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Key Terms for Charities

As you likely know, there are charities found all over the world, and these organizations offer assistance in different ways. Typically people have the opportunity to donate money to charities, or volunteer to help the homeless or children in need. Generally these organizations are nonprofit, and provide necessary aid to millions of people on a global scale. Below you will find some helpful key terms that can assist you with better understanding charity organizations and event fund raisers.

  • Philanthropy – The desire to help or assist others in some way out of compassion. This can be done through community volunteer work or donations made to a specific charity.
  • Charity – This is an organization that is set up to specifically assist people in need. Most charities are geared toward a specific cause, such as helping alleviate child hunger.
  • Nonprofit – Something that is conducted or organized without the intention of making any profit or money from it. The funds that are raised or donated to organizations like this are used to help people in need.
  • Emergency Relief – Assistance in the form of money, food and volunteer work that is provided for people that suffer from a natural disaster or other major plight.
  • Homeless Shelter – A designated building or shelter that is meant for adults and children in need. These are found in cities all over the United States, and provide a place to sleep for individuals without homes.
  • Event Fundraiser – A nonprofit event that is held specifically to raise funds for a certain organization or group of people in need.
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    Community Health Charities of America
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Making donations is a way to give back to those less fortunate in your community. Make a difference by donating to our local Orange County area charities and get a tax write off to help you, too!
     
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    Po Box 12851, Newport Beach, CA 92658
    Helping Hands collects and distributes donated items to charities in Orange County (South Coast Children's Society, Los Angelitos Orphanage, Families Forward, Goodwill). It was founded January 2009 by a group of business women who wanted to help the community.
    (949) 271-2318
    Madd Donations
    3115 Airway Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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    (714) 241-0298
     
    User Review: "I enrolled myself and a few co workers to get some education and be hospitable to the community. We were treated as if we..."
    International Society for
    16808 Armstrong Ave Ste 170, Irvine, CA 92606
    A non-profit organization that seeks to help kids with cancer. We are strongly committed to supporting these children and their families during the healing process.
    (949) 679-9911
    The Imagine Foundation
    3471 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663
    (949) 675-2285
    Newport Water Polo Foundation
    324 Esther St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
    (949) 574-9590
    Junior Achievement of Southern Ca
    301 E 17th St Ste 202, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
    (949) 515-2185
    Ticktocker Thrift Shop Natl Charity League
    540 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
    (949) 646-4024
    All Charities Donations
    1630 Superior Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
    (949) 515-3810
    Generation Next
    4100 Macarthur Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92660
    (949) 250-1779
    Junior League of Orange County California Inc
    5140 Campus Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660
    (949) 261-0823
    Affordable Housing Access
    4029 Westerly Pl Ste 101, Newport Beach, CA 92660
    (949) 253-6247
    Aids Research & Support Foundations
    5000 Birch St, Newport Beach, CA 92660
    (949) 660-8055
    Institute for Family Wealth Counseling
    3991 Macarthur Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92660
    (949) 861-3377
    National Charity League Inc
    950 S Coast Dr Ste 200, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    (714) 966-1005
    American Diabetes Association
    151 Kalmus Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    (714) 662-7940


    The idea that there is a certain responsibility to give to those less fortunate has been around for a very long time. In the modern United States, however, what is and is not a charity is heavily regulated. A charity or non profit is required to obtain a 501(c) and abide by various regulations as to how it can spend its money. Despite this, there are a large number of charities, nonprofits and philanthropic organizations in the country. Individuals may donate money or goods to these organizations. They may also volunteer their time. They cover all kinds of causes. Some focus on helping children, some on animals. Others handle emergency and disaster relief. Children's charities may address poverty or medical research. Funds may be raised by a variety of methods. Event fund raising is popular, including silent auctions, concerts and dinners. Some individuals tithe a specified amount of their income. Personal philanthropy can also be spontaneous. It is possible to get a tax break if you donate money or valuable items. Old cars, for example, are commonly donated to charity. Other charities take old cell phones, either for recycling or reuse. Some charities actually form event funds to give to other charities. Volunteering for a nonprofit is common in some segments of the population and can be highly rewarding. Other individuals and businesses may contribute their professional services rather than donate cash. Charities may also benefit from government grants and aid. Sponsorship is a form of donation whereby an individual agrees to pay a certain amount towards a specific action. Normally, a charity will ask for individuals or companies to sponsor a child or an animal. Charities may focus on disease, poverty or hunger. Homeless shelters are also often owned by charities or charitable foundations. The positive impact of charities is considerable.
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