Charities and Non-Profits

Major charities are organizations that contribute to a charitable cause, and raise awareness to a certain social issue. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, March of Dimes, and Feed the Children are examples of major charities.

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Food Safety
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Do people take advantage of food banks?

It is true that some people use food banks even when they can afford to feed themselves. But, the line between the "haves" and the "have nots" becomes more and more blurred everyday. Add to this the fact that most people can follow directions on a box, but they don't know how to really cook.

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Know of any companies that donate to non-profit organizations- Any types of donations- gift cards to material items etc?

A shoe company called Tom's makes shoes and for every pair you buy they send one to a kid in Haiti, or somewhere where kids are in need so anything given to them will go towards helping out the kids. This may not be exactly what you were looking for but I hope it helps anyway.

Bible Prophecy
United Nations
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Knights Templar

Who is Mark Borrington GCKT?

Grand Master of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar. A modern day Templar group.

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What is the purpose of Save the Children?

helps children

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Who is Linda Bergendahl-Pauling?

The founder of the Make a Wish Foundation

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What is Pudsey Bear's girl friend called?

Pudsey Bears girlfriend was named Blush.

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How old do you have to be to work at Target?

On the Target website if you go to apply It asks you your age and says you must be at least 16 years old to work at Target.

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Business & Finance
Business and Industry
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What is a nonprofit corporation?

  • A nonprofit corporation is an organization or company that gains money through sales and keeps 100% of the profit. Income and any surplus funds are not distributed to owners or shareholder, but are kept to be used in the company's activities.
  • A nonprofit corporation is one which exists to fulfill a charitable need in society. Nonprofits use money gained from donations and fund raising activities to help those in need or to support education and scientific research, fund advances in health care, promote conservation and responsible citizenship, protect animals and other worthwhile endeavors. Nonprofit corporations are subject to Internal Revenue Code 501(c)3, and most of the profits they generate are exempt from income taxes. Generally donations to nonprofits are tax deductible.
  • Non-profit organizations include charities, trade unions, and public foundations.
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How far is Norwalk CT from Westport CT?

Norwalk and Westport touch, so it usually doesn't take that long to get to Norwalk from Westport. Getting to Norwalk from the Westport-Southport border (the side of Westport opposite to Norwalk) would take about 20-30 minutes.

Animal Rights and Abuse
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When were the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals founded around the world?

In England The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded in England in 1824. Queen Victoria allowed its name to be changed to The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in 1840.

In America Henry Bergh chartered the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on April 10th, 1866.

In Australia the SPCA was founded in1871. The Australian RSPCA was chartered in 1981.

In Canada the SPCA was founded in 1869.

In Hong Kong the SPCA was founded on 24 June, 1903.

In Malaysia the SPCA was founded by Ruth Spiers in 1958.
In New Zealand the NZSPCA was founded in 1882. The RNZSPCA was chartered after 1933.
In South Africa the Cape of Good Hope SPCA was established in 1872.

Charities and Non-Profits

How much money did Children in Need raise last night?

They raised 30+ million*

*Last night = Friday, November 19, 2010

Charities and Non-Profits

Is oxfam a national company?

yes it is, oxfam is a multinational company that are in it to make no profit wat so ever

Charities and Non-Profits

What does Ronald McDonald house do with the money given to them?

Ronald McDonald House is a support charity for families of kids with cancer and other serious illnesses. They buy and operate large residences, similar to boarding houses, where kids (and their families) can stay when they are receiving medical care in a distant city. This helps reduce the enormous financial strain on parents, and gives the kids a more familiar living atmosphere, similar to what they have at home. This psychological value has been shown to improve the effectiveness of medical treatment.

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How much to end world hunger?

Given the sheer numbers of people living in situations of extreme poverty - an estimated 925 million people were chronically hungry in 2010 - many often assume that the cost of ending world hunger is astronomical and out of our reach. This is, fortunately, not the case.


Less than 1% of gross national income from all rich countries, 0.7% to be precise, would be enough to end poverty forever. In the US, that amounts to $91 billion per year. That may seem like an endless amount of money, but compare that to the Department of Defense Budget for 2010: $663.8 billion, an increase of $2 billion from last year. The US has the money to pay for an increase in foreign aid money, but without the political and public resolve it will not happen.

The UN estimates that the cost of ending world hunger by achieving the Millennium Development goals would be $143 billion in 2010, which would be spread out among the nations of the world. Due to low levels of aid spent by rich nations across the world, with only five nations reaching or going over the 0.7% goal, the cost of ending world hunger and achieving the Millennium Development goals has not yet been met. If all nations were to commit fully and spend the 0.7% of their gross national income on aid, millions could be set on the path of raising themselves out of global poverty sustainably and permanently. The UN Millennium Villages project offers a good example of the end result of this sort of funding. Designed as a development program focusing on building stability from the local level to the national level, the villages aim to apply the success felt on a smaller community level to district-wide and national levels, allowing local solutions to be implemented in similar situations as well as identify specific national policies that need to be targeted for sustained development.


Using the Millennium Villages project model, a breakdown of what specific regions will receive the aid can give a picture of where investment will occur on a global level. The majority of funding (40%) goes towards health, not surprising considering the high costs associated with drugs and implementation of health programs. The other 60% of funding is fairly evenly consistently split between other community needs: infrastructure (including electricity, roads, sanitation), nutrition, water, agriculture (including training to utilize new breakthroughs in agricultural technology and strategy), community, education, and environment. In all of these cases, the majority of these costs associated with ending world hunger pay for infrastructural or other overall changes that will allow for sustained economic and community growth. As the saying goes, give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day, but teach him how to fish and he'll eat for life. These solutions are not quick fixes, and will not result in immediate dramatic results, but over time and in a very fundamental way will add up and result in the ending of world hunger.

The precise solutions that work for the Millennium Villages in Africa of course cannot always translate to all regions, the problems felt in Africa differ greatly from those felt in Oceania. However, the success in these villages show that targeted solutions do work, and offer general examples from which other efforts may be aware of and avoid general difficulties. The cost of ending world hunger is not as high as may be imagined, and the outcomes are endless in terms of the benefits for the regions and the world.

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How much money did Children in Need 2010 raise?

£18, million

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What colour was pudsey bear in 1985?

In 1985 Pudsey Bear was brown.

Charities and Non-Profits

Is there any truth to Ronald McDonald Houses accepting can tabs for patient treatments?

The can tabs are NOT more valuable than the rest of the can. But because so many people were collecting the tabs, McDonalds said, "OK, you can donate them here and we will use the money for our Ronald McDonald Houses." They just trade the tabs in for money at the local recyclers (One million tabs gets about US$355. That means 100 tabs are worth three and a half cents!). You'd be far better off keeping the tabs on the cans and recycling the whole can. You'll get much more money for it, as the aluminum in the can is just as valuable as the stuff in the tab.

See the link below about "Can Tabs Urban Myth".

A:Yes. Here is the web site for Ronald McDonald including the information about the tab tops apparently the tabs are made of a higher quality aluminum. Marcie A:No no no no! This is an urban myth! Okay, well kinda there is. But only because of the myth. Because of the prevalence of this myth, in association with several charitable organizations, many are giving the recycling value of the tabs if you turn them into drop centers. Ronald McDonald house is one and they get $0.50 per lb of tabs. It takes almost 1000 tabs to make a lb. The tabs are made of an aluminum alloy similar to the rest of the can. For recycling purposes the tab, top and can are all worth the same by weight. The Ronald McDonald House website does say that the tabs are "100% pure, high-quality aluminum," but it isn't true. They need to be an alloy to be strong enough to open the soda. Go ahead and leave the tab on the can and collect the cans to drop off as aluminum for recycling, collect the money and donate that to Ronald McDonald Houses. You'll get more money AND you will be recycling. It's a win-win! A:Yes, it's true. My daughter's elementary school collected tab tops for them. The school office had a huge acrylic/wood "Ronald McDonald House" in which we would dump our collected tab tops. You have to check with your local Ronald McDonald House/Charity, to see if that House/Charity participates (not all do). Go to this website on the official Ronald McDonald House website -- Also -- "the tabs are made of PURE high-quality aluminum, unlike cans, which consist of alluminum and other alloys." [taken from the RMcDH website.] They are not made of the same metal as the rest of the can.
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When was save the children established?


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Is DECI Tanzania a member of freemason community?

yes is true becous program his defferent i now is true.

History, Politics & Society
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What is Caritas Rojas?

A Catholic organisation that helps people in need

Salary and Pay Rates
Labor Unions
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What is the union pay scale for a laborer in Chicago including all benefits taxes and insurance?

A union laborer makes as of June 1st in Chicago 35.20 an hour not sure what all benefits add up to.

Religion & Spirituality
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What are some images symbolizing charity?

The Pelican in her piety, feeding her chicks on her own blood is a common symbol. Another famous symbol is the lactating mother feeding children.

Australia Religion and Spirituality
Charities and Non-Profits

What is the St Vincent De Paul Society of Australia?

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Australia is a lay Catholic organization, and an extension of the mission of St. Vincent de Paul - that is, helping the destitute, elderly, and infirm. It was founded in 1854 by Fr. Gerald Ward as an attempt to help the rapidly growing immigrant population of Australia, who were often poor.

The Society is composed of both lay and ordained members who do charity work throughout the country.

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How did AIDS begin?

Some monkeys in Africa had a disease (SIV) like AIDS.

It was passed to humans when they killed and ate the monkeys for food.

Or perhaps when they were cutting up the animals and blood moved to an open wound in the butcher.

The disease then mutated slightly and was then passed on from human to human through sexual intercourse and sharing of contaminated needles.

Law & Legal Issues
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What is the primary focus of interest groups?

Whatever the main interest of the group happens to be.


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