Over the last few months, I heard about donating a percentage of earnings to charity.
Every time this comes up, I think about keeping aside 5-10% of monthly earnings for charity. But as usual this thought is lost among the hundreds of other personal problems.
Now this idea is back in focus . My colleague, Kishore, was transferring money and when I asked him about it, he told me that he donates every month. He is doing this for the last 6 years.
WoW! Here I was just thinking and right there was Kishore who was acting!
He actually took over his wife’s initiative to do this when they got married. She is very empathetic to any cause or suffering.
Unfortunately I have the will to give, but lack the patience to search/research for an appropriate charitable organization.
This is where I need your help – I trust your judgement, please share your own preferred charitable organization that you think I should give to.
Here’s what I plan to do
- Donate a fixed amount every month
- Donations will be through online account-account transfers (I can set up standing instructions)
- Donate to an organization in India
Here’s how you can help
- Name one or more charitable organizations that you trust.
- Explain in a few words (or sentences) why you prefer it.
Now while I beat my drums about my sudden philanthropic urges, my mother has been donating to a local temple in my hometown Vijayawada, to feed people.
The temple provides food for the poor and on my birthday, a small share goes in my name. Mom has been doing this for years.
So through this post, I’m affirming to start my own small effort towards charity.