Causes near to you.

  • 1974Warrior

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    Sep 11, 2009 1:27 PM GMT
    Just wondering what causes or charities are most important to you?

    Hunger, youth, diabetes, and cancer are mine.

    Sorry if this thread was already done, started searching but couldn't find anything.
  • DuggerPDX

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    Sep 11, 2009 2:32 PM GMT
    The Oregon Food Bank, the Humane Society, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and Basic Rights Oregon all get my generous support!
  • CAtoFL

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    Sep 11, 2009 2:38 PM GMT
    I do bike tours for charity. The next one up is to help the battle against multiple sclerosis. Neurodegenerative diseases are scary.

    Anyone want to join me? The ride is in Ventura, CA on October 3 and 4. Check it at http://bikecal.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=BIKE_CAL_homepage.
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    Sep 11, 2009 3:05 PM GMT
    Palliative care. Elder care. Care of the disabled. Humane society

    I volunteer - Bill assists.


    -Doug
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    Sep 11, 2009 3:07 PM GMT
    Leukemia - I lost 2 of my cousins to Leukemia growing up.
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    Sep 11, 2009 5:25 PM GMT
    Doctors without borders! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 11, 2009 5:32 PM GMT
    I sponson two kids in Africa through the Children's Fund (formerly Christian Children's Fund). One is in Sierra Leone and the other's in Namibia. Interesting note: They're both Muslim. Anyway, the cool thing about the program is that you get to share with your sponsored child. I love photography and design so I get to share my world with someone half a world away and they send drawings, grade reports and letters. It's neat.
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    Sep 11, 2009 5:43 PM GMT
    Pediatrics Aids Foundation, Any Battered Women's Shelter and St. Jude Hospital.
  • zakariahzol

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    Sep 11, 2009 10:09 PM GMT
    Discrimination against gay of course. Unfortunately, they nothing I can do about it. There no organization, charities work , or help for this people ..not that I know of., anyway

    I also support any charities on the Environment and helping endanger species and the rainforest. Saving the planet is the responsiblity for all of us.
  • Webster666

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    Sep 12, 2009 12:01 AM GMT
    The AIDS Emergency Fund, in San Francisco.
    I donate on my birthday, and again at Christmas.
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    Sep 12, 2009 12:06 AM GMT
    Parkinson's Disease (for my late Grandmother and my Father)
    Crohn's and Colitis Foundation (for me)
    ASPCA (for my late pup)

    so many deserving charities though.
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    Sep 12, 2009 12:19 AM GMT
    I have two charities that I support all year round:

    Royal Blind Society - Im blind in one eye and one day I hope we figure out how to fix blindness.

    Legacy - My grandfather fought in WWII and Id like to hope if something happened to him, this organisation (or something similar) would have helped my grandmother raise her family.

    And then I tend to support others on a when-I-have-the-money basis or when I decide that I should spread the love/money around. Like, foundations which help spastic kids, or foundations which help people with mental or physical disabilties get into the workforce. I used to give money to Doctors Without Borders.

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    Sep 12, 2009 1:40 AM GMT
    This isn't something I happen to flaunt, nor really like talking about, but I happen to be extremely lucky enough to have survived not only one, but three different types of cancer. After the most recent battle, I began making contributions to the American Cancer Society, as have most of my friends and family.
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    Sep 12, 2009 2:13 AM GMT
    Environment, animals
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    Sep 12, 2009 2:18 AM GMT
    HIV/AIDS, Parkinsons, Alzheimers, and diabetes. All in terms of charities as well as research and production of medications and treatments.

    And of course the usual political interests that roll around.
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    Sep 12, 2009 2:21 AM GMT
    I participate and have chaired on committees for the past 3 years for American Cancer Society's Relay For Life to raise money for cancer research and awareness, the Alzheimers Memory Walk, and the Humane Society.
  • baldone

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    Sep 12, 2009 2:26 AM GMT
    several animal charities and hrc