Posted by: Bronwyn
Posted: 27th Feb 2012
Martina says: I agree with your comments and as a mother I feel the same way and I find a company who is willing to reward people who is willing to help so they can help more people out there around the world.I...
Bronwyn says - thanks to you both. As members of a wealthy, democratic country (albeit with almost 10% of Australians living below OUR poverty line), we have an obligation to help those who were unfortunate enough to be born into hunger, disease or persecution. Given your comment Martina (about many people mistrusting charities), perhaps you could direct people to a website(s), rather than to a private number. There are thousands of worthy charities, from Foodbank in Australia, to See Beyond Borders in Cambodia, or the biggies, Oxfam and World Vision, who work anywhere in the world where people are in need. The few mentioned above have demonstrated their authenticity, credibility and efficiency, and have therefore earned the right to distribute our donations. Most charities are bona fide and take the responsibility of their work seriously. Some however, make better use of donations than others. People just need to find those, select the ones whose work most appeals, and then commit whatever they have (money, time, both), to support it. We were born lucky. In relative terms we are wealthy. Helping those who can barely afford to feed themselves and their families, is a small thing which will make a big difference. Reply