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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:50 am    Post subject: Giving Reply with quote

So I was out sick all last week due to a terrible chest cold and because of that I watched WAY too much TV. But at the same time I actually learned some new things and was exposed to new things.
They were playing repeats on "Oprah" and they had Bill Clinton promoting his latest book "Giving- How each of us can change the world." I think that's a nice concept. In it he talks about an organization called www.kiva.org
"Kiva lets you lend to a specific entrepreneur in the developing world- empowering them to lift themselves out of poverty."

I was inspired by this and was wondering what sort of organizations & charities either inspire you or what you all are doing locally (or globally).
Locally I also volunteer with "Food on Foot" http://www.foodonfoot.org/ and globally I support http://www.heifer.org/
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:55 am    Post subject: So Many Needs Reply with quote

I always admire anyone who is able to help in any kind of charity. There are so many needs it can be overwhelming to even think about, but if someone can make a difference in only one person's life, they have done well.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have much to give, but once a month I will put my change into the local food bank change collection container at the grocery store. It's not much, but it is something. I always donate a small amount to the local school group doing a car wash or selling baked goods, etc... Like I said I don't have much extra to give, so what I give is small.
My favorite charity groups are the ones that help single moms and children.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:22 pm    Post subject: more charities and ways to give Reply with quote

http://pledge5.starbucks.com/

http://www.smallthingschallenge.com/

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com
(notice there's a bunch of other tabs for other causes that you can click on to donate- free to you)
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't do nearly enough but the ones I find the most meaningful to help are The Salvation Army's Christmas Bureau, Boys and Girls Club, and Adult Rehabilitation Programs (ARP), also World Vision (Save the Children is similar), and Love Our Children USA. Love Our Children is a wonderful organization that is trying to stop child abuse. I also am a fan of the UNC Chapel Hill's Dance Marathon which is an annual event held to raise money to help the with the needs of the families and patients as the N.C. Children's Hospital. My daughter helped with this event for a couple of years during her time getting her first undergrad degree.
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