posted on Jan, 12 2018 @ 10:00 PM
I didn’t really want to place this in the Off Topic department, as it may receive less traffic, but I really couldn’t think of a place other than
that seemed appropriate.
So, for only the 2nd time ever, I’m going to kindly ask the members who read the thread to please give a little flag so it can gain a bit of
I, and maybe others, would like as much input as possible from our helpful community on this topic.
Though it is against my true purpose as a member here, I am making this thread for a little personal benefit...
But I would not be surprised if there was many like me who would appreciate any information shared by those with the relevant knowledge.
The question is obvious, given the title.
But a little background as to why may be in order;
So I was doing my bit, with charities, and I was not at all reluctant to do so.
My front door was knocked one day, and upon answering I was greeted by a volunteer doing the recruitment rounds.
I always hear them out and give them a chance to woo me, because I’m sure most of the time doors just slam in their faces, I don’t want to be that
This particular gentlemen successfully convinced me.
I prioritise causes, as I’m sure we all do, and the ones he said would benefit were right up my street.
Elderly care assistance in the UK, disaster relief Worldwide, refugee aid (food, medicine, clothing) and others that slip my mind.
In this instance, I’d already heard of the charity in question (we all have), as opposed to most who knock the door here representing unknown
Before I name the charity, I’ll go into a little more detail as to how I ended up making this thread...
Well it wasn’t soon after money was leaving my account that I was bombarded with what some may call divine signs, or universal messages, or just
plain old synchronicity...
It seemed everywhere I made a presence online, I’d come across some very derogatory and accusatory things about the charity I’d signed up to.
Prior to doing so, I’d never heard a bad word about them. So naturally, I took heed of these “signs”.
I did a little digging, and found quite a lot of criticisms of the org.
Nothing I could truly verify, but enough to convince me to cancel the direct debit I’d set up.
I mean, why risk it if you cannot confirm either way?
So here I am, looking to get back to giving.
Only problem is I’m not well versed enough in working out which ones to trust.
And that’s where I was hoping you, ATS members, would come in.
The charity I unsubscribed to was the Red Cross.
And while I’m not discouraging you expressing any dirt you have on them, I hope it doesn’t take the focus off of better recommendations.
I already have one in mind, a Guide Dog foundation.
But I’d like others as well, if you don’t mind helping out with info.
Much thanks in advance, people.