What do you support?

  • Profire

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    Aug 20, 2012 1:17 AM GMT
    Do you give your time, energy, knowledge and/one money to an organization that is focused on the greater good, a cause or charity?

    Could be HRC, food bank, Big Brothers, Cancer Society, animal rescue, ???
    There's are thousands of organizations that need help, knowledge and money.

    I am watching a documentary about childhood hunger in the US and it breaks my heart knowing some kids are going to bed without eating. One of the kids profiled said he hasn't eaten in 3 days.

    Also, I have started to question "is this all there is?".
    I wake up, go to work, work out, hang out with friends in the weekends, etc, but I am starting think that there is more I should be doing.
    I am starting to look into charities and focus some time and my financial giving to a specific action.

    So, do you support any charities?

    PS - your ex-wife/spouse and/or kids don't count!
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    Aug 20, 2012 1:19 AM GMT
    I support anything that'll support me.
  • robevans912

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    Aug 20, 2012 1:22 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI support anything that'll support me.


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    Aug 20, 2012 1:26 AM GMT
    I'm not going to pretend I support much of anything. Sure, I can agree with many things and charities but there is currently nothing that I am part of or take benefit to.

    I really want to start volunteering for animal shelters one day. I know it would break my heart but it would also bring a sense of worth and love for animals (which I have) on a daily basis.

    Right now my life is consumed by working at a greedy corporation and going to college.
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    Aug 20, 2012 2:11 AM GMT
    In my small bit to help save the planet as we know it, I sponsor baby elephants rescued after the mothers were killed by poachers.

    http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/
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    Aug 20, 2012 2:19 AM GMT
    I want to start my own..but i have one thing i have to take care of first...
    If i could walk away from my life and do charity work 24/7..i'd totally do it!
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    Aug 20, 2012 2:20 AM GMT
    Profire said
    Also, I have started to question "is this all there is?".
    I wake up, go to work, work out, hang out with friends in the weekends, etc, but I am starting think that there is more

    That's not all there is - there's more - or can be.

    Most of my charitable contributions go to support the local (San Francisco) Aids Emergency Fund.
  • Suetonius

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    Aug 20, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    I give money to a local charity that gives hot meals to the indigent - and there are plenty of those in San Francisco. Run by a catholic order of brothers - one of the worthwhile activities the catholic church has engaged in the last several centuries. The order is an independent organization, and thus I can be certain than nothing I give goes to the church itself.
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    Aug 20, 2012 9:56 AM GMT
    Both our wills give our entire estate to the WWF, World Wildlife Fund, or ADENA here in Spain. We are also members so give every year. We also give to four other animal care orgs here every year. Because of the crisis economic there is an ever increasing need. Many people are giving up there pets and moving back to England. Horses are very expensive to keep. There are on average over 5,000 horses going to slaughter every month here in Spain. This seems like a enormous figure but it is a fact.

    When I lived in Mexico I worked as a volunteer for Ninos Incapacitados. There was a great need there for helping children with various disabilities get medical care and pay for expense prothesis. There is no need here for that with universal health care.

    There is also an organization called Cudeca that cares for the folks with cancer. They raise money through second hand stores. We would both like to contribute time there but there stores are too far away to make it practical so we buy books and second hand clothing and contribute money when we can.
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    Aug 20, 2012 10:01 AM GMT
    I've sent in my expression of interest to volunteer at a community legal centre serving the LGBTI community in my city. I'll be thrilled if they take me on icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 20, 2012 10:06 AM GMT
    Profire saidDo you give your time, energy, knowledge and/one money to an organization that is focused on the greater good, a cause or charity?

    Yes.
    It's too late at night/early in the morning I don't feel like elaborating right now maybe when I wake up.
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    Aug 20, 2012 10:52 AM GMT
    Neight said
    Profire saidDo you give your time, energy, knowledge and/one money to an organization that is focused on the greater good, a cause or charity?

    Yes.
    It's too late at night/early in the morning I don't feel like elaborating right now maybe when I wake up.
  • HottJoe

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    Aug 20, 2012 3:39 PM GMT
    Democrats
  • BmwKid92

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    Aug 20, 2012 3:43 PM GMT
    Abortion
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    Aug 20, 2012 3:52 PM GMT
    Legalization of marijuana
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    Aug 20, 2012 3:54 PM GMT
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  • Karl

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    Aug 20, 2012 3:58 PM GMT
    I donate my blood for the hospital to help those poor people who doesnt have enough money to pay icon_biggrin.gif
    That's a campaign in my university every year.

    I also join in the campaign called "Green Summer" with my friends , go to the countryside in the summer vacation , help people in there rebuild their house after the flood , grow trees , help them with their field works and teach children how to read.
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    Aug 20, 2012 4:07 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    SSJTrunks saidLegalization of marijuana


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