As the world continues to develop and become a smaller community with many connections through the internet and industry there is a need for philanthropy more than ever. Philanthropy is the need to do good things for others and often takes the form of large donations of money or property in the form of charitable trusts. The desire to give back is to create a legacy to the world that your existence mattered and you contributed to the world.
The desire is the same for a corporation as for an individual as well. Developing a charitable trust, which is a specific trust established to run the interests of a particular organization or group of charities that it can be done. The designated activities and funding is clearly stated to support all of the activities of the charitable trust and the money that it contributes. The successful establishment of a charity can leave a positive legacy for the world.
Friday 19 June 2015 – The Reporter Article on Sheltered by Grace
Kelly Daniels’ awesome article on Sheltered by Grace can be found as an attachment. In this article, Kelly explains that Sheltered by Grace is raising money to build our second stage of our local homeless shelters. We need community help to build an additional and much needed 36 bedrooms in order to transform the lives of the homeless.
We currently have had earth works graciously donated and building approval in place. We plan on doing the building in stages beginning with the first 12 bedroom module. The first thing we need is concrete for the foundations. If you, or someone you know has contacts that can help us with concrete, please get in touch with us. Your help is greatly needed, and greatly appreciated!
The ultimate goal of a good charity is to right the wrongs in life, contributing to the good of the less fortunate, not to feather their nest. So what are the determining factors in finding a good charity?
To explain, or describe, or interpret, or characterize the best charity to donate to, is how the dictionary explains “define” the best charity to donate to. To illustrate this more clearly, let’s take a look at the points below, one at a time.
1. Which cause?
2. Modus Operandi. Method of operation/charter
3. Ability to achieve the desired result (past performance)
4. Ability to lead/ utilization of talent pool
5. Enriching society (what do they give back)
Quite frankly, there do not seem to be enough homeless shelters to go around. How is that possible, you say? Well the swelling ranks of our homeless, is a prime indicator of the depths of gravity of the situation and the urgency required in providing a solution.
All homeless shelters are worthy of our help because they are the only recourse that our homeless can turn to in their times of great need. One of the best homeless charities to donate to, Sheltered By Grace is in Brisbane and expanding to provide more beds.
How do you say NO to a person in dire need – go away? Well, unless you yourself were in a similar position, it would take a truly heartless person to contemplate saying this. In all conscience, a humane person would at least attempt to help, would you agree?
That’s precisely how Chairman of Sheltered By Grace, Jason Loakes became so totally committed to helping homeless people. A friend and his family were in dire need.
Last Christmas I decided that I would very much like to donate some of my time in helping to feed the homeless, a good charity to donate to, I’m sure you will agree.
I had never done this before, so it was about time I did, I had thought about it many times before this, even my children who had flown the coop a long time ago, had done so. My partner was away and my best friend would arrive later that evening, so off I went.
What an enlightening experience it was! Heart wrenching and enlightening.
Sometimes it’s a difficult task finding the best charities to donate to as there are so many worthy ones out there. One thing that many savvy donors are considering these days is the idea of a “social return on their investment”. In the book, “Money Well Spent”, Brest and Harvey (2008:15) talk about the notion of social return on investment meaning that a donor or philanthropist wants to see their limited resources achieve the greatest possible impact. Perhaps this is why we are seeing a trend towards people only supporting those charities that are closest to their hearts, but they support them more regularly.
Are you considering making a charity donation? If so, do you know which charity you will make that donation to? There are many fine charities that can use almost anything that you have to give them, whether that is your time, money or personal effects. These charities provide various services that benefit the community in one way or another. You will find charities that support jobs in the community, those that assist homeless individuals, domestic violence victims and more. How can you choose between them when they all seem to provide such beneficial services to the community?
Donating to charity is an effort that makes you feel good inside. You’re doing your part to help other people whom might not be in the same position in life as you –people who appreciate your kind gesture more than anything in the world. There are numerous organizations that you can donate your money, time and personal effects to, whether you want to support disabled individuals, children, the homeless, victims of domestic violence or something else.
Making a donation is very easy to do, and many times the donation is tax deductible. Your first step is to decide which organization you wish to support, as well as the monetary amount you’d like to donate, or the items that you have to part with for donation. Don’t forget to clean out the closets in search of donations! You can find an organization that needs almost anything that you can offer them, and you will feel great knowing that your items are being put to great use.