As long as there is life in my body, I never plan to give another dime to charity. If I know of someone personally in need and can help, I will. But as far as the salvation army, united way, and such as that, no way. There was a time many years ago, if I had $3,000 in my pocket, I considered myself broke. I had even more in savings and such. I was forever donating to these organizations and dropping money in the kettles at christmas and such. But now I am lucky if I have $5 at any given time. I have a 3 year old son who was born very prematurely and had some medical problems. He is pretty much healthy now, but he has to have eye surgery next week. We have about $70,000 worth of bills. We pay so much each month to about 12 different doctors and hospitals, so we are ALWAYS broke. I am still lost as to how we are going to pay for next weeks expenses as we are going to be gone for 3 days, so I called all of these so called charity organizations and every one of them turned me down flat. I know the world does not owe me any thing, but I can't understand how so many can get medicaid, help with their bills, and so on and so on. Thats all right though because this has taught me a valuable lesson. If one day I get out of debt and if I even become richer than Bill Gates himself, I will never give them people another dime. I bet if I were a crack head or something they would have gave me everything I need and more. I do have to add this though. There are 2 charities I do believe in helping because I know they are real, and that is The Ronald McDonald Houses and The Marines Toys for Tots.
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