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(Fark)   My bank killed my debit card thanks to the Target scare. When I attempted to pay a restaurant bill, I was denied. A good Samaritan covered my meal with his own card and told me to pay it forward. What charity should I contribute to?   (fark.com) divider line 11
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2014-01-16 12:44:15 PM
3 votes:
NRA.  NRA.  NRA.

Or the MS Foundation.

Just PLEASE for the love of God, All'ah, and FSM, PLEASE not Susan Komen!
2014-01-16 08:02:59 PM
1 votes:
In the movie, the idea was to pay it forward thrice for each good deed done you, in kind. So, I'd say help two other people out directly with the same amount of money, and donate the full amount to a truly worthy charity such as Doctors Without Borders as the third.


sambluesnark: Shopped at Target during the time frame that the hacking occurred.
Called bank was told not to worry. I was probably not affected.
Received new card in mail, told to wait till new pin arrives, activate new card destroy old.
Target gets cash only from now on.


Actually, I'd think that Target would be one of the safer places to use a debit card now. Once such a breach happens, if they want to stay in business, they know they'd better clean up their act.
2014-01-16 04:49:28 PM
1 votes:
If you have to give to a charity, give to a small, local, mostly volunteer one.

/My local favorite - http://www.puyallupfrancishouse.org/
2014-01-16 01:14:09 PM
1 votes:
Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières, as it was concieved in France) is the bravest, craziest, most selfless humanitarian organization that I know of.
2014-01-16 12:27:30 PM
1 votes:
I've always liked Habitat For Humanity.  5 or so years ago, they rescued a badly neglected house three doors down from me. Before H4H, there was a blue plastic tarp "permanently" installed on the second story roof.

Charity Navigator gives them an almost perfect score.

http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=3 78 9
2014-01-16 11:05:06 AM
1 votes:
Either a food bank in your area or your local humane society.
2014-01-16 10:21:23 AM
1 votes:
I agree with all of the people nixing the "donation" route.  You miss the point of the gesture and request.  There are people all around you, people you will see all of the time, that need help.  You see someone with a sign saying they are hungry?  Ask them if you can feed them.  Run through a drive through, swing by with a meal, make their day.  Talk to them, treat them like a human being, give them some dignity and respect.

Don't look at the universe as a ledger book.  Be generous because it's good for your own soul.  Trust me, it will make moments where someone helps you feel far, far less awkward.
2014-01-16 09:56:09 AM
1 votes:

Walker: Don't give money to charities. Who knows where it will go. Could go to redecorating their offices. Go direct and help someone one who needs it. Buy gloves or a ski cap for a homeless guy you see freezing on the streets. Volunteer your time somewhere. Donate food to a food kitchen. Something like that.


This. You were helped directly, by someone who recognized a specific need. Whenever someone asks me to pay it forward, I do so in kind (and find that mostly, people who i tell to pay it forward will do so in kind as well).

Charities need money and I don't wanna disparage what they do. But someone gave to you without judging your worthiness, only your need. Pay THAT forward - the kindness. It's really less about the money.

/imho
2014-01-16 09:34:13 AM
1 votes:
Local animal shelter/humane society/ASPCA/Sarah McLaughlin.
2014-01-16 09:12:35 AM
1 votes:
Don't give money to charities. Who knows where it will go. Could go to redecorating their offices. Go direct and help someone one who needs it. Buy gloves or a ski cap for a homeless guy you see freezing on the streets. Volunteer your time somewhere. Donate food to a food kitchen. Something like that.
2014-01-16 09:02:06 AM
1 votes:
1) Start by just being a good person and donating and volunteering on a regular basis as opposed to when an Applebee's waitress has to pull you aside.

2) Amnesty International is one of the best charities out there. Help 'em out.

3) Get a second card just in case this exact thing happens again. If you can't afford a credit card, you probably shouldn't be eating out to begin with.

/Feeling assy about this post. But still gonna hit "add comment".
 
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