Wednesday, 25 June 2008


So I've decided to donate about 10% of my net income to charity, and now all I need to do is to find a good charity. I don't want to sponsor another child, in case at the end of Massey I don't immediately find a job and can't afford the sponsorship — that would just make me feel too bad (unless anyone wants to co-sponsor a child with me and be aware that they may end up wholly sponsoring the child for a time).

Otherwise, I'm looking at sponsoring Children in Crisis, a project I supported before I started sponsoring Francis. (The funny thing is that I started sponsoring Francis about the same time that I quit my full-time job and started studying again — before, while earning full-time, I didn't think I earned enough to sponsor a child. I guess that says more about my money management skills than anything else....)

On the other hand, I think it would be nice to support a charity domestically as well as overseas. My only problem is, which charity? So far, apart from Children in Crisis, I'm considering St John's, UNICEF or Greenpeace.

But there are so many more deserving charities out there, and I feel I should consider more of them before deciding whom to support. So, anyone: ideas?

1 comment:

Rachael King said...

A friend of mine who works in human rights and has spent a lot of time in war-torn countries recommended Oxfam and the Red Cross to me as trustworthy charities where you know your money isn't being sucked into 'administration'.