What charities do you support?

  1. Just curious, what charities do you support, and how do you support them (money, donated items, volunteering, etc.)? What made you choose the charities you support?

    If you volunteer, what have you learned, or what do you think you've gotten back?
  2. 29 Comments

  3. by   colleen10
    Western PA Humane Society and National SPCA - I donate money and buy things from them like Christmas Cards. I also tend to acquire pets from them too ;-)
  4. by   Angelica
    Hospice, Alzheimers research, local food bank
  5. by   H ynnoD
    I adopted a little Girl from India....Drives My wife Nuts,She does'nt understand why...
  6. by   Tweety
    Right now I'm only doing a work related fund. We contribute to an employee emergency fund. So say someone has a fire, they can tap into that fund to help them get by.

    I also give an annual donation to a local gay teen organization.

    I used to be more generous, but since we bought a house, a new roof, etc. etc.

    Thanks for the reminder that there are good organizations that need help. I usually tend towards smaller local charities, rather than big corporate charities like the United Way.
  7. by   PennyLane
    Nature Conservancy
    local PBS station
    local NPR station
    Doris Day Animal League
    Defenders of Wildlife
    local SPCA
  8. by   Danamegg
    I have supported the muscular distrophy society this year by buying a pricy year planner from them, bought a desk calender from the spca last year. (Also got a dog from the spca, but there I was supporting myself!)
    I support the good work of the Salvation Army and has donated old clothes and money to them and on occasion also supported their sales.
    Regularly give a donation to the cancer society.
  9. by   CashewLPN
    Gods Love, We deliver (delivers food to people with aids.... support them with food prepped at school, and donations)
    Cancer Care (gave great help and support to a very good friend of mine who recently died from metastatic Breast CA... she was 30. they'll water your plants, walk your dog.... make you dinner, clean up... those things that you cant really do when really sick...)

    I suppose I like the supportive charities because I see all the good they do...
  10. by   itsme
    I give to and support our local sportsmens club, NRA, whitetails unlimited, our local schools and our church. I also try to attend any benfits that are for local people. I live in a very small town, where everyone knows everyone, so I like to give locally.
  11. by   mdfog10
    My Church
    local food bank
    Habitat for Humanity
    SJKomen Found
    CA Senator who works/supports Health care issues
  12. by   Cassiggity
    I donate to Chidren's Hopsitals whenever they are collecting
    I give supplies to the shelter I adopted my kitten from
    I give food to the food banks

    And eventually I want to give some $ to the Human Rights Campaign and Planned Parenthood.
  13. by   adrienurse
    United way, cause i can't decide on any specific charities. They all seem to deserve the money!
  14. by   AAHZ
    I like to give to the "Lets buy Ron a pickup foundation"
    But really I give to the VFW, American Legion, Eagles Lodge, and I'm usually good for a few bucks if someone needs it.