Local charities

I always support local charities and causes. My next rule of "thumb" when it comes to donations is to contribute to whatever cause have affected my family, friends or myself. This has ended up being a lot. I do try to cover everything in a 12 month period because I am so grateful for the help that has been rended to people I know and are related to from various hospitals and organisations. I believe in giving back. All the groups my children were involved in are included also. Nothing exists without help these days and it is wonderful to think that so many people do care.

Last reply: 4th Aug 2017 / 13 replies / Post by Roz

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Posted by: mike632
Posted: 18th Jun 2011

mike632 says: I totally agree. Being a "charity case" myself in the land of the unemployed and determined to "make it " online still after 3-4 years of trying - I find the charity work I had no time for previously has a beneficial feeling of achievement. Even when I become independently wealthy that will continue even more so. Reply


Posted by: Rocky5
Posted: 31st Aug 2012

mike632 says: I totally agree. Being a "charity case" myself in the land of the unemployed and determined to "make it " online still after 3-4 years of trying - I find the charity work I had no time for...

Rocky5 says: I am also a "charity case" in the land of unemployment and also have a disability. I am greatful that the government via centrelink supports me at this time. I chose to give to charities that support people through difficult times such as the homeless or the victoms of domestic violence. Even though times are tough for me now I am thankful to have a roof over my head and a warm bed and food every day. I know things could be worse for me and I am looking forward to a better future,



Posted by: sprinkles
Posted: 22nd Jun 2011

sprinkles says: I supporrt AWARE wildlife group, they work really hard to look after our wildlife. They've helped me with injured seagulls and all sorts of birds, and baby ringtail possums too. Reply


Posted by: Joydy
Posted: 24th Jun 2011

Joydy says: Charity work helps both the giver and receiver - with win win situations. It is not easy asking for help but sometimes you just have too. But when you can give whether it be money or time you feel good about yourself. I help out at a local school with reading, although my children are all older and no longer at school. I also knit and give to the Knit One Give One program. DOesn't cost too much but makes me feel needed and useful. Also donate to different charities and I try to give to deserving charities that help others in need. Reply


Posted by: Opa
Posted: 22nd Jul 2011

Opa says: Since I have retired from the workforce,I have done Volunteer work for a number of local Community Services. Last Year I Joined the local Lions Club,which is part of a great international organisations.What attracted me to it was the fact that all money raised is used to support needy causes & none of it goes into administration,as all members are volunteers & not professional fundraisers. I have the problem knowing how much of my donation really reaches the various causes that official aid agencies appeal for. I also just now inquired with Red Cross Australia how I might best help with volunteer work with them. I thoroughly agree with you that it is important to give back Reply

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Posted by: White Crane
Posted: 22nd Jul 2011

White Crane says: Now that my income is much reduced (I work part-time) I made a decision that any charities I support are those mainly concerned with children or my way of thinking the children are our future..we maybe have not made such an excellent job in the world and I look to the children to make it better..therefore all support they can get as they grow up is important Reply


Posted by: Squeak
Posted: 22nd Jul 2011

Squeak says: I work full time and with so many charities demanding attention and many have hidden agendas, so I feel I must be informed before donating my money. I know of one prominent hospitality chain with their own charity that supports Christian camps for homosexual children to 'pray the gay away'. The thought I might inadvertently support something so against my views chills my blood.

Without the time to be informed, however, I restrict myself to prominent charities or those I'm aware of, and I trust that most big charities have local groups working to help local people.

That said, as a teacher I work constantly in my local community, and donate so much time outside of my working hours - which when I consider how much I get paid an hour, the time I donate is worth a lot (almost 20% on top of my working hours - each week - through 'breaks' like recess and lunch when I could be eating or using the toilet or sitting down for the first time all day).

Parents who offer even a little bit of time here and there are so rare now - for our drama production, we had no parent volunteers so *teachers* bought and sewed the costumes, prepared the sets, designed, printed the programmes and tickets - everything.

Parents who help support the school support their kids as they aim for bigger and brighter things are the greatest resource of any school. Reply


Posted by: dave
Posted: 8th Apr 2012

dave says: i always try and help out charities specialy cancer because it has been in my family


Posted by: maz1976
Posted: 30th Aug 2012

maz1976 says: my favourite charities are st vincent de paul and salvation army
they do so much good for the community and help the needy. Reply


Posted by: slu
Posted: 22nd Jul 2013

slu says: My grandmother was a member of the Red Cross during the WW2 and my other grandmother assisted in her church so it has always been a female thing to help others. However, my boys were part of scouts from the age of 7 and it was instilled in them that life is a circle and if you help others, someday some one will help you. Even today, my 16yr old son is in the Emergency Services Cadets. Reply


Posted by: skydancer12
Posted: 28th Jul 2013

skydancer12 says: I too support many of our local charities, as I have been given my life by the RCH and other hospitals but I also support many Overseas causes, from sewing for third World Countries, to packing shoe boxes with 'goodies' and now I'm making charm bracelets for girls in Africa, India, etc:. I'd be lost without my volunteer work and causes. Check out a Website called 'CLICK TO, a great cause, diverse cause and so easy to do. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ALL OF YOU. Reply


Posted by: wendel
Posted: 21st Jan 2014

wendel says: I only support Australian charities, you hear so much about only a small amount of gifted moneis gets to where it's meant to overseas. Reply


Posted by: bj
Posted: 4th Aug 2017

bj says: I donate to where I can see my $ being used. That is local fire victims, street kids, cancer recovery, road trauma.
Some of the big ones the cash gets swallowed up in fees and staff wages. Reply

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