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Poll: Have you donated to a worthy cause this year?
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Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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No. Should I feel guilty? Dec 19, 2011

There's a recession.....and charity begins at home

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Catherine Brix
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Medecins Sans Frontieres... Dec 19, 2011

operates independently of any political, military or religious agendas - just people providing care on the basis of need alone.
I figure no matter how difficult my financial situation, I'm still way better off than those suffering the horrors of war and poverty. While I don't necessarily think people should feel "guilty" for deciding otherwise, I do believe intelligent human beings should be able to put things into perspective and acknowledge that most of what we consume is unnecessary and the money could be put to better use. A little goes a long way ... that chocolate bar/cigarette/beer/wine/bag of potato chips/cup of coffee could well equal a couple of vaccinations or clean water for a few families ...

Happy holidays!
Catherine


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Catherine Shepherd  Identity Verified
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Matthew 6:3 Dec 19, 2011

...do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.



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Mónica Algazi  Identity Verified
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AMF Dec 19, 2011

Thanks to a message from Prozian friends Lucía Colombino and Marcela Dutra, I investigated a bit and also bought a few mosquito nets through the Against Malaria Foundation.
Seems to be a reliable organization.
Happy holidays,
Mónica

[Edited at 2011-12-20 13:31 GMT]


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Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
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I donated to the Thrifty Translators Fund... Dec 19, 2011

...comprised of yours truly.


Ty Kendall wrote:

There's a recession.....and charity begins at home


Seriously, pollster, who are you to ask such a personal question? Bloody rude, if you ask me.


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Michael Grant
Japan
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No need to feel guilty, even a little bit helps... Dec 20, 2011

I live in Tokyo, so I donate to the earthquake/tsunami relief fund every day by dropping my change into the donation box at the convenience stores I use every day.

Nothing major, I know, but it does add up...

MGrant

[Edited at 2011-12-20 01:16 GMT]


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Lifeng Yang  Identity Verified
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婷婷春蕾 (A fund for Chinese Western Rural Area Poor Little Girls) Dec 20, 2011

I donated through one of the best security trading web forum in China.
淘股吧 (www.taoguba.com.cn)。


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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
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It doesn't have to be money. Dec 20, 2011

I have become a bit allergic to writing checks or making donations over the phone. Why? Because once you are on any charity organization's list, you will be bombarded and terrorized on the phone or my mail over and over and for years to come. During holiday season you will receive approximately 10 phone calls per week, which makes you feel like a heartless swine also 10 times a week if don't grab your check-book or your credit card immediately. For this reason, I have turned to non-monetary donations only. Any bag of cat food snubbed by my stupid cat? We will bring it to the next cash-strapped cat shelter. The same goes for leftover Halloween candy. We drop it off at a charity because homeless kids like candy, too. We regularly donate non-perishable food items to our local food bank or bring blankets and bedding to homeless-shelters. Or we simply offer to go shopping for our wonderful, old neighbors because they are too old and too sick to drive their car.

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Aisling O'Callaghan
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Bóthar Dec 20, 2011

An Irish charity focusing on sustainable development rather than handouts. Goats, camels and chicks this year rather than another pair of socks

It's a great cause!


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James_xia  Identity Verified
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I'm with this point. Dec 20, 2011


Nicole Schnell wrote:

I have become a bit allergic to writing checks or making donations over the phone. Why? Because once you are on any charity organization's list, you will be bombarded and terrorized on the phone or my mail over and over and for years to come. During holiday season you will receive approximately 10 phone calls per week, which makes you feel like a heartless swine also 10 times a week if don't grab your check-book or your credit card immediately. For this reason, I have turned to non-monetary donations only. Any bag of cat food snubbed by my stupid cat? We will bring it to the next cash-strapped cat shelter. The same goes for leftover Halloween candy. We drop it off at a charity because homeless kids like candy, too. We regularly donate non-perishable food items to our local food bank or bring blankets and bedding to homeless-shelters. Or we simply offer to go shopping for our wonderful, old neighbors because they are too old and too sick to drive their car.


Yes. It doesn't have to be money...Ocassionally, I have become part of the volunteer organization of local community where I lived. They don't require more than a couple of times of participation in the events they may organize every year.


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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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Several Dec 20, 2011

Heifer International (gives farm animals to poor people in developing countries), Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), Public Broadcasting, Greenpeace, The Gorilla Foundation, Meals on Wheels (there but for the grace of God go I...)

I used to give a lot more. It's no big deal. I can't imagine not donating to something.

I'm careful to give to charities that have low overhead, and there are lots of websites to help determine this. If I don't want to read their e-mails, I simply delete them.


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Chun Un  Identity Verified
Macau
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Yes Dec 20, 2011

Wikipedia... I donate to it every year.

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David Wright  Identity Verified
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@ mario Dec 20, 2011

you don't actually have to answer, you know!

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Ahmed Maher  Identity Verified
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Wikipedia Dec 20, 2011

It is the second time I donate for Wikipedia this year.

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