The charity I donate to is kids with cancer. It is sad to see them laying there looking helpless and scared.

#1

Last year I made and sold bracelets for an animal shelter called Almost Home. I only raised like 120 dollars, but it helped with the medical bills of an animal.

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Billy The Kid
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1 year ago

$120 is a good amount and what is important is the effort you put in to raising that. Thumbs up

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#2

anything not connected to any kind of church or religious organization

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Troux
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1 year ago

Name checks out.

#3

Doctors Without Borders. There was a series on one of the channels I get that were hour-long presentations telling individual stories of doctors and nurses working in the most dangerous situations, both longterm and emergencies like civil war. The difficult decisions, problem solving in desperate situations and extreme dangers to their lives, as a nurse i cannot imagine. One of our surgeons went with them to Somalia. Had the honor of attending a presentation at our small hospital by Dr. James Orbinsky who accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on the organization's behalf. He told about his experiences in Rwanda during the massacres. He headed up King Faud Hospital and singlehandedly prevented the Interahamwe from invading the hospital and murdering everyone with matchetties. My admiration for these people is just beyond. Meeting needs where no one else dare go.

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Demongrrrrl
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1 year ago

I make a monthly donation to them too!

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#4

I mostly donate to animal-related charities, mostly shelters really, if some of the money I earn helps to save small lives, then so be it.

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#5

I donate to three every year. Ronald McDonald house because a close friend of mine lost their baby son and they took care of them and the family at no charge while he passed. Cancer because my grandma died from cancer. And lastly Shriner's Children's hospital because if it weren't for them I wouldn't walk today.

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Billy The Kid
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1 year ago

Well done. Sorry for the loss of your friends baby son. If there is a charity worth donating to, they are definitely in my books. Thumbs up.

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#6

I donate to charities that buy school supplies for children. When I pay my electric bill, I donate to pay for the electric bills the public library, people who can't afford to pay their bills, and another children's charity. If I can afford it, I donate to women's shelters and shelters for the unhoused.

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Billy The Kid
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1 year ago

: )

#7

When I can which tbh is not as often as I would like, I donate money to Huddersfield Feral and Strays - a cat charity. They do so much tirelessly and for free. Trap, neuter and release of feral colonies, rehoming of strays, rehoming of cats and kittens, hand feeding newborns when they’ve been abandoned by the mother. Their volunteers also scan injured or deceased cats due to car accidents, which must break their hearts and something I know I’m not brave enough to do. The charity is also responsible for raising funds to supply West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Services with revival kits for cats and dogs suffering from smoke inhalation. They have many foster carers who all need supplies of food and one massive vets bill which doesn’t seem to get any smaller. Some times they say we can’t possibly take in any more cats, they’ll get an emergency call and more bundles of tiny furry loveliness are given hope. I wish I could do more though. On the plus side I have adopted 2 tiny kittens from them - Eenie and Inky.

Check HF&S on Facebook.

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#8

I donate to a local (no kill) animal shelter I live near.
They have the sweetest old cat that I've begged my parents to adopt.
I visit her every time I volunteer.

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1 year ago

awwww thanks!

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#9

The local animal shelter gets a little each month, + I have a ... stepwhale? A whale my donations are dedicated to, more a symbolic thing, helps the entire organization.

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#10

I donate to animal welfare organizations and local shelters.

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1 year ago

that's awesome! i love animals!

#11

Lonestar Dog Ranch and Dog Ranch Rescue! They save dogs from puppy mills by buying them at auctions. The dogs are fully vetted and then good homes are found. I adopted two in July of 2020, and I love them!

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Susan Green
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1 year ago

This sounds like a great cause.

#12

Every year I donate money to the SPCA, and the British Columbia’s children’s hospital. Both are near and dear to me.

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Billy The Kid
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1 year ago

: ) Thumbs up

#13

I donate time & money to local animal shelters and to German Shepherd rescue organizations.

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#14

Alley Cat Allies

Lost 'n' Found - an organization that helps LGBTQ youth who find themselves homeless

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Billy The Kid
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1 year ago

I can imagine the amount of LGBTQ youths on the street just because they cant be accepted instead of supported. That's sad.

#15

I donated to a few animal shelters in my city and supported the BLM movement. Would love to support the LGBTQ+ community and movements in my country next.

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#16

There's a non-profit I volunteer with and set up a fundraiser for called Roc Solid. They build playgrounds for kids with cancer, and make bags that are ready to go for sudden hospital visits. My family is very involved with them, and we actually were the base for one of their events a while ago called Night for the Fight. I'll include the link to their website. Such a great community, I strongly encourage you to read through their website. One day I want to make enough many for a major donation. I've met so many friends who's lives have been touched by pediatric cancer through them, and it's amazing.
https://rocsolidfoundation.org/

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Billy The Kid
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1 year ago

You are all heroes in my book. Thumbs up to you all

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#17

I donate to local animal shelters (Kill shelters are illegal here in Germany) . Sometimes with money, sometimes with food donations if they have a stand infront of a supermarket. I would also be willing to donate towards local homeless shelters but those aren't necessary in the region I live in.

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#18

I would donate to mental health units/charities. Where I live, mental health wards in hospitals are not receiving a lot of funding and it impacts both the nurses and the patients. Most of the patients I've met are good-hearted people who are dealing with or in tough situations. Mental health is important!

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Billy The Kid
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1 year ago

Yes it is important. Well said.

#19

Every year, I donate my time and 'healthy self' to Science. I am a healthy participant (or guinea pig) to the my countries NeuroScience Division. I have so far helped in studies, here are a few examples:

Finding exercises to help Multiple Sclerosis where they place electrodes on my legs and hands to observe normal reaction as compared to someone with MS.

Sleep disorders where I have to sleep a night in a clinic and be observed with electrodes stuck on me.

No drugs are ever used, they are all external tests. One I was given games to play and all the computer does is monitors my muscle movements.

The cool thing is they give participants money for travel or parking. I do not take it, I give it back to their research as feel it is for the greater good :)

They are always in need of healthy volunteers so it would be great if I could get this message out to people to show there are so many ways to do charity.

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Billy The Kid
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1 year ago

Well said Lucy. That is a fine example that donating isn't all about giving money (Although it does help) it is also about getting stuck in and helping out. Thumbs up to that.

#20

I donate to the Animal Legal Defense Fund because they give animals a voice in courts and Washington

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DC
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1 year ago

One they desperately need! Each and every human, even an orphan in the worst prison on earth, has a lot more of a voice to speak for themselves than the entirety of farm animals, whose abuse makes up a whole branch of economy.

#21

I would donate to any charity that does not give 3/4 of it's donations as salaries to the officers that run said charity. I would also like to start my own charity to take abandoned hotels and hospitals and renovate them to be housing for the homeless with the aim at giving them a safe place to stay, a chance to apply for assistance, a chance to go to school and get trained for a job and the ability to carry forward the chance for a better life to others in the same situation.

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Billy The Kid
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1 year ago

That is a great idea. This is like something I do accept we take the homeless of the street and into temporary housing. We also support them with education, training and employment.

#22

WWF, that is famous ngo for the protection of wilderness and animals ( and I hope it to be usefull), and an association in my country that help cancer patients. Right now I don't have the possibility to donate a lot of money, but I search to do what I can.
I'm looking around for more organizzations, but I'm always scared that some of them could make more harm than good and that my money will just be used to enrich the wrong people.
If you have advices on how to find some honest organizations I'm happy to hear (for example I know about the site "Charity Navigator", good for knowing how much money go to the cause and how the ngo is effective).

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Remi Flynne
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1 year ago

In the UK legitimate charities must publish Annual Reports and Accounts - get hold of these and read them. They have to show how much they pay staff and what they do with all the money. UK also has the Charity Commission as the regulating body. Always make sure a UK charity is legally registered with them.

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#23

Saint Judes. Patients and their parents don't pay for treatments.

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#24

Royal Flying Doctors ...... Australia

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#25

My friend and I did a bring-and-buy sale for save the rainforest. In primary 5. We were 10/11

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Billy The Kid
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1 year ago

Well done. Thumbs up to that.

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#26

I support Stronghold Rescue & Relief, it's a non profit made up of mostly Special Forces Veterans who go back to the countries they were in when serving to help the civilians and families in those conflict zones. https://strongholdrescue.org/

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#27

Anything environmental. My mother used to run a non-profit for immigrants, helping them get settled, I helped her with that, too.

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#28

I would donate to St. Judes and Shriners and domestic/ wildlife animal care and protection and and help for the hungry and homeless and to help those who have survived natural disasters , and clean up the Oceans and Save our earth and.....

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#29

We donate to PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving), which has a couple of animal shelters here in Chicago and does a wonderful job fostering and socializing cats and dogs for adoption. We also donate to Planned Parenthood, because basic health care is a human right.

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#30

Trevor Project!

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Billy The Kid
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1 year ago

FYI - The Trevor Project is an American nonprofit organization founded in 1998 focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth. Through a toll-free telephone number, it operates The Trevor Lifeline, a confidential service that offers trained counselors.

#31

I volunteer at the YMCA and I donate to a lot of artists on Patreon.

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#32

I would donate to my community. Food, Clothes, and anything else they may need.

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#33

Still a student & in my country its difficult to obtain a VISA card here but when I do I would donate money to World Vision to at least make a small contribution towards the collective goal of ending world hunger. Nobody should go to sleep hungry nor should they watch their loved ones die because of it.

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Rose the Cook
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1 year ago

As a former hospitality worker I can tell you their executives use company credit cards to pay for meals for their dates.

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#34

Water.org, Trevor Foundation, Womens Reproductive Rights Assistance Project, Stack Up....

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#35

https://fundraisers.giveindia.org/fundraisers/donate-through-a-quiz-corona-fundraiser

https://manage.wix.com/dashboard/e242ee7b-d35c-4770-953f-ce72892f7c37/events/?referralInfo=sidebar

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#36

National Parks - They have always been places of such grandeur that I cannot imagine life without them.

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#37

M.A.D.D. muscular dystrophy and a few patreon

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#38

A program that teaches epilepsy alert or response dogs (these service dogs cost over $13,000) and in turn would give them to children or adults at no cost. I would also like to see programs available that teach police officers the difference between types of seizures and post ictal states of a seizure vs being drunk or combative. I would definitely donate to that. People don’t need to be arrested because they had a seizure nor do they need to be accused of being drunk, unresponsive, or combative for it.

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Billy The Kid
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1 year ago

I suffer from Epilepsy but I don't get them that often now but there are people out there that can have 5 seizures a day! Well done to you.

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#39

Any animal shelter.
I have a cute little story bout that.
When I was about 7 years old in 1st grade I think, I did a lemonade stand with my friend, Josiah. We raised $113 and donated it to the animal shelter in our town. Our 7 year old hearts were so happy about that.
Animal abuse is wrong and it makes me want to vomit.

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#40

Saint Jude’s and Ronald Macdonald House. I have a friend that was helped immensely by both organizations and have decided they are always going to be our go to charities for money donation. We also foster cats and senior dogs, but that is mainly for the joy of companionship. It is hard to let them go, but good to know they are safe and happy with us.

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#41

I don't donate to charities. The vast majority of charities use the majority of the money to make their executive rich. I prefer to make direct donations in my own community. For instance the local library is building our towns first make space for kids to learn arts and crafts, 3d printing, computer programing and electronics so I donated some tools and materials.

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Robin Roper
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1 year ago

There are many good charities that do not pay their executives exorbitant salaries. Most but not all are small and devote their efforts toward small and local issues. These can be found through word of mouth and by using www.charitynavigator.org

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#42

Every month to Children's Oncology Unit "Elpida": https://www.elpida.org/en/hospital-en/

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#43

I always WANT to give to Heifer International.

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#44

in a few years I'm going to donate my hair to kids with cancer. it's already 1ft long

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Billy The Kid
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1 year ago (edited)

My son done this. It is something that costs nothing but a great deal to someone else.

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#45

Sofia’s Heart Foundation. It was founded by Danny Gokey after he lost his first wife do to heart complications.

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#46

MS Society for my son Rhett. Lupus Foundation for my daughter in law Tiffani. CHOC Children’s Hospital Foundation for my grandson Gavin. The Elephant Refuge because it’s a charity few have heard of or support. American Cancer Society for Ann, Toni and my husband Tom. North Shore Animal Rescue for their hard work in keeping their shelter a no kill safe haven. Act Blue to keep crazies like Trump out of office. That’s all.

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#47

My religious school (raised Reform Jewish) used to always donate our charity money to an organization that would train guide dogs for the blind in Israel. We felt that animals were better and more pure than people.

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#48

I have donated to amnesty international and the red cross in the past, and probably would again

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#49

I give money to beggars regularly.

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Billy The Kid
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1 year ago

Hey Titus. Im sure a heart of gold but not a good thing to do really. A lot of these people begging on the street have Alcohol and drug uses. By given them money it feeds their habits. What i always do is go into a supermarket and buy them food and water so they are at least eating well.

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#50

Every charity there is.

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Billy The Kid
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1 year ago

In the UK there was an elderly lady with a heart of gold driven to death over fund raisers. https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/news/fundraisers-accused-of-driving-92-year-old-poppy-seller-to-suicide.html

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