Charity

Charities and Causes

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Simple office ideas for helping a cause - saving stamps from Christmas cards, what else could we do in the office? http://www.rnib.org.uk/donations-a…mps-appeal

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Used stamps appeal
http://www.rnib.org.uk
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Is there a reason why not a single of the charities that were found by GiveWell to be very effective are on the causes list of tpo?

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Jeff Peters
Jeff Peters

TPO has a certain number of specific partner charities and causes. However, when you have TPO mobile service, you can elect to have your 10% go to just about any charity or cause you like.

Sign the petition for Facebook to help promote the Global NO WAR Campaign this Christmas!

https://www.change.org/p/facebook-…m=copylink

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Facebook: A GLOBAL FACEBOOK NO WAR CAMPAIGN
https://www.change.org
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Laura Randelli
Laura Randelli

Good luck with that then!

I wanted to share this website that connects everyday people around the world with human rights activists in closed societies. Human rights activists have all sorts of need. Perhaps you have a talent they could use?

https://www.movements.org/

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Movements.Org
https://www.movements.org
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Laura Randelli
Laura Randelli

Human rights activists are supporting the wrong people!

It's the third day of TPO's 12 days of ‪#GivingGoodness‬!

Do you have a special someone who you'd love to treat this festive season? We'll help you.
Whether it's your partner, best friend or colleague - like this post and tell us what wish you'd like to grant them using #GivingGoodness so we can help you make it happen. http://bit.ly/TPOFBGivingGoodness

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Thousands of children won't get presents this Christmas.

With TPO, we're granting a wish everyday for 12 days. So make a wish for a child and we can help you make it come true. Just comment below with the wish you'd like us to grant and share this post with your friends. #GivingGoodness http://bit.ly/TPOFBGivingGoodness

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Today is ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬, a global day dedicated to giving back.

To celebrate the act of giving, TPO is giving you the chance to make a wish come true for others. Whether it's your daring dad, a charitable cause you care about, a family in need or a homeless person living near to your home, we want you to deliver goodness this festive season.

Share your wish, tell us who & why using ‪#GivingGoodness‬ in the comments and it could come true.

This will run for the next 12 days of Dec. Wishes granted will be announced every other day at http://bit.ly/TPOFBGivingGoodness

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Liza Feltrin
Liza Feltrin

I wish the homeless guy at Old Street station could take a warm shower and have new clothes... It's already freezing, and I believe a shower can clean your body and your soul. #GivingGoodness

Fiona Apps
Fiona Apps

We gave him an umbrella the other day but he was asleep so I hope he realised it was for him.

Yasamine Davami
Yasamine Davami

Everyday for a few years I walked passed a homeless woman who had been on her 'time of the month' and embarrassing to her she had no toiletries to control it from leaking through her trousers. I know that this story may sound crude but we forgot that the simply sanitation we see as being a necessity is a luxury to large portion living below the poverty line.
I wish for homeless woman to be giving sanitation toiletries.

Laura Randelli
Laura Randelli

I wish for homeless women to be given, not sanitary products, but...homes!

Hi everyone,
I need an advice. there will be Winners' games (childhood cancer fighters and winners) in Moscow, Russia at the end of June 2016 and we are dreaming of having an American team there. Who can help us with this? Thank you in advance!
https://youtu.be/M0izgM03udU

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Winners' games
https://www.youtube.com/
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Fiona Apps
Fiona Apps

One of TPO's Causes, Special Olympics Chicago, might be able to assist and give information about how to achieve this!

Greetings all,
My friend is running a half marathon in New Delhi this November. He is running for a cause and he will be trying his best to bring a change in the lives of those that I feel need it the most, one child at a time.
For the last 8 years, he has been associated with Udayan Care, an organization him and I are truly proud of.
If you help him reach the target, 7 young girls who may never complete school will get to complete their secondary education.
The process is really simple. Just click on the link below:
http://icfn.in/ADHM/fundraiser/AmitSingh/

Thank you for your support

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Amit Singh - Udayan Care -Airtel Delhi Half Marathon - 2015 - India Cares Foundation
http://icfn.in
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Igor Goliney
Igor Goliney

Ubuntu is not Afrikaans in origin

If you're a charity based in Leeds or Birmingham - check out Google's Grow Your Charity Online's free event: http://www.growyourcharityonline.com/uk/upcoming-events

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Upcoming Events
http://www.growyourcharityonline.com
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18 days to vote on which charities will get grants from Google with extra support from volunteers!

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Google Impact Challenge | Bay Area 2015
https://impactchallenge.withgoogle.com
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79% of people in the UK gave to charity or took part in social action in the last year. Interesting facts - http://goo.gl/YSOlRQ

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Which UK demographic donates the most to charity?
http://www.charitydigitalnews.co.uk
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New NHS Blood donation campaign: #BleedForEngland
staring ex-England rugby legends Jonny Wilkinson, Martin Johnson, Ben Kay, Matt Dawson and Jason Leonard. http://www.blood.co.uk/news-media/campaigns/BleedForEngland/ register today: https://my.blood.co.uk/Account/Register

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Give Blood - Bleed For England
http://www.blood.co.uk
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Hier eine, wie ich finde, grandiose Idee! Carla ist ein Sachspenden Markt der Caritas. Ihr könnt dort Produkte abgeben die anschließend in den Second-Hand Läden nochmal in Umlauf gebracht werden. Die Erlöse gehen den karitativen Aktivitäten der Caritas zu Gute. Zusätzlich bietet Carla langzeitarbeitslosen Frauen & Männern befristete Arbeitsplätze, Qualifizierung und somit auch Unterstützung für einen Wiedereinstieg in den Arbeitsmarkt!
#Caritas #secondhand #charityshops
https://www.caritas-steiermark.at/spenden-helfen/carla/

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Carla - Sachspenden & Shopping: Caritas Steiermark
https://www.caritas-steiermark.at
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Hello, world!

I have a question: is there a tradition of pupils giving flowers to their teachers at the beginning of the school year anywhere but Russia? If yes, then maybe it will be a good idea to implement our update on this: instead of buying lots of flowers, parents, their children and teachers could prefer an organized move of buying one bouquet for every teacher and sending all the disengaged money to a charity.

How do you like the idea?

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Metin Emenullahi
Metin Emenullahi

It is the case in Azerbaijan too. In fact, it is a tradition in all post-soviet countries. But regarding to your proposal: it sounds perfect, but in these countries, after dissolution Soviet Union, people don't trust corporations, banks, organisations and charities - the money changed in all 15 countries, and people lost a lot. So, IMO, they would rather buy the flowers instead of donating the money. So if you're planning to execute something like that, you need to consider this fact while preparing plan. ;)

Jeff Peters
Jeff Peters

That's a great idea. We don't have that tradition in the US. I don't know if tradition is the right word for it, as it's not a common thing that people do these days, but years (maybe decades) ago students would bring teachers an apple. Like I said though, that's more of a cliche or something you see in stories these days than an actual practice.

Anton Reshetnikov
Anton Reshetnikov

Thank you both for your reply! When it comes to Russia (and, maybe, all post-soviet countries -- thanks, Metin!), it is really a tradition that still exists. So it would be interesting to look into the topic considering other countries and find out about apples and who knows what else. The thing is, that decribed in my original post is not just an idea, but also a real fact: in Moscow last year and in my home city Omsk this year, some schools/parents organized themselves and decided to help charities. But yes, there is a problem of trust, so it won't be a widespread practice in the nearest future. However, it's still better than nothing, right? I would be grateful for other replies about similar traditions in other countries.

Ajanta Roy Chaudhury
Ajanta Roy Chaudhury

:D This post brought back the memories of my childhood. We used to give flowers to our teachers, any day of the week, but particularly on the 5th of September. But our school followed some strict rules. We were not allowed to buy anything for our teachers. That meant no cards, flowers or chocolates were to be bought with our parents' money. But my place is known for its greenery, and almost every house in the neighbourhood had a beautiful garden. So, as a kid, I would simply wait for the best flowers to bloom, so I could pluck one for my favourite teacher. :P And in school, some teachers were so popular that they would always have a pretty neat bouquet of all the flowers they received for the day. And there would be some, who would never get even one. In order to get one, on some days they'd try to be particularly nice to the pupil who brought a pretty flower to school that day to give to his/her favourite teacher. And that's how our Math teacher got a rose or two, while the English, Physics and Social Studies teacher had a very 'fragrant' career throughout! :D

Ajanta Roy Chaudhury
Ajanta Roy Chaudhury

P. S. - I hail from the state of Assam, in India. :)

Anton Reshetnikov
Anton Reshetnikov

Ajanta! (I suppose it's your first name by which I can call you? If I'm mistaken, please forgive me.) Thank you so much for your detailed response! It's really a pleasure to read your message and find something new on the topic. To be honest, I have two questions for you, as your message is really interesting. Was the 5th of September mentioned specially because it's a Teacher's day in India? We have a Teacher's day in October, but give flowers on the 1st of September, when school-year starts; do you celebrate this date as well? Secondly, how would your school authorities know if the flowers you gave were bought and not taken from your garden?