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If I won the Lottery (Charity Discussions).. I would give

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Posted: June 10, 2011, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

Thought this might be a cool topic:

 

For those of you wanting/dreaming of winning the lotto (Jackpot games?), what selfless charity contributions would you do?? (If it's none, lol says so). I had thoughts that if I won the lotto, I would give large portion as an Scholarship fund for College Students? (As well as the Family House/Car contributions)

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    Hi Jomacinrow!

    That sounds great!

    There is also an organization that I really like that helps children in foster care go to college (full scholarships).

    I also like charities that help the homeless and feed the poor (both in the US and overseas).

    There is so much.....

    That's why when someone who has won the lottery jackpot says:

    "I don't know what I am going to do with all that money"....

    I always think just give them time.........they will find alot of organizations that need funding in which they can contribut to............or (like most winners eventually do) create a foundation of their own!

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      Posted: June 10, 2011, 4:55 pm - IP Logged

      Thought this might be a cool topic:

       

      For those of you wanting/dreaming of winning the lotto (Jackpot games?), what selfless charity contributions would you do?? (If it's none, lol says so). I had thoughts that if I won the lotto, I would give large portion as an Scholarship fund for College Students? (As well as the Family House/Car contributions)

      First of all, I have always been told that "Charity begins at home first" and everyone else is second, third and so on. So once my "charity at home" is done, I will then give what I want to give to those that I feel are worth giving too! But my two top picks (no matter what) will be both Women and children shelters (one in Las Vegas and the other here in Delaware). All others will have to wait.

      Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

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        Posted: June 11, 2011, 11:22 am - IP Logged

        Thought this might be a cool topic:

         

        For those of you wanting/dreaming of winning the lotto (Jackpot games?), what selfless charity contributions would you do?? (If it's none, lol says so). I had thoughts that if I won the lotto, I would give large portion as an Scholarship fund for College Students? (As well as the Family House/Car contributions)

        If you want to make Charitable Contributions: Do It NOW!

        If you wait until You Win a Jackpot: It'll NEVER HAPPEN! Thud

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          If you want to make Charitable Contributions: Do It NOW!

          If you wait until You Win a Jackpot: It'll NEVER HAPPEN! Thud

          Well said Raven62, well said.

          A $1 actually given beats all those you plan on giving when you win a jackpot.

          A "did" beats a "gonna" every time.

          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

          Lep

          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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            Posted: June 11, 2011, 11:36 am - IP Logged

            If you don't normally give to charity and have no plans to do so in the future, saying you'll give if and when you win a lottery jackpot is a nicer way to put it.

            * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
            * your best chance at winning a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
                 Wink 

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              Posted: June 11, 2011, 11:41 am - IP Logged

              Thought this might be a cool topic:

               

              For those of you wanting/dreaming of winning the lotto (Jackpot games?), what selfless charity contributions would you do?? (If it's none, lol says so). I had thoughts that if I won the lotto, I would give large portion as an Scholarship fund for College Students? (As well as the Family House/Car contributions)

              Bad idea.  Most of that money's wasted.  It's like wanting to start an Americ-corp like program.  It's a good idea, but it costs way too much for any person to do.

               

              I'm not really sure.  Anything I'd donate money to would have to prove that the money's worth giving.

               

              I volunteer time nowadays since I'm not rich.  But If I ever win, I know I'd give quite a pretty penny... Just not sure how.

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                Posted: June 11, 2011, 11:44 am - IP Logged

                St Judes Hospital

                Hershey Medical for Pediatric and Premature Birth children

                Step Up! (Which is a program for single parents aiding with getting back into the job market and adult education programs)

                Local Animal shelter

                Local Special Olympics

                 

                Something that I would love to give is of my time to causes, Helping to Build houses for low income, Helping in disaster areas ...You cant put a price on giving of one times to help ...and that doesnt cost a dime yet time is soo precious when trying to make ends meet.

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                  I HAVEN'T donated to a charity  in ten years but i'm the one donating from my heart as i see fit in todays society.  I always feel good when i do.

                  keep campaigning you will get elected

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                    Posted: June 11, 2011, 6:29 pm - IP Logged

                    If you want to make Charitable Contributions: Do It NOW!

                    If you wait until You Win a Jackpot: It'll NEVER HAPPEN! Thud

                    I already do make my (two) donations every year to the women and children's shelter here in Delaware. I've been doing this for the last 8 yrs. First one is at Thanksgiving with two completely cooked turkeys that are done by the grocery stores with all the trimmings. That's enough to feed twenty people. All I know is that the shelter always looks for me around Thanksgiving, because none of the staff will have to do all that cooking for all the women and children that might be there at that time of year. And believe me it's always full and that's a shame in it's self. And I also donate clothes every year at the start of every school year, so the children that do go to school that are at the shelter can walk into school holding their heads high on that first day of school in new clothes. And if I have the extra money I'll get shoes too but I have been falling a little short on that the last 3 yrs. Believe me I'd love to do more and that's EXACTLY what I'll do if and when I win the Lottery! As we all know in life all it takes is one person to make a difference in someone eles's life at any given time. And I sure hope that what I do does make a difference and puts a smile on those children's faces during that difficult time in their lives. That's what I meant by what I said in my previous posting and shame on me for not explaining it that way. 

                    But I didn't expect someone to blatantly come out and say what they said the way they said it either, but they did! I guess there will be always one!

                    Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

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                      Give a very large sum to your local police force. Even if you don't like cops etc. Its always good to have them on "your" side now that you have large sums of money.

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                        Give a very large sum to your local police force. Even if you don't like cops etc. Its always good to have them on "your" side now that you have large sums of money.

                        +1 .... depending on how corrupt the local force is Roll Eyes

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                          Childrens Hospital of Michigan

                          St. Judes

                          Toys for Tots

                          Disabled Veterans

                          Humane Society

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                            Childrens Hospital of Michigan

                            St. Judes

                            Toys for Tots

                            Disabled Veterans

                            Humane Society

                            I would donate to the Brothers of the Left and Right Pocket.....

                             

                            Then I would agree with sully16 list....

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                              theres only a ferw charities that I truly support (as in, I give to them even now although in a much smaller amount than what a lotto win would enable)

                               

                              - make a wish foundation

                              - SNAP (a local mobile/ low cost spay/neuter organization)

                              - St Judes Hospital

                              -Local animal shelters and no kill shelters

                               

                              as you may guess, we are big animal lovers here LOL