Charity begins at home. That is one of the truest statements ever made.
Local charities have recently seen some good folks doing wonderful things for them. Charities that really HELP people, meaning that the people get help, and move on , so a new group of those needing help can come in, and move on.
There are so many groups out there who make a business out of asking for money. I have stopped donating to those. Are their people hungry? Sure, but when they do nothing to actually solve the problem, I walk away.
We were talking the other night about how a Cherokee man who is an elder in his Nation , he told how they will never ask for charity, never solicit money. For 99% of the tribes that is true. They take care of their own, they KNOW charity begins at home. The Cherokee have always been an industrious and proud Nation (and well they should be!)
The local charities need help. I am sure that in your city, the story is pretty much the same. Here we had a huge plant close and there are many more people seeking help this holiday season. They aren't people who ask every month for help. They are seeking education, and jobs, they just need a helping hand, not a Sugar Daddy.
Your local charities help your friends and neighbors. They will help you , if God forbid you ever need it. They are there for you.They don't care who you are, they will help you.
When you have the ability to give, whether it is time, money, or material goods, give locally. Governments will worry about Haiti, and other countries with disasters... we need to help those locally, no one is coming from another country, or even another state to help the people our kids go to school with, or our neighbors, only you are going to do that.
Give wisely, give only what you can afford to give. Give anonymously, give from the heart. are giving in any way that you can!
Some local folks are being very generous, make sure that you
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