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Which charity would you support?

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Posted: December 30, 2007, 2:04 am - IP Logged

I would spread it across several worthy organizations, children's hospitals, animal humane societies, kid's sports leagues such as little league baseball and pee wee football in the 'poor' sections of town, visit some schools in the area, and personally find out what they NEED and I would buy it, etc.


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    I would spread it across several worthy organizations, children's hospitals, animal humane societies, kid's sports leagues such as little league baseball and pee wee football in the 'poor' sections of town, visit some schools in the area, and personally find out what they NEED and I would buy it, etc.

    WOW! You are truly a good human, to say the least. I've read many of your posts, and I think that this one shows a different side I personallly haven't seen. Very comendable and forthwright sounding. Not that you were any less before, but different in what I call my reality check list....lol

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      Disabled American Veterans and a few other groups. 
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        Billions wouldn't be necessary.  Millions out to do it.  Smile  And even if I don't win a major lottery, there is a high probability, since I don't have children of my own and most of the relatives I care about are in poorer health than I am and thus have a shorter life expectancy, that I'll end up leaving a large portion of what I do have to various charities on a much smaller scale. 

        With millions I'd set up scholarships, donate to public libraries, donate to food banks and other selected "human welfare" causes such as domestic violence centers and to animal welfare projects in each of the three communities in which I've lived more than 15 years.  (If I don't have millions, I'll probably restrict this to just the community in which I'm living at the time of my death.)  In addition I'd donate to American Red Cross, Feed the Children, and a church-sponsored world relief project.

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          WOW! You are truly a good human, to say the least. I've read many of your posts, and I think that this one shows a different side I personallly haven't seen. Very comendable and forthwright sounding. Not that you were any less before, but different in what I call my reality check list....lol

          It's not a different side from my past at all.

          I just don't feel the urge to bail EVERYONE I know out of their financial difficulties, problems or 'wants', and people that say they will 'make sure all of my family members are taken care of' are, for the most part, fooling themselves.

          It's the Holidays, which reminds me there is NOTHING THAT COMPARES to seeing a smile on a child's face, or hearing an infant child's laughter. I want to actually SEE my money is doing something, irregardless of if it's helping attain peace on earth, or getting a kid into organized activities that otherwise could not do it.        When I was a kid I wanted to play pee-wee football but my mom could not afford it, so I didn't.  I'll never forget that - not that 'she' could not afford it - that's a lesson if life unto itself - but the fact that there are thousands of kids of single parents that can't afford $250 for a season of joy, happiness, teamwork, learning, coaching, etc.

          I do feel sad that people are dying every minute in third world countries, but we have problems here in the USA that, although not on the same scale as those in other countries, they still need to be dealt with.  I want to visually SEE what my money is providing, be it tangible 'stuff' or just a smile on a face.

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            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?

            If I had a Billion dollars, there would not be any one charity that I'd commit to. I have been a member of World Vision for a good many years, but the paltry sum that I have given means nothing! I look back over my life, and I have more life behind me than before me. To look into the eyes of children in need, or that have been abused, or that suffer from neglect, or so many other and sundry conditions I find very painful. If I had a billion dollars, perhaps I'd become a land developer, to build decent housing for those that could not otherwise afford it Children dying of cancer, just look into those eyes! People in foreign countries are starving, people  in the states go hungered, this poor  torn world is filled with needs.

            I cannot be a poet, cause I cannot rhyme, I could not be a doctor, cause I don't like blood, I could not be a politician, cause I'm not comfortable lying.

            It seems to me the life of this world, has but one true meaning, and that is what we do for others, and it is that deep and richly colored mosaic of man's humanity to man,  that in the end brings the whole human family to that deeply desired and ultimate end of what the prophet's called paradise! 

            If I would do any of these things with passion, I could truly die most happily!!! 


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              It's not a different side from my past at all.

              I just don't feel the urge to bail EVERYONE I know out of their financial difficulties, problems or 'wants', and people that say they will 'make sure all of my family members are taken care of' are, for the most part, fooling themselves.

              It's the Holidays, which reminds me there is NOTHING THAT COMPARES to seeing a smile on a child's face, or hearing an infant child's laughter. I want to actually SEE my money is doing something, irregardless of if it's helping attain peace on earth, or getting a kid into organized activities that otherwise could not do it.        When I was a kid I wanted to play pee-wee football but my mom could not afford it, so I didn't.  I'll never forget that - not that 'she' could not afford it - that's a lesson if life unto itself - but the fact that there are thousands of kids of single parents that can't afford $250 for a season of joy, happiness, teamwork, learning, coaching, etc.

              I do feel sad that people are dying every minute in third world countries, but we have problems here in the USA that, although not on the same scale as those in other countries, they still need to be dealt with.  I want to visually SEE what my money is providing, be it tangible 'stuff' or just a smile on a face.

              Welcome to the Human Race.

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                I cannot be a poet, cause I cannot rhyme,

                 

                I disagree. Your post could have been written by one of our finest poets!  Eloquently said, colthmn.

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                  Posted: January 5, 2008, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

                  I cannot be a poet, cause I cannot rhyme,

                   

                  I disagree. Your post could have been written by one of our finest poets!  Eloquently said, colthmn.

                  Thank you! justxploring.