Discussing :: Charity - and being charitable.

#1

Charity - and being charitable.

Kiwi's are renowned for being giving. The number of Charities have increased, how many or how much can one donate to.
Some people do not donate as they believe that Management of these causes take too much of a percentage.
Do you have a favourite or particular cause you donate to?
I personally believe in giving to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Trust.
I don't believe in Famine Aid etc as a lot also believe charity begins at home!

#2

Yes, I agree Kiwis are charitable, but I consider everything has gone too far now. Givealittle is abused - really, a person's desire to become a millionaire asking for everyone in NZ to give her a dollar?
Charities have been defrauded over the years too, another very offputting situation to a prospective donor. I will not give to any charity out of New Zealand and, even then, I check their credibility carefully. One complaint I do have though, even with the likes of Breast Cancer or the Arthritis Foundation, why do they spend more than my donation with continual begging letters in the future?
Not sure I do have a favourite, but the closer to home the better.

#3

Give but make sure it's going to the cause not to a charity's CEO's back pocket.

#4

I think look after your own backyard first before supporting overseas charities

#5

Charity begins at home - there are loads of kiwi families below the poverty line that could do with our help

#6

Like to donate to charities that I know really do make a difference. Especially support Surf Life Saving, would hate to see them not being on our beaches!

#7

I donate to all charities when and if I get a chance, especially charities to do with kids :)

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