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August 24th, 2009, 1:10 PM
Do you donate to charity?

I sometimes do, but probably not as often as I should. I did today though: I donated some money to the World Wildlife Foundation, because a commercial told me that pandas need my help, so I went on their website and adopted one. I think that my money goes toward keeping pandas safe in the wild, and I also get a free panda plushie, and a photo of my panda, and some other nice things.

Do you donate to charity? If so, which ones, and how often?

August 24th, 2009, 1:14 PM
I like to donate to charity , when I have some coins I dont actually need them , I donate them to the charity box

August 24th, 2009, 1:14 PM
We used to around my neighbourhood, but then there was a lot of controversy so unfortunately we had to stop. Aaand when I was younger, we donated to a UK charity called CLAPA. o:

August 24th, 2009, 2:08 PM
I donate to the World Wildlife Foundation and usually help out with my church

August 24th, 2009, 2:25 PM
I never have the money to donate to charity and not find myself broke. Why not just tax the church? That should take out at least a portion of the economic problems in America.

Lady Gaga
August 24th, 2009, 2:27 PM
i donate to the church, give dollars out to charitys usually, and PC

August 24th, 2009, 2:43 PM
I can't donate as much as I used to because I lack the moneys to do so. :<

August 24th, 2009, 3:41 PM
One thing that is good about donating to some charities though is you sometime get free stuff for giving them a certain amount of money. I've gotten a few stuffed animals and a keychain or two for donating to WWF...

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
August 24th, 2009, 3:42 PM
Everytime I go to any fast food restaurant (or any other store with a donation thing) I always dump my change in their because I can't stand left over change


August 24th, 2009, 3:43 PM
I try to when I have the money, but when I don't, I usually bring every can of food in my pantry to food drives at my church. I also go on mission trips and help one of the poorer parts of the neighboring city, which is close to where I used to live. My parents also work in charities and I worked at United Way as an intern for a few weeks this summer.

August 24th, 2009, 4:02 PM
I rarely do only because I am both picky with charities, and I am only a student.

I only donate to ones that research or deal with Juvenile Diabetes.

August 24th, 2009, 4:27 PM
I rarely do only because I am both picky with charities, and I am only a student.
I'm picky with charities, too, because I've donated money before and later realized the group wasn't disclosing everything they used the money for up front. It means I donate far less often, but in my opinion not donating is better than donating to the wrong cause.

I also have less money nowadays and more expenses.

August 24th, 2009, 4:28 PM
Not to mention that some of these cancer charities use money mostly towards medicine, as opposed to research (which is what they usually advertise).

August 24th, 2009, 7:21 PM
I donate with coins. But I am not generous enough to donate more than $1 at one go.

August 24th, 2009, 8:39 PM
Uh, no. I barely have any money to support myself. The only one I donate to no matter if I can afford it or not is St. Jude

August 24th, 2009, 8:43 PM
I don't have any money to donate, but I do volunteer a lot

August 24th, 2009, 10:47 PM
Am I a bad person for not giving money to charity, as in walking in and donating? The only I donate (that I know of) is when I buy stuff, $1 goes to a certain charity. Or when you buy daffodils for cancer and such, that really the only way I support.

Wings Don't Cry
August 24th, 2009, 10:59 PM
The only Charities I donate to are the 'Salvation Army' and the "Cancer Society'.

August 24th, 2009, 11:13 PM
Whenever that old lady is down at the store, I put all my spare change in the little box she brings.

August 24th, 2009, 11:35 PM
Am I a bad person for not giving money to charity, as in walking in and donating? The only I donate (that I know of) is when I buy stuff, $1 goes to a certain charity. Or when you buy daffodils for cancer and such, that really the only way I support.

Does anyone care? What you do with your money is your business, in my opinion.

Anyway, I usually donate if I'm walking by guys on the street asking for donations, since I don't mind and it's a good way to get rid of spare change, lol.

August 25th, 2009, 2:07 AM
No. I have done the local bikeathon most years since 2004, which is for Cancer Research UK I believe, but my main motive has been simply to enjoy a long ride around places I have not been to much or at all before without getting lost.

Most charities are out to end a naturally occuring disease, or some manner of mental or physical retardation. I am concerned more with the state of mankind's overpopulation, which demands that well be culled, not cured.

.little monster
August 25th, 2009, 2:50 AM
No, I would have to have money first.

Then, when I had enough money I would. But as of now I have not.

I volunteer at the Humane Society though. : D

August 25th, 2009, 3:01 AM
Am I a bad person for not giving money to charity, as in walking in and donating?
It depends on the moral code which you are held to. If such a moral code required you to actively give your resources to a noble cause (and here another element of subjectivity creeps in), then yes. Otherwise, no. (And of course, this doesn't take into account the counterbalancing effect of any other "good" (more subjectivity~) actions you may do.)

As for the question, I'll occasionally donate to charity. I don't exactly have a steady source of income, so it's limited, but when I have some spare change and I see what I deem to be a worthy cause, I will donate.

August 25th, 2009, 4:43 AM
Yes, I donate actually but not really much just the right amount. Especially October >.>
I donate usually from the church.

August 25th, 2009, 8:51 PM
I donate whenever I have the money to do it.

I usually donate the most money to the Salvation Army around the holidays. They're everywhere, and that's when I have the most money to spend... until after the holidays, of course. ._.

Nothing wrong with helping out your fellow man, right?

August 25th, 2009, 9:37 PM
idk why I'd need to donate to Charity, I think she has enough money already. [reference to this girl sitting next to me... and that being her name. o3o;]

But srsly, I don't because I don't have any money~

August 26th, 2009, 3:08 AM
Of course I do, it's fun especially when it's Outreach Program.

August 26th, 2009, 3:10 AM
I'll often shop at charity shops (one of my best friends works at one), and it's where we'll send things we no longer need. So I guess so.

I'll also sponsor friends - for example my cousin always participates in Race for Life.

August 26th, 2009, 5:25 AM
My parents donate to a few charities and sponsor a child in... some third world country. I myself have never really donated money though. I probably will donate to Child's Play sometime though. :] I really like the idea and drive behind that charity.

Water Pokémon Specialist
August 26th, 2009, 5:43 AM
The best and most effective way of donating to Charity is through regular donations, be it monthly Direct Debit, or quaterly or even an annual arrangement. This is best for the charities, because it means that they know what money will be coming to them, how much it will be, and when it will be coming. This in turn, means that they can plan for future projects, and not have to take money out of their bank too often- the bank being there to use when emergencies hit when aid is needed oversea for example.

Of course, one off donation will never be turned down, but next time you consider donating, think about doing it monthly. If you are going to donate £20 or $20 for example, make it £2/$2 a month instead- it will be a little bit more than u were intending, but better for the Charity in the long term.

I give money to Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Friends Of The Earth, Amnesty International and another one I cant remember- all on monthly donations.

idk why I'd need to donate to Charity, I think she has enough money already. [reference to this girl sitting next to me... and that being her name. o3o;]

But srsly, I don't because I don't have any money~

But you have money to be a Tier 5 PC Supporter?? o.O

Captain Hobo.
August 26th, 2009, 1:51 PM
Well im to young to donate to charity.

August 26th, 2009, 8:07 PM
...no, and to tell the truth i probably won't. I've tried to donate bread the "homeless" people on the street, though only 1 person took any :/ But ya, I don't like the idea of giving money to things that I find trivial at best, especially when I'm not getting anything out of it (warm fuzzy feelings don't count as "something". I'm also a bit of a cynic, so i really don't like the idea of "donating to the cause" or whatever.

au bon
August 27th, 2009, 8:25 PM
But you have money to be a Tier 5 PC Supporter?? o.O
That's because I donated for her, sweetie. As well as BeachBoy.

PokéCommunity is the only thing I've ever donated for. Charities and things like that never really crossed my mind, unfortunately. Not that I have the money to do so anyway. And... if I did, unless it was more than enough that I needed, I probably wouldn't, either.

August 28th, 2009, 2:57 PM
Yea, but mostly to Animal Welfares and the Wild Life Foundation.

Royal Squirt
August 28th, 2009, 4:58 PM
I don't donate nearly as much as I should to charity :( I'll try and keep this in mind when I see one of those collecter people.
I do throw in a few coins for the school charity collection run once a week... :D

August 28th, 2009, 6:56 PM
I donate my old toys and clothes about every 6 months or so.
I also voulenteer about once every 2 months, but I don't donate money directly.
Just my time ^_^

August 28th, 2009, 9:44 PM
When I have money to spare, I always donate. However, I turn down any gifts involved unless their purpose is to spread awareness of the organization; I wouldn't really call it donating if you're receiving something in turn, I'd call it a transaction. I generally donate to the FSF, the EFF, the Red Cross, or a software project in need of funds. Unfortunately, I rarely have money on-hand, as I do not have a job. One of the reasons I gravitate toward free-gratis (or gratis/libre) software is because I prefer to spend my money on donations, though.

August 29th, 2009, 1:11 AM
I do quite a lot actually. oo

Doesn't make me feel like a better person, but i do because I can. xD

August 29th, 2009, 4:37 AM
If I have some change I just put it in the charity box. If it's like adopting an animal,no. Mum & Dad wouldn't let me. :( I'd like to adopt a dolphin or tiger though.......Kawaii Tigers.....
And I've donated to the Air Ambulance Charity as they once saved my uncle....

August 29th, 2009, 4:51 AM
... I'm ashamed to say this but no. I do put in money if our teacher gives us an envelope to donate to charity but If a person comes to me on a street and say 'Would you like to donate?' I flatly refuse them. I even refuse people handing out fliers. D|

August 29th, 2009, 4:59 AM
Hardly. I'll only donate to official charity offices, not to the slums.

August 29th, 2009, 5:01 AM
If there's ever a clothing drive or any other charity drive in my school, I try to help out whenever I can. My family always donate money at church. Other than that, though, I'm afraid don't do much for the greater good.

September 4th, 2009, 2:30 PM
I donate to my local mosque and some charities that are sending aid to Gaza. I like doing it because I feel like I have helped somehow in the world. ^__^

September 4th, 2009, 3:15 PM
Whenever I pass a charity box or someone asking for donations I usually give them any spare change on me =)

September 4th, 2009, 4:09 PM
I'd donate if I had the money to, but I don't and when I do its pretty rare and I tend to just buy things or myself.

Once I get a job I might start donating when given the chance to.

September 4th, 2009, 4:18 PM
I don't donate too often, only usually if I have change and I'm walking out of the supermarket. Apart from that I call up and donate on Comic Relief etc. :3

September 4th, 2009, 4:19 PM
I donate everytime to UNICEF when I'm flying on AA (American Airlines); and I sometimes go on mission trips with my school to Cuba or Costa Rica bi-annually.

September 4th, 2009, 5:10 PM
Yeah I usually donate to charities.

September 4th, 2009, 5:26 PM
The only time I donated is at McDonald's Charity House thing.
I just put in a 2 dollar coin.