related: aid, fundraising

Charity = the voluntary giving of help, typically in the form of money, to those in need.




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The challenge in giving money away - Robert Forrester of the Newman’s Own Foundation talks about the challenge of continuing to raise money and give it away now that the celebrity factor has gone.




Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life. While poverty persists, there is no true freedom.
- Nelson Mandela

There's no better way to show donors what you're doing than by documenting what you're doing via the social web. You simply cannot buy this kind of advertising.
- Conversation

A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.
- Jack London

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
- First Letter to the Corinthians, Chapter 13

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