Full Definition of CHARITY
1 : benevolent goodwill toward or love of humanity
a : generosity and helpfulness especially toward the needy or suffering; also : aid given to those in need
b : an institution engaged in relief of the poor
c : public provision for the relief of the needy
a : a gift for public benevolent purposes
b : an institution (as a hospital) founded by such a gift
4 : lenient judgment of others
What is your experience with Charity?
Have you had to accept charity in some form or another?
If so how, what was that experience like?
If you are a volunteer in sharing your gifts or time what is that experience like for you?
I am involved in many charities.
Ailsa and I have given $300 per month to UNICEF for many years – even through our toughest of financial times.
I am a treasurer for one charity, and board member on two others, and an active member of several others.
As a Lions Club member we do lots of stuff in our local community, from cutting and delivering firewood and food to those in need, to providing public amenities, to supporting individuals in personal development.
And there have been times when I have most gratefully accepted gifts from others when I have been in need.
I am probably gifting about 80% of my time to works with no monetary reward (I am fortunate enough to have a skill set that I can charge enough for that I need only work for money a few hours each week). My need for money is quite small, and if I have it I can spend it (like most folks).