Totally OT - do you support any charities?

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Totally OT - do you support any charities?
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Wed, 11-02-2011 - 10:29am

I was just thinking, with the holidays coming up, I want to get more involved in charity work.

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Registered: 05-18-2009
Wed, 11-02-2011 - 3:03pm

SO's mom has breast cancer so I will be donating to the Susan B Komen foundation where she is registered, even though it's not a great charity because a relatively small percentage actually goes toward any research whatsoever.

We will probably try to do some work with Habitat for Humanity this month, I know they are always looking for volunteers!

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Registered: 07-29-2002
Wed, 11-02-2011 - 4:32pm

We contribute to The Fisher House annually.

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Registered: 04-21-2008
Thu, 11-03-2011 - 8:14am

I have many friends that have parents going through some type of cancer.

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Registered: 04-21-2008
Thu, 11-03-2011 - 8:17am

I've heard of The Fisher House and it sounds like a wonderful organization.

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Registered: 09-06-2007
Sat, 11-26-2011 - 6:51pm
That is wonderful Tasha!

In my area, Sept/Oct seems to be fundraiser "season." I don't typically write out a check to my local non-profits, but we go to the fundraisers, participate in events, spend money on auction items, etc. There's my animal rescue group's annual ball (I'm on the committee), a fundraiser for a group that gets people with disabilities into the outdoors. I've even volunteered with this group. I was one of the volunteers who took a bunch of wounded women soldiers on a 6 day raft trip which was amazing! Another group for abused women. The local nordic club, and the avalanche center which all have fundraiser events that we go to as well. Sometimes I wish they were more spread out, but maybe it's good because usually it's getting cold and dark out and we need an excuse to get out!
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Registered: 04-21-2008
Mon, 11-28-2011 - 8:11am

I was one of the volunteers who took a bunch of wounded women soldiers on a 6 day raft trip which was amazing!

That sounds like an incredible trip!

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Tue, 11-29-2011 - 5:05am
I'm not so sure that Komen is a poor choice to donate to.

They do good work, outside of what I read is 20% to research.

The women I've known have found lifelong friendships, joy, support, and hope from being involved.

Administrative and fund raising costs are much less than many other charities I know of.