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What charity would you donate to if you had extra money?

Asked by Frenchfry (7564points) September 17th, 2010

Christmas is coming and a lot of charities are asking. Tis the time of giving. What charity do you think is important?

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marinelife's avatar

Pet rescue groups.

Cruiser's avatar

For cash donations it would go to Make a Wish.

Blackberry's avatar

There’s too many, and choosing just one seems kind of…....I don’t know what the word is. Like what makes one group more important than the other?

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I donate to Goodwill,Purple Heart,The Humane Society and The Kidney foundation.

janbb's avatar

The Heifer Project is one I do contribute to every year.

CMaz's avatar

A needy friend or family member charity.

muppetish's avatar

I have donated money to charities before: Partners in Health and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (in memory of a friend’s brother). I have also donated time and money to a variety of cancer walks. I’ll have to put some research into organizations for the holiday season as I don’t know who this year’s donation will go to.

zophu's avatar

Why give to a charity? There are always creative ways to improve the world if you have the extra money to do it. If I had extra money I’d invest in the founding of a local non-profit community hydroponic garden, growing, harvesting, preparing, and serving all food in one location, and working with others to do the same in other places. Maybe start out as a pretentious vegan bar, then expand to the point where food could be donated in mass to the local homeless. I agree with @Blackberry. It seems arbitrary to cherry pick charities. But if I were going to, I’d give to one with a strong activist branch. There’s a reason these organizations need to be given money to sustain themselves; they don’t function in the current environment.

Austinlad's avatar

Medical research.

NaturallyMe's avatar

Animal charity organizations.

downtide's avatar

Mainly local charities. Local dogs’ home, local hospice, local community garden projects. I also donate regularly to the Lifeboat service, because many of my family served in it.

BoBo1946's avatar

Cancer, Salvation Army, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and local animal shelter.

isuppose's avatar

Our local animal shelter, or The Animal Rescue League. But I would much rather volunteer than send them money.

Aster's avatar

Salvation Army, NSPCA. (-; I don’t think the S.Army is full of rich guys behind mahogany desks that would take a chunk but I’m not sure.

philosopher's avatar

autismspeaks.org and Simon Foundation (sarfi.org) They both do autism research.

Coloma's avatar

I’ve got a soft spot for nature conservation, animals, pets and certain projects like the Heifer project.

I donate to a waterfowl rescue group and a couple of others at random, too many good causes to ever give enough to.

YARNLADY's avatar

I support a wolf rescue ranch, the Red Cross, and the Blood Bank, through donations and volunteer work.

Shaunamaes1's avatar

Cancer research

BratLady's avatar

At Christmas I donate to Toys For Tots. Hate to see any child not have gifts at Christmas.
My hubby paints and fixes up bikes for needy kids too.

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