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Donate guys, it rocks!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Gogol, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. Gogol

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    Guys it's festive season here in Kolkata right now ( it's the biggest festival for the Bengali, we call it "Durga Puja") and I thought I would do something different this time. A lot of people go out in this festival and Kolkata literally becomes the city of light during the festival. Under the light, there are people who are homeless and do not even have food to eat ( leave the fun and enjoyment aside). I saw a thread here sometimes ago about donating to the homeless, and I was inspired by that to be frank.

    So what I did was I went outside with some money and I looked for the ones who really needed money at that time. I could only donate to 10 - 15 people because I could not find more ( my bad luck). Man, this was the happiest day of my life for sure. I was literally crying to see their reactions. I was so happy, that I am going to do the same tonight and from next year, I am going to take it to the next level.

    The point of making this thread is not to boast that I donated, but to tell you guys that please donate to those people whenever you can. Let me assure you that you would not get any better satisfaction ever. If all of us donate some money to those people in need, this world would be a much better place to live. :)
     
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    It is a great feeling, I enjoyed doing homes for humanity help building homes for needy families and I also foster a lot of dogs for the SPCA, it's a different kind of feeling being able to help others that need it. Good on you for doing that for the homeless.

    Good timing, I'm actually doing a walk for Alzheimers tomorrow if anyone feels like donating to a good cause.

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  3. ComputerEngineer

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    well i am a Muslim so we donate all the time for the love of Allah

    it is of course a great thing

    if all the world were correct Muslims there wouldn't be a single hungry person on the planet
     
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  4. srinu0812

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    I am from India too. And yeah, I can also see the effect of Durga Puja here. You gave me some ideas and this evening, I am gonna be busy.
     
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  5. Gogol

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    That's great dude. :)

    Well man it's more sort of for humanity for me. I am not Muslim, but I would still do it. :)
    Haha man please do that. You will thank me later ;)
     
  6. krishnap

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    Its good what you did. I am not much into donating as I don't know what they will do with the money. Neither that money is sufficient for them for better life. As of now I am taking care of the education of children of my office maid. I want a adopt 8-10 poor kids but my wife is not ready to shoulder the responsibility yet. I am trying to convince her.
    I have to think about money too, as it is not easy to manage money for good education of 10 children. But I am trying my best.
     
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  7. Masterptc

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    Donating money to the homeless? No thanks.
    Id rather donate clothes, food, job opportunity, maybe even gift cards but never money.
     
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    Exactly. Money is just a small part of what you should give. If you truly want to help them, then guide them to organizations which I am sure is already in place, to teach them skills to improve their lives and so on.

    A LONG LONG time ago I was homeless for a small stretch of life, and there was a friend who stopped by where I was when he learned about it, to give me some money. That was ok, but what was most important for me is when someone took me into their home, so I can find a job, and so on.

    So for me, a place to stay was the key, but for other people, it might be a skill, or another reason. This is not homelessness like it was back in the day. Back in the day, people TRULY were out of work because they couldn't find work, but now, there are many reasons why people are homeless, mental illness to name one, and the list goes on.

    But anyways, OP, your heart was in the right place, so that's good.
     
  9. Gogol

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    Well that can be an option too if you think of it. As for myself I mainly donated to the ladies having kids because they were not likely to waste that. It suddenly came to my mind so I was unprepared really. May be I will try clothes next time :)
     
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  10. krishnap

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    If you have donated to ladies having kids, then there is no prob. You did absolutely right thing. Very high chances that they will spend the money on the kids. I wont suggest donating clothes.

    But never donate money to men, he will most probably waste them on booze.
     
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    They say that you'll truly feel the presence and meaning of charity when you no longer feel the rush of emotion when you help people.

    We cannot be charitable from our surplus. If we are to be charitable, sacrifice is needed to learn why the charity and sacrifice are important.

    Keep on doing what you do g0g0l.
     
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    Hats off brother. Happy durga puja.
     
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    Great share. Not that donating is new stuff but the story helped remind me that there are people out there worse off than I and could use some help. Will be doing this soon.
     
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  14. anil2006

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    Better if you would have helped a single lady to get out of profession, who was forced for prostitution . why? Prostitutes in bengal claims that Durga belongs to their family . That is why soil of their house must be mixed in Idols of Durga to make it pure . I got to know about this from some Bengali friends who told me that prostitutes are not allowed to organize Durga puja ! What a lame mentality ! Watch movie 'devdas ' .
     
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    Hey the problem is that I do not have the power to do so. There are some NGOs who are doing that and as per the local news paper, they are getting some success too. You are right about the Soil thingy, and I don't think they are not allowed to organise Durga Puja. Whomever had given you this news was partially wrong. There was a problem organizing a specific Puja in front of "SonaGachi" but this was not because they are prostitutes. It was for the law enforcement ( or something similar). They went to court and that Puja has been allowed to be organized as per court's order.
     
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    Well said and I feel the same way.