Last night my oldest daughter and I were making a care package to send to an Indian Reservation. She had purchased a lot of new makeup and other items that she hoped would be popular with young women. We were talking about how it is certainly possible to live without most material goods, but that small treasures can really make life so much more enjoyable. Makeup for a young girl can be very important and I'm sure that her gifts will be very appreciatively received.
The most important criteria for a charity is that it has an extremely high money in to money out percentage. I am not interested in donating money to someone’s salary. Now, that does not mean I require that a person take a vow of poverty, but I do require a high level of efficiency. Usually, I have more time than money so I try to be as generous with my time as possible. Some of our favorite charities are the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, American Indian charities (numerous), and our local food bank. What are some of your favorite charities?