If You Created a Charity, What is it and Who Does it Help?

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Re: If You Created a Charity, What is it and Who Does it Hel

Post by Amagine » 26 Jun 2017, 11:51

This one might sound strange and a lot of people may disagree with me but I would want to create a charity that helps ex-felons. When they get out of prison, it's hard to find a job, a stable home and much more. They then turn back to a life of crime because they don't have any real support in the outside world. I think there should be more organizations that help to build them up so they won't turn back to crime.
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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 26 Jun 2017, 12:00

Amagine wrote:This one might sound strange and a lot of people may disagree with me but I would want to create a charity that helps ex-felons. When they get out of prison, it's hard to find a job, a stable home and much more. They then turn back to a life of crime because they don't have any real support in the outside world. I think there should be more organizations that help to build them up so they won't turn back to crime.
I don't disagree with you. There are a few charities like that near me that help and act as half way houses and people definitely need help with rehabilitation after prison. Some people just don't want the help though, and I think you can't help people that don't want to change.
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Post by Izesicle » 06 Jul 2017, 00:02

I donate to two charities now, one for children and one for education. If I were to set up my own charity, I would set up one that involves education and reading. I am alarmed that people and children are not reading quality anymore.

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Post by EMoffat » 06 Jul 2017, 06:26

Really interesting question! My charity would be about helping struggling and poverty stricken communities to become self sufficient. The old saying about teaching a man to fish and all that. I would love to set up a support system where people can learn to make it for themselves. Start a school for example, and have rewards for staying in school. Then you could send certain people to become teachers and they could teach other interested members of the community etc. It could be done from crops all the way to construction.

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Post by PRAXIDES » 07 Jul 2017, 07:52

I would create a charity for single mothers who don't have any income generating activities to sustain them. I will train them in table banking and empowerment them to start income generating activities.

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Post by Miraf Hoshi » 07 Jul 2017, 08:08

I would really love to start a charity that caters homeless people. Nowadays, it's really a hard case living out in the streets/anywhere knowing theirs a lot of so-called "bad guys". Bad weathers coming so just like us, they also need shelter. Well there's a whole lot more to discuss if that would be the topic.

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Post by ruelboy17 » 07 Jul 2017, 15:26

For me, instead of giving money for children/people I'd rather teach them God's word for them to encourage to remain strong to do good job for Him. I mean it's good to help them but sometimes money is the root of evil.

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Post by Naval Aulakh » 08 Jul 2017, 10:39

I would sell my paintings and would collect money and I would give that money to the old age homes to help old people. I would feel really happy by doing so.
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Post by Jeyran Main » 11 Jul 2017, 09:20

I would make a society and community that takes care of unwanted children.

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Post by Vallen Kale » 11 Jul 2017, 09:57

If I could create a charity I would like to create a foundation for Cancer research. I am aware that right now, there are a lot of charities and foundations dedicating to this cause, but I want to be an extra force pushing for the ultimate remedy for all kinds of cancer.

I lost my brother to cancer and right now my girlfriend is battling the disease. She is getting better now and all things are going in the right direction.

I have seen first hand what cancer can do to people and it pains me the most when it happens to your loved ones. I don't hate cancer, by the way. I understand that it happens for a reason and that the abnormal cells inside are simply have problems of their own. But I wish there is a remedy, THE cure, for every single one of it.

As for what kind of charity or foundation it would be, I think it should be a sports competition. It is fun and healthy. People can have fun and they will save lives at the same time as well. The donations they provide shall be delivered to Cancer research institutes or to assist cancer patients.

My apologies for such a dramatic and lengthy post. Sometimes I tend to get carried away.

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Post by Shireks Nancy » 14 Jul 2017, 18:03

If I were to create a charity, it will be to promote writing among all members of society, I will ensure there is a lot of money for writing competitions and would encourage writing as a hobby among children, not an obligation.

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Post by jeminah28 » 18 Jul 2017, 20:58

Wow, I like this. If given a chance to have a charity, I will help the street children, and help the people don't know how to read and write.
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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 19 Jul 2017, 04:32

I would so volunteer for your charity, Amagine!

Mine would be something to help victims of gender-based violence and abuse. I would fund women's refuges and hotlines. I'd provide for children too.

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Post by myprecious » 22 Jul 2017, 16:08

Hi Amagine,

I admire you for even thinking on charities that you wanted to pursue. I have to say push for it. You never knew how much less fortunate people appreciate that kind of charity. Having been working in non profit for many years, I have been with volunteers from around the world passionately doing this.

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Post by Pm7lucas » 23 Jul 2017, 18:22

I would have to have two charities...one for abused women and children and another for helping animals!

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