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The_Fly_UK 12-24-2011 06:15 PM

charities at christmas
 
Do they get to you? Do you feel guilty? Do you give in and donate?

figatova 12-24-2011 06:16 PM

No, no, no.

treefish 12-24-2011 06:43 PM

All charities in Christian countries experience a spike in giving at Christmas time.

What's wrong with that?

moefugger 12-24-2011 06:52 PM

Nope

Shizzah 12-24-2011 06:53 PM

No.

The_Fly_UK 12-24-2011 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by treefish (Post 1438717)
All charities in Christian countries experience a spike in giving at Christmas time.

What's wrong with that?

Nothing wrong with it at all imo, people would die without charities, bit in todays financial climate does the advertising campaigns make you feel guilty on what you spend on gifts?

Me personally, no they don't, but they bite at my conscious a little and I just shrug then off, maybe because there is do many. I do believe charity should start at home, even we here in the UK have poverty but never look after our own first, or do we?

sluggoo 12-25-2011 05:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The_Fly_UK (Post 1438726)
Nothing wrong with it at all imo, people would die without charities, bit in todays financial climate does the advertising campaigns make you feel guilty on what you spend on gifts?

Me personally, no they don't, but they bite at my conscious a little and I just shrug then off, maybe because there is do many. I do believe charity should start at home, even we here in the UK have poverty but never look after our own first, or do we?

I give, when i can, to certain charities throughout the year, so at this time of the year. no, I don't

l8rm8e 12-25-2011 05:25 PM

I'm not against donating to charities, my wife puts 10% of her income into a foundation with fingers in many pies (all secular, all either medical research or environmental programs). That's Biblical and Kosher ain't it?

I don't fall for beggars, hawkers, infomercials, or any other marketing crap as we've already committed 100% of our "charitable" income in a structured and well considered manner.

0 guilt and 0 dodging or weaving.

Thane36425c 12-25-2011 06:19 PM

I already have charities I give to. I'll sometimes drop by Goodwill and Salvation Army stores to browse their books, so buying from them is also a help. They also get old clothes and such, that is what little I haven't worn to rags ("public" first, yard/house work second, by then they aren't worth much).

dan123 12-25-2011 09:56 PM

I give to two animal charities and one medical research charity every month. I figure that we owe them.


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