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Dec 22, 2018

If they specifically ask for that, then go for it, but I think a Starbucks giftcard is good for most people.

  • HFT
  •  Dec 22, 2018

I mean in dollar terms it maybe a small gift like a $50 gift card, but for a developing country the same in a donation to a legit charity it can make a difference, a very significant difference.

Dec 25, 2018

Whenever I read charity related stuff it always seems to be a developing country for some reason? Do people have No interest in donating to homeless veterans and kids etc in America?

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Dec 22, 2018

Never gave to charity. If you believe in really helping someone in need go do it personally not through some shady Church or Foundation.

Incoming MS from clueless trust fund babies.

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Dec 24, 2018
Tony Montana:

Never gave to charity. If you believe in really helping someone in need go do it personally not through some shady Church or Foundation.

So you never gave to charity, fine. Have you ever helped anyone financially "personally" or is that theoretical too?

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Dec 25, 2018

Yes, I have. Have you? Trust fund recieval doesn't count :)

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Dec 22, 2018

Make sure to donate to the Human Fund.

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Dec 22, 2018
JonnyDrama:

Make sure to donate to the Human Fund.

You absolute bastard! You beat me to it!

Dec 24, 2018
JonnyDrama:

Make sure to donate to the Human Fund.

"It has a certain understated stupidity. "

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Dec 24, 2018

I thought this was the whole point of this thread! Happy Festivus

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Dec 24, 2018

I'm all for gifts to charity. I can't remember the last time I received something I needed or wanted for Christmas. As an example, I just opened a gift with sweaters in it. I own at least 50 sweaters. There is no single item of clothing I need or want less. I don't even believe in Christmas and specifically told people not to buy me gifts. You know why? Because I'm not good at faking it when I am perplexed or disappointed, so if I have to thank you afterwards for some shitty gift I didn't want, then it's going to be awkward for both of us.

My position on this matter is well known among the people who might be inclined to give me a gift. My parents, for instance, know with certainty that I have shitloads of sweaters. I couldn't possibly need another sweater. And even if I could use one, I would only want it if it was nice. You want to buy me a Loro Piana sweater? Fine--I'll donate one of my old ones to charity. But if you want to buy me something shittier than anything I already possess--please, God, donate the money instead.

Otherwise, I have to return the shitty thing you bought. I have neither the time nor the inclination to do so. That's part of the reason I have so many fucking sweaters in the first place. I never get around to returning them, and I sure as shit don't wear them all. And if you buy them from a store where I wouldn't shop, then the act of returning your gifts grants me store credit at a place I wouldn't shop. It's just a complete waste of money.

If you know any grumpy cunts like me who have too much shit already and enough money to buy precisely what they want, either put the effort in to find something unique or just donate the money to charity.

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Dec 24, 2018

I just finished the Christmas dinner with the family and my parents + grandparents got charity gifts. They already have everything, and instead of getting them some crap they don't need I'll donate some money to a charity run by a friend of mine. It's also pretty convenient instead of walking around during December to figure out what to get for all of them.

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  • HFT
  •  Dec 25, 2018

Great initiative. Thanks for contributing to a charitable cause. The joy of giving.

Dec 25, 2018

Is there a charity that gives non targets summer internships?

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Dec 25, 2018

I give to charity.

I don't do it as a gift on someone else's behalf. That's just nonsense. If the recipient doesn't want a gift because he has "too much crap already" then buy him a few beers or a dinner or whatever. But to donate to a cause and act like it's "his" donation is just silly to me.

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Dec 26, 2018

If you want to give to charity then do so on your own behalf. If you want to give someone a gift then give them a gift. If you know a charity they already support than that could be a suitable gift. Ultimately, think about what the person wants.

Dec 26, 2018

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Jan 2, 2019

Giving to charity with gifts > Not giving to charity

Giving to charity without telling anyone > Giving to charity with gifts

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Jan 23, 2019
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