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Which charity would you support?

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Bondi Junction
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Posted: December 27, 2007, 3:37 am - IP Logged

Barron Hilton, chairman of the foundation, intends "to contribute 97 per cent of his entire net worth, estimated today at $US2.3 billion, including the created trusts, at whatever value it is at the time of his passing," the foundation said.

 

 

Good on ya, Barron!

 

If you had billions, which charity would you support?

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    Bondi Junction
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    Posted: December 27, 2007, 3:41 am - IP Logged

    If I has billions, I would set-up a Medical Aid Endowment. I would put one billion into the endowment, and any  interest earned would be used to assist people waiting for medical care. The general public would be encouraged to donate to the endowment.

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      I think this is a very personal question.  There are many great charities for both people and animals that need our support and you don't need to be wealthy to help a little.  Having billions just means you can do so much more. 

      From an article about the Hilton foundation:

      More than 50 percent of the money funds international initiatives such as sanitation and water systems in developing countries; housing for mentally ill homeless people and homeless mothers and children in the United States; blindness prevention; and drug-abuse prevention among young people.

      Anything that helps to relieve the suffering of humans (especially children) and animals is a good cause.  Some people don't get even the basics like food, shelter, clean water or medical care.

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        Posted: December 27, 2007, 4:11 am - IP Logged

        st. jude here in memphis....

                                               back when my grandmother was still alive i had some cousins i had never seen and they asked me to go see a relative with them who was sick.well we ended up at st. jude and when i went to see this relative it really broke my heart.i've blocked a lot of that out of my mind for some reason but it made me really sad to see all those young children there who had cancer.this relative was only ten or eleven but it was really hard on me and i'm not a person who tears up easily.but i would definitley donate to st. jude and all the children there.that would be one charity that definitely deserves the donation.


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          Posted: December 27, 2007, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

          The Pacattack relief from labor fund. Don't worry, 100% of the donations go straight to the cause.

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            Posted: December 27, 2007, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

            st. jude here in memphis....

                                                   back when my grandmother was still alive i had some cousins i had never seen and they asked me to go see a relative with them who was sick.well we ended up at st. jude and when i went to see this relative it really broke my heart.i've blocked a lot of that out of my mind for some reason but it made me really sad to see all those young children there who had cancer.this relative was only ten or eleven but it was really hard on me and i'm not a person who tears up easily.but i would definitley donate to st. jude and all the children there.that would be one charity that definitely deserves the donation.

            That is a very, very good charity. I make a donation to them every year. I love the way they specialize in children. There are many more worth while charities.  

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              Posted: December 27, 2007, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

              Anything dealing with kids like make-a-wish, victory junction gang camp, and other childrens hospitals.

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                Posted: December 27, 2007, 6:07 pm - IP Logged

                Anything dealing with kids like make-a-wish, victory junction gang camp, and other childrens hospitals.

                Although this is off-topic, I just thought if it when I read this post.  Many of us travel by air for one reason or another and get frequent flyer miles that we'll never use.  You can usually donate your miles to Make-A-Wish and Children's Miracle Network.  Just something I thought I'd mention, because some people who fly once in a while told me they never knew they could donate their miles.  

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                  Posted: December 27, 2007, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

                  Here's a listing of top rated chairites:

                  http://www.charitywatch.org/toprated.html 

                  The mission categories below list charities which get high grades from AIP for putting    75% or more towards program cost while generally spending $25 or less to raise $100. These groups also receive an “open book” credit from AIP for willingly sending the the financial documents we request.

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                    Posted: December 27, 2007, 8:37 pm - IP Logged

                    I would continue to give to the "children's charity"  and helping those with disfigured faces

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                      Posted: December 27, 2007, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

                       St.Judes and the american humane society......!!!

                                                                   

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                        Posted: December 27, 2007, 9:02 pm - IP Logged

                        none. i give my money to people in poor countries. too much goes to bureaucracy, very little gets into the hands that need it.

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                          Posted: December 29, 2007, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

                          Neglected and abused children

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                            Posted: December 29, 2007, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

                            none. i give my money to people in poor countries. too much goes to bureaucracy, very little gets into the hands that need it.

                            Manage how they spend what you donate.

                            If you want to help children receive surgery for disfigured faces, or have braces/dental work.. Find a dentist/surgeon and pay them... Keep the money going to the cause.

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                              Posted: December 29, 2007, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

                              Although this is off-topic, I just thought if it when I read this post.  Many of us travel by air for one reason or another and get frequent flyer miles that we'll never use.  You can usually donate your miles to Make-A-Wish and Children's Miracle Network.  Just something I thought I'd mention, because some people who fly once in a while told me they never knew they could donate their miles.  

                              that is interesting to know.. Thanks for sharing..

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