I have a burning desire to help orphans/abandoned children in third world countries. I was wondering if anyone has any information on how I could best do this.

I do not have much money myself to donate, but I wish to raise money for charity, but which is the best one?? Which can do the most with the money?

I have small children so I can’t volunteer at the moment, (although I am looking into it for the future,) but I also have lots of clothes they have outgrown. I used to give them to charity shops here but have since read articles that seem to raise te question of whether or not all the benifits are actually getting through.Therefore, the best stuff I want to sell on ebay, (with profits going to charity,) but does anyone know if there are organisations that will send the other bits, (all good quality, just not named so wont fetch much) directly to the children that need them? I have looked online and have so far only seen projects in the US.

Any help/ideas/info appriciated
I am from the UK. And by ‘projects in the US’ I mean people dispatching goods from the usa. Not projects that I dont want to help.

11 thoughts on “I want to help third world orphans, raise money for charities, send clothes etc. any suggestions?

  1. Jordan Mckenzie

    Are you a U.S. citizen, and if so why do you hate and wish to neglect little American orphans?

    June 20, 2008 at 3:28 am
  2. Fisher Ball

    PLEASE contact Dr. Gaddam Thomas at:

    I have known him many years now. Tell him Brother Leonard Enniss said to contact him.

    June 22, 2008 at 4:16 am
  3. Brianna Kenny

    Why search the 3rd world when the US has thousand of abandoned, abused, neglected, and orphaned children? Why do people want to help others before they help their own? There are hundreds of charities right here that need your help and support, spend your effort here and not abroad. EDIT: Your from the UK, the same problem exists there also, focus on those in your area.

    June 22, 2008 at 7:37 pm
  4. Maria Mohammad

    red cross. they provide unconitional care in a crisis. ask them what you can do to help.

    June 24, 2008 at 3:22 am
  5. Jeffery 9

    i think you should make posters on saying the third world countries need your help and post them to other peoples doors and telll them to donate it to third world countries !

    you can also go to church and ask your priest if you can have a speech to everyone at the end of church

    June 24, 2008 at 2:12 pm
  6. Ibrahim Nicholls

    Oxfam is a good one and is usually quite local – their shops are always wanting good quality clothes etc and will have literature on how you can help raise funds for them, or perhaps volunteer (eventually) in their shops.

    Bless you for your kind and generous spirit!

    June 25, 2008 at 6:56 am
  7. Adrianna Burrell

    My trusty January 07 edition of the Reader’s Digest has a chart showing what a bunch of charities did with their money in 2004-5. Oxfam spent £226m, of which 66% (£149m) went on charitable work. In comparison, World Emergency Relief spent 95% of its expenditure on charitable work, but they only raised about £35m. I think I’m trying to say that although Oxfam spends a lot of its money on pestering people for money and running its shops, its presence and the fact that it’s so recognisable means that it has more actual money to use charitably in the first place! (However this might not actually answer your question. Sorry!)

    You might be able to try somewhere like the Salvation Army, I think they might actually redistribute clothes – possibly not to the third world, but still to those who need them.

    As for ebay, in case you aren’t already aware, to have a charity auction accepted by the powers that be on there you have to have a signed letter from the charity of your choice saying that they are supporting your auction, otherwise it’ll be closed down. It’s a bit of a minefield to do charity auctions on there as it has to be just so to be accepted.

    Hope that’s a little bit of help.

    June 28, 2008 at 2:42 pm
  8. Kinsey157

    sorry but if all the Charity’s were doing it correctly why would they need paying for there time as most only give 10p in the pound to help the rest is to pay there wagers

    June 30, 2008 at 4:01 am
  9. Houston Farnworth

    Ok that is what I do.. I am in Romania working with sick/ abandoned children here. I am also unloading trucks from Denamark next week with cloths and diapers. I will also unlock my QA so you can go back and read some of my other post about the work I do. I am looking for someone out in the real word to work with me, doing exactly what you described. I am to cut off from the rest of the word here to do that kind of stuff alone. Feel free to email me..

    July 2, 2008 at 4:59 am
  10. Trevor Hague

    there are children right in your own backyard that need help. you do not have to venture to third world

    July 2, 2008 at 8:04 pm
  11. Jaime 11

    Charity begins at home,,there are needy kids here to help,,not that Queen Elizabeth has noticed

    July 6, 2008 at 3:00 am

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