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    I am mostly an Animal donor. I will do the Salvo's cause the old people make me feel sad for them and ANZACs as well. Other than that I mostly support local animal rescue groups. I should probably start collecting for my next one!

    I have more compassion towards animals as horrible as it is.

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    Oops.... thanks for reminding me Jadiee.
    There is 2 human causes i do every year.
    I never miss any opportunity to donate toward our Anzacs and towards the 'legacy' cause. I love chatting to the old ducks selling their badges in the shops. Make sure i put it on before i walk away too. They thank me ... but i don't accept it if you know what i mean. I thank them instead for doing what they did then,... and do now.

    I have quite the badge collection now.

    This year we go back to Bali in August and i'm going to 'Husky' as much stuff as i can carry over to help out the Bali dogs again.


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    Dog causes every time, and also save the bears. I personally do not support any human causes, I leave that to the rest of my family. Im a dog person thru and thru : )

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    As I said before, when I win big on lotto (apart from helping family/friends out), the rest of my life will be dedicated to forming and running a dog shelter : )

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    I have in the past sponsored a child although I dont like it when they are run by religious organisations mainly because there is potentially another agenda there that I dont agree with.

    I prefer to donate to cancer research because that is how I lost my Dad and it is a disease that affects all of us in some way. I would also donate to the local animal rescue organisations who I know do a really good job.

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    I am an animal sponsor through and through.

    I usually change my charities every year. At present I am sponsoring 2 bears through Save the Bears - next year will only be the one bear and I will sponsor a local animal rescue, probably SRV in Victoria.

    I have previously sponsored horse rescue groups as well.

    I will buy the Legacy badges and will donate to CFA as we live on acreage and these guys do a great job and I usually donate to the hay drives for farmers in need.

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    Well I always give to the Cancer Council, firstly because I think cancer is terrible but also because honestly, with my family history I'm all but guaranteed to get something so it's kind of an investment... And if I don't, it will be one of my siblings which would be equally hard to deal with.

    I'd like a charity that collected money to buy areas of rainforest and then that way the land couldn't be cut down/hunted in etc. I would also support charities that provided birth control and education to women in situations that weren't suited to rearing children, or at least allowing themselves to reach adulthood before they have children of their own. I too am all for population control, not only because I believe the world can't support this many people in comfortable living conditions (ie I want a large house with lots of land) but more because I honestly believe prevention is better than cure. I would be interested in exploring the option of having to earn permission to reproduce. If you don't have a pre-determined amount of money (the amount required to at least see a child through its first year or so) and little to no earning capacity (ie no skills/trades/experience/education), society will have to support the mother and children. We don't need more people at the moment by any calculations so I'm not really sure why we pay/support people to do so... I don't think they should be left to starve or go homeless on the streets, I just think it could have been prevented.

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    I donate to charities that enable me to get a tax deduction and where I feel the donation is not being gobbled up by admin costs.

    So – human ones – cancer and heart – animal one – an international wildlife charity. I used to donate money to R SP CA and A W L – but donate goods instead only to A W L now.

    Some links that may interest people:

    https://www.moneysmart.gov.au/managi...money/donating

    Full Page - CHOICE guide and review to donating to charities - CHOICE

    Millions in donations blown on administration costs | News.com.au

    Charities' fund-raising costs swallow millions in donations

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    I do both. I have been sponsoring a child since shortly after my own daughter was born. I chose a christian organisation because they spend less on administration and advertising and more money reaches the intended recipients. The region they work in has been christian for some time, so I think they are probably in a good position to connect to the people they intend to help. (I'm not religious, but I don't like throwing the baby out with the bath water either). Also, Hyacinth, I think it's a bit harsh to say that people in Africa shouldn't have kids when they don't have enough money to send them to school for example, which is what most of my sponsor money is spent on. They also cannot foresee when a drought may hit them and cause a famine. I think interfering in people's right to procreate is a very sensitive topic and one where we have to be careful not to venture into the territory of eugenics and related attitudes. Yes, make contraceptives readily available so they have a choice, but we have to be careful about it should always remain a free choice and they should not be bribed into using it.

    My sponsor child is actually an orphan. Don't know what happened to her parents (her mother died when she was a baby), but she is being looked after by her aunt and uncle.

    I don't have a regular arrangement to donate to any animal causes, but I do spend quite a bit of my own money on our foster pets and participate in fundraising when I can. I will donate to the RSPCA mainly as a one off when they are involved in disaster relief. I do regularly buy products from their shops also.

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    This came up on the ‘radar’ this week – particularly with winter coming up. Maybe another option/idea for people to donate to a worthwhile cause:

    Rosies - Donate!

    It is good to remember - homeless people also have pets !

    Also – Pets in the Park for people in NSW:

    Pets In The Park

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