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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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JAP69's avatar - alas
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Posted: December 26, 2013, 3:32 pm - IP Logged

Track chairs for wounded veterans.

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    Posted: December 26, 2013, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

    Red Cross is at the top of my list because I witness firsthand what they do for people. I survived Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and the thing that I remember the most was the Red Cross set up at several places giving people Publix and Kmart gift certificates for food and necessities. They people who work for the Red Cross are some of the most compassionate and understanding people. I will donate to others, but the Red Cross will be getting a very nice donation.

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      Posted: December 26, 2013, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

      Cancer research, Veteran support, Children related and Red Cross.  They need to be vetted and have the lowest adminstrative costs.

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        Posted: December 26, 2013, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

        Just as an FYI folks, Make A Wish Foundation is a legitimate charity, but quite a few phone ones play off of that and use "Wish" in their name so people think it's Make A Wish, but it's not.

        Also, after any disaster phony ones pop up too. Run by real low lifes.

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          Posted: December 27, 2013, 9:26 am - IP Logged

          Track chairs for wounded veterans.

          I Agree! Yep

          Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

          For a lead role in a cage?

           

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            Posted: December 27, 2013, 9:27 am - IP Logged

            Just as an FYI folks, Make A Wish Foundation is a legitimate charity, but quite a few phone ones play off of that and use "Wish" in their name so people think it's Make A Wish, but it's not.

            Also, after any disaster phony ones pop up too. Run by real low lifes.

            Thanks Coin, sad that so many take advantage after a disaster.

            Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

            For a lead role in a cage?

             

                                                        From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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              Posted: December 27, 2013, 9:28 am - IP Logged

              Cancer research, Veteran support, Children related and Red Cross.  They need to be vetted and have the lowest adminstrative costs.

              Good info Kejana, Thanks

              Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

              For a lead role in a cage?

               

                                                          From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                Posted: December 27, 2013, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

                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

                Have you got any extra time? Time is money (though it's not deductible), and most charities could really use more time from volunteers.

                Since you mention animals,  you might even be able to kill two birds with one stone by getting your own exercise while walking dogs for a local animal shelter. While we're away from our own dogs during our upcoming vacation my wife wants to spend an afternoon getting her puppy fix here:http://www.mauihumanesociety.org/content/51538e2e93ac6/Helping_Paws_Visitor_Program.html

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                  Posted: December 27, 2013, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

                  Thanks Coin, sad that so many take advantage after a disaster.

                  If I didn't know better, I'd think that thieves have lousy morals and don't care  about other people.

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                    Posted: December 27, 2013, 12:21 pm - IP Logged

                    Oh it's Fayetteville NC my home town

                    I have a brother who lives there.

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                      Posted: December 27, 2013, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

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

                      Roger that, CT, bigtime.

                      Talk is cheap.

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                        Posted: December 27, 2013, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

                        Track chairs for wounded veterans.

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                          Posted: December 27, 2013, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

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

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                          i have seen people through out my life who truly and genuinely need these programs...and others who only abuse it. Sadly, it's always those who abuse it that always makes it to the front page and ends up overshadowing all those who truly need it. Sad.

                          I would give to the Red Cross and start a shelter for the homeless and abused.

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                            Posted: December 27, 2013, 2:31 pm - IP Logged

                            st jude, Ronald Mcdonald house, make a wish , 

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                              Posted: December 27, 2013, 2:39 pm - IP Logged

                              The absolute number one charity on the planet is THE SALVATION ARMY.  First of all, more of each dollar donated goes to help others and not for overhead.  Secondy, all SALVATION ARMY EMPLOYEES earn a very meager salary.  Some of the CEO's of other charities make close to a million dollars or more a year, and THE SALVATION ARMY number one person makes probably less than $50,000.  THE SALVATION ARMY is usually the first charity to arrive on any disaster, and they provide food, shelter, clothing AT NO COST.

                              IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME, DO A LITTLE RESEARCH!!!

                              I AM NOT A DALLAS COWBOY FAN WHATSOEVER, AND HAVE LIVED IN DALLAS SINCE 1979.  AS A MATTER OF FACT, I HAVE NEVER EVEN SEEN A COWBOY GAME IN EITHER OF THEIR STADIUMS.  BUT, I DO RESPECT JERRY JONES.  HE HAS A HUGE "SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLE" IN HIS STADIUM.  HE AND THE COWBOYS ARE TOTALLY BEHIND THE SALVATION ARMY, BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT IS ONE CHARITY THAT HELPS EVERYONE - REGARDLESS OF RACE, CREED, OR RELIGION.

                                Ephesians 3:20