Celebrities frequently rush into social issues like they’re some kind of glorious gift to humanity. Along the way, they do a lot of damage. Is it really so hard to do some research before embarking on something?
We often hear about the generosity of celebrities after their deaths and express awe — but we could have been doing the same thing.
In discussions about where to route charitable donations, it is critical to ensure that conversations include local organisations, many of which are hurting for money.
Transitioning government services to charity organisations isn’t just inefficient: It also sends unmistakeable messages about people who need those services.
Before you donate, think about where you want your money to go and how it will be used. Choose wisely, especially if you have limited financial resources.
Picking disability charities that will use your money sensibly can be a challenge. Here’s some advice on finding the best place to send your donations.
Mark Zuckerberg inspired collective media fawning last year when he announced that he was ‘giving away’ 99 percent of his fortune to charitable enterprises. Oh, the humanity! A man with massive profits and capital from a savvy, sharp entry into the tech economy was willing to give it all away for the good of the […]
I am strongly opposed to the heavy reliance on charity as a means of social support, but since our society is currently structured to provide many social services through charities, I donate according to my abilities — which are a bit limited at the moment. I also work towards a society in which this is […]
Over the summer, California was devastated by one of the worst fires in the state’s modern history: The Valley Fire, which consumed tens of thousands of acres and swept through over 1,000 structures, including hundreds of homes. Much of the damage took place in Lake County, an extremely poor region of the state—nearly 25 percent […]
A few months ago, I commented critically on a church that was withdrawing some of its outreach services to the homeless community in opposition to a mandate requiring such services to be provided to all customers regardless of intoxication status. The state government initiated the mandate as part of a ‘Housing First’ approach, a programme proven […]