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Sometimes it's about giving.. What have you done for "others" in 2008?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Donnie Darko, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko Regular Member

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    Today I came across a website which made me think how much I've done for "others" in 2008, those who are not as lucky as I am. Those who die of hunger or of thirst, those who are born with AIDS/HIV. Those who could have an a lot better life with a little support from us who are luckier. $35 a month. Yes, for $35 a month you could be sponsoring a child in Africa. You could make a difference in his/her life. Hell, just $35. Think about it guys. How easily do we spend $35 for ourselves? That's the amount I spent for going to 2 movies. How many of us couldn't afford $35 a month to help save a child, give him/her a chance to live, to get education? Think about it. You can do it.

    World Vision's HopeChild sponsorship program changes lives! Sponsor a HopeChild today.

    For just $35 a month you can sponsor a HopeChild in African countries and other countries around the world devastated by HIV/AIDS. As a HopeChild sponsor, you are connected with one special child who will know your name, write to you and feel your tender love and prayers. You can help turn the tide of the HIV/AIDS pandemic! You can provide things such as:

    * Clean Water
    * Nutritious Food
    * Health Care, including AIDS Prevention
    * Care for Sick or Dying Parents
    * Educational Opportunities
    * Spiritual Nurture
    * HIV and AIDS counseling

    Just $35 a month. Become a child sponsor today and help save the life of one special child in need. Why? Because you can.

    http://donate.worldvision.org


    Happy new year, best wishes to all of you in 2009.
     
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  2. fatboy

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    I am afraid this is a pet hate of mine here in the UK.
    The Government send millions of pounds to places like Africa to help kids grow and have vaccinations etc when charity is supposed to start at home.

    Yes I feel sorry for people suffering where ever they are but why cant the Governments help charities in their home country first.

    In the UK we have NSPCC and Banardos and they have to raise their own money to help kids in trouble and if you have seen the news here lately kids are dying due to them slipping through the gaps in social services.

    Red Cross etc get money from us when our own hospital system is in shambles and people are dying from bugs in supposedly clean NHS hospitals.

    I only give to charities I know will spend the money in this country - so I pay regularly to the NSPCC, the Cancer foundation and the Heart Foundation, places that need the money and get stiffed by our own Government.

    Sorry if that sounds bad but I have had enough of my taxes going to places that it shouldn't do especially when this country and charities need it

    /rant over!
     
  3. Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko Regular Member

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    In my opinion helping shouldn't depend on ethnicity, nationality etc. - I don't care where a child is from, what color he/she is or anything of that sort when they are in need of help.
     
  4. fatboy

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    I guess we will have to agree to disagree on that one then :)
     
  5. bape

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    sometimes, i think that the money doesnt go to them.

    instead, when i get enough money, i will be flying over to their country and will be helping them out in any way.

    that way, not only will i experience what goes through their lives on a daily basis but i will also appreciate them more.
     
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    Donnie Darko Regular Member

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    That is why you should be careful while doing charity. WorldVision is a well known one all around the world and they seem to be legit. They claim themselves to be a Christian humanitarian organization and I wish they weren't based on a religion but as long as my money goes to the children in need, I do not care.
     
  7. aмillionaírе

    aмillionaírе Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I couldn't agree more, I give to all that is in need, that's all I see when I'm giving to someone, their situation. I don't understand the concept of preferential charity nor do I bother to care. Nobody benefits when they're denied/favored based on something out of their control, yes, even when they're favored. It just keeps a barrier cycle alive that defeats the purpose of charity. I agree to disagree though. Good luck in 09! And yes, don't give all or any of your money to any organization that you don't trust will act on its said will. ;)
     
  8. xvoidx

    xvoidx Registered Member

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    As far as 2008 i donated 25,000 dollars to a local battered womens shelter and I donated a total of 200 hours of volunteer work to a local homeless shelter. I also donated 15,000 to a police drive to help with college fund programs they have running. I try my best to help those who really need it. I'm sorry if it sounds selfish but i'm not going to send my money overseas when there are some of my own countrymen that need help.