12 results for tag: charity


Simple Dreams

Room to Grow is in its second year of supporting programs at a home for orphaned and abandoned children run by our partner, Social Action for Women. In addition to providing some food for the 54 children living in the home, we also support the costs of sending 13 children to Thai school. The program costs about $450 CDN per year per child, or $38 per month. As part of the program, we do regular art and play activities with the children and send photos and artwork to those who sponsor them, along with short updates about the progress of the child in school. Nobel was at the home this weekend and she spent some time with our sponsored children, doing ...

Overheads

Not too long ago, I received an email entitled: "Donating - Interesting, ever wonder where that donation money goes?" It talks about some of the bigger, more well known charities in the world, and some of the salaries they pay out. You can read the 2010 email here, along with some clarifications and updates to the information.  Whether those exact facts are true or not, there is a feeling that many organizations spend too much on their own self-perpetuation, and too little on their charitable purpose. It's a difficult situation because the truth is that to get things done, you do need to spend money on things like an office, computers, transportat...