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What type or organization would you donate money to

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 When the Bush adminstration gave huge tax cuts to the top income earners of the country, and told the rest of us  the extra income  the weathy will enjoy because of the tax breaks  would trickle down and benefit the rest of us.    I am curious to see if LP members, if they won the jackpot,  would share or not, and where they would place their money.  Please answer honestly. 

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    First, it would depend on the amount I win.  I am saying that because one choice here isn't family. I would definitely want to give a portion of my winnings to charity, but I would want to help others I know first.

    I would want to be a "hands on" contributor, since organizations to which I've contributed in the past have disappointed me when I learned funds were misappropriated.  I don't need (or want) my name on a building, but starting a foundation where most of the money gets to the people and/or animals in need would be my choice. Some philanthropies spend more than 50% on administration costs. 2 of my favorite charities are St. Jude's Hospital and Operation Smile. I also watched many volunteers saving animals stranded during Katrina and would like to support a no-kill shelter.

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      love to nibble those micey feet.

       

                                   

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        Yesterday a newborn was found in a garbage bag in Boston cold and hungry in critical condition.  If I hadn't checked hometown community projects above, I probably would have checked abused children.  Nancy Grace was speaking to people at the safe havens where women can drop off (as if we're talking about a package) their babies - no questions asked.  I am trying to picture finding an infant in a garbage bag in an alley and I can't even imagine the horror.  So there's another good cause. 

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          abused children and animals

          i would donate lots to those causes..

          and start a secret cause to castrate and or dispose of pedifiles!

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            abused children and animals

            i would donate lots to those causes..

            and start a secret cause to castrate and or dispose of pedifiles!

            i'll do the surgery for free.

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            love to nibble those micey feet.

             

                                         

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              Emily, I'm always amazed by your graphics - always related to the topic.  Where in the world did you find a laser pistol? 

              Although most are men, in fairness to the guys here, don't forget that women are sexual predators and child murderers too. 

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                I like to give to the disabled Veterans.

                here lately we have been getting calls from the A to Z list of organizations asking for donations.

                I don't mind donating a few bucks now and then but these people can be relentless calling every day even when you just gave a week or so ago.

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                  A charity with the lowest administrative costs....somewhere on the net there's a kind of "consumer group" of charities that provides that kind of information. 

                  Salvation Army rates very well from what I remember of their list. 

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                    I haven't won the pot, but I still give.  Children's Hospital is number one on my list.

                    Children's Craniofacial Association.

                    Here is the web site where you too can donate money to this worthwhile charity.. You don't have to win a pot to give..

                    http://www.ccakids.com/newsletters/NL06-02.pdf#search='Where%20to%20donate%20money%20to%20Cher%27s%20disfigured%20face%20%20foundation%3F'

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                      A charity with the lowest administrative costs....somewhere on the net there's a kind of "consumer group" of charities that provides that kind of information. 

                      Salvation Army rates very well from what I remember of their list. 

                      I remember seeing a list during Katrina.  Some Red Cross employees had embezzled donations and people were afraid to send money for food.  I wanted to make sure the food went into the mouths of the children.  One site is http://www.charitynavigator.org/    I have no idea how reliable it is however.

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                        Posted: October 10, 2006, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

                        I would start something different if I won millions.

                        It would be financial management classes at different areas around the country.

                        This would be primarily for weekly wage earners.

                        How to stretch the dollar without going into financial debt.

                        Credit interest eats up many paychecks.

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                          Something needs to be done with our youths now.

                          It is amazing how they live only for today and not take in consideration that they may need a buck for tomorrow.

                          I know most of this begins at home, (spoiled),  (Guilty as charged). 

                           

                          When tough love sets in , these children are in for a rude-awakening.

                          So many 21 year olds don't understand why they have to make their car payment to keep the car..  We hear it all the time.

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                            That's actually a good idea JAP69.  I know at first it doesn't sound like a "charity" but teaching others how to take care of themselves might keep them from needing it one day. What's that expression... it's about giving someone a fish and he'll eat for a day, give him a fishing pole and teach him how to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime. 

                            Many people have these "credit repair" services they charge big money for.  A man begged me to work for him, but I did a lot of research and they're all smoke & mirrors.  Paying your bills on time is the only way to get good credit.  I once worked at a company that gave car loans to people who were turned down everywhere else.  The interest rate was often 24.99% for 5 years.  It always bothered me, so I didn't last too long, but the other loan officers said it was their own fault.

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                              Posted: October 10, 2006, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

                              When the Bush adminstration gave huge tax cuts to the top income earners of the country, and told the rest of us  the extra income  the weathy will enjoy because of the tax breaks  would trickle down and benefit the rest of us.

                               

                              The little trickle I felt this term  were thorns from the Bush.  You mean these were suppose to be good thorns.  Maybe the top earners got the Roses... Who knows... ?  I haven't  felt like it has benefitted me with the prickle trickle..

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