Absolutely amazing - exactly who was on my mind at the time - seriously ish :Þ
Keep it in your community. Womens shelter, homeless shelter, animal shelter, youth center.....
All of those are excellent choices. Thanks, Carla, for your thoughts ;D
Keep it yourself and donate bits of it as YOU see fit directly to the people/organization of YOUR choice that needs it most.
That's a fair and sensible way to think, Jim. Thanks for your point of view on the subject :D
Women and children are my biggest weak-spot; I'd definitely make sure they were part of the larger group I'd contribute to, first ;D
Good advice and much appreciated :D Best of the day to you!
I would also opt for one or several trustworthy non-profit organisation(s) of your community or region helping, saving and protecting people, animals and their natural environment.
I've occasionally donated to new groups, the whole time crossing my fingers that they were honest and responsible - discerning that is always the toughest concern, that my donations aren't going to a group that's less than what they portray. Usually, I give to well-known names and smaller local efforts that I can keep better tabs on.
Thanks for contributing to the post, Marianne - your comments are always appreciated :D
You're very welcome, PartyOfOne.
Yes, it is useful to make sure that these organisations are trustworthy.
If you gave it to me, I would pass it on to my bartender for you.
Saving me that extra step would be very cough kind cough of you - thanks in advance :D
I am very thoughtful like that :)
Widows and children of first responders.
That hadn't crossed my mind but that's certainly a worthy consideration - thank you, Vic :D
Spend it as you see fit, but give a helping hand when a worthy need comes to your attention.
A practical thought, no doubt - thanks, Jan :D
I could easily spend $50,000 a week and still be short for all the needs this area has - almost any area, really :·\ Oh, well...
I think I'd take a look at what the charities administrative salaries are first. Then I would separate the lower paid ones out and look for a few good causes. I figure if the administrator is getting paid a couple million dollars, then they don't need my money. :)
Excellent points, Will - definitely! Thank you, young sir ;D
I can only say what I have done/would do. I prefer to keep things local. More often than not I try to help directly, when I am able. Generally people in need tend to find me, I have been approached when out and about many times, some asking for money, others for work. When I was in business, I hired ex-cons and they were some of my best employees, and my best employee came from a center in the inner-city. I've also hired a guy going door to door before. There are some really great local charities and churches that I wouldn't hesitate to donate to, because they make a real difference without all the high dollar CEOs and overhead.