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Old 06-11-2008, 08:14 PM
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Unhappy wish i could give more to charity

does anyone feel bad for not giving enough, sometimes none, to charities? i feel bad bec i haven't been making any money lately, not even enough to pay my rent+car+food each month so i've had to be stingy. i mean i know we all want to give more but is it wrong when we don't do ANYTHING to help people out like i'm doing right now?
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Old 06-12-2008, 04:53 AM
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If you don't have the money then give your time. Many charities need people to volunteer their time to help.
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Old 06-12-2008, 07:24 AM
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I have been feeling guilty. I donate food, kitchenware and used clothing when there are drives. I have a limited amount budgeted for charity, and am constantly seeking ways to whittle down my other expenditures so I can give a little more while remaining within budget. This year I pledged to help the hungry, and am having difficulty saying "no" to breast cancer runs, and feel trapped when some organization that doesn't have 503(c)(3) federal tax-exempt status calls me on the phone and I have to run to the computer to check them up and ask why they're not on Charity Navigator...
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:25 AM
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we all go through hard times, but the wheel always turn so when we can spare the extra cash is the time to donate.
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:05 AM
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There are actually a lot of ways that you can help charities without giving money:

http://www.savingadvice.com/blog/200...-no-money.html
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Old 06-18-2008, 04:43 PM
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I feel bad about it too. I wish I could help out animal shelters more. I go and pet them.
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Old 06-29-2008, 05:39 PM
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I am constantly analyzing how much I donate to charity to see if I can give more. There was once a time when I could not afford to donate money or time, because I was a student that worked a full-time job and made very little money. Now that I'm successful, I donate what I can when I can... However, I had to start by giving very little, and then seeing how much of an impact it made upon my monthly expenses. Eventually, you will discover just how much you can give without hurting yourself financially. However, if now is too early due to tight finances, then just wait until your income level increases! Or, simply donate your time to a charitable organization that needs volunteers...
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:35 PM
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If you really want to do it, set aside a percentage of your income and have it automatically deducted. It's a percentage so if you make less you donate less.

You'll feel the hit at first, but soon you won't even notice it. Really.
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:07 PM
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i worked at a cancer research charity for 6 months, made some cool friends through it too :-) perhaps try something similar, or make a donation like old clothes?
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:24 PM
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I'm starting to make some scarfs for charity. Since Red Heart yarn is really cheap I've been working with that plus I had some yarn stored away. Also, if you save coupons you can mail your expired coupons to military families. I've been trying to give a little more each year although I'm on a limited budget too.
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:08 PM
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If you're short on $$, then go through your house and gather all of the "stuff" that you don't need any longer, and donate it to Goodwill/St.Vincent dePaul/Salvation Army/local homeless shelter, etc. Also, as other posters have suggested, most charities are in need of volunteers- your time and talent is a valuable asset to them, too.
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:22 PM
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Give your time, nothing more valuable than that!
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Old 05-31-2009, 10:10 AM
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Well i feel the same way too. Mostly because i used to be a sinner. Now i am trying to be a man who devote his life to God and i am trying to do good things for other people instead of myself.
I asked myself : What can i do. I wrote down many projects.
Helping people in need, planting trees, donating to charities and free click to donate sites. Now i designed my own click to donate website but i dont feel better after all. I feel like i must do more and more.
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:48 AM
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You are doing great , and GOD knows this ------- relax a bit brother , you will do more ----- according to GODs will ----- but whatever you do , know for a fact that only one took all the pain of this world , and in his sacrifice we found atonement for our sins , and his resurrection , we have hope of a better life ---- am eternal one --
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:23 AM
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Can you trust those charity organizations you sometimes donate to?
That's the main question for me. Several years ago there was peak of charity collectors ringing on your door and asking you to donate to their cause. They were offering a ticket back as a proof the hole thing is not a fraud. So I did on several occasions only to find out that it actually was a fraud.

Since then, when I decide to donate anything I only do so with honorable organizations that have established their good name over a couple of decades.
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:04 AM
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Can you trust those charity organizations you sometimes donate to?
That's the main question for me. Several years ago there was peak of charity collectors ringing on your door and asking you to donate to their cause. They were offering a ticket back as a proof the hole thing is not a fraud. So I did on several occasions only to find out that it actually was a fraud.

Since then, when I decide to donate anything I only do so with honorable organizations that have established their good name over a couple of decades.
I always check out the charity on Charity Navigator before I donate:
Charity Navigator - America's Largest Charity Evaluator | Home
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:40 AM
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Can you trust those charity organizations you sometimes donate to?
That's the main question for me. Several years ago there was peak of charity collectors ringing on your door and asking you to donate to their cause. They were offering a ticket back as a proof the hole thing is not a fraud. So I did on several occasions only to find out that it actually was a fraud.

Since then, when I decide to donate anything I only do so with honorable organizations that have established their good name over a couple of decades.
Sometimes you can not trust but you can donate to famous charities.

I personally have a website for free donations and for example if someone visit it daily and if they click the buttons then they have to trust me. But at this point they dont give any money.

So you must donate to registered good organizations if you are giving money and leave the rest to God.
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Old 06-01-2009, 05:37 PM
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------ you are right , but I though of a time when I wanted to do a " double blind " tithe -- I wanted to give to some one I did not know nor would they know me , to make a long story short ---- an envelope with much needed money was slip under a door ---- in house far away [ over seas ] from some that they never knew it took some logistics m but above it took a lot of trust ------ I had a great pleasure on that one ---- but the people involved were who I trust ----- as my saviour once said --- who ever is faithful with the little ---- would be faithful with the large -- I am not quoting literally , and I welcome any one to do so ---- but you get my point --- these people have bee faithful at all times ---- I knew the task in trusted people
You are absolutely right. Its much better to give someone who really need, of course without make him ashamed but its really hard these days to find people who really need and i am also worried how they will spend the money. Because i dont want my money that i wanted to give someone to spend for some booze by an alcoholic father. Thats why i suggest if we have people around us who really needs our help we can buy food or clothes or stuff they really need and we can put those in a box leave at their door step, ring the bell and run away Thats my way
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Old 06-03-2009, 01:26 AM
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Thank you Red Thunder Bird. I just want to do some good for people in need. Most of the people dont even notice how good their life is. Maybe they would notice it when they become poor. This world is enough for all of us. No need for anyone to suffer Have a great day my friend.
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Old 06-07-2009, 03:55 PM
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ok gals / guys ---------- I already have many children fed and a tree planted ---- going for more
Keep on going
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