Friday, March 12, 2010

Favorite Charities

This weeks, "Show us Your Life" topic is favorite charities.
My favorite is March of Dimes. My sister has Down Syndrome and was born 3 months early. We did a lot with the organization when she was younger. I have multiple bears from donating at my bank and really believe in what they do.
My other favorites are anything that will help a local cause where I know the money will be used to benefit what it's supposed to. I would much rather give my money to a local car wash, dog shelter, salvation army santa or bake sale than send it somewhere, to people I don't know.
HSUS is a perfect example of the misrepresentation that can occur with people's money when they donate to "charity."
Give me a bunch of kids wanting to sell me cookies or wash my truck any day and I'll donate to their cause almost every time!

1 comment:

  1. It is awesome that you give back to the community, especially on issues that you and your family are passionate about! We like to volunteer at the food bank up north and have done some fundraising for cancer research organizations.