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“Charity begins in Haiti”

published 30/01/2010

Spend from your heart

Charity 'admin fees'

What a crazy world we live in. Cadburys, a successful well run British company that's one of a very few that's turning a decent buck in recession (thanks to our dooyoo girls munching away); is to be bought out by Kraft, an American firm that has borrowed $7 billion dollars to buy it. Can you...

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Excellent

Everyone benefits

Time, emotional energy

OK,now I'm going to take a slightly different stance on the whole charity issue. Yes, lots of you (and me included) often put money in those little rattle boxes held by dear old ladies in the centre of town. We might even give by monthly direct debit (I do this for the PDSA), but is this really...

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It already does

The state should encourage and not nanny

I for one certainly believe we should live in a society that protects the genuinely needy, while at the same time encouraging each individual to maximise the contribution they make to that society. Nut I feel that the state has become a charity that helps far too many people, making them...

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First off, I am a great believer in helping other people in this world. I am a great believer in the MakePovertyHistory campaign and donate each month to Oxfam. I used to be on AOL and at the time of Live8 went on the message boards almost every day to look at the related ones to Live8 and the...

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Excellent

It's home

Maybe it's too close to 'home'?

I would say yes. Unless we can get it right at home, how can we ever expect to get it right anywhere else? Having lived and worked in West Africa, I have seen charity at work there on local and international levels. My conclusion is that the only international charities worth giving to are...

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“What do you mean by home”

published 16/09/2002

Charity begins with the home of us all

Well,...

Having seen this debate has so few entries, I thought someone might boost it up a small notch, and as I had time, and an empty inbox, I downed tools and set to writing my thoughts. The idea I have for you today came to me way back in my 6th form days, when a media studies exercise meant me having...

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“A Sad Christmas Present !”

published 20/11/2003

It is nice to give.

Collectors asking you for your money

I have been sat down watching tv most of the night as I am shattered and I popped on Ciao to sort the emails out and was thinking about my christmas trees which are now currently standing in the kitchen both of them, (I always let them stand for two weeks so I can play with the branches lol) then...

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“Charity muggers”

published 18/04/2003

Good constant source of income for charities

Irritating

I work in the heart of London and every day I am accosted by volunteers in bright bibs carrying clipboards. Today it was Save the Children, tomorrow it will be another charity. Usually teams of 3-6 fundraisers space themselves out along the street, creating an obstacle course that is impossible...

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“BE WORTHY TO GET MY MONEY”

published 12/07/2003

Our country benefits

other less fortunate nations suffer even more

On the subject of charity starting at home, well my opinion is yes, it should. I am not a wealthy person but I try to do my bit. I buy a poppy at poppy time, I buy the big issue when I’m in town (tho this is not exactly charity), I use the clothing recycle bank at my local supermarket as...

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We really need to get this right

Oh dear, imagine if we fail

Well my friends I have been thinking about this one long and hard and I have an answer for you: Not any more. What do I mean? Well, let us take this thing very literally to begin with. Imagine that by some chance of fortune I live in a house and a small destitute child lives on the pavement...

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“Giving something back”

published 18/01/2003

see op

see op

Charity should begin at home, but I feel once we feel fortunate in what we have, then it's only right that we give something back. I was a volunteer for the Mersey Aids support group for 3 years and helped out at a day hospice for 6monthes.Not only did I feel fornunate in what was in my life, my...

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“Where does charity stop?”

published 12/07/2003

We can give give our own children a good all round...

We still get people asking for more!

As a mother of 4 children, I sometimes think that it is too costly to give to charity outside, but then I look at what I am paying out each week, and even through my kids own activities I am constantly adding to charitable pockets, without a problem. Charity does begin at home - feeding, clothing...

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“should charity begin at home”

published 12/07/2003

im not sure

none

This is a very hard one to write about I think. I do give to charities but I never give to charities, which knock, on my door. For example only a few weeks ago a man knocked on the door, he said it would not cost me anything, he continued talking I said money was tight in our house at the minute...

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“misplaced loyalties”

published 11/01/2005

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I recently spent some time in hospital, where i observed the nurses going about there daily business, one thing I noticed was that 2 seperate wards with 30 patients on each were sharing 1 trolley containing a blood pressure machine and electronic thermometer and i saw that on numerous occasions...

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“of course it should”

published 08/10/2002

well shouldn,t it

it doesent though

well what do you think i think charity should start at home not in these far away places. i know there are terrible things happening all over the world but there are just as terrible things happenning here in our own country. with kids going missing all the time then then turning up dead it is a...

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