I see many people quoting how, "This person gave this much to that charity" or, "This person gave that much to this charity." How do you truly know an exact amount? There are many people who exhibit humility when offering charitable donations. How do we know that people are not donating anonymously? Some people choose to openly donate to some organizations and privately donate to others. Also, while some give from the kindness and generosity of their hearts there are others who give large amounts so that it won't be taxed. We can never know what one truly does as far as charity is concerned so isn't something better than nothing?
Good point OP. I give just about every week and I never really ask for a tax i.d. number. I often donate to my church without actually submitting my information for a charitable donation. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't. I'm not really concerned with the amount to report at the end of the year. Just how I can be of more assistance and how money or goods donated can better other people. I continuously give items each month I have not used in over a month's time. So I figure if I don't use it then this is not it's true home and it belongs really to someone who needs it. But I also give my time and there is no claiming that on your taxes either - well possibly mileage but I don't. I can tell you more accurately about the time than the amount. But I know it adds up to over thousands by the end of the year.
Answer by frogdawg at 11:50 PM on Jan. 23, 2009
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Answer by jessradtke at 10:20 PM on Jan. 23, 2009
It goes without saying that people who can only give money are less moral than people who can only give time.
That is obvious.
Some people are more talented at making money, somebody's gotta do it.
Blessed are the poor........... all that suffering causes them to be very moral..............
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