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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 Porterville area charities and get a tax write off to help you, too!
     
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    CarsForBreastCancer Car Donation
    1255 E Central Ave Ste 1, Fresno, CA 93725
    Boasting free, local towing, plus fast pickup when it's convenient for you and there are no costs to you. Take a tax deduction when you donate and contribute to us. We take vehicles in any condition. Support and help us.
    (559) 494-4711
    Saint Anne's Food Bank
    271 Wallace St, Porterville, CA 93257
    (559) 783-8018
    Ptrvl Salvation Army Service U
    368 E Date Ave, Porterville, CA 93257
    (559) 784-7872
    Printing 4 Charities
    646 Industrial Dr, Exeter, CA 93221
    (559) 594-9444
    Center Point Inc.
    1224 Jefferson St Ste 22, Delano, CA 93215
    (661) 721-2450
    Salvation Army
    300 E San Joaquin Ave, Tulare, CA 93274
    (559) 687-2520
    AA Grupo Humildes
    1130 N Ben Maddox Way, Visalia, CA 93292
    (559) 636-6416
    Volunteers4Humanity
    Po Box 6967, Visalia, CA 93290
    (888) 559-8882
    Kids First Foundation
    3710 W Sunnyside Ave, Visalia, CA 93277
    (559) 623-9288
    Tubatulabals of Kern Valley Tribal Office
    12600 Mountain Mesa Rd, Lake Isabella, CA 93240
    (760) 379-4590
    Corcoran Family Resource
    900 Dairy Ave, Corcoran, CA 93212
    (559) 992-5880
    Salvation Army
    1501 W Main St, Visalia, CA 93291
    (559) 733-2784
    Kckc
    3900 Niles St, Bakersfield, CA 93306
    (661) 871-3009
    Visalia Ecumenical Charities
    200 Nw 3rd Ave, Visalia, CA 93291
    (559) 733-4876
    Central Valley Vascular Access Network (CVAN)
    4800 W Wren Ave, Visalia, CA 93291
    (559) 799-7415


    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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