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Discussion in 'Maiden Downunder' started by Winmar, Jun 24, 2008.
Crikey malikey, screw that then. I'll look elsewhere!
RSPCA are pretty poorly funded.
Yeah, go the RSPCA
It's that time of year again. Just remembered that I haven't donated much in the last year, so am looking to do so now. Just gave some dosh to Amnesty, and am scouring this thread for ideas.
Thanks Mark - I just donated to the Cancer Council and the RSPCA.
Nice work, mate
Can't agree enough. It pisses me off to no end when I see cunts sending a bunch of money overseas when they're often the same people who'll casually stroll past the poor and homeless around their own homes each day in blissful ignorance, convinced that they somehow bring it on themselves more than people overseas or that they mustn't be trying hard enough to be destitute in a 'lucky' country like ours.
If you regularly send money to some foreign aid charity and have never at least given to the local Salvos or Red Cross, fuck you.
On a similar topic, can anyone find figures on how much Australia donated to the tsunami appeal vs bush fire appeal - in terms of government, corporate and personal donations?
I dunno if I've given overseas or not to a registered charity, but I'd like to. I've seen poverty way worse over yonder than I have here, not that being homeless in a freezing winter would be in any way fun or easy.
I gave $100 to the Red Cross for the tsunami. I sponsor two kids in Indonesia through Plan. I didn't donate any money to the bushfire thing.
I'm fine with this.
I actually was day dreaming the other day that if I won millions of dollars I would leave my job , have a huge parcel of land and grow organic vegies etc and supply them to the people who provide food for the needy and the food vans for the homeless.
If I may plug this one, S.P.A.C.E. It's a not-for-profit organisation for people with intellectual disabilities, really good cause and I've personally been involved with them. It was started by one girl. How far she's gotten it in the last few years is pretty amazing.
This is about the best thing I've ever read on this subject.
I gave the same to the tsunami as the fires...then someone convinced my employer to match all fire donations dollar for dollar.
At Christmas, my parents ask whet I wnat, and I tell them "nothing"...really, if I needed it or really wanted it, I'd have it. Every year, they struggle.
Last Christmas, they bought a couple of goats for a family in Africa, and sent me the card from the organisation.
Best Christmas present ever.
That's what we're going to do at the family Christmas party this year. Every year we have a Kris Kringle, so people end up with a $20 piece of something they don't really need or want. This year we're buying a bridge or a water pump or something like that.