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    Smile Organizations you love, believe in, or support in some way or another.

    Mine all have to do with our furry little friends (truth be told, I find it hard not to cry everytime I see one of those animal cruelty commercials). Anyway, this is just a partial list, there are many, many un-sung hero's, shelters, rescues, etc out there I'm not even aware of.

    What are some of your favorite chairitys and or organizations you love, support, or believe in?

    The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. :Mahatma Gandhi
    East Coast Rescue - A Lasting Refuge For Exotics

    Animals for Awareness - Protection Through Education

    Lions, Tigers, and Bears - Big Cat / Exotic Animal Rescue

    Animal League / No-Kill Animal Rescue

    SPCAI

    Humane Society

    SPAN

    Other organizations I support are many anti-theism based - but I will leave those out for the sake of discussion since my anti-thesim thread was canned.
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    The National Kidney Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project because they both support people that are very close to me. My daughter had to have a kidney transplant and some really good friends of mine have been wounded in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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    i dont do national orgs, too much waste in general and i'd rather keep the money in my community. local chapters are fine. ( i ll help the local spca, but not national)


    the dead cops families program.
    the local women's shelter.

    does buying a lot of girl scout cookies count?

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    Mostly local organizations and
    Wounded Warrior Project

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    Almost forgot about this site Home Page - National Kidney Registry - Facilitating Living Donor Transplants Donate a kidney, you only need one. The recipient's insurance covers you, the surgery is lapriscopic and the amount of discomfort afterwards is minimal compared to the fact that you have just saved someones life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slozomby View Post
    i dont do national orgs, too much waste in general and i'd rather keep the money in my community. local chapters are fine. ( i ll help the local spca, but not national)


    the dead cops families program.
    the local women's shelter.

    does buying a lot of girl scout cookies count?

    I would say no....plus I don't agree with the ambush sales tactics....plus it seems as though the parents do more selling than the girls do. You are then ostrisized(sp?) if you tell them no.

    Tell me......how is mom selling boxes and boxes of cookies to coworkers at the office teaching the girls anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerryp View Post
    Mostly local organizations and
    Wounded Warrior Project

    Our club donates all left over funds at the end of the year to Wounded Warriors.
    Bicycles donít have motors or batteries.

    Ebikes are not bicycles

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    Livestrong
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    The main ones are

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikej View Post
    I would say no....plus I don't agree with the ambush sales tactics.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    Livestrong
    Check out the recent piece in Outside magazine, it turns out Livestrong is a scammer organization setup to "market" it's founder.

    That's why I only support the "Human Fund".

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    Check out the recent piece in Outside magazine, it turns out Livestrong is a scammer organization setup to "market" it's founder.

    That's why I only support the "Human Fund".
    funny because I have personally been the recipient of their money that had nothing to do with him.

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    Oh, forgot...i also support The Blue Ribbon Coalition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    funny because I have personally been the recipient of their money that had nothing to do with him.
    Was this a while ago? The used to fund cancer research I guess ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    Was this a while ago? The used to fund cancer research I guess ...
    a couple of years ago. it wasn't research or treatment related. they paid for me to attend a survivorship retreat at a swanky Austin spa. a few nights there with various seminars with other survivors and meals prepared by a vegetarian chef.

    a couple Livestrong staffers attended and provided us with all sorts of other resources that might be helpful. I have used some of them, also, and shared them with even more people.

    also toured their headquarters where they were just finishing an expansion dedicated entirely to a support facility for underserved folks in Austin, which is a pilot they plan to expand to other cities.

    maybe they did spend the bulk of their money on research in the past, but research is not the only aspect of cancer that needs support. I support the ACS and LLS for that. the other cancer organizations I support don't put any money into research, either. Imerman's Angels is dedicated to one-on-one peer support networking. I volunteer time for them. Stupid Cancer is dedicated to survivorship support for young adults. I also volunteer time for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tails8 View Post




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    I Thought This Was A Mtn Biking Site......

    Seriously, where is the love for IMBA?

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    Local MTB club

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    WWP

    I'm also on a cigar forum and a long time member has been helping us send care packages to troops overseas. Obviously we send them cigars, but we also send toiletries, candy, pretty much anything and everything that helps them stay sane. A big one that nobody ever thinks of when sending care packages to the troops is items for our female troops, so we've send a ton to them as well. I also try to send a couple dozen handwritten cards with a photo of my family to be given to soldiers. Just another reminder to them that we care and thank them for what they do.

    Btw, survivalstraps.com has care packages you can send and they also deal with the WWP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_martel View Post
    These guys have the right idea. They've decided "never again" ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post

    Oh yeah, how could I forget (must be that "short term memory loss")

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    Wounded warrior project and the Fisher house. Both my family and myself have benefitted alot from those 2 organizations when I was injured in Iraq. I donate when the funds are adequate and my mother donates quite a substantial amount of money on behalf of her company.
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    gah! fisherman garbage!

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    Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Hope for Haiti. Both excellent charities with very little of donations going toward administration, or administrator's wives Audi's and BMW's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffgothro View Post
    Mine all have to do with our furry little friends (truth be told, I find it hard not to cry everytime I see one of those animal cruelty commercials). Anyway, this is just a partial list, there are many, many un-sung hero's, shelters, rescues, etc out there I'm not even aware of.
    What are some of your favorite chairitys and or organizations you love, support, or believe in?
    East Coast Rescue - A Lasting Refuge For Exotics
    Animals for Awareness - Protection Through Education
    Lions, Tigers, and Bears - Big Cat / Exotic Animal Rescue
    Animal League / No-Kill Animal Rescue
    SPCAI
    Humane Society
    SPAN
    Other organizations I support are many anti-theism based - but I will leave those out for the sake of discussion since my anti-thesim thread was canned.
    I just happened to come across this article today when breezing through the news links regarding the SPCAI. Not trying to cut down the organizations you support, but thought it might be worth knowing. Sadly, too often I read about seemingly well-meaning charities grossly mismanaging their funds or spending it all on administration and salaries.

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    I support a bunch most people would tell me are awful orginizations but they get **** done.

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    My wife and I have tried to start a Christmas tradition (1 year strong haha) of buying each other livestock through Heifer (Donate animals to poor countries | Heifer International charity gifts | Heifer.org). Heard great things from a lot of people about it, and seems like a really good idea. The whole "tech to fish rather than give a fish" principle.

    NPR is another one we donate to often as well as
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guerdonian View Post
    NPR is another one we donate to often as well as
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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    Pinkos, how can you sleep at night?
    I have absolutely no idea what this means,
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    Quote Originally Posted by wbmason55 View Post
    I have absolutely no idea what this means,
    Sorry, bad joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffgothro View Post
    jeff, power to you for standing up for our wordless friends.

    You might have seen the CNN piece on SPCAI that exposed them as putting shockingly little of their funds into the mission they purport. The woman behind it has some other shady dealings, too. FWIW.

    SPCAI is not ASPCA. ASPCA has been around for decades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampboy62 View Post
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    I guess if you dig far enough, all this organizations are scammers in some way or another (from our comments here).

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    Ok, can we all agree this one is ok?

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    ^^^ Unless it's a meat salad
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