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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 Winder area charities and get a tax write off to help you, too!
     
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    The Living Word of God Global Ministry
    1254 Beaver Ruin Rd, Norcross, GA 30093
    Help our Christian ministry spread the Good News of our salvation. Be sure to contact our nonprofit, charitable organization in Norcross, GA, today!
    (470) 240-2755
    Charlton & Glover
    87 Vickery St, Roswell, GA 30075
    We are a full service law practice. Our attorneys, and lawyers are among the most experienced in all areas of legal work.
    (770) 993-1005
    Kwm World Outreach, Inc.
    P.o. Box 1292, Dawsonville,, GA 30534
    We are a ministry who supports feeding and clothing programs, education and Bible distribution. We also network with local ministries. Available Chaplains for drug rehabilitation and prison crusades.
    (770) 315-9021
    Fred Sparrow Ministries Inc
    1208 Atlanta Hwy, Auburn, GA 30011
    (770) 277-4310
    The Cubit Foundation
    127 N Broad St, Monroe, GA 30655
    (770) 207-0051
    The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia Inc
    861 Newton Bridge Rd, Athens, GA 30607
    (706) 354-8191
    Community Connection
    1865 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30606
    (706) 353-2824
    Charity Car Inc
    Loganville, GA 30052
    (770) 787-7500
    Vinie Lowery
    882 Hi Hope Rd, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
    (770) 995-0603
    St Joseph Charities
    134 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601
    (706) 549-4208
    Georgia Mountain Food Bank Inc
    1642 Calvary Industrial Dr, Gainesville, GA 30507
    (770) 534-4111
    Handweavers Guild of America
    1255 Highway 23 Nw, Suwanee, GA 30024
    (678) 730-0010
    Angels Beside You
    700 Washington St Nw, Gainesville, GA 30501
    (678) 943-1450
    St Vincent Depaul Society
    4974 Lawrenceville Hwy Nw, Lilburn, GA 30047
    (770) 921-7187
    RIDE Education Center
    9220 Waldrip Rd, Gainesville, GA 30506
    (770) 704-6965


    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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