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Old 03-23-2005, 05:35 AM   #31
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Religious donations is one of the worst thing ever - in my opinion...


because i know exactly where that money goes....

I have refused religious donations 3-4 times !!!
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If I had the ability to make a poll this thread would have come with a yes/ no option as that's all I was looking for. I always thought Lemonade Stand was for light, off topic conversations, not arguments and religious/biblical talk like you find in FYM.

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We had a thread like this in FYM, I think, not too long ago.

Would anyone be opposed to a move?
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i just put a bag of old jeans an shirts out on my door step for this childrens clothing charity to pick up
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Religious donations is one of the worst thing ever - in my opinion...


because i know exactly where that money goes....

I have refused religious donations 3-4 times !!!
So, you've worked on a budget committee at a church?
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this whole thread and its contributors disgust me - not because you give to charity, not because you may spare time for your respective organistions ( although one or two of you seem only interested in U2 endorsed causes ) but because the impression that you are putting across is that of "look at me, i give to all these charities, ain't I a wonderful human being, top that". If it's not a competition to see which U2 fan will be going to the most shows this tour then it's the fan that gives most to charity. My comments are not towards the original poster, I believe her intentions for discussion were entirely different than what this monster turned out to be. shame on a lot of you though.


imo.
If I wanted to brag, I would have listed every single charity I have ever supported and exactly what I contributed (financial and otherwise).

I don't think that anyone who posted here was doing so because they wanted to compete for the "Most Charitable Interferencer."
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So, you've worked on a budget committee at a church?
I have got people coming up to me and asking for religious donations for this stuff and that stuff
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So, you've worked on a budget committee at a church?
I have seen grand waste of money - all religious and all free...

how & where do those money come from..

either these guys are drug smuglers or they get a lot of donations..
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I sponsor a child through Children International....
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I think perhaps the and use of "this whole thread and its contributors disgust me" "shame on a lot of you though" might have hurt some peoples' feelings, made them a bit ticked off perhaps.

Yes indeed there do seem to be some strange "competition" things around here involving U2 or other things I won't mention, but I don't think anyone was doing that in this thread geesh

I guess I should be afraid for posting that
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I have seen grand waste of money - all religious and all free...

how & where do those money come from..

either these guys are drug smuglers or they get a lot of donations..
I think you are painting religiously-affiliated charities with a pretty broad brush.

Like any non-profit, there are good ones and bad ones. Some make better use of contributions than others. But you cannot let a few bad apples spoil the bunch. It's a good idea before giving to a charity (religious or otherwise) to check them out through independent monitoring organizations like the Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.org/) to ensure that the your contribution will actually reach people in need (and not paying for posh offices). The BBB website gives a comprehensive overview of all non-profits including their mission, the types of services they provide, how they raise funds, how the charity is governed, and financial details.

There are many religiously-affiliated charities (i.e. St. Vincent de Paul, Catholic Relief Services, Lutheran Social Services, B'nai B'rith International) as well as churches/temple/mosques that do good work on local, national and international levels.

These religiously-affiliated charities are not in the drug trade as you have suggested. Many of these charities have been in existance for many years and have a loyal base of generous supporters.
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I think perhaps the and use of "this whole thread and its contributors disgust me" "shame on a lot of you though" might have hurt some peoples' feelings, made them a bit ticked off perhaps.

Yes indeed there do seem to be some strange "competition" things around here involving U2 or other things I won't mention, but I don't think anyone was doing that in this thread geesh

I agree.

And I dont see anything wrong with this thread.
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Africare/African Well Fund and yes it is all because of U2. I also donate to the International Red Cross because they do such tremendous work worldwide. I also live in hurricane alley so I have volunteered with the Red Cross on a number of occasions in the past.
And of course the local food bank drives for the people in my community hit hard by unemployment or disasters i.e. fires floods, hurricanes, etc.
I see nothing wrong with this thread since alot of people who aren't able to give financialy can find ideas about donating their time if they wish.
There's plenty of ways to help and plenty of help needed...
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I see nothing wrong with this thread since alot of people who aren't able to give financialy can find ideas about donating their time if they wish.
I am a student and I am in debt paying fees, I know a lot of people are in my boat. There are some really great ways to help charities though, even if it's donating old clothes etc. There are also various charities here that allow you to send letters/ emails to the families of sick people and I think that a few thoughtful words can be just as powerful as a bit of extra change to a sick child because not everyone is in the position to give a lot to all the charities they'd like to.
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