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I Have a Favorite Charity

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 39 People

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    Two because they are very close to my heart and another because, well... the advert really hit me. Cancer research because my Nan recently died because of cancer and I want to help it so others won't have to go through what I saw my mum go through, British Heart Foundation...
    CleoShilu CleoShilu 18-21, F Jan 27, 2009

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    One of Several...

    One of several charities that is very close to my heart is the Queen of Hearts Foundation Here is their mission statement: "Our mission at the Queen of Hearts Foundation for Disabled Children, Inc. is to help disabled children live a better life and to gain independence...
    TopazSkye TopazSkye 26-30, F 1 Response May 11, 2009

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    Charity Cruise's

     I found a way to go on a cruise and donate to Haiti at the same time.  How cool!  A cruise with a cause!        http://www.youtube.com/v/qaE-jR1zD7I&hl=en_US&fs=1&  
    lightnesso lightnesso 22-25 Mar 8, 2010

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    One Of My Favorite Charities Is The National Inclusion Project

    Formerly the Bubel Aiken Foundation-named after co-founders Clay Aiken and Diane Bubel, the National Inclusion Project  supports and creates programs and camps that bring together children with and without developmental disabilities. To learn more, see: http://www.youtube...
    ccol4him ccol4him 41-45, F Nov 5, 2009

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    Big Brothers

    I did a "tour" as a Big Brother several years ago.  My little "brother" was 12 years old and from a very dysfunctional home.  It went on for two years before he and his mother moved to another state.  It was at times frustrating and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 27, 2009

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    St. Jude's Children's Hospital

    I've got their number and they've got mine.  As long as they keep sending me those cute address labels, I'll keep sending them a monthly check.  LOL!  All kidding aside, a wonderful instituton that never charges for badly needed treatment.  Mostly, though...
    LilAnnie LilAnnie 56-60, F 4 Responses Sep 22, 2008

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    Make a Wish

    This is my favorite.  Kind of amusing as I found it through a reality TV show but hey...whatever works. I would have no problem donating to this charity if I had any money to spare...
    axelval axelval 18-21, T Nov 24, 2008

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    My favorite charity is This Star Won't Go Out.

    It's amazing and helps the families of children who have cancer
    BoredNerd BoredNerd 16-17, F May 31, 2014

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    I Have a Number...

    Amnesty Interenational is the primary charity i donate to. My main interests are in international aid and human rights and therefore in addressing the issues of human rights; it has helped so many throughout the world and not just on my own doorstep. I am very much of the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 22, 2008

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    A Few

    I actually have a few different charities that I support and like. The St. Vincent De Paul Society is very big in my area. Southern Indiana has a large number of low income families and St. Vinnies really helps them with their stores. Riley Children's Hospital and the Shriner's...
    Bertram Bertram 36-40 Jan 27, 2009

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    My Very Special Kids

    I started sponsoring children through the Christian Children’s Fund in 1990. My first child was a little boy named Rumer in Bogota, Columbia.  I have sponsored many children since then.  In 1997 I made a specific request when I learned CCF had started including...
    Myonis108 Myonis108 56-60, F 8 Responses Feb 20, 2009

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    It's Hard To Narrow It Down To One....

    There are so many awesome charities out there... to narrow them down to just one favorite is really hard.  Like most people, I tend to gravitate to charities serving causes that are meaningful in my life.  My mother and my sister both have battled Breast Cancer and...
    donharris donharris 46-50, M Aug 31, 2010

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    Questioing Youth Center

    www.questioningyouth.org   This is an organization with which I volunteer!  The mission is: Questioning Youth Center (QYC) is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and respectful environment for adolescents, in order to facilitate ongoing personal...
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 Jun 22, 2008

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    Heifer International- Building Dignity

    Ever since Dan West, came up with the phrase "not a cup, but a cow," Heifer's approach to providing global assistance to struggling countries has been characterized by long-term development, rather than short-term relief.  After immediate needs for food, shelter...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 21, 2008

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    Foo Fighters are my favorite band.
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    I gave £50 to the Nepal earthquake crisis recently best feeling ever, sometimes I feel so privileged and then it dawns on me that some don't have what I have, has anyone given to...
    gettingby123 gettingby123 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    Text I received: The Dog's Diary 8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing! 9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing! 9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing! 10:30 am - Got...
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    It’s not about thorns. It’s about roses. It’s not about darkness. It’s about light. It’s not about waves. It’s about water. It’s not about rocks. It’s about the...
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    My daughter love it when I sing Neil Diamond .....and playing this now....."I am I said by Neil Diamond" I love this version....I did not like Neil Diamond growing up. I had to...
    drooniedat drooniedat 36-40, M May 15

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    When I was a teenager, I had a part time job working for a lawyer. He had a slew of clients who had Alzheimer's or dementia, they often needed groceries delivered or the snow...
    dannyboydreaming dannyboydreaming 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    Am I a Monster? For me, the worst part of living with a mental disease was feeling like I can’t trust myself. When I was little, people told me I was different and I didn’t...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    Embracing the Baggage Growing up with autism wasn’t easy but I’m glad it wasn’t. If it was, I wouldn’t be the stronger, wiser woman I am today. I wouldn’t have the same...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    RRaarrr??? (confusled rraarrr) Today I had a lie-in and went to school in the afternoon purely to meet some people in my year who happened to be there either sitting or preparing...
    hanntiger1 hanntiger1 18-21, F May 8

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    ....My scabies nightmare continued.... I was planning to post earlier but wanted to make sure I was rid of this pest once and for all. I wrote about the honey herbal mixture; it...
    anasle anasle 36-40, F May 11

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    Long time ago I had a great job, working together with the management staff in an international engineering project, earning a lot of money. At the same time I was dealing with big...
    diaperuser71 diaperuser71 36-40, M May 12

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    My greatest love is to give service and help to those in need. I have many dreams that have been fulfilled, and some of them have not. I want to share a dream with you. I have...
    Alicehath Alicehath 56-60, F May 17

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    (PART II) So I was really mad that night, because the hitting was so unnecessary. I was crying excessively, because we have been starting to fight more often and the anger builds...
    bradfordbadboi1 bradfordbadboi1 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I get frustrated sometimes. I really do. I am generally, well I think I am, pretty up beat. But sometimes, it is hard to compute in my head and heart what I see and know and what I...
    GWMH GWMH 56-60, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My favorite song is Boite En Argent by Indila. My favorite English song is Tennis Court by Lorde. I relate to them very easily.
    Aureillenne Aureillenne 18-21, F May 12

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    my number one favorite singer is Anna vissi. And most favorite song a leap of faith
    Noelthemadhouse Noelthemadhouse 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was never my mother favorite child. I am the oldest and I have a sister who is 5 years younger than me. I was the mistaken child and the black sheep of the family because...
    xbukix xbukix 22-25, F May 6

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    I have two favorite seasons: fall and summer. I love summer because it is warm and hot usually with a lot of sun. Summer has the most life and vibrancy. I love the heat, the energy...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F May 13

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    Today my favorite song is "Jenny" by Nothing More. It's good.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F Apr 29

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    My favorite song when I'm angry is Irresponsible Hate Anthem.
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M Apr 29

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    My big sister is obviously my mum's favorite. She always says how proud she is, what a wonderful child she is, and what a great person she will be. I've never even heard a " You...
    Lunasnight Lunasnight 16-17, F May 3

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    My favorite color is purple and lavender
    marilovesptv marilovesptv 18-21, F May 9

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    Ahhhh!!!! My favorite TV show is back with a new season, super duper excited about the new episode tonight.
    BrutallyHonest13 BrutallyHonest13 22-25, F a week ago

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    Rainer Werner Fassbinder I write this for anyone who is possibly just going to get into his films.First off, don't approach his films chronologically, they will probably bore...
    Demosteen Demosteen 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My favorite female singer at the moment is Melanie Martinez. Her voice is perfection.
    aclockworkmegan aclockworkmegan 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Thursday for the fact that one of my favorite bands is named Thursday 😁
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    My favorite tv show is the secret life of the American teenager
    adamsbaby adamsbaby 13-15, F May 12

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    Picking a favorite band has always been difficult. But it would have to be Fall Out Boy, Pierce The Veil, Panic! At The Disco or Black Veil Brides. But I like Of Mice and Men...
    RecklessMistake RecklessMistake 13-15, M 2 Responses May 17