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    Re: Favorite charitable causes?

    I agree, femme.
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    Re: Favorite charitable causes?

    Quote Originally Posted by femme fatale;2351940;
    I didn't know where to put this but it made me a bit upset and it is about charitym, at least

    Right now (here in Sweden, but elsewhere also, perhaps?) it's the Blue Ribbon month, i.e. prostate cancer awareness month (compared with the Pink Ribbon for Breast cancer). What the Swedish Cancer Society (a non-profit organisation that collects money for cancer research) has done is given everyone the option of starting their own fund raising to collect money. For example I could start femme fatale's fund raising and encourage all of you to donate (I haven't so you don't need to look for it, donate to the charity of your choice in stead)

    I really don't like the idea that charity should be a contest, when I visited the foundation's web site, they had a top ten list of the highest money collected. Every donation helps, no matter the size. And if someone makes less money than anyone else, they've still made money and that's good. I don't think charity should be made into a contest.

    With these drive you can also put up your name for which drive you contributed to, as for me I prefer to give anonymously. When I donate to a charity it should be because I want to, not to show everyone else how good I am.
    The only time I've heard of situations like this are when people participate in walks or marches. People seek donations (sponsors) who donate as part of their "team." Sometimes the highest fundraisers get their name listed on the website or a poster, but those are usually the corporations or businesses that send huge teams to walk for the cause. It's really not seen as a contest since everyone involved is working for the cause and everyone who participates gets the same t-shirt.

    Here is a site that gives ideas on how to raise funds and awareness for different causes. Some of the ideas don't require you to send a check, just time.
    Charity Guide: Volunteer Opportunities Directory
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    Re: Favorite charitable causes?

    I can't give to charities too often but when I do, it's St. Jude's and Relay for Life.

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    Re: Favorite charitable causes?

    Oh, yeah, Femme Fatale, I know what you mean.

    One of my absolute favorite causes in the world (The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America [CCFA]), has their annual 10K Heel to Heal walk. I decided that I wanted to create a team with my friends and family, and walkk, thinking that we'd have no problem raising the entrance fee (which was like, $500). So I got onto the website to find out about the details, and in neon colors, on the front page, there's "CCFA NEEDHAM CHAPTER'S TOP FUNDRAISERS", (Needham being the town that the organization is located in), then a list of 5 people and how much they've raised. These totals were in the 10000 dollar range, and, of course, there was the prerequiste challenge to beat this total.

    That just ticked me off. I'm 14. How much do they want me to raise? A million? Sure, I can do that. A billion? Gimme a few years. A trillion? OK, whatever you want! Why can't these organizations just be happy with what they get? I have no obligation to donate to this cause, I already give them my $50 a year membership. I mean, I realize that it wasn't directed at me personally, but it sure feels that way sometimes.
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    Re: Favorite charitable causes?

    I have several favorites. I do the local MS walk every year for Multiple Sclerosis. Just did it on Saturday, actually. I also like to give to the American Cancer Society, St. Judes, Children's Miracle Network, I volunteer for MDA during Labor Day, the Leukemia Society, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (I have a friend who just lost her 26 year old son to this just before Christmas) and now my new favorite the March of Dimes (My nephew was not only born 6 weeks early but born with a cleft lip and palete like his father and I have a friend with Spinabiffida (sp?))
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