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Save a child's life

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

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  2. lardylady

    lardylady Star commenter

    Already have. We don't bother with presents at Christmas but donate to charity instead. Makes a lot more sense.
     
  3. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    Same here, Lardylady.
    Just a word of warning re Unicef. DON'T donate via mobile phone . I donated £3 for a hat or the like and I had constant and persistent text messages from them. So annoying and intrusive that I will not donate to them anymore. I prefer to dontate to other charities .
     
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  4. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Ditto.

    Last time I do that. It took several weeks for them to take me off their active suckers list.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2017
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  5. secretsiren

    secretsiren Star commenter

    We sponsor a wee girl in Afghanistan and also give a monthly sum to Save the Children. I've also donated via text to Unicef (I echo the annoyance of other posters at the incessant flaming phone calls and texts afterwards - Oxfam seem to be marginally less bothersome after donation). I have an awful lot of old baby clothes and soft toys that I wish I could donate to the children directly rather than take to a charity shop. Any ideas?
     
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  6. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    We do it all the time. We give regularly to Action for Children, we've sponsored a child in Nepal and I often send a gift to a school I often visit by skype in Ghana. We're glad to help these charities that do so much for children.
     
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  7. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Do Amazon still do the thing where you can buy specific things and have them sent through them?

    I did that the last couple of years...
     
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  8. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Discrete goods? I don't know. There is Amazon Smile where something like 0.5% of net price is donated to one of a small list of Amazon approved charities.
     
  9. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

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  10. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    And to you, @Vince-Ulam
     
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  11. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    Happy new year to both of you and to all the other TES people. I hope 2018 will be a good year for you all.
     
  12. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    Happy New Year to you all too.
     
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