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Does charity still work?

It is very rare now a days to hear people doing some charity works for those people that really needs help. I am really amaze for those people that can mange to do  things on their won despite of having a very busy schedule on their works and having a tight budget. Have you ever think of joining to charity or do some charity works for your fellow men? What do you think about it?

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Barida

The word 'love' is fully expressed when we can be able to assist those that are in need without expecting any good thing in return from them and that is the basic ideology behind the work of charity. To me, I see doing charity as a way of getting to help those that are in need and requires the help of others to live. Every month, I always set aside some funds that I used to visit the orphanage home as a way to show that I care about those kids there and the prayers and blessings they say on me has been one of the reasons that I excel in anything that I do.

So, I believe people still do charity, just that many have learnt not to show it too much to the public to avoid being misunderstood.




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jaybee19

I agree with you @Barida. I actually know a lot of wealthy and influential people who does help without 'publicizing' what they do/does. I don't want to generalize or stereotype but most people who does publicize their 'charitable work' are totally attention-seekers. I mean, for example politicians. A lot of politicians love to publicize their charitable deeds just to gain the sympathy and the votes of the voters, and that's not charitable for me.




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wallet

People are bad these days and there are only a few who really care about the other people. I donate my stuff from my home when I buy new ones, and I always give money to the street people. I do not have time to do more but when I can I like to help people around me!




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aeon

You're right, we should donate and give something to less fortunate people, and for me, much better to give them foods, or used clothes, instead of money, I feel bad when some people asking for small amount of money but they smoking cigarette in front of me.




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Martinsx1

Don't be surprised that such person begging for money would only use that money given to him to go back and still smoke cigarettes or marijuana once they collect it. There is this particular begger hanging around my neighborhood, there is no time you walk past him that he won't be smelling marijuana always, so I keep wondering why people still give him money because it's practically obvious he only needs it for one thing which is to go and smoke marijuana.




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aeon

It's looks like those kind of people who giving money is just to tolerate the vices of that person. And maybe they are just afraid to that beggar to do something when he didn't smoke marijuana. And that's the reason why much better to give them food instead of money.




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AmieBotella

I used to think like you before about helping the beggars on street. It's like you really are tolerating their lousy behavior on spending the money they were given on cigarettes or other vices. But I had an epiphany on this. I realized that it was not really up to the giver what will the receiver do to the grace they received. We are not part of the bad decision they will make. Each time a beggar will receive something, they were given a chance to use it right. But when they fail to do so, it is not the giver's fault but theirs. Your intentions on giving however is what defines you. If you give because you are acting on the empathy you felt towards the less fortunate, then that is who you are and not an instrument of others towards their own destruction.

As a result of this realization, for me, it does not matter really whether you give money, or food or anything to the less fortunate. What we do is what matters in our lives and not on what others do based on our actions. imho




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jaybee19

I actually don't like the idea of giving money to beggars/street settlers. Don't get me wrong I love giving, however I actually think that giving things, especially money, will only tolerate beggars to be lazy or ask more money to people instead of asking help to the right people/organizations that may help them. I've actually seen some beggars who, if were not given money, will show an angry face and that's just so unacceptable because for me, even if they're beggars I guess they still know how to properly react or to ask without being rude. However, I still do believe that we should help people who needs help so that the world can be a better place.




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AmieBotella

I've encountered countless rude beggars too. But this still did not stop me from giving what I can. There was a recent beggar that tells me that what i gave wasn't enough. And then I said, give it back, that's all I got. But he never did and then i left. It's annoying as hell but it didn't change my intentions that the next sitting beggar will be the same as that guy. My point is, not everyone is kind despite their situations, and this applies to all status in life. Not all rich people are generous, and same with the beggars. But the bottom line is still on our intentions to help. We can do it in whatever means you feel is right. What you said in looking for appropriate people to help them permanently is a good way of helping too.




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jaybee19

Well, I also agree with your opinion. Writing my comment, I was only focusing on the negative side of the issue and I forgot that there's what we call 'variety' and it also does exist in humans as well. As for your good intentions, I highly praise you for that and may God bless you a lot for you to be able to give more because you have the ability to look at it in a good perspective rather than what others do (including me) that only look at it in a bad perspective.




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DenisP

"People are bad these days and there are only a few who really care about the other people."

I don't really think I agree with you on this one.

If you watch mainstream news and are influenced by what you see on television, you might be convinced that people are generally greedy and selfish. But the fact is that I think acts of kindness and generosity are actually growing in popularity.

I can't count the number of times I've seen people come together to raise money on the internet for victims of tragedy and other unfortunate circumstances.

If you know the site Reddit, check out a subreddit called /r/UpliftingNews. It's all the positive news that mainstream media isn't going to report on, and it can really restore one's faith in humanity.




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TheInsaneSakif

Most of us think that the world is all doom and gloom, and everyone is mean. We fail to focus on the positive because negativity has blinded us. Nowadays, we are bombarded with so much negative news that comes from mainstream media. And just like you said, there are good people out there who are trying to make a change by helping out the less fortunate. Actually, more people now are doing charity than ever before.




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DenisP

"Nowadays, we are bombarded with so much negative news that comes from mainstream media."

It's actually a massive problem, in my opinion. It would really be nice if major news outlets reflected on everything that was going on, rather than just focusing on the negative. Rather than being about all the things that are happening in the world, mainstream media concentrates themselves on just the bad things happening. This effectively convinces people that there is no more good in the world, because that is all that they're being fed. I don't think the world is predominately bad, quite the opposite. If it was all bad then we wouldn't be able to walk outside without getting shot or stabbed, yet 99% of us do.




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mitan143

I agree on your point. It is what I think too. Why mainstream media always focusing on the bad news rather than good news that might motivate people. I know it is because of some political reasons.




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Steve5

Sounds wonderful. I guess the world wants us to think that it's a horrible place. While it may be true in some respects, not everything is as bad as it seems. Goodness prevails in the hearts of many.

It's just that the news would rather focus on negativity. Because it's what sells. Tragedy and the likes is what gets them the exposure they need.




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timothyP

That's really nice. It is good to share what we have to others who are less fortunate. We are lucky and blessed enough to possess things which others don't. Sharing our blessings to those who need it most is one of the kindest acts one can do to his/her fellowmen.




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peachpurple

you are a very kind person. At least you know what to do with your old stuff instead of dumping them into the trash can.




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JoeMilford

Yes, charity still is a wonderful thing. Even if it is as simple as giving someone on your street your small change, or as advanced as volunteering at a soup kitchen in your local city, it is so rewarding, for everyone involved, to help others who have less than you. I volunteered for a while with Habitat for Humanity here in Georgia. There was a single mom and her two boys, and their house had burned down. We re-furbished an old house in a nearby neighborhood and repaired it and furnished it. On the day that we moved them in, there was no one in the crowd not crying, and that family was so happy and relieved--you could just see it all over their faces. So, yes, charity definitely does still work.




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vinaya

I think people are being more charitable now than they were in the past. These days I see more people eager to contribute to the noble cause and help people that they did in the past. I remember when I was a kid, there was a family in my village that was so poor that it was almost dying from hunger. Nobody cared about this family in my village. However, sometime back villagers collected money and built a home for a certain poor family (not the same family).




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Rumu

Maybe where you're from, charity in my own opinion has changed for worst in recent times compared to the old days. People in the past use to be more compassionate and caring towards others, but I can't say that about recent times. The world has become more divided than ever, just take a look around. Suffering people are everywhere with little or no assistance coming from the outside world, am not talking about the US, am talking about everywhere with the middle east as focal point.




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Hexenbane

I believe no matter how cruel the world may seem, charity still exists. It may not be as big deal as the issues on war and economy, but it still does exist.Although let's admit, other people uses "charity" works as their way to be popular and be liked by many.I honestly grew up volunteering in outreach ministry, and it is quite a heartwarming feeling that in my little way, I was able to jelp others and I would always believe, there are always people who does charity. They may not being seen, but they exist.




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Rumu

I couldn't agree more with you. No matter how bad the world has turn out to be looking at the continuing war all around, charity still does exist. And yes, a lot of people actually use charity organisations as a medium to enrich themselves, get popular or fuel their political ambitions. We see a lot of them everywhere. Still, they are good people and organisations out there who no matter what carries out charity work as expected without any compromise. So yes, charity still works.




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timothyP

Yes, that's true. There are others doing charity works as an act of hypocrisy. They are doing it with wrong motives and only for self glorification, not with a heart of helping.




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Rumu

Very true i must add to your comments. We've uncovered dozens of such people and organizations here in my country. Its just a pity how people take advantage of certain situations to enrich themselves at the cost of another human life. Thankfully there are still many good people and organizations doing the best they can to carry on charity works as expected.




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aeon

I used to become a volunteer every time we have a strong typhoon in our country, well, it's normal for us to have twenty plus typhoon every year that's why we need more volunteer. The thing I don't like is, if some politicians who donated for that charity to help the typhoon victims, wanted to print out their face and name in the plastic that we use for packing. it's disgusting.




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timothyP

Well, that's indeed disgusting. These kinds of people are doing hippocratic actions. But, I admire the way how you volunteer to serve others who are in need. That's worth appreciating.




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aeon

No one will help us, that's why we need to do that. We are also part of the victims of that calamities, but while my family still in the evacuation center during that time, I need to be a volunteer, a simple help for charity who feed us. I hope that next time, the politicians should stay away from the charity.




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timothyP

It takes you to be part of the victims for you to do such help. Well, if I am in that particular situation, I'll do same thing as you did.




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Pixie06

I volunteer for a non-profit organization and there are many people who are willing to help the vulnerable ones. I used to devote more time to my volunteer works previously but unfortunately, I have so many things to take care of that I volunteer only on Sundays. Some people genuinely want to help make our society a better one by giving a hand to eliminate the different societal problems.




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Barida

Hi, Pixie06

This was the particular thing that I was saying in the sense that there are many people that are looking for genuine people that are in need in order to help. I am of the opinion that lots of cold feet that many have developed into helping people is because of the way many have fake it in life that you find it difficult to detect the good ones from the bad ones.




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Vinsanity

You are still an amazing person. Despite the fact that you need to spend time perhaps to your family, work and others, you can still allot time in charity works. I think that no matter how small your time is for charity, as long as you give a hand for those who are in need, you still make a difference, you still make your life significant for others.




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Judas2018

I do volunteer work for clothing drives and also the New York City library system whenever I have free time on my hands. Volunteer work can be very rewarding and is a good way to keep busy, so long as you don't spread yourself too thin or allow people to take advantage of you.




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aeon

Yeah, being volunteer also will help a lot. I always do this to become a volunteer specially in our country, that almost twenty five typhoon a year, and some calamities, we need more volunteer just to help them.




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vinaya

I once planned a charity organization which never materialized, I don't know whether will be able to make this charity organization a reality in the future. I planned to establish a charity organization from the 10 percent earnings of my writing projects, royalties from my books included. sadly, my income from writing went so low that I could not start a charity organization. However, I have donated to charity organization many times. I also donate individually to the people who need support.




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overcast

I think personal charity is lot better than forming an organization. The reason being you get to see how things work out. And you can understand how to work around those things. Not all the time charity has impact. The reason being people have started to eat from charity money too.




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vinaya

That's true. If you contribute directly to the person who needs help, it will have more impact than the donation to the charity organization. The charity organization needs operational cost such as office rent, staff salary etc, and they end up using a lot of money that they collected in the name of helping people or community.




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overcast

Actually in the name of the operational cost, they never really work seriously. And most of the charity organizations are just using the tax payers money. So they are not effective due to those reasons. I can tell you that it is definitely not a good thing.




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vinaya

Here in my country, international organizations are lucrative career options. People give a lot of priority to jobs in the organizations like Save Children, UNICEF, UN, WHO, USAID etc. In our country, a Gardner in the country office of these organizations draws more than a teacher in a college. Look at the contrast, the Gardner might not even be a high school graduate and the teacher is at least a graduate. This implies that the charity organizations are spending a lot of money to pay salary to the staff. They spend very little on charity.




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overcast

I think the country that has rich nature has lot to offer. But the charity has the corporate angle. And it leads to the loss of nature. So that's another reason I don't prefer the charity and corporate companies.




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Kakashi2020

I do charity work by donating old clothes to charitable organizations specially after a severe typhoon or earthquake hits the country, it happens atleast twice a year here. There are also donation drives in schools so through my sons school I donate what we can usually good stuffs like canned goods and instant noodles.




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vinaya

That's what I also do. I have never joined any volunteering organizations or get involved with donation drive, however, whenever people come to me asking for donation during the hard times like earthquakes, flood, landslide, I always donate food, clothes, and money.




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overcast

I think donating is the best form. You donate things you don't need. And other people can make use of it. And that way things can be lot easier to handle. I guess we learn from those kind of experience. I think many people should get into this type of activity.




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treecko142

I don't have the time or money to fully support charity, but I help charitable organizations any way I can, be it sparing some change or donating food/clothes. I find that some charities are still true to their mission and help people who most need help.




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MissTery

Yeah! Same with you I do not have enough financial capabilities to help those who are in need but still there are many different ways for us to help. What is more important is our willingness to be part of any charitable works and to help.




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treecko142

Yeah, any act no matter how small can go a long way, as long as your heart is in the right place and you are willing to do the task purely to help other less fortunate people.




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overcast

Charities around the world are nothing but scam. Especially the one with religion and the UN specific investment. Those are surely scam. And people have never got the help they wanted. Lot of people got the help they wanted and ended up wasting their money. So these charities are just way middle men are making money off other people. That's what I have learned from my experience.




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Judas2018

I disagree with that statement. I think the problem with international charities are the people who oversee them are corrupt, or the infrastructure of some countries where charity drives originate from is corrupt. Or lacks serious, real oversight. Thus people steal the money because...

1. They can as no one can or will stop them. Nor will they face consequences.
2. They 'are the law or government,' so stealing comes with no repercussions.
3. Corruption is so widespread and deeply entrenched that it's a losing battle to even question it.


More stable countries don't have problems with charity drives. Religion in general is a scam, and most of the money churches take in goes towards enriching the pastor or congregation leaders. But charities in general are mostly on the up and up.




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overcast

I have known people who are engaged in the NGO scams related to women empowerment and the health of the poverty level people. The scams are so deep that it's not easy to even see how it may be not even controlled. And we have to understand that some of the time this can surely backfire.




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aeon

somehow, I agreed with that. The government use the word charity, just to collect and use as their campaign funds. Instead of helping the people, they will just use them for their own political career.




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overcast

Yes charity is the way many people make use of the money of rich people and then eat it instead of giving it to the poor. So that is always going to have it's set of the limitations and the scams. Politicians too are formed through this way.




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vinaya

I don't think the charity organizations are scam. Even though there might be some scam charity organizations, most of the charity organizations have a good intention to help people. However, despite having good intention, these charity organizations are not making any good effect. A couple of years ago, I read a report on "effects of America's financial aid in Africa." The report states that more than 70 percent of financial aid is used for paying the salary for the staffs and running the organization.




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overcast

Scam is the reason I say because lot of them hardly put in money for actual cause. And most of the money just moves to pay the high salary of the people employed. So it can be really bad approach to work with the charity. And it's definitely not worth making use of the charity model.




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vinaya

I agree with your interpretation of scam regarding charity organization. They pay their staff very high, they have high operation cost, and they will be spending very little money on their charity program. This happens with almost all charity organizations. It looks like most of of the charity organizations are making an impact in the lives of the targeted community. That's because they are operating in the poor economies and in these countries if you spend $100, it will be converted to a huge sum.




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overcast

Indeed. That's the thing I have noticed while seeing people working with the NGOs. And you can see that is one more reason why people should donate on their own or not donate at all. That way you don't end up spending the money the wrong way.




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esteban123

Charity is really still existing today but only few [people now a days do that. There are some simple ways that can be considered as a charity without offering much on it. For example is by giving simple food to street children or giving your blood for those people who badly need them. I believe that charity is everywhere, we don't need to be expensive to do that. Even a simple works for others can be considered already as a charity. It is important to give or share our blessings for those people who are in need since God is not sleeping. He knows those people that are kind hearted ones.




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Tatiana22

Charity still works. I had an event organized by my University, a party at some fancy place, and the money raised from the tickets were donated to a girl from my city who needed an urgent surgery. It wasn't a surprise that a lot of my colleagues, including myself, donated extra money for this cause, and we were all very proud that we actually made a difference in that girl's life. Nowdays people don't believe that much in the charity programs because we heard about a lot of scams where we donated a big amount of money and someone used them even though they were not in need, they were just using a phantom case in order to get rich on our backs. What we can do is check out the case, do some research and be sure that we are actually contributing to a humanitary case, and not a scam.




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Larryl332

OF course it still works but I think like anything the whole 24 hour news cycle just has people kind of skeptical of everyone out there claiming to do good, and maybe for good reason. I have also heard some crazy number about how much actually goes to administrative costs, which is alarming but I am not sure how true those are. Either way just find one and do some research on them and donate if you wish.




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aeon

Actually me any my motorcycle group still doing that charity work twice a year. We share what we have and then go to some remote area or province and help them by giving school supplies, slippers, and some foods.




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overcast

Doing charity personally is the way better. I think that way you can directly help the cause. And things improved locally can then in turn helps globally. I have seen people trying to fund global charity. But that does not always works out.




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aeon

You're right, and actually this coming summer in our country, our plan is the outreach program in one of the remote island. Much better way than to give it to charity of some local government officials.




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overcast

Yes. We don't know what they are going to do with the money. So it's always better to help the Charity with your own involvement. Another thing is that some charity has limitations on the way things work. I guess like those with the govt limits on animals etc. But yeah personal charity is better always.




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esteban123

I think it is already in the hearts of people that no matter how hard the situations are, there are still people who will do good things for their fellowmen. It's nice to know that aside from the dark side that every individual have still there are some part of them that is being caring to people who need help or assistance. I really believe that people do simple charity works without mentioning it to others because true charity doesn't wait for any rewards or change to others.




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Kakashi2020

The way I see it big charity organizations specially in our country are susceptible to scams , anomalies and corruption. In my opinion it's better to just help people in your own way directly, this way you could really appreciate what your doing.




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Irinaa

Depends. If the charity activity is for real yes but more then 60% of this organizations who pretend to do good to people actually seek to take money or goods for themselves. I find this thing so wrong in so many ways because are people in this world who are not able to work or are sick or they don't have what to eat or to get dressed with and i find so sad that a human being can do that and not give it to the persons in need. It's so so sad...




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TheArticulate

Yes, I think charity does still work. Some larger organizations in the U.S. are still active in trying to raise money for various charities that they partner with, and I see it regularly. My local Kmart partners with March of Dimes in the spring and St. Jude's in the fall. I've donated to both charities on multiple occasions. Just a dollar here and there helps them and it's not a huge financial burden for me.

I see it when I go places to eat with my family such as Panda Express. They'll ask if we want to round our total up to the nearest dollar and donate the change to a cause, which we almost always agree to.

As for volunteering, it's been a while since I've had time to devote to a cause, but I used to volunteer with the Boys and Girls club when I lived at home with my parents.




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Tronia

Damn, that's quite nice that the restaurants have these things set up. My country lacks those but has plenty of charity organizations.

Sometimes our shops have one of those "donation" jars also where you can read about the cause and so on. I sometimes leave a bit of money there as well if it sounds like something that I'd support.




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Judas2018

Yeah. You mostly see this around the holidays, Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc. Many businesses have jars or pots placed out that you can place money into, so they can raise money for a good cause. At my local movie theater, they have a jar at the lobby entrance where you are asked if you want to make a donation to cancer charities as the attendant takes your ticket, and directs you to the auditorium of which your film is playing in.




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Tronia

Charity will always work but so will corruption in some of the larger charity companies. We've had some recent incidents if you watched the news a few weeks back but still. I personally prefer to do the charity by myself and not through an organization.

I often go and buy food, go to the local homeless shelter and give it out. Or if I see a homeless person/a person in need on the street I give them some money or ask if I can help out.




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aeon

Yeah, much better to do that, give them directly, and much better if foods and not money, some of them using that money to buy the unnecessary things, like cigarettes or alcohol.




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MissTery

I think so. Charity does still work and what I have seen in facebook, there are still people who do charitable works for those who are in need. And I myself really want to be part of a certain charitable activities someday. "Someday" because as of now I do not have capabilities like financial to do this kind of works but if there is a certain organization which needs volunteers, I am very much will to be part and to help. Actually, I just remembered that during our 1st year in college, our block section managed to conduct charitable works for a certain org which helps those who are old and even those who do not have home and family already. We made their one day somehow special by providing them activities such as games, inspirational talks, and lunch gathering.




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Rumu

Charity is just about giving alms to the poor and needy, it's also about making those people have a sense of belonging in the society: letting them now that they are not alone and people actually notice and create for them giving the living conditions.

I've always had a soft spot for charity works but haven't really gotten the time and opportunity to express my charity desires personally. I hope someday to able to. I want to and so add that charity still works, but maybe not in the way of old times.




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cess08

I know that despite some crisis we are dealing with nowadays, there are still kind-hearted people with a pure heart who really wants to reach out and do a charitable activity. I was been part of an organization before and it really feels good to be one of those people who are willing to help others.




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manmad

You should always be careful with different charity organisations, because a lot of them might be scams, and you don't really want to invest time and money into something that isn't going to help anyone, but some corrupt people. You should do some research and you are set to go. Of course, they work, it's not like anything has changed from before apart from the fact that technology is developing and we can do it more easily.




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overcast

I agree to this point of view too. I have seen that a lot of time charities save time as they have flow or process in that condition. And they have managed to put on some of the things in that context. So it's always better to handle things that way. I guess each charity to their own.




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Rumu

There is no denying the fact on your point that some charity organisations are fraud and in fact only there to fund and enrich certain criminal minds rather than do the work of charity. We've uncovered so many of them here in my country.

However, I'll like to add that a lot has changed from before to now in line of charity. Asides the technology advancement, the process and system of implementing charity works has been altered over the years. There's in fact a lot of politics involve In charity now a days, especially with the global echelon charity organisations. Even the point discussed in the above paragraph is one of such changes that have affected charity in recent times.




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jaymish

Most charity work these days is glamorized. Like Angela Jolie going around the world to advocate for refugees. Does she make a real diffrence? I personally don't think so. I think she uses this platform to illuminate her celebrity status. Real charity work is doing something practical to help and not really talking about it. I'm from a third world country so I know that many people talk about what they are doing to reduce poverty, but they are very few results.




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Kakashi2020

I always believe in the phrase 'do unto others as you would have them do unto you'. And believing that I would always try helping others because morality tells me that it is the correct thing to do.




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timothyP

That's true. Whatever we do to our fellows will always come back to us in return. It is also a "give and take" relationship. If we do good things to others, desirable things will come back to us, but if we treat others in an awful way, then same thing also will happen to us in return.




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timothyP

I really admire those people who are into charity works. They really have a passion and heart to reach for the needy. It's rare to see people who are having such kind of heart. I know how it feels to be able to render help to those who need it. The joy I've felt is priceless. There's no certain thing which can compare to the happiness of being able to help someone. And that may be the reason why people keep on doing charity works.




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esteban123

I also agree from most of you guys that we should sometimes give either food or clothing so as to make sure that they will really use it well because I have seen some poor people before that are being used by syndicate for their illegal activities especially these minor children. They are being used to solicit money for people just to have something to be given to their handler or those bad guys that keep their lives. It is really sad that sometimes these children that should be in the school are the ones that are being used by these bad people for their selfish activities. They should have been in school not in the public streets begging for money or anything else that would be beneficial to them. I am just sad by the reality that not all people are given the chance to have a better lives.




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overcast

I think giving those food and charity is much better. I think food is one thing that needs to be done on time. Because otherwise it can be really harder to manage the charity. So we have to understand that not all the time we can be there. So some of the time we have to just rely on charity foundations.




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kgord

I think charity works as far as businesses go because they can advertise to their customers how much they are donatating and so forth. People always like to see a company that is doing good works in their community. This is one thing that they can count on their businesses to do in their community.




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cubo

I don't consider myself a softhearted person but I would like to help homeless people. I don't pretend to give them money or food or clothes instead, I prefer to offer them a job so, they can earn their own money and learn the habit of the hard work. Giving needed people what they need for free doesn't really help them to manage their life, they have to learn how to get their stuff by working.




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Vinsanity

Some charity work but some are not. It depends on the cause and the ones doing the charity. Charity for me is giving a hand on people who are in need financially or sometimes, emotionally. Financially when for example you donate money to private institutions who support cancer patients who don't have enough money to afford therapy. Emotionally when dogs for example who visit sick children to entertain them, to let them at least be happy even in a moment of their lives. Even giving a foods to street beggars is considered as charity. However, there are institutions that scam donors or even take the money donated for granted. Instead of spending the money for their beneficiaries, they use money for their own good by which sometimes charity does not work.




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vhinz

I'm not part of any charity/foundation but whenever someone is asking me for help, especially for those who are in need financially for their family that is sick, I offer an amount that I can without hesitation. I can't afford to give big amounts because my income is not that so big but one thing that I want to do if I could have lots of money is to create my own charity to help other people. Helping other people without expecting in return gives a great feeling of fulfillment.




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JoeMilford

vhinz,
I am a lot like you in this respect. A lot of people close to me need things from time to time, in terms of assistance or financial help, so they take first priority over any random person on the street that I could possibly help. If I deplete my funds or resources on helping myself, family members, and friends--sometimes even co-workers--then I do not have much left to give to a stranger, unfortunately. I have friends who are rich who won't even give a homeless guy a dollar, and I think that is a personal decision, but what could it hurt? Who knows what that guy is going through. That being said, though, sometimes I need my last dollar to make it through my own day!




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vhinz

I'm so sad and hurt seeing people who could afford to help financially but does not do it. sometimes I ask myself, why the great blessings were given to people who do not care for the needy? Why is it not been given to me so I could help many people as I can? I think if all people, especially those living in great abundance, will just aim to help each other, we will live peacefully, joyfully, and with great purpose.




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Martinsx1

Charity work is what makes us feel like human and different from animals. In the jungle, it's the survival of the fittest and the strongest where the weak one turns into prey for the strong. But being human means we got to do things differently and when it comes to the less privileged people, the stronger and wealthy people comes to their aid.




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esteban123

I believe that charity is a human nature characteristic since we are born to have good hearts in our self, even though a certain person is really bad but still there is still goodness in his hearts and that would comes the charity in itself. Although many people now a days are doing some undeniable bad habits but still many of them are doing charity especially fo those kids that really needs help.




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Martinsx1

The people that deserve people's charity most in my opinion are those orphans in motherless babies home who have no hope for a better future and not those people who roam around begging for money when they can easily find something doing to earn money themselves. It's only those who are disabled that I can consider showing mercy and giving them help anyway that I can.

There is this one particular guy who always stays on my work route, he always stand or seat there begging people to give him money to eat that he is hungry when there is no absolutely wrong with him. I just look at him every day I pass and laugh at him, saying that he is not hungry yet because when hunger actually comes, he won't be saying it with his mouth.




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DenisP

I don't really contribute to charities/donations in the country that I'm currently living in, because many of the funds are actually pretty untrustworthy. It's a sad fact, but this country has a really bad corruption problem that stretches everywhere from politics, to pharmaceuticals, to charities and fundraisers. The way I like to get my charity work done is just directly helping people that are in need. Providing food and money directly to the poor is the purest and most guaranteed way of making sure that your kind-hearted actions are received by the people that truly need it.




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Judas2018

Ultimately these problems lie with the overseers or government. If it itself is corrupt, then any organizations or companies operating under it will see no problem with breaking the laws or rules.




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DenisP

"If it itself is corrupt, then any organizations or companies operating under it will see no problem with breaking the laws or rules."

And it isn't just because they see the big guys doing it, either. From what I've noticed, a lot of the time these scammers have close ties to people in the government. And this isn't necessarily limited to poorer countries (such as the one I live in) either. You can see this actively happening in countries like The United States as well. So many companies in bed with politicians, twisting and changing laws to their own will, pocketing the money of the people. Corruption is seriously a worldwide issue.




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Judas2018

Indeed. But ultimately the politicians are the ones who stand between us and that corruption. Because most of them wilt under the power of the almighty dollar, money which keeps them in power only so they can go on to obtain even larger sums of it later on - the system for the most part is truly broken.




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fishbate

Charity is a choice and must be unconditional . Charity is a way to help others without expecting anything in return. I do believe that charity still works on these days. It all about what you believe you can achieve in helping thru charity, and not what to gain from it.




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Larryl332

We actually had a little charity drive at the place next my workplace the other day and it was a good reminder of the smaller charities out there that are doing good but may not get the attention, which I am sure many would say do as much or more than the big guys. Either way it was nice to see.




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nerdyneko

Charity today is rarely done unconditionally; mostly people do it for publicity especially the ones who are in politics though some of them also do it in their own accord. Charity should be done unconditionally and from the bottom of your heart it’s a chance to help and share the blessing we receive from our Almighty Father. Helping the people in need whether the ones who experience disaster or just the people/stranger we usually meet on streets, big or small who knows we actually make a big difference to them. So for me I still think that charity works.




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TheInsaneSakif

I love giving back to people who are less fortunate without expecting anything in return. I don't think that you become poor by giving because in return it gives you a sense of satisfaction. So yes, I do think that charity still works. There are many good people in this world who do charity.




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aeon

You're right, give something to other people and don't expect of something in return. But right now, in this era of social media, those people who help or give something to less fortunate people knows exactly how to advertise their kindness by took some pictures and posted it to their social media account.




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TheInsaneSakif

I'm glad that you pointed this out. I like the way you used the word 'advertise' to describe the people who display their kindness on social media. It's true that people nowadays just like to show off. When you come across a picture that shows a rich guy helping out a poor person, you automatically assume that person is good. In this way, the rich can actually gain popularity by broadcasting their good acts.




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aeon

I think that's the best word for them. they will bring their own photographer acting like it was stolen shot, but the fact is, it was really set up. I hate that kind of people, acting like a good Samaritan in a crowded place,




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JiLLian87

May some people don't care about the poor, I believe that there are still millions of people out there that are willing to help. There are also nonprofit hospitals who provide a minimum amount of charity care. Helping others doesn't really need too much effort. If you are willing to help, you can always find even in your simple way to help others.




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DarthHazard

Unfortunately, I have never really thought about actually joining a charity and doing some work for them since I don't tend to have too much time on my hands. I have however donated to charities from time to time. Personally, I just don't think charities actually do as much work as they really should be doing, most of the time they tend to just pocket most of our donations and the actual funds for helping people around the world is small by that time.




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vhinz

That's the sad part of the charity. There are people working for the charity that is dishonest. It happens here in our country. Donations were not been given to those who are really in need.




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aeon

Yeah you're right, that's why much more better to give them some used clothes or can foods instead of money, It's also funny that one of my group in Facebook, asking for bitcoin as donation to the charity, and yeah, they're accepting bitcoin.




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AmieBotella

Does charity still work? I'd like to think so, yes. It still does work. My sisters and I went on a hiking to the famous Mt. Pinatubo a few years back and on the way, we passed by a community of the Aetas, the natives of the Philippines. With this journey, my sisters and I decided to come back and give back to them for helping us and assisting us before. We've launched outreach every year since then and we are also overwhelmed by the support we've received from our friends and families in this program. Compassion is still alive in each and every one of us and if we can, no matter how small it is, we should always do it.

Here's the story of our work. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1790469734613671/about/




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edencaga

There are some people who really don't care for others. They don't even help and care for their parents and family at all, how much more to those people they don't know. Although there are still people who likes to help but I think it only counts. Most people now a days only thinks about their ownself. They only buy for their wants and needs, they care only for themselves not for others. A small help still counts and you don't need a lot of money for you to help them. A small amount of donation is already a big help for them.




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peachpurple

Charity comes in many ways, either by cash, cheques, donate by phone deduction, old stuff or volunteering.

i do donate through PayPal since that is the only way I could donate




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coolavender

I'm doing my share to make this world a better place for other people. There are people who are doing even more and I believe that charity is still very much alive in this world. In general, the more blessed a person is, the more he/she is likely to share with others. The best form of giving, however, is not in dole outs but in helping other people become self-sufficient and productive members of society. My donation may not be much but taken collectively with those of other people, we can help spread hope by sending deserving students to school. I pray for God to bless me more so I can be a blessing to more people.

Charity was one of the financial 'secrets' of the rich dad as narrated by Kiyosaki in his Rich Dad, Poor Dad book. The more he gives, the more he receives money. Fiction or not, this is something to think about.




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Kakashi2020

I think charity is still being practiced by a lot of people like in my country we have Government Sponsored Lotteries, it's proceeds is given to sick people and indigents. Also there are many cross oriented groups with charity programs like dental and medical missions.




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jaybee19

Of course they are. Actually I was once part of a charitable organization where we gave food and ingredients for Spaghetti and Macaroni Salad that was used by the beneficiaries for their Christmas Eve celebration. It was actually a school charitable organization where I entered during my first year college. As per experience I can say that it feels really good when you help someone or help an organization to help someone who needs help. It's as if you've made something very noteworthy and important. I hope that others would also take part in any kind of charitable activities so that they'll also feel what I've felt and be able to help others who need help.




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vivalavanda

Charity still works, you may not see it from your place, but I know some that do their best to help anyone who is in need. We all can be a charity to someone, giving some food and clothes for the street dwellers, that will be enough for us who are not fortunate to have so much money to distribute of. In addition, I also plan to join charity organizations this summer vacation because I have nothing to do and also, will provide "care packages" once I am stable with my life to give back to the people around me because they deserved it.




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Steve5

Charity works. It's a a selfless act of genuine kindness towards one another. I believe in the power of giving. But it's best to give with knowledge and wisdom on how it will impact those who receive your aid. That's why I help people by learning what best to do with any given situation to the best of my abilities.




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fishbate

I agree, the best way of giving is thru knowledge and skills. Although giving foods and necessity is the first thing to do in some instances, it is wise to let the people know that sustainability is the answer and all these donations are only temporary. I have once got involved in a movement that builds houses for the poor thru voluntary labor, it was a great experience and it's really nice to know that there is still people that believed in charity.




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Adesuwa08

In terms of charity, there have been complaints of some charity based organizations not using funds for the cause they claim to avert, example of these kind of scenario is that of the mother Theresa charity foundation; she did not really do things for those like it was been portrayed, but instead she donated all those fundings to the church.

In as much as there are good charity organization they don't come by easily, I still believe that charity works despite the ones that extort money from the funders, when looking for a good charity must question the authentication of it first and the motive of the founder.




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SiamSEO

Sure; majority of the money you give to charity still goes to the person running the charity. They have never been anything more than easy way for someone to make money off of people's need to get a little halo on themselves by "helping those in need" by just throwing money at them. I have never taken part in charity nor will I, I could consider it if I was able to give the money directly to the person who needs it, but even they tend to misuse that position, so I just keep my money to myself.




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esteban123

I believe that charity still work now a days because I saw many people doing some charity works in our town and mostly they came from religious groups. It feels great to know that during this days there are still good Samaritan people who are spreading good deeds to his fellowmen. I hope that this will last a lifetime since I believe that there are still goodness in every one's heart.




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esteban123

I sometimes feel disappointed for certain people that are given the funds to be used in helping those people who had been affected by strong typhoon or earth quake because they mainly corrupted those funds. They did not really give what should be the appropriate and exact help that each affected evacuees should receive just like what happened to the victims of the super typhoon Yolanda in my country in the Philippines. They just give them poor homes that are made of unsafe materials which is really terrible and disgusting, the worst thing is that the relocation site still in a dangerous place where landslide could be possible. They just put the lives of my countrymen at risk which is really disappointing.




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EfficientNinja

They're just making it look to the public that they are good people. It doesn't mean that when you give to charity, you're automatically a good human being. They are using charity to cover up the corruption that they are doing behind the scenes.




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ballyhara

Charity works whenever it comes with good intentions, otherwise it means nothing and it will end up quickly. That's why you can see apparently good works that don't last enough, because surely there was a bad intention behind it. I always tend to help others, specially with food. From street dogs to homeless, there's always somebody needing the bread you didn't want, or the lunch you didn't end. So, you don't need to go to big associations or programs, you can do charity on your own, even the smallest help will count for that one in need.




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EfficientNinja

Charity is done by people who have a heart for helping people who are in need. My mom is one of those people. Sadly, I didn't inherit her trait. I am more inclined to invest as much as possible and that leaves me no room for donating even a little portion of my income.




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esteban123

I really believe in the saying that it is better to give than to receive because you are helping others who doesn't have the capacity to do things on their own. It is just disappointing that sometimes people neglected already that old saying before, they are just now after on the rewards or things that they can be received for doing something.




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Tsuna27

yes, I still believed that charity still works because I know that each human in the world have a hidden kindness within in their hearts. I often give my old clotheswith quality if their is a calamity that is happening in our country. I don't have any money to donate but I still can offer my free services when the time comes.




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mitan143

That's true, I also believe that all people have hidden kindness within their heart but though it comes in different ways and situations. We also usually do some little donations especially rice and clothes. My mom has a rice allowance every month so we give the extra to those needy. Sometimes, we also volunteer to charity works like giving foods to street children and many more. I know these are just simple things but it is just what we are capable of and seeing the smile from the people we have helped as well as hearing their thank yous are enough for us because it means they appreciate even those simple acts of help. That's what matters most.




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albino

Yes it is, I came from orphanage and we usually received donations from charity even our leaders and director is corrupt they still giving us help especially in our daily needs like food, clothes, soap and sometimes giving us a chance to have excursion on beach and watch movie on theater and giving us other things that we can't afford to buy like shoes, slippers and many more. I believe that there's still good people who love to share because they are the ones who really understand the situation of being a needy.




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Larryl332

Well I love the idea of people having that hidden kindness in their hearts that you mention, and I really do hope that it is true, but I also always tend to focus on those examples where this is not the case as a sort of warning for myself. I do think the majority of people do have that kindness though so it just comes down to weeding out the bad ones.




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mitan143

Also, for me, charity is a genuine act of giving the needy with their primary needs and services. I have seen a lot of people who do charity but it is only for their own benefit of having such popularity, power and other schemes. I don't think it is a good practice of charity.




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amelia88

I tend to volunteer rather than giving money. I like being able to physically help at places like soup kitchens - it also helps me better understand the need. I'm not financially well off by any means, but giving some of my time is a much easier prospect, and still something valuable to do in my opinion.




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kd06

Charity still works my love. I got a friend who is a fulltime mom of her lovely angel, she donates her breast milk to babies especially the premature ones who's mothers are not generating enough milk or mothers who died giving birth.. Her story of giving breast milk started with doing power pumping and so far she's doing fantastics for a lot of babies out there really needs it. I actually admire her for this and am trying the power pumping as well for me to be able to help others too.. We are all born with a heart and dies with a heart, so it is our nature to love. Charity starts from you.




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albino

Wow that is a very inspiring story because I don't really know that there are other kinds of charity like giving breast milk, so this means they are also preserving the natural milk to supply all babies that needs it. I think this is some kind of heroic deeds because it really saves a life of a child.




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kd06

Indeed, my friend. Charity cokes in many form, even sharing words of enlightenment can be considered as charity. As for us mothers, we always wanted the best for our children, and a way of giving the best for them is seeing to it that we breastfeed them from birth to two years and beyond. But sadly not all mothers are capable of producing milk for their little ones. So why not share some that is an excess to you right? If you wanna follow this Breast milk heroine here is the link of her profile in Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EmtFireMaker




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albino

Yes you are absolutely right, because some women is having excessive breast milk unlike ordinary women who can produce a minimum amount that requires only by her own new born child. Okay I will refer it to the friends of my wife but I think its impossible because I'm living in Philippines. I will check that link if I have time. Good luck and continue to do good deeds, God bless you.




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kd06

It's not impossible my friend for I am a Filipino too! Ha! See? Nothing is impossible by wanting. Proud to be Pinky here, so go and check her profile! Helping and charity are from a lot of form! God bless you too my friend. Hope to hear from you again.




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albino

Wow!(hahaha) I really don't expect this but as you said nothing is impossible and you nailed it! What a small world isn't it? Okay I will try to search for it. Maybe I could find some help on this but I'm not that sure, because this required a mother with some extra milk. I will reach for you if I have some source. Thanks again and good luck.




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kd06

Thank you my friend for giving this a thought and for wanting to contribute as well. Let me just tell you that these work can be of men too, maybe you're wondering how but by giving milk bags are of great help. You see milk bags are a bit expensive. Again thank you and looking forward to speaking with you again. God bless!




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bienn05

Yes, I think there are a lot of charities out there. They just don't go on TV. If I were given a chance to help in charities, why not? I will. It is always great to help people who are in need. It is also a way to give thanks to all the blessings you are having. Sharing is caring.




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Marako0406

It always bring me good vibe and the great feeling I get of helping others seeing their smiles and humility without asking anything in return is priceless. Charity works all the time and I believe we owe it to the world that people should be sharing their blessings to other people and mostly the ones in need. If I have a chance and time to help I wouldn't think twice It's grown in me that I tend to help people around me like my friends, family and other people that needs or deserve a helping hand.




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sgdadu

Yes it's still working and I love it. Basically charity is a lifetime thing. it is what makes life interesting. It is a way of thanking God for all he has given you. Because i believe that God has blessed us with what we have in order to be a blessing to those who don't have. He actually blesses us so that we can bless others. Charity begins at home, meaning it begins with your local area; just next to where you live there could be someone who really your help!....Charity is alive and moving, though very few people see the need of it. Its a call for all of us!




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romyter013

My father was very soft hearted when it co es sharing to people who really in need. He taught us to be like this until now. I don't have that enough money to donate to any charity but my father said as long you can helped people, do it with all your heart and never ask for any return. Until now, I share my clothes to my relatives and friends, If I know I have extra, why not give it to some one who really needs it. And its really flattered to see them they are wearing it and taking care of it.




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jpk0007

Thank god there are still people in the world who do think of the less fortunate and do donate for social causes. if we don't think about the society we live in and try to contribute in whatever way we can to help the needy then we are being selfish and failing in our responsibility towards our society. I think each and every one of us should try our best to at least donate a part of our income with society. if one is not able to contribute through money due to financial constraints then he can volunteer and give his time for any social cause that he likes.




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esteban123

It is really amazing that charity is still now works even though we are now experiencing a financial crisis where the prices of the basic commodities are keep increasing which makes it hard for us sometimes to give to people who are in need. It is really a good sign that after all having some problems and hardship we are still able to help others even in just simple ways.




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theresajane

It's not rare for us here in our country Philippines. Since we experience a lot of calamities and problems, we are encouraged to donate what we can wholeheartedly to those who are less fortunate, especially when we go to church every Sunday, at the latter part of the mass, we are always reminded to share something which our hearts can give for those who are affected by typhoons, bombings, landslides and others.




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esteban123

Well that is good that we are thought on how to be caring to other people who need help and for those who are less fortunate. It is about time to help them even in just simple ways because sharing is the best way that we can do to help others. Charity should be always on our hearts no matter how hard the situation we experienced everyday.




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Wenkx03

The idea of charity expresses so much. Some people help in their own will and some just abuse for publicity. Many politician see it that way. Well its still good to hear that many people are trying to help without wanting to be named. I think that's the true meaning of charity.




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esteban123

@Wenkx03 I think all the things that you said were very true since it reflects on the current situation that are happening in our society. Many politicians take advantage of some charity works as a front for their publicity to have a good reputation for the coming election. I feel really bad about it because they are using some charity works to give credit for themselves instead of helping those who are in need.




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