Favorite Charities

by breakfast of champions 10 Replies latest jw friends

  • breakfast of champions
    breakfast of champions

    As Jehovah's Witnesses, we were never encouraged to give to any charitable organizations except for You-Know-Who

    Now that we know better. . .

    What charities stand out in your mind?

    I like Doctors Without Borders as well as my local NYC Public Radio stations.

  • ronwashington

    DWB is the only one I can recommend. Stay the hell away from the 'Susan G Komen Foundation' or anything that 'raises awareness' for something. Those are straight up scams.

  • Joe Grundy
    Joe Grundy

    I am wary of many.

    MSF would be one. I contribute monthly to the Red Cross.

  • ronwashington

    check out guidestar.org. they post tax returns on charities and do the math to show how much of their donations actually go right to those in need.

  • hoser

    My local food bank. I can see where my money goes.

  • breakfast of champions
    breakfast of champions

    HOSER - that's an excellent one. I like the fact that you actually donate food rather than money.

    Funny story. . .

    My wife and I go shopping at the local supermarket and a woman outside hands us a list of items needed for the local food bank(s), so we buy half a dozen or so items. . .

    On the way out of the store, as we're putting the groceries in the food bank bin, my wife notices that it is a local church who is collecting the goods for the food bank. "It's a shame the Witnesses don't do this. Would be a hell of a better "witness" than knocking on doors of empty houses," I commented. .

    "We should be doing this. . ." my wife replied.

  • Hortensia

    local charities so I can see where my money goes.

  • pbrow

    veerni project.... veerni.org

    Read about them in National Geographic. They work on curbing the marriage rate for young girls in india. here is a link to the natgeo article..



  • Sobeit

    NPR & PBS are entertaining, informative and procative.

  • designs

    Doctors Without Borders Mama's Kitchen (or your local Food Bank) Surfrider Foundation

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