I like to think I’m fairly eleemosynary and I do give, but it’s harder and harder to know who uses the money best and who really needs our donations most.
Already staked out at Shoprite is the bell ringing Salvation Army.
I’m embarrassed to say I really dread leaving any store where the Salvation Army kettle is placed. Do I give each time? Do I walk around it, ignoring them? Do I say I gave last week? Further, both my grocery stores have money drives in the checkout line. Cashiers are required to ask Do you want to give to….. Saying no I feel like all eyes are on me for being a cheapskate.
We tend to give to the small guy. The out of the way organization in the hills of Appalachia or the veteran organizations that need money to build homes for the disabled veteran. I might fund a Donor’s Choose project, an organization that looks for dollars for teachers and classrooms.
I stay away from big organization giving. No Red Cross. No Wounded Warriors. Too big a network and too much for administration than what gets down to the needy.
Bottom line, giving, no matter to whom or why, is a good thing. Are there any places you give you want to tell us about? I’m always happy to learn from you guys.
Otherwise, Happy Tuesday. I’m still laughing at Trump calling Elizabeth Warren Pocohontas yesterday. The left outrage is delicious. No one on the left is shaming Pocohontas for the big fat lie of calling herself of Indian heritage tho. Of course not. And in other really really good news, crazy loon Keith Olbermann closed up his GQ political forum. Trump keeps winning. He defeated another hater! Now let’s get this dang tax bill done.