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charities update

Filed under: — adrian @ 11:53 pm

So I made some decisions and made some donations. I checked all the charities out on beforehand to make sure my money was going to the right places.

Here’s the breakdown of charities and portions of total money that I gave:

I don’t think any of these are perfect, but they all do good work. Thanks for the suggestions earlier. In the running for next time are Catholic Charities CYO, Archdiocese of San Francisco, Compassion International, and Worldvision.

note: Those of you who know me probably realize that I’m not writing about this because I want to draw attention to myself or anything like that. I’m not (or I hope I’m not). Perhaps you will see this and think about charities if you have the means.

note 2: It’s nearing my birthday and I’m thinking it might be a good tradition to give to charities every year around this time.

3 Responses to “charities update”

  1. Colin Says:

    I didn’t think you were trying to impress anyone. Getting input from others on experiences they’ve had is really useful. Plus, your post was helpful to me and Heather because it got us talking and thinking about how we want to live our lives in the future and how we want to manage our finances. Heather has been thinking a lot about how to live in the US in light of the knowledge that thousands of people are literally dying of starvation every day in other parts of the world. It’s not something we normally think about but it’s the truth. Keeping charitable gifts in mind is a way to stay connected to those who need our help and it prevents us from giving ourselves over completely to a consumerist culture.

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