zoo, helped at elderly housing to spruce things up and hold parties, held Christmas parties with Santa at local city day cares, diaper drives, raised money/care packages for our service men overseas. I just wish I had more time to offer - the unfortunate thing is I don't have the time to do too many consistent things - more like one time stuff.
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Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2009 11:22 am
Two charities I regularly donate to are Doctors Without Boarders and the Southern Poverty Law Center. I also donate to disaster charities based on their reputations. I've donated money, food and clothing locally for children and women. When I moved from California to Albuquerque in 2002, I donated my huge cook book collection to a local animal rescue organization. The book sale raised nearly two thousand dollars to save animal lives.

I long ago lost confidence in the Red Cross. Too many other charities don't use their donation income wisely and honestly, so I'm very careful about who I support.

cicerone imposter
Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2009 11:26 am
Me too! I lost confidence in the Red Cross when their head honcho spent money without any regard to cost as if she was the CEO of a profitable company.
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Reply Sat 19 May, 2012 10:27 am
Charity donation is really nice think for all so you like to donate any item for helping more poor people and children also. So I mostly like to donate a money to yearly ending and i have also part of all event for organize by charity and helping to increase more funding, i think that is really feeling good for that work.
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