Do you give to Charity REGULARLY? How about at the HOLIDAYS?

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Do you give to Charity REGULARLY? How about at the HOLIDAYS?

Bignuf Bignuf
Do you give, on a REGULAR basis, to any charities? Do you give when an event arises (like the Red Cross seeking funds after some disaster?). How about at the Holidays? Do you give to Red Kettle or Toys for Tots?

Anyone totally "against giving"? Anyone want to make the case for why we NEED to give and maybe give a shout out for a specific charity?

I have now seen there is an organization providing food and medical care to pets of homeless people. I think that is an amazing thing to do, to directly help in a needed way. I am going to donate to them today!!!

What is YOUR approach to charitable giving?
11/29/2011
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- Kira - - Kira -
A portion of each of my paychecks goes directly to three charities. St. Jude, Reading is Fundamental, and ASPCA. Next year I won't be able to do this because my health insurance is going up by about 6k for the year. I plan to try to give when possible.

I also want to bring my son to donate to Toys For Tots or the local hospital for the sick children. When my son was in the hospital at one week old a group of people brought presents and it literally meant the world to us. I'm tearing up typing that. I will never forget that.

My husband and I are fortunate to make good money. It's only fair that we give back in some way. I'd prefer to choose who my money goes to rather than the government decide for me. I donate to charities that are close to my heart. I also rarely mention that I do this because it's not something I do so that people will think I'm a good person or whatever. I've done it for years and my mom just found out a few months back. *shrug*
11/29/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
I donate to Planned Parenthood because they have done a ton of good for the health and safety of women. Unfortunately, I'm not at an income level where I can donate more to other organizations.
11/29/2011
Beck Beck
We donate to Rainbows and babies when we can and I also donate all our clothes to help the Veterans.
11/29/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
Donate regularly. Not always monetary though.
I am constantly donating to the thrift stores and food bank.
I recently made gift baskets for the women at the womens shelter.
And this year I AM donating to toys for tots or a similar program. Last year I didn't, but I made a goal earlier this year to collect at least 30 toys to donate, right now I think I have about 20? I have them all stored in plastic bins in my closet so I don't know exactly how many there are right now but I'm extremely excited to be able to donate them and know that they'll make a number of children happy : )
11/29/2011
allinonekid allinonekid
I donate monthly to the Childrens Hospital of the Kings Daughters (CHKD) and go out collecting money each year to turn in for their annual radio-thon. I also donate clothes several times a year.
Without them I wouldn't be alive.
11/29/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by - Kira -
A portion of each of my paychecks goes directly to three charities. St. Jude, Reading is Fundamental, and ASPCA. Next year I won't be able to do this because my health insurance is going up by about 6k for the year. I plan to try to give when ...
Love your choice of charities. It is ashamed that our own insurance costs...mine going up too, is crimping our ability to give. Your heart, however, is obviously in the right place!!! I agree too...I want to choose where my money goes...not have a third party do it.
11/29/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by allinonekid
I donate monthly to the Childrens Hospital of the Kings Daughters (CHKD) and go out collecting money each year to turn in for their annual radio-thon. I also donate clothes several times a year.
Without them I wouldn't be alive.
WOW...I need to look them up. Never heard of that organization. I am active with Children's Miracle Network and Shriners Hospitals too.
11/29/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I make a few donations to local food drives a year, along with clothes and other requested items.

This last weekend I donated 18 boxes of non-perishables, winter clothes and a coat, and other things all at the Salvation Army.
11/29/2011
Ghost Ghost
I have volunteered with various animal rescues for the past 9 years, regardless of season.
11/29/2011
Moein Moein
Little given regulary, for poor foreign childrens or poor old women at streets.
11/29/2011
Drakoni Drakoni
I pull old things and take them to the second hand store run by the local homeless shelter. The items are either sold in the store or go to help the shelter residents. I donate to charity and get rid of old things.
11/30/2011
IrishLassie IrishLassie
Yes. My job participates in United Way. So I have money that is taken out of my paycheck that goes to my charity of choice. Then my husband and I make a donation to a charity at Christmas time and then make that our christmas present to our families. Our families thought it was cool. This is going to be our 2nd year doing it. I also will go through our closets to weed out old clothes we dont wear or dont fit and give it to like 2nd hand stores or the Salvation Army.

The coolest thing we did (that I would love to do again) was for Trick-or-treating for halloween we went around and asked for cans of food or non-parisables and then donated all the food to our local food pantry. Its a lot of fun!
12/06/2011
allinonekid allinonekid
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Originally posted by Bignuf
WOW...I need to look them up. Never heard of that organization. I am active with Children's Miracle Network and Shriners Hospitals too.
This is the link to their site link

It just is only in Southeastern Virginia with the main hospital being located in Norfolk, Virginia. So unless you are around there it'd explain why you hadn't heard of it.

Here's a few facts on it...

•Virginia’s only free-standing, full-service pediatric hospital--treating children from birth through age 21--and site of the state’s only dedicated pediatric emergency center.

•A not-for-profit hospital committed to quality medical care for all children.

•The regional pediatric referral center for southeastern Virginia, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and northeastern North Carolina--a service area of nearly 2 million people. The hospital also treats children from across the United States and around the world.

•A health care facility and teaching hospital licensed for 206 beds. Headquarters of Eastern Virginia Medical School’s Department of Pediatrics.

•The heart of an integrated pediatric health care system of more than 3,000 employees providing comprehensive primary, specialty and surgical care for children. Patients have access to all the benefits of the hospital’s community outreach program, including educational workshops and lectures.

•Last fiscal year, there were more than 5,800 inpatient admissions and more than 156,900 outpatient specialty and surgical clinic visits. The Emergency Center handled an additional 47,217 visits.

•The hospital is located near downtown Norfolk in a medical complex that includes EVMS and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

•Community-based CHKD Health Centers offering a variety of outpatient pediatric primary care, specialty medical and surgical care and rehabilitative and diagnostic services are located in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk and Newport News. A satellite clinic is located on the Eastern Shore.

•A first-ever pediatric ambulatory surgery center opened in September 2005 adjacent to the CHKD Health Center in Newport News. A second CHKD Health and Surgery Center opened in Virginia Beach in October 2008.
Specialties and Services

•Children’s Specialty Group, a physician-owned, multi-disciplinary pediatric practice, provides treatment for patients in dozens of pediatric sub-specialties.

•CHKD Surgical Group provides general pediatric, neurosurgical, cardiac, plastic reconstructive, orthopedic and urologic surgical services. Other surgical services available include: anesthesiology, craniofacial and genitourinary reconstruction, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, as well as open heart and plastic surgery. Children made 36,258 visits to CHKD Surgical Group last year.

•CHKD Medical Group provides physician management services for more than 90 pediatricians in 15 primary care pediatric practices throughout Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina. There were nearly 439,000 primary care office visits last year.

•The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is the region’s only dedicated critical care facility for infants, children and adolescents suffering from acute, life-threatening illnesses.

•The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit cares for the most critically ill newborns and is the largest and most sophisticated facility of its kind in the region.

•A specially trained Transport Team of nurses, respiratory therapists and paramedics experienced in the care and movement of critically ill children and newborns provides transport from area medical facilities in fully equipped mobile intensive care units
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•The Transitional Care Unit at CHKD is one of the first programs in the nation developed to facilitate the move from hospital to home for technology-dependent children.

•The Children’s Rehabilitation Unit provides the region’s only inpatient facility for the diagnosis and treatment of children with severe disabilities.

•The Cardiac Surgery Program consists of a team of cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiovascular anesthesiologists and specially trained surgical staff bringing world-class care to area children whose heart problems require complex, life-saving surgery.

•The CHKD Child Abuse Program provides comprehensive medical and psychosocial services for the diagnosis and treatment of victims of child abuse and neglect. It helps coordinate investigation and intervention services of medicine, mental health, child protective services, law enforcement and prosecution. More than 1,000 children are served annually.

•The Children’s Sports Medicine Program meets the unique medical and rehabilitative needs of young athletes at every level of ability. CHKD orthopedic specialists and therapists help young athletes from the moment of injury through recovery and return to the playing field.

CHKD's Cancer Program coordinates inpatient and outpatient care for more than 500 children annually and employs the latest research and treatement for their patients.

•The Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is a state-of-the art, child friendly outpatient clinic serving the needs of some 1,200 area children for various cancers and blood disorders, like sickle cell disease, hemophilia and anemia.

•The Children’s Health Line is a free service that helps locate a pediatrician or pediatric specialist for families, as well as information on parenting seminars and workshops.
History and Community Support


Origin of the name...
•In 1896, a group of community-spirited women formed the Norfolk City Union of The King’s Daughters to provide medical care for indigent mothers and their children. They established a free clinic and visiting nurse service and in 1961 built The King’s Daughters’ Children’s Hospital, with 88 beds and a variety of services. In 1979, the name was changed to Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters. Today The King's Daughters number more than 1,000 and provide financial and volunteer support to CHKD.
12/06/2011
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
We give at the holidays as much as we can. And randomly throughout the year when we can spare it.
12/07/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
I donate to the American Heart Association and the Epilepsy Foundation. I don't really donate to breast cancer and I feel bad, but I feel like it gets the most attention.
12/07/2011
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