Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Your Turn

A charity you think is worthy of donations during the holiday season.

73 comments:

MyDogSmiles said...

I'm cynical when it comes to charities. The Clinton Foundation and Haiti ruined it for me.

Brayson87 said...

I give cigarettes to those in need all the time.

E said...

If you're an animal lover, any local rescue organization. I follow several on FB including where I got my pup. A $100 check at year end works wonders.

Also Shriners because I love Alex. And buying toys for tots and dropping them off locally is always a good idea

TeeHee@U said...

Make A Wish Foundation!

I Mentioned before I had young cousin who died of neuroblastoma (sorry not trying to get depressing) and they granted her a wish (built her a playground) and a party and meant the world to her. I can personally vouche for that one and the happiness it brought.

Susan said...

We donate to a church in my town that serves thanksgiving dinner to those in need. It also provides thanksgiving dinners to people living in motels or in really impoverished conditions. My husband and son deliver the food while I cook Thanksgiving dinner for our fam. We also give to the local food banks all year, again run by the churches in my town. And the county women's shelter. I like to give locally. These big corporate charities I side eye big time.

sandybrook said...

God’s Love We Deliver in New York a charity that delivers cooked, medically suitable foods to people too sick to tend for themselves. Used to be mainly AIDS patients, but I think they’ve expanded their program over the years.

E said...

Susan is right. Stay local!

Super Comic Fun Time! said...

Local Salvation Army.

Zebra Seasoning said...

Project Night Night (www.projectnightnight.org) donates "Night Night Packages" to homeless children 12 and under. Each package contains "a new security blanket, an age- appropriate children’s book, and a stuffed animal — all nestled inside of a new canvas tote bag."

UniversalEnergy said...

Enty you haven't posted a podcast since Nov 3. Please make one today, and please make it juicy. Please no teen mom or reality hoes.

Houdini said...

Salvation Army. They are the go to for most support services.

scurfie said...

We only give to LOCAL charities. No United Way or Red Cross BS.

PickyTicky said...

Salvation Army
st. Jude
My family distribute food to the needy all year long, people are hungry all the time..

Moose said...

Sisters of Life and the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. Both orders do tremendously important work in marginalized communities in the US.

Katrina's Voice said...

Local Salvation Army or Homeless shelters, and of course Animal Shelters. Globally as Christmas gifts I give through the World Vision - typically buying farm animals or other empowering gifts to those in need (vs. spending $ on "Stuff" that no one needs.)

MDAnderson said...

Do not donate to the Red Cross unless you are donating blood. They are horrible. Goodwill is also pretty bad too. Agree with giving local and donating to food banks.

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Count Jerkula said...

The broad who complains every year that her lease is up and she and her dogs and cats are gonna be homeless and she started crying in the elevator w/ Dougie Howser. Of she is still around, give her money.

E said...

@MD the RC says they are always short of blood but the conspiracist in me says it's because they sell a lot of it. Given some of the stuff we've heard about these "helpful" organizations, it wouldn't surprise me at all

Brayson87 said...

Yeah The Salvation Army would be my organizational pick. It's Christians actually doing good works, not just warming benches on Sundays and writing checks.

E said...

We have some homeless in our downtown area and sometimes at Christmas I'll give them $5-10. Everyone says they'll just spend it on all, but honestly if I was homeless I'd do the same

Heather said...

Mercy Chefs. They go in when there is a disaster (hurricane/Fires) and provide hot meals and fresh water for people that lost everything

E said...

On "alk", not "all". Autocorrect😡

MountainMama said...

I try to pass out some cash to people I see out and about that look a bit down on their luck. How they spend it is up to them.

MeliticusBee said...

We have a local charity which operates a food bank and thrift store - but also provides cash assistance to people in need, utilities and such.

PJ65 said...

We adopt a family through our local Salvation Army.

Steve Canyon said...

Toys for Tots.

SaintMidian said...

The Human Fund

AuntBee said...

Heifer, International
The Animal Rescue Site
Your local Food Bank

momo said...

I had a friend who did research on the Red Cross in the nineties. MY GOD no no no. It's out there somewhere. Mining blood from prisoners with disease? Worse than that if you can imagine.

Salvation Army, and local churches that I know feed people. That's about it for me. If I won the lottery I would probably give to some missions I know of that cater to addicts and alcoholics.

I worked in the nonprofit realm too long to give to big orgs and I know most are all about getting paid, travel, overhead. Don't get me started on the rock star ngos. BARF.

Gator said...

Salvation Army, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

MDAnderson said...

@ Momo and E I couldn’t agree more but unfortunately most places that collect blood for donations are in it for the money.

Vince said...

The Salvation Army

AbbyRock said...

Local food banks, school thrift stores or churches,
We do not donate to any of the big charities.

Sunkist said...

Any foster care charity or directly to foster group homes

Dane said...

I donate to my local volunteer fire department. I know they actually do things for the community.

Ann said...

We donate locally and consistently to the same charities- community food pantry. Second a faith based organization that feeds people (no we aren't of that faith), and third a pet sanctuary that is run by a local mother/daughter duo for the last twenty years. These two women have often spent their last few dollars buying food for a new animal. They take all animals most have been abused or neglected. Not only do I donate directly but the pet sanctuary is my designated Amazon charity. There's a special place for these two women. They work tirelessly to make life better for animals.

Studio54 said...

There are many worthwhile charities to donate to.
The Red Cross. I like Christian charities that are highly rated and help people and get the Gospel out to the worl.
Please check here for ratings of charities that is reliable: https://www.charitynavigator.org/

Humor Me said...

Salvation Army
Samaritan's Purse (we do Operation ShoeBox every year)

No to the Red Cross (and I used to be a Red Cross volunteer until I saw the financial breakdown/ salaries).

mooshki said...

Fuck the Salvation Army. They're one of the most bigoted organizations out there. I'm not giving money to an organization that only helps people they approve of.

auntliddy said...

Habitat for Humanity, st Labre natve american school, best one, i think is Heifer. If dont know about Heifer, read about what they do. It is quite simply amazing.

dSmith said...

The Fistula Foundation. They do wonderful work with women in very poor nations and they don't waste money.

Rosie riveter said...

There's always presents to buy for local foster kids around here. But on the holidays proper, I find four or five local homeless people on Thanksgiving and Christmas both, and give them each two egg McMuffins and a 20. That way they have something in their belly and can spend the twenty on alcohol.

VRWC said...

Salvation Army

Flashy Vic said...

The Clinton Foundation because I heard they love children. And they guy that told
me that winked and emphasised the word love, so they just really care.
Then someone else told me that the last foundation owned by a Democrat to have this many corpses involved was John Wayne Gacy's.

So I'm confused.

I'll probably just keep the money and spend it on hats.

Sarton Bander said...

The Clinton Global Foundation are experts in providing end of life care to people who have been trafficked.

Mooney said...

None, zero, nada. They’re all scams.

Mischief Girl said...

Stay local! You can always approach an elementary school in a poorer part of your community. Where I live we have kids who are hungry, and the teachers can provide them snacks. (A child can't learn if they are always hungry). Also, some younger kids may have accidents and the school can then provide another pair of pants for them to wear.

Regardless, stay local! Nation-wide organizations, even the United Way, keep too much for overhead.

Weekittylass said...

Local vets and pets. We also help people in need such as single fathers we know who are struggling or elderly on a fixed income. Before anyone asks why not single mothers is because we don’t know any personally who are struggling. Which is a good thing. These women knew better than to be one man away from welfare. They make their own way quite successfully.

MountainMama said...

I will always advocate for St. Jude. I was cavalier in my response but I do feel helping those you see day to day is where my true calling is but for an organized charity I will advocate for St.Jude. Thanks for allowing a double post.

zerooptions said...

local animal shelters.

NoNa said...

St Jude’s Children Hospital
I’ve met a few of their patients. It takes a million dollar per day to run that hospital. A $30 donation can buy food for a family of the child going through treatments for one day. Many retailers match the amount you donate to the hospital during holidays.
Another good one is World Vision. They help children all over the world. A $25 donation can provide $200 worth of medicine like antibiotics for kids in poor areas. You can sponsor a child for $35 a month and change a life.

NoNa said...

I like that!

hhstarr said...

St. Judes always and forever.

AbbyRock said...

@Mountain Mama, I donate to St. Jude's through Amazon. A percentage of everything I buy goes to St. Jude's. Don't have to remember to make annual donation as it is automatic through amazon smiles. Here's a link to more information if anyone is interested:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/ref=smi_aas_redirect?ie=UTF8&%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0

I yam what I yam said...

Rapha House is a great charity that rescues trafficked children.

Mango said...

Local food banks. I’d rather not give them cash but during the year I will buy a meal for a homeless person from the nearest Subway, fast food joint or 7-11. One of my brothers will buy about $300.00 worth of toys each year for needy kids (can’t recall if it’s Toys for Tots or another organization).

Lissette said...

St. Jude

sylvero said...

My friend has a Sanctuary for rescued animals,its amazing what she has done,she is a teacher and does everything herself,A Patron has been started and Im so hoping she can get some help,it starts from a dollar a month...https://www.patreon.com/prissyandpopshelpinghooves...if anyone is kind enough to support the Rescue,would you say you saw Stevens post about it?Thanyou x

rabbit said...

Heifer International

Sd Auntie said...

St.Judes every month 19 bucks. Salvation army gets some too. also Rescue Mission for homeless.

IndigoBlue said...

My family has always sponsored a Thanksgiving/Christmas donation for the homeless via Local Home Sweet Home and Salvation Army chapters. I also started a volunteergroup for my law firm for Samaritan's Purse which sends shooeboxes full of donated items for needy kids in foreign ministries all over the world. Some give a packed bo or box contentsx, others donate money and I go and buy plastic shooeboxes for boys and girls, and then buy contents in bulk and we spend a lunch hour packing item in plastic shoeboxes. It's always highly popular at my firm and we usually fill at least 40 or so boxes. It is so much fun and just a real "feel good" activity for those of us with greater blessings.

17Steps said...


The local food pantry. In my area it is frequented most by senior citizens. They don’t have enough money for prescription
medications *and* food.

SMALL veteran’s charities. Where you know that every penny is doing the work of a quarter. Guide Star can give you ratings for
those charities.

postaldog said...

Metropolitan Ministries. Local down here and do a lot of stuff for the homeless.

cc423 said...

Charity Navigator is the single most trusted rater of charity organizations. Here is there take on The Clinton Foundation:

https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=16680

Sorry right wingers.

MissDavie said...

Your local homeless shelter.

Stupidpervs said...

Sarah Cannon Cancer Center

Cancer treatment center in Nashville Tennessee... named after Minnie Pearl...I spent many nights there with my sister..they fed me offered me therapy (I regret that I refused)...and all visitors and patients have access to coffee and ice machines as well as cell phone chargers and book stations..its a home not just a hospital..thank you this place means alot to me ..

Vmamz said...

Agreed! They sent my nephew to the LEGO Factory in Denmark, after he spent two years in the hospital playing legos and getting chemo

DarylsBigFan said...

Be United Missing Persons Inc, an all volunteer 501(c)3 Non-Profit charitable organization to assist law enforcement and help the families of the lost and missing. They never charge a fee for services.

Town Pump said...

Old post, but - Veteran’s Food Bank. Any time of the year. ❤️

Nosy Scotian said...

I used to donate to them but have heard they are the same. 10% to charity and rest to the CEO who I believe makes about 750k a year. Friend worked at one of their seniors home where they were told to reuse the sponges used to wet and swab out the clients mouths to save a few cents. Donate local. Sorry about the rant but these charities and foundations are BS. Don't get me started on the cancer society where there are cures but this would put big pharma out of business. Ok I feel better now 😎

Nosy Scotian said...

Me too. 😂

Naturally Contrarian said...

https://grainofriceproject.org/

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