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.
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.
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 […]
Now that the calendar has finally ticked over to December, it is time, of course, for the annual slew of demanding charity appeals. Whether they’re in the newspaper or on the street corner, you’re surrounded by people who want your money, and who are promoting a variety of very worthy causes. Supporting the homeless community, […]
In-kind donations are a sort of win-win of feel good: You have stuff you don’t need, you give it to charity, and charities either use it or sell it to raise money for operations. Many charities would actually prefer your money to your goods, but they’ll take your goods if that’s what’s on offer. Yet, […]
One of the many things I hope readers of this site have taken away from their time with me is critical thinking when it comes to charitable endeavors. I make a habit of talking here, and elsewhere, about how charities work, and about how to research charities so that you know your money is being […]