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What in your opinion would be some of the best charities to give to if and when you win a jackpot

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I love all the ones with children and animals, St. Judes, Make-a-wish, ASPCA. Since i was military the veterans organizations as well like wouded warrior. Those a few of mine. What charity would you give to if you were so inclined and why? This applies even if you give now and havent ever won anything substantial

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    Posted: December 26, 2013, 10:38 am - IP Logged

    I would give to the ones I currently support.  Livestrong, Americares and Riley Children's Hospital.

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      Posted: December 26, 2013, 10:46 am - IP Logged

      I'm with Shelby and Saylorgirl, we support several.

      As far as waiting until hitting a lottery to give:

      Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
      - Peter Marshall

      Here's an interesting link:

      www.charitywatch.org

      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: December 26, 2013, 10:51 am - IP Logged

        What other charities could possibly be more worthy than supporting SNAP and Section 8 beneficiaries?

        https://youtu.be/CIQdaDoqXsE

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          Posted: December 26, 2013, 11:06 am - IP Logged

          United Negro College Fund

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            Posted: December 26, 2013, 11:36 am - IP Logged

            I'm with Shelby and Saylorgirl, we support several.

            As far as waiting until hitting a lottery to give:

            Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
            - Peter Marshall

            Here's an interesting link:

            www.charitywatch.org

            "Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
            - Peter Marshall"

            Roger that, CT, bigtime.

            Talk is cheap.

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              Posted: December 26, 2013, 11:39 am - IP Logged

              I'm with Shelby and Saylorgirl, we support several.

              As far as waiting until hitting a lottery to give:

              Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
              - Peter Marshall

              Here's an interesting link:

              www.charitywatch.org

              yeah that's true too. I dont have the disposable cash for anything now but I give all my clothes and supplies to the Urban ministery here in town, when I got stuff to give them

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                I donate clothes and canned goods to the local Good Samaritan, a consortium of churches who help out the needy.  I know of several families in the neighborhood I'd help before I'd donate to a natl. organization that has a huge overhead because of large salaries to the top people or spend the majority of each dollar chasing the next buck.  I'd also help w/ medical bills for people in need and tutition costs for deserving folks - kids from poor families or single parents trying for a better life for their family.  Those last two things aren't deductable, but they're not subject to gift tax, either.

                I play the lottery for prob. most of the same reasons as most everyone else, but there's also something I want to do: when my grandmother was on her death bed, she told me she wanted me to create a foundation in her name.  I was taken aback by the request and asked her how I would do that;  she told me the Lord would provide the money.   I don't know from where else the money would come, so that's mainly why I play the lottery.


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                  Posted: December 26, 2013, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

                  What other charities could possibly be more worthy than supporting SNAP and Section 8 beneficiaries?

                  https://youtu.be/CIQdaDoqXsE

                  That made me angry.  I've seen similar things at the Good Sam's I posted about above.

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                    yeah that's true too. I dont have the disposable cash for anything now but I give all my clothes and supplies to the Urban ministery here in town, when I got stuff to give them

                    Good job Shelby for making this effort! Where is Urban ministry? I know of one in North Carolina.

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                      Posted: December 26, 2013, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

                      I love all the ones with children and animals, St. Judes, Make-a-wish, ASPCA. Since i was military the veterans organizations as well like wouded warrior. Those a few of mine. What charity would you give to if you were so inclined and why? This applies even if you give now and havent ever won anything substantial

                      I Agree!I agree we should not wait to give to Charity, I give what I can  now.  If I won Jackpot I already have my

                      giving plan, and It does not Include any current charity...I would have the funds

                      go directly to the persons.  with no trumpet blowing!! the persons would not know who gave it!

                      forget what "they" say about youWhat you say about you?...

                      Now, does it count??

                       

                       

                      *Jr$ina

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                        Posted: December 26, 2013, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

                        Only too the Salvation Army,Redcross....Period

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                          Posted: December 26, 2013, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

                          ASPCA and Redcross

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                            Oh it's Fayetteville NC my home town

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                              Oh it's Fayetteville NC my home town

                              Its actually called Fayetteville Urban Ministry