Choosing a Good Charity

I choose a good charity by having a local and personal touch. Are they helping my neighbors? Your local church should be a great place to help your community. A good organization should give most of what you give to those in need and not to their pay checks. Each organization is required to tell you a break down of where the finances are going. Administration costs should be very low so that the people that are in need, get the most benefit.

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Donate your old clothes. Buy an extra can of food at the grocery store to give away and don't forget about the hurting pets, they can use a helping hand also. Local food banks and soup kitchens are great. If your neighbor is going through a rough time, give food cards, or pay an electric bill.

I find that when you help those who are hurting, it brings great joy into your life and will come around to you if ever a need comes up in your own life. It is always good to help a neighbor.

By Karyn Fontana from Vernon, NJ

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September 13, 20110 found this helpful

I completely agree. Why shouldn't those of us who have an embarrassment of riches - whether financial or otherwise - refuse to give where it's needed most?

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That, of course, is in our own neighborhoods.

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