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hereinnyc 47M
1 post
11/22/2007 12:16 am

MS Society.


StellaArtista 30F
1 post
11/22/2007 12:21 am

The Leukemia Society! My big brother wouldn't be with us today if it wasn't for them and their research. Leukemia also affects children all over the nation, we should concentrate on them during this holiday season. A cure is the biggest and best gift anyone can get.


titchfield99 42M
77 posts
11/22/2007 12:44 am

RDFRS - Richard Dawkins Foundation for Science and Reason because this is a piffling amount of cash and what you really need isn't a small amount of research but a government not fettered by an unhealthy interest in religion and with no understanding of science. The US not being involved in stem cell research is more important to finding cures for all sorts of diseases than a few grands worth of other research. Build up that wall, Mr Jefferson.


Cdvictoria 47T  
1 post
11/22/2007 12:54 am

Camp Heartland. These kids need it.


MistressLynn1274 44F
1 post
11/22/2007 12:59 am

I feel that St. Jude hospital would be a great group of people to receive such a generous donation. St. Jude is a hospital for children that is run entirely by donations. NO CHILD is ever turned away with out care NO MATTER whether or not the parents can afford it or not. The deal with every form of childhood disease and cancer.


signman4u 54M
1 post
11/22/2007 1:15 am

The Make a Wish Foundation. It gives termally ill kids a chance to realize a dream or fantasy that they will not live long enough to achieve. Granting someone the wish of a lifetime, wow! It must be the single most rewarding job on earth. Come to think of it......Its like alt.com for me. I'm teramlly curious and alt.com and the members here grant me a new wish everyday!!!!


trukin4u 53M
1 post
11/22/2007 1:49 am

i think you should give the money to cancer research,my brother in law was diagnosed with brain cancer and had one sucsefully removed within a matter of months there was another one that was to far in the brain to remove he eventually passed away last may leaving behind a wife and two kids, i also cant stand to see children with any type of cancer,they didnt ask to be that way,so maybe the money should go to the st jude foundation.


MasterofpuppetZ 55F
1 post
11/22/2007 1:51 am

GREENPEACE!

Or if it's too controversial - some other FORCEFUL ENVIRONMENT MOVEMENT. Why is it that people don't realize that we're about to loose the one earth we have? And rapidly! Most of all americans. See it! And do just whatever little, tiny thing you can do! NOW!


paige462 57F
1 post
11/22/2007 1:54 am

i think money should go to baby specail care in bromptom hospital london or john raddcliffe in oxford akll theose babies that need opts and so on


HdMASTER 68M
6 posts
11/22/2007 2:11 am

I feel the money should go to AmFAR... the American Foundation for AIDS Research. HIV cuts across all ages, races, religions, and sexualities. There are several ways to get HIV, but the most common is still unprotected sex. If there is one charity that a sexually-oriented site like ALT should be very supportive of, I feel that AmFAR fills the bill.

"In bondage, there is freedom;
In pain, pleasure;
In submission, victory."


daddy4grls 62M/59F
1 post
11/22/2007 2:26 am

the USO or any Veteren's organization


shydina 51F
1 post
11/22/2007 2:41 am

Personally, I would love to see it go to the National Hemophlia Association. Not heard of this one? The reason is that not many have unless they have hemophlia that runs in their families. The amount of endless medications hemophiliacs have to take throughout their lives almost always goes beyond what the lifetime allowance is through any insurance company, even though the Association is trying to get that cap raised. How do I know of this association? Well, I am a carrier and my son is a hemophiliac. I am blessed that my child only has a mild level of it, but there are many that have severe levels that must take clotting factors regularly regardless of if they are injured.


Ringsword 69M
971 posts
11/22/2007 3:24 am

St.Jude childrens hospital

As a matter of policy I like you. Changing that opinion is your option. RS


needsspankin 55F
84 posts
11/22/2007 3:36 am

MS Society and The Alzheimers Association. Both are very worthy groups!!!


MYSTRESSIndiana 52F
1 post
11/22/2007 3:45 am

i think the make a wish foundation having recently gone into remission i understand how important it is to families to have those special memories its is a devastating disease and also expensive to treat and to a family who is already struggling the effects are devastating, and being able to afford to give your child their most heartfelt wish when they are terminal is not always possible for these families,the make a wish foundation does the most incredible work for these kids and gives them and their famies some wonderful memories to hold ontoit is the worst feeling in the world not to be able to give what they desire


mraverage42 55M
3 posts
11/22/2007 3:49 am

There are so many very VERY good charities out there. I have given to a lot of them ......but in my mind dollar for dollar my choice has to be............THE CHILDRENS WISH.
This charity helps so many children reach a goal or dream that helps make the children's life just a little better.

Every chance I get I will enter a tournament, be it golf, pool, darts, or anything else just to try to lend a small hand to help ease the pain of the children. I know it doesn't find a cure or really fix the problem but the joy and excitement they deliver to the children is priceless.

Thank you


mistresscruel 64F
1 post
11/22/2007 4:11 am

I think the carers that look after their own families suffering from Alzheimers often the husband or wife has their own health problems which puts a lot of strain when one partner has to think about 24 hour care and if they have been married for a very long time through loving each other this is very painful so extra money would help to support this disease while caring in their own home to give loving support and able to spend their last years with someone that cares for the love of their partner.........and not be pushed around in a care home.....MISTRESS CRUELMISTRESSCRUEL


sadisticbytch 46F
2 posts
11/22/2007 4:16 am

My top charities are:
It's unfair to just choose one.

1st and foremost: St. Jude's Hospital

Next on the list are:
Breast Cancer Foundation
American Diabetes Assoc.
The Abused Adult Resource Center
Freedom of Speech Coalition


ClassyAndKinky 58M

11/22/2007 4:20 am

For an authentic and advanced AIDS research foundation.

Sex for me is a not a peak to climb, followed by a slide into stupor. Sex is a high plateau to reach and explore for many hours with my partners!


lets_cum_togethr 37M
3 posts
11/22/2007 4:22 am

Those who is suffering from a tornado in bangladesh (it happened 3 days ago and caused 5000 casualties 100 000 homeless people.Dead bodies are still swimming in the rivers and causing contageous illnesses


lets_cum_togethr 37M
3 posts
11/22/2007 4:31 am

for genetic researches like for the cure of "Degenerative Genetic Diseases" like Diabetisis, Cancer, Baldness, Dwarfisim, Alzheimer, Cistic Fibrosis, Obesity, Genetic Depression, Body Asymetry, etc...
People may not die by this kind of diseases but these diseases reduce the life quality and expectation of these people greatly.


steamyandsexybi 46F
1712 posts
11/22/2007 4:42 am

It should go to the helpless babies out there who were born with chronic ilnesses.


needitbad91 62F  
4 posts
11/22/2007 4:48 am

children with cancer should get the charity, they are our future.
they shouldn't be allowed to die, they have their lives to live.


windwriter 56F

11/22/2007 4:48 am

    Quoting sadisticbytch:
    My top charities are:
    It's unfair to just choose one.

    1st and foremost: St. Jude's Hospital

    Next on the list are:
    Breast Cancer Foundation
    American Diabetes Assoc.
    The Abused Adult Resource Center
    Freedom of Speech Coalition
My thoughts mirror hers. I will add that while all these choices are great organizations I wish some of the money could go to helping people who are homeless. So many people are a couple paychecks away from living on the streets. Re-educating homeless mothers and fathers so they can get back on their feet would help many families.


makemecum4u544
(sally or red )
66F
2 posts
11/22/2007 5:05 am

liver deise hep c reach
I m one with it and am dieing from it i would love to see a cure for this i got hepc through brainsurgey I have lived 18 years with it and in two to three years i will be gone
there is meany desiess out there i would like to see pople get help with. Heart Lung Liver Dibites Cancer
if i was to win i like it to be devid up between them all.


HungTop7 54M
3 posts
11/22/2007 5:11 am

Just short and sweet I thnk it should go to Breast Cancer reserch.. there are so many women out there with Breast Cancer..


PainSlut53 65F
2 posts
11/22/2007 5:11 am

Salvation Army for they help all in all their times of need.


pinksterladygls 55F

11/22/2007 5:20 am

How about a charity/cause that involves A/all of us here ? The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom?


natbe 48F
1 post
11/22/2007 5:29 am

well i think the the money should to to the hosptails neonatil units for premmy babys as i had a set of twins and with out there help to keep my babys a live i would not have 2 of the most sweet tiwns in the world and there is a lot that gose into looking afeter new babys even more when the are ealry so it would be a great help to look after the new born babys


FulhamA2 50M
6 posts
11/22/2007 5:41 am

summary - my suggestion is alt seeks to donate to ( at least) 2 things (1) to a cause representing the issues of bdsm due to recent possible social oppressions of the lifestyle ways....and also (2) to a known worthwhile cause such as famine relief..which will show that people in bdsm also care onthese issues and will give to such caring causes.

a third alternative would be a small handful of causes....and also it might be nice if it was sought to give to intenational causes because alt is somewhat international..though if this be done in proportion to area memberships and incomes recieved there from...that might be understandable although charity etc is mainly about giving to need in itself I suppose.

thanks.

Whilst there are indeed a range of fine charities, and Imight myself prefer some key social and value concerns - I DO think it might be relevant. acceptable, and also very NEEDED for alt to offer some support to any of the organisations campaigning lately for non oppressive and liberal treatment/legislation in the actual field of BDSM and also the internet.
For example there are here in the UK some groups working to have wrongful knee jerk legislation or social oppression aginst people who maybe consesnually engaging in bdsm.
I have heardof a cause called "the spanner trust" which I belive must be related to this subject..not sureof the details.

Iguess much of the users are from USA so if thereis some entity that adresses things internationally that might be good - or alt com good give in proportion to a handful of international causes or representatives of a cause.

Possibly _ I htink alt.com should give to 2 causes - some to those camoaigning for bdsm and good ways of treating it socially and governementally.
and also a general good cause...such as..famine relief....which will also show that alt.com bdsm can involve good will to such causes from its practicioners.


Doccon2005 64M
2 posts
11/22/2007 5:49 am

Saint Jude's Childrens Hospital


slaveneeded65 53F
4 posts
11/22/2007 6:09 am

SAFE HOME IS A BATTERED WEMEN & CHILDREN'S SHELTER IN KS. THEY PROTEXT THEM FROM HARM & THEY R ALWAY'S IN NEED OF SOMETHING'S TO HELP THEM TO PROTECT PEOPLE THEY SERVE! THEY WHERE THERE FOR ME & MY SON. GOD BE WITH WHO EVER U CHOOSE THEY USE THE $ WISELY!


AbusableTV 58T
1 post
11/22/2007 6:12 am

You should be commended for such a noble act.


HornyAlien69 50M
29 posts
11/22/2007 6:30 am

The Royal British Legion.

Looking after UK & Commonwealth ex-service personnel and their families, ranging from WWI throught to Iraq & Afghanistan


domcouple4u4us 55M/61F
1 post
11/22/2007 6:35 am

any money going to research for cancer, ms, and such forth are a good idea, not only do they do research for that organization, but what one cure maynot work for one (i.e. breast cancer, luekemia...etc.etc.etc.) usually finds a place in medical to work for another illness...so as to many we hope to find a cure. My wife has m.s. and we can't wait til they find a cure where she dont have to self inject herself every other night as well as finding the total cure....with money...it can all happen..happy holidays all.


baron284 70M
70 posts
11/22/2007 6:39 am

Give the money to the USO to help provide services to our troops.


captainsprincess 60M/44F
6 posts
11/22/2007 6:43 am

Our vote would be for the Endometriosis Research Center. There are so many women who have endometriosis and the money that comes to the center, the more they can do research. This is one of the diseases that is less known than others, as well as having an unknown cause. There is a huge myth about Endo only causing pain. It causes so much more than just physical pain. It affects millions of women here in the US and all over the world. The ERC is a non-profit organization and can use funds for research. The ERC is also tax deductible. They never charge anyone who wants to join. Below is the address to the ERC if anyone else is interested in donating to them as well:

ERC World Headquarters: 630 Ibis Drive, Delray Beach, FL 33444 USA


compusa20005 70M
1 post
11/22/2007 6:44 am

GIVE THE MONEY TO THE DIABETES CAUSE


quasar2007 51M

11/22/2007 7:01 am

Food banks for the hungry, all across the country.


Plug_ 58M/49F

11/22/2007 7:02 am

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation


cliff1 63M
1 post
11/22/2007 7:02 am

Invisible Children - They are fighting to protect children into abduction into the rebel armies in Africa.


tastytina4u 49F
1 post
11/22/2007 7:07 am

AN INDIAN CHARITY. THERE ARE CHILDREN AND VERY ELDERLY IN THE GREAT PLAINS AND IN THE SOUTHWEST THAT ARE IN VERY RURAL REMOTE AREAS WITH LITTTLE OR NO RESOURSES, VERY LITTTLE AVAILABLE TO EM . NRC


iM_a_master 64M
1 post
11/22/2007 7:09 am

"boys town" a community that provides children with education, love, guidance and safety. has a great record for fiscal responsibility, out reach programs and turns no child away.


CarsonOtk 49M

11/22/2007 8:13 am

The Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. Our constitutional rights are under attack in this country and we are losing them one by one...fast. It is shocking to me that the Neocons have no apologies or shame in admitting/boasting that they have been spying on every American without a warrant, that they can arrest people without trial or a lawyer or any legal challenge possible, and that they intend to nuke another country without provocation (Iran). They are also busily eliminating ordinary people's right to compensation for corporate murder, passing immunity laws for big Pharma, the wiretapping utilities, and anyone else who commits big crimes against humanity.

TLPJ fights against all this in the courts. These lawyers are often the only people who stand between us and total tyranny. I vote to boost them.


studabakerhawk 62M

11/22/2007 8:13 am

The Salvation Army. Their name really describes what they do. They provide food and shelter and clothing and support to people who are downtrodden and desperate and forgotten.


Playwell57 61F
2 posts
11/22/2007 8:20 am

Hi,
Well it would mean so much to me if there was an award given to The Hospital For Sick Children here in Toronto. They are known all over the world for saving children from the ravages of cancer, ms, md, and so many other children's diseases.Most of the diseases they treat and do research on are the ones that strike down young lives. They are also well known for taking on pro bono cases from third world countries to help children that otherwise would surely die. As adults some of us have seen the world, experienced life at it's best. anything that saves a child's life and gives then a chance to experience all this world has to offer surely has to bring a smile to anyones face!! there surely is no worthier cause than that.

Kindest Regards,

Playwell57


fyre_n_ice01 43F
3 posts
11/22/2007 8:23 am

I'm amazed I haven't seen anyone say money should be donated to a charity that helps abuse victims, both men and women. As a woman involved in this lifestyle, I do know that there are men and women both abused by men and women that are supposed to be dominants. There are also countless men and women that are victims of domestic abuse and lets not forget the children that are victims of mental, physical and even sexual abuse. All of the causes that were mentioned are very good causes, but if we lose the children, I don't feel like we have anything left. Just my humble opinion.


BigBob29445 56M
1 post
11/22/2007 8:25 am

I think cancer research or diabetes research would be a great place to donate the money. If you can't decide, give it to me!


cheapthrills666 51M/45F
1 post
11/22/2007 8:41 am

I would like to see it go to the ASPCA or the Humane Society, as I like animals much more than humans. animals will never fuck you over, steal from you or intentionally break your heart....


LoveMaster35 50M
6 posts
11/22/2007 8:41 am

The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. The support and fund research to find the cure for Diabetes. This is a killer disease that over 20 Million Americans have and kills over 1 Million Americans every year!! I have had it for 31 years. Every since I was 8. I am now suffering from the side effect of having it for that long. Please help!


plumpbigbreasts 63F
1 post
11/22/2007 8:47 am

As you're dividing the money among several charities, and many worthy ones have been nominated, how about some to the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, which fights for our right to have and use services like Alt, as well as to express sexuality btw consenting adults in any way we see fit?


SirAlex69 53M
18 posts
11/22/2007 8:48 am

St. Jude Chilren's Research Hospital.


subfrdom 66M
97 posts
11/22/2007 8:51 am

cancer research we have to try to wipe this out it been going on long enough.
the cancer research help my family out an a few others i knew of when everyone else said to bad in the 1950s.

The ability to spell well is not NECESSARILY the mark of a small mind. Samuel Clemens AKA Mark twain


FANTASYDREAMER 53F
2 posts
11/22/2007 8:56 am

One organization that is dear to my heart is Make-A-Wish, who grants wishes to sick kids.My daughter went thru Make-A-Wish back in 1997,they were awesome. At the time we lived in NY and she wanted to go to Disney for the 25th Anniversary and Christmas. We stayed at Give the Kids the World Village, which is another organization to give to ,which is where the kids stay when they come down here to Florida. Every day that we stayed at the Kids Village the kids came back to the Villas to gifts and surprises. Alot of people think that once the Wish is granted that is it, but its not, they have special treats for the kids through out the year, for as long as they can participate. Like concerts,sports events,the circus and Holiday parties. This helps the kids that normally are going thru alot and cant just be kids,enjoy some fun normal kids stuff.


Arpophyllum 48M
83 posts
11/22/2007 8:59 am

United Way, specifically local chapters that work with homeless, poor children.


Bumpone 74M

11/22/2007 9:00 am

The Salvation Army..This organization is great..over 90% of all money collected goes back into helping the people..little is used for the pay of the officers..All donations are used, cars, trucks and money.
Thanks..Bumpone


peekboo2 54F

11/22/2007 9:07 am

Make a Wish Foundation grants 'wishes' to very very sick children. It is a great organization and provides a wonderful surprise to children who are too sick to be able to experience their previous, chock-full life. The recipients are typically very ill; often the children are terminally ill. The parents are too overwhelmed to 'grant them one final wish.'
So, this is where I'd contribute if I could.
Happy holidays to all of us who are healthy, and give to those who are not blessed with this gift.
A second choice would be St. Judes Hospital for Children.


Panthera_Onca 61M/60F
220 posts
11/22/2007 9:14 am

May I suggest the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom. This organization supports and watches out for not only your interests as a corporation that advocates sexual diversity, but also individuals who are discriminated against and accused of crimes because of their sexual orientation or consensual activities.

Sincerely,
PantherProwLs


LadiTruckDriver 50F
1 post
11/22/2007 9:39 am

I agree with the cancer research. This year alone I lost 5 people to cancer. 2 good friends, my step father, and my grandmother, and my ex husband (my son's father) all in a 5 month span. I would really like to see some kind of developments in progression to end this horrible disease.

My 2nd choice would be the Worlds Largest Convoy for Special Olympics (Torch Run Division) For every $100 that is donated an athlete gets to participate for a year. It too is a wonderful organization.


angelslave2007 65F
1 post
11/22/2007 9:51 am

to the Burnaby Hospice Society: It is a local non profit organization that helps deal with battered woman,and the ones who are dieing in local hospitals who need a Chinese intrepetator.
I know its not as big as Cancer and yes i agree we need to support the Cancer society. This group is in the province BC Canada and being a woman who has been in the past in a violent relationship i appreciate what they are doing.
Personally i now volunteer at there non profit store two mornings a week. Please feel the necessity for what they do and put at least some of this to ward there effort.

angel


tompeko 39M
1 post
11/22/2007 10:02 am

I would recommend the Ronald McDonald House. If it wasn't for them my sister would have never been able to be with my niece during her operation. My niece has Spinal bifida. They had to put her spine back inside her body and the Ronald McDonald House paid for all the housing costs of my sister while the operation went on. They help out parents everywhere when the children need the parents most. Very Worthy Cause.


frank553 62M

11/22/2007 10:05 am

Save the Children fund--provides some hope for little ones who have none.


amberhazexxx 48T
1 post
11/22/2007 10:15 am

My vote would be towards cancer research and alzheimer's. Both of which cause distress as the illness takes hold.


elkhartdom 69M
9 posts
11/22/2007 10:51 am

Muscular Dystrophy Assn.
The work and research these people have done over the past 50 years is so dramatic. I worked as a production coordinator for 17 years in the bay area, and met and knew hundreds of people with nuero muscular diseases, which are devistating. The only thing now stopping a cure, is the research funding needed. Thank you


jackie_wilts_tv 70T
3 posts
11/22/2007 10:52 am

RNLI The Lifeboat Service operate around the coast of Britain 24/7 and in some of the worst weathers found about our coasts.
It is a registered charity and funded only by public donation

With the exception of the full-time mechanic who is employed at each all-weather lifeboat station the lifeboatmen and women are volunteers who receive a only a few pounds each time they are called out to cover their expenses.

Around the coastline of Britain lifeboats are launched on average 20 times a day (or 6500 times a year) and since the RNLI was founded, has saved over 134,000 lives.

This year with the flooding in some of our towns & cities The RNLI was called upon to use some of it's inshore craft to rescue those cut off by the water.


domsgirl2007 54F
13 posts
11/22/2007 10:55 am

There are so many worthy charities, my personal choice is the MS Foundation. I try to participate in the annual MS Walk, my first Dom has MS and like so many other diseases, there is no cure, but researchers are close and hopefully soon they will be able to prevent and maybe even reverse the effects of MS


AngelAvailable 52F
19 posts
11/22/2007 11:47 am

The name is actually Doctors Without Borders. These people donate their time, so the money donated goes to the most desperate people in desperate lands - and their health care.

An excellent cause!

Sincerely,


whipped_lover 68M

11/22/2007 12:44 pm

St Francis Hospice Registered Charity 275913 in UK.

They were the main coordinators of care for my late father when he was diagnosed with an inoperable cancer. Like many others here, having seen someone close suffer in a way nobody ever should, he and I were so grateful they were there for us.

That and any similar charity, anywhere; or those that help children or old people who cannot help themselves, gets my vote and support everytime.


SherryCDinLV 52T
6 posts
11/22/2007 12:48 pm

Give it to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Type 1 diabetes affects millions every year and with the major advances in type 1 diabetes/stem cell research of late, this is one that we can most likely cure!


triplechris 61F
1 post
11/22/2007 1:48 pm

I would Have to say I would donate to the Cancer Society for research and a cure!. Cancer has ran rampant in my family for years. My grandfather died of cancer and see my father pass of cancer woke me up. My sister and brother has all had cancer. I am also a cancer survivor. Cancer has went for many years and the treatments they have now has saved a many lives but eyt so many out there cant be saved. I have to admit when it hits our children is when it hurts the worse.


spankbrittney66 53T  
2 posts
11/22/2007 2:27 pm

Hi. I think savation army. As both my wife and I are out of work right now, I am suddenly painfully aware of the scaircity of esscentialls. Britt


GunslingerMD 66M

11/22/2007 2:41 pm

I would recommend the Wildland Firefighters Foundation. Let's protect this vital treasure that we have in Wildlands.


Loki_loptrson 40M
3 posts
11/22/2007 2:43 pm

Give it to Child's Play a charity that buys toys and video games for children's hospitals around the world.


missinnocence 62F
1 post
11/22/2007 2:48 pm

Well the cause that is close to my heart is the Leaukeamia Foundation as they helped my dad, but also the cancer fund helps so many families at their most vulnerable.


Adept_Sir 58M
1 post
11/22/2007 2:48 pm

http://alt.com

is an excellent charity. As they say...
"The Alzheimer's Society is committed to defeating dementia through research. Our programme has three themes - cause, cure and care. The search for cause and cure gives us hope for the future, while research on care ensures that we are delivering the best help for the present"


doubledee67 51F
3 posts
11/22/2007 2:52 pm

I truly believe in the American Cancer Society. I have had cancer and they are extremely helpful in many areas from providing gas money, education, room and board and many other wonderful things that insurance does not cover. They even paid to have my animals boarded at a vet clinic. We are slow close to many cures, this is a perfect place to put your money. If you have a Relay for Life campain in your area participate.

Doubledee1967


slavecherie 42F
1 post
11/22/2007 2:55 pm

1 post

11/22/2007 5:53 pm
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I personally think it should be donated to the Raynaud's Foundation. The message I received asked what made the charity unique, and as Raynaud's is considered a rare condition that most people have never heard of before, I would say that constitutes uniqueness.


seekingtoplay 56F
1 post
11/22/2007 3:06 pm

I think the Childrens charites should come first, then cancewr and etc..... Devide it up among several every little bit helps!


Bo_eroticaone 58M/70F
4 posts
11/22/2007 3:09 pm

http://alt.com

Since there is already a cure for cancer and most diseases I feel we should take care of those that have been involunraily taken from their natural lands and used, abused, then discarded. This organization is currently putting a book together to help humans heal themselves as well.

Oh! The cure for cancer and disease? Change your lifestyle. Easier to give money to research than actually do what it takes to heal oneself though... Researchers are living high off the hog (literally) on all the money you folk give them.

E1


_control_ 35M
1 post
11/22/2007 3:16 pm

actionaid - the best international development charity - 1% admin fees


SlimBlondeMd 69M/63F
1 post
11/22/2007 3:25 pm

We feel that St. Jude hospital & the Shriners Hospital would be a great group of people to receive such a generous donation. St. Jude and the Shriners Hospital are a hospital for children that is run entirely by donations. Both are outstanding groups.


edpjr4 68M
1 post
11/22/2007 3:34 pm

All of the above have great merrit all do good and wonderful works -- lets devid the money up between all and add the Masonic Angel Foundation which gives to needy children throughout the United States.


silktime37 34F
1 post
11/22/2007 3:37 pm

I would like to give you JOURNEY ABROAD CLUB. This is a club from my school that likes to travel to big and small places. Please help them okay, byes. Thanks so much to be here.


SheilaTG 54T

11/22/2007 3:58 pm

Each year millions of people are diagnosed with cancer. Doctors estimate that more than one in three of us will get some form of casncer at some point in our lives.
Please donate towards cancer research to one of the many cancer societies.
Thank you,
Sheila


wannabefine 69F   
86 posts
11/22/2007 4:04 pm

I think the money should go to cancer. It affects every walk of life. It also spans every age group from new borns to the aged. It attacks all parts of the human body. It has cost billions in dollars. But more importantly it has cost families, babies, children, mothers, fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers amd left the ones behind to mourn and wonder how much more they could have done to stop it from happening.
Let us fight it when we can and not give up.


XXXLycraDXXX 56M
1 post
11/22/2007 4:25 pm

I would like to suggest each qualified charity mentioned in this blog be contacted and notified there is $200,000.00 up for grabs. They would provide a one or two sentance statement of intent, to which we all vote on to find out who wins. One vote per gold or silver member. Standard members can suggest charities but not vote on the final choice. I assume the money is coming from gold and silver membership dues so it makes sense that only gold and silver members decide where it finally goes. You could even go so far as to limit the voting to the top ten respondants or top ten suggested charities. Each of us has a favorite charity, but how do you tell which one will get the biggest bang for the buck?

My vote is to put it to a vote based on what the charities say they're going to do with the money.


wannagetlicked 69F
1 post
11/22/2007 4:32 pm

I think it should go to cancer. It can strike anyone at any age and is devestating to the victims and their families.


APEMASTER 59M
49 posts
11/22/2007 4:35 pm

i will suggest and support as always leukemia foundation ,cos i believe is not supported enough and that people need to attend to that and that 1000s of people die everey day as a result of that cos impacts not only adults and kids males and females young and old, and it is one of the charities that i strongly support.
thanks APEMASTER


CEP_28 47M
3 posts
11/22/2007 5:46 pm

ALT.com,

I vote for HIV/AIDS research charity because it is still a taboo to accept, that HIV/AIDS is in fact on of the most dangerous disease we all have to face.
I also want to remind that it is a myth that people are only infected with HIV/AIDS by sexual activity. It also happens that people get infected by blood infusion in hospitals or through injections with dirty needles.
Apart from that I believe that the fighting of HIV/AIDS should have a Lobby that is as strong as the cancer Lobby and I agree with other comments that there is a cure for cancer already but the pharmacy industry doesn't have an interest in providing it cause it would have an negative effect on their profit.


dixiechicken29 42F
4 posts
11/22/2007 6:05 pm

aids research for sure or child abuse prevention.


dixiechicken29 42F
4 posts
11/22/2007 6:05 pm

alziemers is another good one.


alan1956 62M
2 posts
11/22/2007 6:19 pm

The Make-A-Wish foundation.......they do everything they can to satisfy the dream of individuals that are terminal, specially children.


Pajamas2u 59M  
7 posts
11/22/2007 6:28 pm

Canine Rescue - New York City

STRAY FROM THE HEART
Stray from the Heart's mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and find permanent homes for homeless, abused or neglected dogs regardless of where they were born.

J & N


OHBoisdad 68M/47M
1 post
11/22/2007 6:39 pm

I would like to see it go to C L A W ...Cleveland Leather Awareness Weekend
CLAW raises money all year long for charity
It gives to Aids & Breast cancer.and many more charities.
The big event is the last weekend of April
If anyone would like to check it out ...
I for one would not like to be the person selecting the charity as there are many many worthy charities
Thank you


wantpiss60 58M
1 post
11/22/2007 6:39 pm

HIV/AIDS research because it hits close to home for me and millions of others bot gay and straight plus our current goverment is not putting enough money into it.


ayron1872 46F  
2 posts
11/22/2007 6:49 pm

United Way of Umitilla and Morrow Counties. Even though we are in a rual area, we service 23 diffrent non profit organizations.They include, DVS, 4 food banks, Childrens charities, Senior services, Desaster Relief, and Trouble and Pregnaut Teens. Money is tight and the need is great. United Ways all over the country do more good work then any one non profit.
Ayron1872


Bo_eroticaone 58M/70F
4 posts
11/22/2007 6:51 pm

Jungle friends dot org


trubblmakr 44F
3 posts
11/22/2007 6:56 pm

i would like to see the money donated to the cancer research foundation. my maternal grandfather passed away june 18, 2005 after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. the november that he passed, his wife, my maternal grandmother was diagnosed with uterine cancer. the following year, their daughter who is my mother was diagnosed with cervical cancer. my grandmother is doing well but my mother has been having a hard time with her numbers and the meds. my father's father passed away when i was the age of 8 from lung cancer (i am now 33 years old). i would love to see cancer research develop a cure so that people dont have to go through something like that because of all the people it affects directly and indirectly.


strap5 49M  
3 posts
11/22/2007 7:49 pm

I say give it to Toys For Tot's or Forgotten Childern, Christmas is a time of joy for kid's and they should all have a gift to open on Christmas morning. Many members on this site may have been in the same situation when they where young, just remember how it made you feel with no gift to open.


MSTRopes 55M
22 posts
11/22/2007 8:14 pm

St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis Tn or the Ronald McDonald house that supports the Hospital. They have been successful in finding cures for some of the childhood cancers, but are still looking for the cures for others.


romeril50 64M
1 post
11/22/2007 8:17 pm

Amnesty International. We have fun with consensual SM, but Amnesty works for the release of those imprisoned and often tortured for their belief in democracy and human rights.


vraptorz 55F
1 post
11/22/2007 9:07 pm

Planned Parenthood. They provide a much needed source of information for young kids and women who might not otherwise be able to afford good health care.


Ms_Sanguinary 30F
1 post
11/22/2007 9:14 pm

ST. JUDES HOSPITAL...

HELP THE CHILDREN... They are the future....


Ribert 62M
1 post
11/22/2007 10:15 pm

I don't know if they'd qualify under the stated guidelines, but I'd nominate the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom. They provide professional, educational and legal support for people who pursue this lifestyle. Let's face it, folks. There are a lot of people who are unwilling to let consensual activity between consenting adults alone just because that activity violates some personal bias. NCSF assists those who face legal, employment and other issues because their lifestyle offends someone.

While the other charities on this list are all noteworthy and I would certainly have no objections to their getting the money, let's face the real situation that if you lose your job or your children or your home because of what you like to do in the privacy of your own bedroom et al, giving anything to charity is going to go way down on your priority list. Yes, it sounds overly dramatic but we have all heard of situations just like the ones listed. NCSF helps in those situations.


slaveGirl660 34F
1 post
11/22/2007 11:09 pm

for children who sick cancer,or afrika


SunKFun 51F
11 posts
11/22/2007 11:43 pm

Since this is a alternative sex site, why not give to the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom in San Francisco.

They fight/lobby for and help people like us to make sure we can do the things we do the way we want to do them. They help individuals that have been accused, they educate individuals and groups and they lobby for certain bills to be passed. I they they would be an appropriate recipient.

Elila


motorbikerx 55M
12 posts
11/23/2007 1:59 am

salvation army


_Fayth_ 35T
2 posts
11/23/2007 3:01 am

HiHi
Although I dont have any Yet...
And it wouldnt benefit me, In that way.
I say it would be good to donate to Breast Cancer, Or at least split it to help Homeless Youths and Animal Protection .
Obviously..

xx

TC Fayth


harttom 68M

11/23/2007 3:14 am

The US Chess Trust, the teching arm of the US Chess Federation Supports & promotes chess education in elementary schools nation wide.


spuzzy 52M
5 posts
11/23/2007 3:45 am

What a good idea, good on ya! Any organisation that helps Kids with Cancer. Anything that helps them fight the disease and helps support their parents during the treatment.

cheers
spuzzy


bustyncurious3 41F
1 post
11/23/2007 4:12 am

My family has been strongly affected by Huntington's disease. For those of you who are not familiar with this disease it is a neuroligical disease that affects mind and body. It is hereditary at a rate of 50% chance. This is a disease that is not as well known as Parkinsons or MS but is just as devastating.

I would suggest HUNTINGTON SOCIETY as the charity.


YourDarkSide1 62M
698 posts
11/23/2007 5:03 am

The Woodland Trust...buys up areas of threatened forest and restores them to as natural a state as possible...something for our ancestors, the fauna and flora and the biosphere...and they encourage public access...


Lady_J_07 42F

11/23/2007 6:20 am

Angel tree network, I have helped them for three years now and they desperately could use some help. They help 27,000 children here in San Antonio alone and that's no easy task.


txkat48 60F
2 posts
11/23/2007 7:53 am

There is two I think of all the time..The first one is for breast cancer. so many woman now are getting itand alot arent beeting the odds..
The second one is the Salvation Armys Sallys House They help women get off the street and get them into school or jobs abd put them back into the work force. And they do it all by voluteers and donations..


konogo 54M
29 posts
11/23/2007 8:30 am

Pink Ribbon International. They aim to help and inform patients, specialists, families and friends and to raise mony each year to use in the fight against this cancer.
By donating to the international group, you get to give help to the whole world, not constrained by geographic or country spesific groups.


SheilaTG 54T

11/23/2007 9:22 am

Each year millions of people are diagnosed with cancer. Doctors estimate that more than one in three of us will get some form of cancer at some point in our lives.
Please donate towards cancer research to one of the many cancer societies.
Thank you,
Sheila


Sadosoul 37F
1 post
11/23/2007 9:36 am

Amnesty International. Without freedom we are nothing


SoRelentless 58M
4 posts
11/23/2007 10:32 am

Dennis Kucinich for President! Impeach the WAR PIGS!


Bo_eroticaone 58M/70F
4 posts
11/23/2007 11:10 am

There already is a cure. It's just not going to generate the billions of dollars the researchers need to live the lives they've become accustomed to.

E-1


Bo_eroticaone 58M/70F
4 posts
11/23/2007 11:15 am

You may wish to read this: "Empty Cribs: The Impact of Smoking on Child Health." He addresses the issue of SIDS in it.

e-1


ksguy4809 76M
1 post
11/23/2007 11:29 am

Salvation Army!


Chaos777 64M  
29 posts
11/23/2007 11:33 am

Domestic violence, Cancer research, Education

Chaos777


chynablue4unow 60T
1 post
11/23/2007 12:58 pm

It would be nice if you could give at least a part of the money to our local tri-states aids task force (Huntington, Wv.) and also some to the Huntington Hospice center, as this area gets forgotten at times due to the larger areas, yet the need here is very great too and just as timely. As I do vol. work with the task force and those that are in need are soooo very deserving and truly any help given makes all the difference to them.

And as a personal note to all that read this, if you can find, even a few spare hours a month, think seriously about giving those few hours to a local and deserving charity of your choice, as if you dont now, you dont know just how wonderful a feeling it will give you knowing that you are, at least in a small way, helping others that need it sooo very much!! And christmas giving is awesome, but a little bit of time and/or money goes a longggg way all year round.

Kissesss and Huggs,
chyna blue


BlueFluer2 48M
2 posts
11/23/2007 2:32 pm

Make a wish foundation for terminally ill children


Ghiaskit 38F
3 posts
11/23/2007 2:49 pm

I'm going to say The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom. They fight to keep all of us safe.


missprissis35 50F
3 posts
11/23/2007 3:24 pm

i so agree


fotokaat 58M
1 post
11/23/2007 5:02 pm

give it to support women that are badly treated in the name of allah. Like beeing stoned for beeing etc. Let us help and support this women


lickinmysplit 58F
9 posts
11/23/2007 5:42 pm

Shriner's Hospitals do a lot of good things for children.


v1rg1nymph0 32F
5 posts
11/23/2007 5:58 pm

This time of the year people everywhere donate to the Salvation Army, Children's charities, Cancer charities, and the like, but one that is often over looked is the National Wildlife charities, or the ASPCA. I agree that it's important to solve these deadly diseases, and do all that we can to improve children's lives, but why not preserve their future as well?

Other great ones that other's have mentioned and that would fit this site perfectly are the Freedom of Sex Organization and the AIDS foundation.


talamar85041 56M
2 posts
11/23/2007 6:31 pm

AIDS Research.


StonewaterX 66M
6 posts
11/23/2007 6:54 pm

Doctors Without Borders, I concur wholeheartedly.


Lamia_poi 30M
1 post
11/23/2007 6:57 pm

YoungMinds - national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people. they do this through giving advice, training, campaigning and distributing publications. Children and young people are at the heart of all YoungMinds decision-making.
the website for more info [link]http://alt.com[/link]


orangefizz 32F
2 posts
11/23/2007 7:01 pm

either breast cancer or the meow/woof foundation, they are shelters for abandoned cats and dong that have a no euthanizing policy.


CuriousKittenn 52F
6 posts
11/23/2007 7:06 pm

I'd like to see you make a donation to the epilepsy foundation. thank you Sirs and Ma'ams


gunner54h 72M/55F  
6 posts
11/23/2007 7:16 pm

The Salvation Army! They have the lowest overhead of any, and do the most good for everyone in America


7andaqtr 74M
1 post
11/23/2007 7:33 pm

I think The Salvation Army, in Central Square Cambridge, Mass. should get some of that money because of the good work they do helping the homeless,they are getting younger and younger every year!


SLAVE4SALE4U 52M

11/23/2007 7:40 pm

PETA
This is a rather small amount of money but an amount that I still feel can help an organization like PETA. They do a lot of good work for our little/big best friends/kids. By the way for people who have never heard of PETA--(PEOPLE for the ETHICAL TREATMENT of ANIMALS)


Dscpl4uxx 62M/108F

11/23/2007 8:44 pm

Cancer research, especially breast & ovarian cancer. Cancer is a horrible way to go & chemo prolongs the agony. My mother died from it, my mother's sister died from it & my sister survied the cancer but is batteling the damage from the chemo. We need to research natural/alternative treatments, clean up our enviroment, think & live green.


DarkestAngel66 39F
2 posts
11/23/2007 9:18 pm

National Cancer Foundation

I was there for my best friend, while her grandfather passed away from cancer. It would be great to actually find a cure for it some day.

Angee


jabber13 60M
1 post
11/23/2007 10:01 pm

In my home town a group of hard working individuals put together a great organization which travels to disaster stricken areas all along the eastern seaboard and as far south as New Orleans during the Katrina relief. They started with a donated trailer which hauled a race car and purchased a truck to pull it. They named it God's Pit Crew. It operates just from local donations and we have been hit hard with factory closings in the area. This is a very deserving group in need. Thank you.


diesik 57M
1 post
11/23/2007 10:37 pm

St. Jude Hospital


Activedes 64M
3 posts
11/24/2007 3:08 am

I would like to nominate 'The Albert Kennedy Trust' which provides shelter, mentoring and support for young GLBT - gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, teenagers thruout the UK.
They work particularly with young teenagers who have been rejected by their families and the organisation is totallt dependent on charity.
Their patron is Sir Ian McKellen of Gandolf fame in the Lord of the Ring films.
a very worthwhile charity helping young people make a good start to their adult lives.
Activedes


TishAdams 49F
1 post
11/24/2007 7:13 am

I will go for:
- Cancer Research.
- Aids Research
- Children


blackgoddessforu 69F
5 posts
11/24/2007 8:23 am

I think children hospital should be as I know of many babies and kids this hospital have save lives.my nephew to this day should of been died at age of three months he was born 5 months before time and each day they kept him alive working on him surgery putting tube in his brain to keep the liquid out.each day they told his mom and dad it was his last but they kept on working with him and out of a miracle he pull thought because they never gave up on him and now he is 9years old and very smart in school and still have ot have his tubes change as he get older.this hospital also help families who don't have a place to stay when there children is in the hospital and this can be a good help in building more homes for families to live in while kids are in hospital.so many burn,beating,diseases,and preenies,when you can save a new life then this is a miracle.


master1bob 69M
1 post
11/24/2007 9:59 am

my suggestion is to the mine disposal charity. for africa and asia. any body seen village were 70% of children have lost a foot or leg


MasterKlaatu 69M
1 post
11/24/2007 10:16 am

Not the United Way. They spend way too much on administrative costs and not nearly enough goes to the "Real" chairities.

I suggest the Shriners Children's Hospitals. Once they take you as apatient they care for you until your 18th birthday with no costs to the patient. Their burn centers are among the best in the country and their crippled childrens programs are second to none!


john15923 61M

11/24/2007 10:42 am

They also have the largest ratio of money to client (or person helped) that I know of!


choclover8 56F
5 posts
11/24/2007 11:22 am

I agree with everyone who thinks the money should be given to cancer research. Both of my parents died from cancer. Without the support of the Marie Curie foundation and hospice my mother would not have coped with her illness after the sudden death of her husband.


oldrwmn2 65F

11/24/2007 11:54 am

I do have a charity I am found of....actually two...one is APLA...which translated is Aids Project L.A...and the other is Meals on wheels....both I consider worthwhile in Today's world...Maybe the forgotten ones....Peace to you all...


broken1970 48F
1 post
11/24/2007 12:48 pm

Any charity that supports suffers of child abuse would get my vote. More money should be available to treat survivors of all ages and of all types of abuse.


dblvoyr 68M/64F
1 post
11/24/2007 12:53 pm

Make-A-Wish foundation.
They don't get a chance in life.
We should make something terrific happen in their shortened lives


PolyPerverts 46M/37F
24 posts
11/24/2007 1:01 pm

The people at Darfur


witchyhour_ 51F
7 posts
11/24/2007 2:56 pm

Ok, I am obviously on a different page from everyone else here, but how about the Humane Society or one of the organizations fighting to preserve wildlife? Let us keep in mind that, while humans are overpopulating this planet and destroying it, whole species are becoming extinct and the environment is being destroyed as well.

I find it so interesting when I look around and see myself, a childless person, making sure I recycle all I can and preserve natural resources, just to look around me and see all these people full of children who don't recycle, drive large vans (even when it's just one parent driving to work by him/herself), etc. Shouldn't they be the ones concerned about maintaining the world so their children and their children have a planet to live on?

Maybe we should reproduce less and take better care of the environment around us for a change...

Just my thoughts.


HeelsAndPanties 49T  
2 posts
11/24/2007 3:03 pm

My vote would be for the Make A Wish Foundation. This charity trys to grant wishes to children with terminal illnesses. I've read about some of the wishes and they are not even that extravagant. One boy just wanted to see the ocean and build a sand castle, but his parents couldnt afford the trip due to current medical expenses and the increased cost of traveling with a very sick child. A lot of the children will die with out experiencing a tenth of what we had the opportunity to experience, and Make A Wish is trying to help them do at least one thing that they have always wanted to do.


PolySister 36M/F
1 post
11/24/2007 4:40 pm

The NCSF should get the donation. The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom is an organization that fights for the rights of those of us in the lifestyle. Every year, the NCSF takes on over 600 cases, helping people from all walks of life and in all kinds of situations. They have helped monthers get their children back after they were taked because the mother was kinky, they have helped people get their jobs back when they were unfairly fired and have even gone so far as to sue the federal government!!!! All of these things cost money, and as you can guess, they don't get any government funding! Let's help them, and ourselves, out!


bouncygal 49F

11/24/2007 5:37 pm

My mother has so far survived breast and ovarian cancer. She is my hero. Susan G. Komen's great. Additionally, although this may seem less mainstream, I would like to vote for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). In the entire U.S., there are only 6 U.S. district court judges who are Asian American, and only 2 outside California/Hawaii. A donation to NAPABA could assist in the promotion of greater Asian American diversity in our federal judiciary.

Sincerely,
Bonnie


slavegerry 49M
16 posts
11/24/2007 5:41 pm

The only one i can think of is the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, NCSF. Often they go to bat for our rights while the ACLU is too busy defending NAAMBLA.


cutesting 63M/54F
489 posts
11/24/2007 5:54 pm

Cancer research is the charity I would give to every time, and that would be mainly breast cancer - not only did my mother die from that, but also a few of my friends too (mainly women) ... I feel many die from this type of cancer than any other, and hope one day with the funding that medical research needs - that they will hopefully come up with a cure, as well as other types of cancers too.

I also want to say this - I am quite disgusted with many that have given so many disagree voting here, no matter what charities many have given here ... I am totally ashamed of those that have voted in this way, every charity - not just mine, needs all the help they can get to help and cure those from this fatal disease.


imyummey2 51F
1 post
11/24/2007 6:45 pm

Make a Wish is a great orginization that allow really sick children a last with to recieve a dream that will be brought to life.


funlindy070 48F
1 post
11/24/2007 9:55 pm

Autism Spectrum Disorder SA , as I have an autism child and know how difficult it can be. This is a difficult disability as it is not seen, is cognitive. People look at them a mis behaving but they are unable to process appropriate reactions.


SexyAnia 35F
1 post
11/25/2007 1:17 am

My former sister-in-law is an MD and PhD who does research in the fields of HIV/AIDs and cancer. There are cures for these diseases are already. What we need to do is get more power over the government that hit has over us ... as the constitution says it should be. Elect Ron Paul to the Presidency in 2008. We will then see the cures for these disease, which already exist, come to fruition and we an save all of our loved ones from breast, cervical, ovarian cancers and HIV/AIDs. Love you all! The Answer IS here!


playgirl691 47F
1 post
11/25/2007 3:43 am

sense im a katrina victim from new orleans,i think you should donate to katrina victims of new orleans.


MastrPlanner 56M
88 posts
11/25/2007 5:10 am

ACCESS-York. This organization helps victims of domestic violence, male and female, without regards to any other considerations. I have served as a volunteer at ACCESS and it is amazing how much they do with very little money. Additionally, maybe it can help someone to see that consensual BDSM is not the same as abuse.

They need the help and support badly. They do a lot of good for abused men, women and children. I would suggest that they are a very worthy charity.


Honey_mmmm2006 69F
40 posts
11/25/2007 5:43 am

Cystic Fribrosis Foundation, We loose many children with CF just as i did my neice and nephew, They are so close finding a cure but reach in and help ...Help them save our children...God gives them to us now lets try and keep them...Help the CFF.....


opal_star_shine 57F
29 posts
11/25/2007 6:52 am

St Jude's Childrens' Hospital is my favorite charity


irisgirl 97T
7 posts
11/25/2007 8:16 am

Cancer research into prevention, a branch of research which has seen decreased funding in recent years.


sublearner1269 49F
1 post
11/25/2007 11:20 am

I feel that the American Heart Association could use some of the money as well to continue the great job of heart transplants and continual medical knowledge for surgeries.


zaarra 63M

11/25/2007 11:51 am

All worthy charities mentioned so far folks, but also all ones with constituents aplenty. Let's give to our own cause, that of free and open kinky sexual freedom.

The Foundation for Sex Positive Culture is a Seattle non-profit that has served 10,000 + people in the last 7 years by running and educational sex-positive community center and play space - 'The Wet Spot' - Countless workshops programs, and yes play parties have reached so many kinksters, this is a tremendous and unique organization working on YOUR behalf.


cmenaked52 67M

11/25/2007 12:43 pm

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.......A terrible disease for kids to have to live with and horrendous complications if not managed properly


slutmaker2006 44M
6 posts
11/25/2007 1:27 pm

There have been many excellent recommendations here and this will be a difficult decision I am sure, but wanted to toss a few more out there.

ALS research receives no were near the amount of research money that the more "glamorous" diseases, like cancer, and could definately use the assistance.

I also think that the Make a Wish Foundation is an excellent organization that provides experiences for children that won't live to be adults.


naughtysubbie84 34F
4 posts
11/25/2007 1:45 pm

This may not be as important to some people as cancer research and such but what about the ASPCA of north america, they need the money as well to help the abused and neglected pets of this country and for spaying or neutering fees so that they can stop the over population of animals and cut down on the need to have so many animals in shelters and such.


slvamberseattle 46T
32 posts
11/25/2007 2:27 pm

I would like to suggest the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture, a 501(c)3 non-profit located in Seattle that works to promote the ongoing growth and development of the sex positive community through events, workshops, outreach, research, and education.

Their website is http://alt.com


slutlover1950 68M
23 posts
11/25/2007 2:44 pm

A great charity is mankind . Why don't we all smile more , open a door for the elderly, help put a smile on a sick childs face , help a felon down on his or her luck by giving them a job , or any numerous things that do not even cost one red cent . I would hope the intellectuals in this group will pick up on it . Sure give money or goods if you can but give a smile or a hug and make the world a better place !!!! Master Marshall !!!!

regards Master Marshall


lustfulsub 55F
1 post
11/25/2007 4:39 pm

Well,the "Lustfulsub charitable donation for leather goods and toys" would be a good choice! Otherwiswe........UNICEF of course!


nupleasure4u 59M
2 posts
11/25/2007 7:22 pm

Alt staff,In the year 2002 i was diagnosed with a nuromuscular disease called dermatomyositis (inflamatory myopathy) which brought me to Muscular Dystrophy Asso.We formed a program there which is called Stride and Ride which is held Saturday,april 12,2008.The money collected is for summer camp for kids that get a chance to fish,swim,play ball.All the things normal kids get to do on a regular basis.Alt can be a cooperate sponsor or a team member on my team.Any individual can start a team or join with me.This year stride and ride will be held at Florence Mall in Ky.I can fax all info needed.Lets help make a bunch of kids smile this year! Thanks


Bostonmarket 55M
3 posts
11/25/2007 7:57 pm

Doctors without Borders I think is what you mean. It is a great cause and focuses on parts of the world that typically get ignored. Definitely worth any donations.


Bostonmarket 55M
3 posts
11/25/2007 8:11 pm

Juvenal Diabetes Research Foundation. This foundation focuses on Type 1 diabetes. Unlike Type 2, Type 1 (also known as Juvenal Diabetes) requires a person to take insulin for life. It can not be controlled by diet or drugs. It typically affects children often starting at age 6 or earlier. They have to take shots multiple times a day and never grow out of it. The JDRF is performing research that focuses on a cure to this ailment. For children from families that can afford proper medical treatment, they often live long lives. For those who can not, death or loss of limbs is often the result.


MasterJackHammer 48M
8 posts
11/25/2007 9:03 pm

I agree with many before me, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Our children should not be faced with the dreaded disease the St. Judes wants to wipe out.


Beth2Play 33F
1 post
11/25/2007 9:28 pm

St. Judes - to help our children with Cancer.


cocker60 59M
1 post
11/25/2007 10:40 pm

humger task force its in se wisconsin..money feeds the poor. no one should go hungry at x-mas


altpaul2 59M
1 post
11/26/2007 12:31 am

I'd like the money to go to the People of Darfur - - The situation there is just what it has been described as: 'The First Case of GENOCIDE in the 21st Century'

Let's remember to Not Ever Forget.


MissMausoleum 42F
1 post
11/26/2007 3:20 am

I have recently been diagnosed with MS and suffered a massive depression once the news set in! My Master & teacher saved my life by continuing with my training in BDSM to become the Mistress that I dreamed of becoming!
My future is always uncertain, but BDSM has saved my soul & given me hope to continue being the best professional mistress in Adelaide!! Hehehe!!
This disease is mainly affecting caucasian women in their early 20's & has no cure or successful treatments to help with it's effects!
The disease is devastating to the body, mind & family who must then become carers for those affected!
PLEASE VOTE TO HELP ME FIND A CURE!!
XOXOXOXO
Mistress Rose


Monroebibilady 67F

11/26/2007 7:34 am

I would love to see the funds go to St. Jude's Cancer Research Hospital for children.
All children are treated regardless of rather they can afford it or not. St Jude's isn't your typical hospital. It is decorated for the children with bright colors with activities that help the patients cope with the treatments.
Should you visit the hospital, you won't find gloom and doom attitude. You will find children playing and smiling. If you look into the eyes of these little souls, you will see love, hope, trust and bravery.
They have a Ronald McDonald house, Target house and apartments so that a parent can stay with their child while the child is being treated.
Most importantly, the rate of success in treating childhood cancer's has increased yearly. Cancer's that held a 90% death rate are now down to a 10%. This might not sound important unless you are the parent of a child affected with a cancer that is now treatable.
Through research at St. Jude's, other diseases and cancers are now treatable category. (Too many to list)
St. Jude's was the dream of Danny Thomas but I feel it was Danny Thomas' greatest contribution to the world.
ALT's contribution to St. Jude's would further the great works of this hospital. We never know which dollar will be the one necessary to find the next cure.


XoticHole4U 49T
1 post
11/26/2007 8:57 am

U should "divide-up" the money, PROPORTIONATELY, based-on the responses you obtain from the members here, I think--

All you have to do is formulate your numeric responses into percentage form (get-back to me if U need assistance on this !@!)..

For example, if U get 15 out-of-100 responders ( = 15% of the total) wanting the money to go to Cancer-funds & research, then - you allocate 15% of the $200K ( = $30K) for that purpose, etc.. down-the-line.

I'd like to nominate the Boys & Girls Clubs of America if U feel they are "worthy" - since - they meant ALOT to me when growing-up in foster-homes, as - their employees were great to be around - just like "big brothers & sisters", for example--


hotlilsubrenee 50F
1 post
11/26/2007 9:46 am

St Jude research hospital would be a good area to give the monies. They help those who need medical assistance everyday.


lonelyguyneeds 71M
9 posts
11/26/2007 10:28 am

Make A Wish Foundation

I feel that Make A Wish Foundation should receive a contribution in granting children a final wish before they pass away. All these kids are terminally ill and not expected to live. They deserve at least one special wish to be granted for all their sufferings that they are going through at this point. Their wishes may consist from going to Walt Disney World to just being with a football, baseball, gymnastics star. This is the least we can do for them.


MaileSC 51M/51F
1 post
11/26/2007 11:34 am

Doctors Without Borders (Medecins sans Frontiers). They do vital work in some of the worst circumstances in the world.


TheBDSMToymaker 53M  
7 posts
11/26/2007 2:44 pm

Each year thousands, yes 1000's of helpless children go missing and are exploited. A worthy place for ALT.COM to donate some of that $200.000 would be to The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) The Nation's Resource Center for Child Protection. You know those Amber Alerts you see on the Highway signs they come from this organization. This is a place that can help numerous children who turn into abused adults and the money would go a long way. And think each time you saw a sign on the highways alerting you of yet another child gone missing, you would know you had a small part in helping direct funds to help recover and care for them.


LdDracko-1 68M
1 post
11/26/2007 3:19 pm

Frankly, the charity money would find "GREAT USE" in any number of the "Battered women (single, married or divorced) in Crisis Centers" scattered throughout America....And may I add it may "Do Wonders" for alts image
in the eyes of those in those agencies who see this meeting ground as a place for "Predators" to camouflage themselves as they go about selecting their next victim.
One must realize that many of the people employed in these agencies have first hand experience of the damage and distruction these "bullies" reek upon women. Not only physically but mentally, psychologically and spiritually.
Like it or not.... they view groups like alt with total and utter disdain. A donation of that magnitude would definitely help to alter that view.At least in regards to alt.com
Thank you.
LdDracko_1


shirlynot 56F
2 posts
11/26/2007 7:29 pm

The Ronald McDonald House, They take the familys inn and house them when there children are in need a surgery,They majorly take us inn , house us , feed us and pay for everything. What more can you ask for.How many people and familys wouldnt make it if it wasnt for them.


DriftingAlong 63F
1 post
11/26/2007 7:42 pm

The Rose City Advocates is a group of Special Needs adults who have joined together to make their world a better place. With all the disadvantages and difficulties they have to deal with they are helping others and themselves by lobbying the legislature for special needs funding for education and life skills training as well as funding for medical and everyday needs. They are upbeat and happy to be of help. They live at or below the poverty line as most are not able to work in the 'real world' but in sheltered workshops. This group of special needs adults and their supporters/sponsors is a great investment in the future!


shirlynot 56F
2 posts
11/26/2007 7:47 pm

The Ronald McDonald House they house,feed,pay bills, rent, they help all familys regardless while there children are having major surgery. If it wasnt for them alot of familys and children would never of gotten the help they needed.


cuzisaid 48F  
14229 posts
11/26/2007 9:10 pm

Finally emptying the members swear jar are ya?

St Judes or Harvest for Hunger.

Sometimes I make a move, sorry to leave my home, but hope I will find another of equal character.
At night I gaze at the starry mass with no idea to which one the earth attached.
May'be that cute little one over there or that one that sits alone in the inky black
.
~~ 'My place amongst the stars' c/o former member SPB ~~


tulsangrl2 42F
1 post
11/26/2007 10:35 pm

Please donate to help alleviate pet over-population: Spay USA, or ASPCA


STYXX1966 52M
1 post
11/27/2007 5:27 am

would agree with many woman that have done this. For it to go to the cancer research. But for both male or female. That have to suffer this illness day in day out. I myself lost a aunt this week due to the killer disease


sissysuberica 44T
588 posts
11/27/2007 11:55 am

i am partial to helping MDA, Muscular Dystrophy Association primarily because i have spinal muscular atrophy, a form of muscular dystrophy myself and i have seen first hand how MDA helps those with such neuromuscular conditions. i have met many families who have struggled dealing with children with different forms of muscular dystrophy, and seen them help provide essential equipment, provide support and counceling, and i know they perform vital research.

A secondary group i'd love to see Alt help would be NCSF. The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom is a national organization committed to creating a political, legal, and social environment in the United States that advances equal rights of consenting adults who practice forms of alternative sexual expression. NCSF is primarily focused on the rights of consenting adults in the SM-leather-fetish, swing, and polyamory communities, who often face discrimination because of their sexual expression.


rkmeyer 59F
1 post
11/27/2007 4:34 pm

The Foundation for Sex Positive Culture is a 501 (c) 3 and would qualify as a charitable organization.

A great way to describe the Foundation is that Foundation's mission is to fuel the ongoing growth and development of sex-positive culture through community building, research and education, and outreach. We create opportunities to explore and enhance the joy and intimacy of the full range and potential of human sexuality.

The CSPC, Center for Sex Positive Culture, is located in Seattle WA.
http://alt.com


SadisticHealer 57M
57 posts
11/27/2007 6:56 pm

I'm all for the kids and health (cancer, aids, MS, etc.) but. . . how about giving a little of it to the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom?

These are people that help us when the cops raid private parties, the Justice Department tries to link BDSM to bestiality and child abuse and any government body tries to limit our sexual freedoms.

NCSF deserves a little chunk!


misty12 62F  
1 post
11/27/2007 10:20 pm

I think the Shriners Hospitals should get some of the donations because they help the children that are burn victims. They are completely supported by donations. All of the services the children and their families receive are free of charge to them.


LadyTanya 45F
1 post
11/28/2007 6:27 am

I'd like to see the money go to the NCSF (National Coalition for Sexual Freedom). None of us knows if we will ever need the help of this agency in the future. I would consider it an investment. Their mission statement is as follows:
Mission Statement
The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom is a national organization committed to creating a political, legal, and social environment in the United States that advances equal rights of consenting adults who practice forms of alternative sexual expression. NCSF is primarily focused on the rights of consenting adults in the SM-leather-fetish, swing, and polyamory communities, who often face discrimination because of their sexual expression.

For anyone wishing to look more into this agency thier website is www.ncsffreedom.org


EmpressKabani 44F
1 post
11/28/2007 8:23 am

The Myasthenia Gravis foundation should be helped. This is a disease very simular to MS but is treated by medicine. If a cure is found it could possibly knock out two diseases. Empress


Deathsee 49M
2 posts
11/28/2007 9:07 pm

Make a Wish Foundation, For Children,
specially now, during christmas, a time to make as many children wishes come true,
Vince aka Deathsee


TheSorceress 54F
1 post
11/29/2007 7:54 am

I honestly believe that the money ought to go to Dr. "Patch" Adams and his Gezhundheit Institute. He foresaw a time when health care ought to be free. Yes, free from cost, free from insurance and free from exasperating/time-consuming forms that could potentially cost a patient their life.
He has blueprints for a free-form building designed to be inviting to all who visit. His blueprints and conceptual drawings are online. This new hospital would be located in West Virginia on some land that another man left to him.
This new concept of free health care would be of great benefit to all people but especially to the children of families who cannot afford insurance or the cost of hospitals and other assorted costs associated with illness.
Dr. "Patch" Adams has been patiently seeking funding to build this hospital since the late '60's. I honestly believe in this cause and feel that of all the causes out there, this would be of greatest benefit to all who simply cannot afford to get sick. Please give this the greatest consideration. After all, how much could you afford if you were to become hospitalized?

-Greatest Respect,
TheSorceress

In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust,
TheSorceress


cheryl3366 54F
1 post
11/29/2007 9:46 am

St Jude


Obeisant_TLC 53F
399 posts
11/29/2007 2:17 pm

The charities here are wonderful, but because this is a "sex positive" web-site, I believe it should go to an organization that is geared to this goal as well.

Obviously there are thousands of good and deserving organizations that do good work and deserve to be supported. I feel strongly that the Wet Spot is one of them. The Foundation for Sex Positive Culture, as a 501 (c) 3 qualifies as a charitable organization.

The foundation's mission is to fuel the ongoing growth and development of sex-positive culture through community building, research and education, and outreach. We create opportunities to explore and enhance the joy and intimacy of the full range and potential of human sexuality.

IT SHOULD BE POSSIBLE TO TOUCH SOMEONE AND NEVER LET GO TO HOLD SOMEONE NOT FOR A MOMENT BUT FOREVER


hotandhorney81 37F
1 post
11/29/2007 8:18 pm

Research for the Cause of Prematurity..... I think that to many premies are born into this world and WAY to many babies dont make it. Not many people know the reason for prematurity and there are so many parents who wonder why their baby was born so early.

I myself had a premie and thankfully she is healty and wonderful, three years later.

Thanks for listening and reading


BustySub19 32F
2 posts
11/29/2007 8:21 pm

The charity i've seen start off rocky has to do with keeping children in steady homes. St Joseph's Indian School. It reminds me of what happened with my life. I know several kids in this program skim by with their teeth, beautiful personalities and loving natures. Please find it in your hearts to donate that money to St Joseph's.


kevandcyn 60M/53F
9 posts
11/30/2007 12:33 am

    Quoting  :

Doctors Without Borders . . .one of my favorites

Kevin and cyn

O/our dreams . . . they aren't as empty as O/our conscience seems to be. THE WHO


kevandcyn 60M/53F
9 posts
11/30/2007 12:35 am

The Hospice Foundation or TrinityKids Care. They help families take care of terminally ill children and teens at home when there is no more that can be done. This allows children to be surrounded by their families and not be in a hospital. Based in Los Angeles, CA

Kevin and cyn

O/our dreams . . . they aren't as empty as O/our conscience seems to be. THE WHO


alternator1 50M
2 posts
11/30/2007 5:55 am

I think the money should go to the vacsination program of children in underdeveloped countrys. In fact, life or death is only 0.3$ apart. Children loos there life because they did'nt get a treatement of less then a dollar.

Happy Christmas: from Alt1.


MistressEcho 53F  
23719 posts
11/30/2007 6:49 am

The Salvation Amy...
Disaster relief services, day care centers, summer camps, holiday assistance, services for the aging, AIDS education and residential services, medical facilities, shelters for battered women and children, family and career counseling, vocational training, correction services, and substance abuse rehabilitation.

Doctors Without Borders...
1999 Nobel Peace Prize winner. As importantly, an extremely conscientious custodian of its funds. They provide emergency medical care (also secondary care) at global flash-points that may or may not make the evening news. It is a decidedly apolitical organization - which is why it moves about as freely as it does.

The ASPCA ...
They battle cruelty today. Whether it


I DO the things you are afraid to fantasize about.
~Mistress Echo~


masterernie69
(Ernie C)
71M/60F
1 post
11/30/2007 9:11 am

I would like to donate to the Toronto Wildlife Centre. They receive no government funding and are supported strictly through public donations. They rescue wild birds and animals, nurse them back to health and release them back into the wild. masterernie69


SatinDragon 64F
1 post
11/30/2007 10:38 pm

The Foundation for Sex Positive Culture in Seattle is a worthy cause, they do much for the local community and use their position to educate regarding everything sex positive.


PowerfullDOM2005 33F
1 post
12/1/2007 7:21 pm

I would go for either Cancer Research or finding a cure for HIV/AIDS.


ITALIAN45HOTTIE 57F

12/1/2007 7:59 pm

The Autism society, (ASA) is the leading voice and resource of the entire autism community in education, advocacy, services, research and support. The ASA is committed to meaningful participation and self-determination in all aspects of life for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. ASA accomplishes its ongoing mission through close collaboration with a successful network of chapters, members and supporters.

Our Guiding Principles

ASA


bigbottlegirl 41F
50 posts
12/2/2007 12:36 am

I would like to see more support for Schizophrenia and other mental health issues. Also breast and cervical cancer. There might be a vaccine for cervical cancer but it comes with other side effects. How many girls out there been told "we gotta cut a wedge out of your cervix just to be safe" The statistics are pretty high. I'd be happy if you split the money both ways(cancer research and mental health)


44GETSOME 55M

12/2/2007 7:05 am

give to 'feed the children'....its sickening that people are starving in this world, so....lets start with them!


bitchesncremes 36F
1 post
12/2/2007 10:09 am

Everyone is talking about Cancer,AIDS and the likes but i guess everyone should be bale to understand the fact that Education is the best legacy you can give to a child and not food .If you give a child education,you are reducing the level of illiteracy in our society and also,giving him a means of feeding his children and family.I feel that we need to donate to the United Nations to help promote the literacy level of the society


cat3746 72M
1 post
12/2/2007 10:46 am

my son died from this the night before his 16th birthday its still a cancer but not suppored as much as a lot of the other more known ones


cum_pee_in_mouth 61M
7 posts
12/2/2007 11:24 am

St. Jude Hospital, for the children. Need I say more.


Domsublooking4 69M/66F
1 post
12/2/2007 1:31 pm

The MS society. This disease is such a devistating disease. We have a friend who has lost one brother to MS, another who has it now and is going down quickly. She also lost her husband a year ago from complications due to MS. Every year we do a classic car show that all the benefits go to MS to help with research. We believe this would be a very good and worthy cause.


shemalechristina 35T
1 post
12/2/2007 8:41 pm

I LOVE TO DONATE CHARITIES TO THE CONCERN PEOPLE AND VICTIMS OF AIDS AROUND THE WORLD .... AS WE RECENTLY CELEBRATE WORLD AIDS DAY LAST DEC.1.....IN 2007 , THE ESTIMATED NO# OF PERSONS LIVING W/ HIV WORLDWIDE WAS 33.2 MILLION AND THERE WERE 2.1 AIDS DEATH........
http://alt.com
http://alt.com

I HOPE THAT TOGETHER WE ALL FIGHT FOR THIS AIDS VICTIMS!


naughtysubfemXXX 37F
1 post
12/2/2007 11:35 pm

MS Society! all the way its such a sad thing to see normall people just fall into an incapable status when things that used to be normal every day task become close to impossible... like brushing your teeth... Or having an relationship.


JohnsWoodShed 71M

12/2/2007 11:39 pm

Habitat for Humanities; while I agree with most that a Cure for all of the medical problems of the World would be great, if people don't have good basic shelter in which to raise and protect thier childern those kids will never be healthy,learn and be productive. Habitat's goal is to provide basic homes for all people of the world.
Disclosure: I have been a construction volunteer for 20 years, helping to build those homes.I'm stating this so Alt knows I have vested interest but not a monetary interest.


liquorland789 46M
2 posts
12/3/2007 5:39 pm

CANCER RESEARCH


CaptainKink 54M
3 posts
12/3/2007 11:13 pm

I have a niece who was born with Cerebral Palsy. She is confined to a wheelchair, has extremely limited control of her motor functions, and has to wear diapers to this day, though she is now 19. The majority of comments I have seen are good suggestions, but it strikes me that while we do need to combat fatal illnesses, we also need to look at those illnesses that don't kill, but cause a lifetime of suffering. It is hard to lose a loved one, and though this may sound cold, we grieve over the loss but than we go on, and the ones we lost are no longer suffering. With a debilitating disease such as CP, the suffering of the stricken party continues, as well as the emotional pain and turmoil of those around.


erogenoustease 50M
3 posts
12/4/2007 10:51 am

I guess as thise is a U.S.A. based website the $ will stay in the USA, not knowing the charities over there its hard for me to suggest one !

In the UK 1 in every 131 people suffer from Epilepsy ,im sure the figures will be similar elsewhere in the world.Yet it never gets highlighted or grants towards help and research.
I would suggest an epilepsy charity in the USA.

If not then i would look to giving money to a hospice for dying children.The money goes to helping their final days better and also helps families in the times leading up to the final moment.
Helping a child that WILL die ,how can you not want to help out ?


TS_Naomi 46T
5 posts
12/4/2007 4:39 pm

Wherever the money goes, I am sure it will serve a good purpose.

I think our worst enemies are hunger, substance abuse, homelessness, poverty and disabilities.

Although personally I would probably give the money to the Clare Project - a brighton-based support group for people with gender issues.


ForbiddenFriend 47M
1 post
12/5/2007 2:28 am

I think it should go to Ahava Kids Foundation, who are an international human rights group which help protect at risk young people from being sold into illegal slavery and servitude for prostitution and pornography. Inrested members need to get themselves involved in safe sane consensual activities that they made informed choices to pursue. We all should be on the lookout for the women and mostly children forced illegally and without their consent into non consensual sexual activity


BoiDix 61F
1 post
12/5/2007 12:44 pm

Leatherangel Int. needs funds too and they help all kinds of leather folks who are displaced out of work or just can't give a nice xmas to their loved ones.


dragonfyre3 54F
1 post
12/5/2007 11:20 pm

I think Breast Cancer is the best best.....So many woman are affected by this terrible illness...I myself lost my mother 9 yra after she had a mascetomy and my sister (now 40) has been cancer free for 8-9 years. I am now at high risk because of my family history. Listen women go get checked....the examination is a little painful.....but cancer is deadly.


masterandcomnder 41M/38F
1 post
12/6/2007 12:41 am

St. Jude Hospital, rich or poor they help give back childhood to so many children


ApathyKitten 39F
1 post
12/6/2007 9:42 am

I think that the money should be given to Hospice.

I've never seen such a caring, compassionate organization. My mother passed away Oct. 27th 2007 after a very long and terrible battle with Cancer. Hospice was there for her to sooth her pain, to make her comfortable, and to run silly errands if we needed them to. They made her final days more tolerable, and for that I am eternally grateful to Hospice.

Please find it in your heart to gift this money to Hospice, as it can do a great deal of good and bring comfort to individuals who have gone through far too much already. My mothers insurance had ceased and we had no money to pay for their service, and they still administered all of her medications and accommodated her every need. They can ALWAYS use donations.


takemetieme 54F
1 post
12/6/2007 10:24 am

herslave54 was talking about Doctors Without Boarders which is a very good org, helping children from developing countries get medical assistance for free by sending medical teams and mobile clinics/hospitals into a community for short term,

also Pastors for Peace who bring school and medical supplies to children in developing countries and help set up clinics and schools, the clinics and schools are left in operation when the volunteers leave...

also School of Americas Watch who is working to ensure peace and stability in the western hemisphere (Central America) so children can grow up without the memories of war.

There is also a land mine org that funds removal of land mines that are left after the soldiers leave. So many children loose limbs every year because of the failure of adults to pickup after themselves.

Habitat for Humanity has a developing nations branch that sends folks from here to help build houses in other countries (generally less expensive because building materials are different ie; adobe)

Also I can't remember the name of it right off the bat but there is an org that drills wells in developing nations so locals have safe healthy drinking water - so many children die each year because they have no access to safe uncontaminated drinking water.

$200,000 would help any one of these orgs help the children and make a difference in the most lives.

If you are thinking of dividing up the money to help more than one group there are so many small orgs out there that make a huge difference in peoples lives such as The Center West in SD - helps GLBT youth - HIV/AIDS prevention, homeless issues, suicide prevention, ect. As little as $5,000 would make a huge difference in what they could provide and how many would be helped.

Whatever you do - please give to an org who takes as little out as possible for 'administrative costs' and puts as much as possible into the actual helping part of what they do.

I don't want to sound uncaring because I know these are important issues (and I do donate to them on an individual level) - but even though Cancer, Diabetes, MS, etc., research sounds like a great thing, in reality how is $200,000 going to help? It is just a drop in the bucket compared to what is really needed per year to keep searching for a cure... now if ALT would agree to put up $2,000,000... (it could even be a matching fund for a total of up to $4,000,000!) That would be cool!


MizzGucci 49F
1 post
12/6/2007 6:40 pm

NCSF - keep the money in the community helping like minded kinky folks.

Organizations get weird about where their money comes from and I wouldn't want a donation from ALT to disrupt a great cause like Breast Cancer with hesitation from the mainstream world because of Alt's support.


quaid126 85M
1 post
12/6/2007 7:14 pm

THE ELIZABETH TAYLOR AIDS FOUNDATION.


wetmaiden 53F
3 posts
12/7/2007 10:45 am

Christmas time is for the children or at least it was the meaning of christmas in the beginning of time, long long ago.

Yes, parents and adults alike enjoy the fun and games of christmas, all for different reason, parents enjoy the pure pleasure that came be seen upon the faces of all children young and teens opening their presents on christmas day. Adults enjoy the enjoyment when going to buy and the giving of presents to their loved ones, and also the fun to be shared with the present ((wink)). But nothing in this world beats the smile upon a child's face, it pulls on any parent or adults heart strings.

My charity would be: When you Wish upon a star.

My reasons are simple although maybe a little late for this christmas but there is always money to put aside for next year! They send children who are terminally ill to Lapland, what better way for a christmas give-away! The charities wish would be to send all children but sadly this is not possible but with a little help maybe next year they could send more charter planes!

This means so much to the children as well as their parents and I should know as the charity did my daughter and I the honour some years ago by sending us on one of their charter planes to meet Father Christmas in Lapland, it was priceless and yet the greatest gift possible.

The charity does not only send children to Lapland but it also grants wishes to sick children, in lots of ways.

I will be honest and say that I have fund raised for this charity and I have raised enough to send 4 children, with help from my friends and family but I would have to be bankrupt for life to send as many as your gift could.
There will be so may good charities suggested, I wish them all good luck.
Kinky x


Debla 63F
39 posts
12/8/2007 1:27 pm

I am trying to decide on just one. I do a lot of fundraising for the March of Dimes. Their research/work has helped almost anyone who has a child, including my own. The other, The Cancer Society. Progress is made each day, and some day, one hopes anyone being diagnosed with cancer, in any form, will not have to cringe in fear. To this day, some countries, and a lot of people, still treat cancer as a communicable disease.

debla


volos12 66M
5 posts
12/8/2007 4:25 pm

MSF (Medicine Sant Frontier ) Doctor's with out borders to treat refuges including children who are saffering due to ilnesses and starvation


5pank 42F
1 post
12/8/2007 5:39 pm

Amnesty International.

Christmas time is a time to spread peace.


toptex1000 79F
1 post
12/8/2007 6:43 pm

I believe that we should support our own cause, the freedom to be ourselves, in all our kinkiness and our deviance from the Vanilla norm.

The NCSF (The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom) fights for all of us on the sexual edge and we can contribute tax free to their Foundation. That's what we should do.


lookin2have 57M
3 posts
12/8/2007 9:40 pm

we have a lot of charities in the world today claim they do so much but there are three I have no use for because they do not use the money like they say. look what red cross did in 9-11 collected money for those folks but used it elsewhere. we donated for that cause who gives them the right to use it elsewhere. and how much went in their pockets not one dime to them. then there is the greater united fund I know personally a family with 5 children lost everything but their lives and the coworkers at the plant with the unneeded help of this organization, some gave their whole paychecks others gave what they could but every one in the plant gave at least 100.00 as they know in similar situation they would get the same, my dad gave his 700.00 paycheck. the coworker got 3,000 and that was it that was B.S. and they all said after that they would not donate a single dime to an organization donate it directly to the cause sounds like a good idea. and then they say salvation army does so much that is another deep subject paying help to collect money boy oh boy and the sad thing is a small group gets the help all of the time and the ones that really need the help may have never asked before in their lives but there are never any funds for those i have personnly seen that too and also make those feel like they did something wrong to have to ask plus all of the items in the thrift store they think are worth a fortune higher than what you can buy new a lot of times on the furniture why don't the put the prices reasonable and a lot of the folks that fall between the craks could get a little help that way check it out sometime and you will see so there is 3 not toos and 1 good idea know a needy and help all you can the ones that don't get help all over town you know the moose lodge helps a lot of different charities as we are now helping a family wit four children and the father has been diagnosed with terminal cancer has no longer than 2 months to live verona moose va so do that kind of help never asked for a dime from no one now his family needs help . help those kind of folks in need 3 vehicles for sale as well of his thanks for excepting my opinion


lookin2have 57M
3 posts
12/8/2007 9:50 pm

also moose heart and moose haven both are good organizations one helps children by giving them a home they didn't have the youngest child so far was 7 months old he was an orphan but the children came to mooseheart under various reasonsdue to no living kin or what not but it is not an orphanage but a home for the children to help them grow up normal and become something and they do get colledge paid for if they ean it by keeping there grades up to their guide lines and themn moosehaven is for members who can pretty much take care of theirselves with a little help or in need of short term help after they have been with the moose as members for at least 15 yrs free of charge as moose heart is too it is in jacksonville florida so the moose and their members do a lot for their communities as well and totally non profit and we always see the members donating for something all of the time


lookin2have 57M
3 posts
12/8/2007 10:47 pm

more research on evasospatic angina a rare heart desease diag nose with it in 1985 many didnt make it as long as me the longest then was 20 yrs the smooth muscle in the arteries take spasm and close causing heartattacks very hard to find usually by accident was misdiagnosed and i am sure it still is as panic attacks like i say rare in 85 i was the fifth patient for the hospital's history now in our area alone there is 5 in 20,000 and my doc has at least two of us never heard of before but not near as rear now the cardiologist i see started the investigation into the desease some 20 yrs ago with limited moneys but now i am making him rewrite his work he is finding out that he was wrong on the male female profiling and I am like the thought female and a female is like the male lol but many have been misdiagnosed and still are being misdiagnose because some doctors have not seen it first hand don't believe in it and peopler are dying my docs now know for a fact that it is not a desease that these doctors are inventing as some say my family doc though a 32 yr old female was in her office for drugs and decided to do an ekg and found out the lady was having a massive heart attack in her office she did survive from this invented desease lol and with norvasc is doing fine like myself at the moment a simple little drug jhas stopped symptoms her first and then figured we had nothing to loose it was getting to a point of nothing they could do for me anymore but the miracle if you choose to call it that just last dec it would have been real nice to have found it in 85 you know so we neede more reserch now for all of the younger ones and maybe find a cure I don't want to see anyone go through what i have first heart attck 19 yr old and many light and major ones since to a point of nothing else could be done and the next is my last no more symtoms since last dec so we need the research they may have the cure you know thanks


Aries_Xena2 49M/47F
2 posts
12/9/2007 2:20 pm

Salvation Army is a very repuatable and generous organization . Between the shelter and emergency services they provide for young and troubled women, the emergency help for familieswith lower income and the medical help they can give to people who need but cannot afford to go to a regular doctor. There are physicians who donate time and effort from their own practices to help the community. The bell ringers you see outside places like K-mart and Walmarts are there to help raise money to help those more needy than our selves. And as a personal note from those who have been there at one point , they saved my life in my time of need and despair , and I do what I can to help pay the Salvation army back every year with either delivering care packages or ringing the bell or sorting and making the packages to give out. No it may not be much and I will never be able to repay them for such kindess they had bestowed on me but even my children have taken to collecting for those of us in the world who have less than we do ( and we never did claim to have much , but share what we do have ) and god helps out in making sure we are taken care of in return. Sorry long winded but fact none the less....


helohelo 63M
1 post
12/9/2007 6:46 pm

I believe that AIDS research should be looked into as it is a quickly growing disease that is still not taken seriously enough in the world.


canadaangelgirl 43F
1 post
12/9/2007 11:51 pm

My Favorite Charity to Give to around this time is to my community homeless shelter, so many of us have so much and so many go without this time of year, especially the children of the ones who use these shelters. Also i like to give to Toronto sick kids, too many children are in the hospital and they deserve to smile at least one day a year


naughtyabby 40F
1 post
12/10/2007 5:00 pm

Give it to St. Judes Hospital. Their cancer research is cutting edge. And they NEVER turn anyone away who cannot pay for their treatments. Just check out their website and see how many childrens lives are saved by them each and every day. Two thumbs up to you guys for giving to a needful charity!!


GoddessPatti 69F
1 post
12/10/2007 9:39 pm

The Homeless shelters here in America, and more important in Central
Florida, It is a terrible sight to see a humans dignity stripped away when you are alive and to witness as such, Many men lying on the floor and not a bed to sleep in, not a place to shower or bath in, it is a horrible sight that they have no space to be in, many have been servants in the vietnam war. Yet we care so little. The shelter is a hairs throw from the women's shelter and there is much frateralizing on going. Many husbands are separated from wives as the result of not having a family unit available in the family dorm. and the womans dorm closed for curfew hours. Children play in such close approximate conditions, and not many know who is accountable for presences. Sometimes playing and no one watching on the outerskirts. The bedding in the woman dorms are infested with a noturnal creature unseen. There is an infestation no one wishes to talk about for fear of being turned away and not a space to stay. Population is mixed with high disfunctionals that come with infestation. It is a modern time and day we are seeking ways to send man to Mars, there is High technologies at interaction for such ventures. When these men return from there their venture they are allowed to go through health screening for any types of infestations. Yet we cant even afford an investment to have a cleaning room for these homeless people. Not all person are homeless due to drug abuse,sometimes abandoment,and domestic violence is a real issue. It becomes a case when all you have is you and your children. I vote that the funds be in effect for those to improve the living conditions, tell them to get rid of the jail type set model and insitute a human home shelter environment that gives dignity and respect as a natural human right.


xenaspikes 66M
1 post
12/11/2007 6:10 pm

Boy Scouts of America. All of the charities listed so far have merit. I favor Boy Scouts (which also funds Cub Scouts) because it gives our youth a program to build their self-esteem while helping other people and building things (as opposed to being destructive). Plus it's a great place to learn how to tie knots!


_willobeyyou 53F  
5 posts
12/11/2007 7:54 pm

I have a couple of ideas for the charity give away.
There are the Shriner's Hospitals and the Scottish Rite Hospital{in Dallas,TX}, as well as The Ronald McDonald Houses, as these are for the benefit of Children of all ages and with all type of medical problems. I have a daughter that has benefited and I regularly give when I can afford it.
I also like the Make A Wish Foundation as well, as you can tell I am all for helping the children to help them to be happy in so many ways.

Also MS Research, as my eldest two children's father died from the complications of this disease. If you knew what it was like to watch their father lose his vision and then the ability to speak and the the ability to feed him self, you would want the help to find the answers to this awful disease. and to truly know if it is genetic.

There is also the Diabetic Research, Did you know that too much sugar in your blood can cause a pus pocket on the wall of a vein, and when that pocket burst the body believes that the wall of the vein has a hole in it and rushes to clot it causing a heart attack to the body killing the person because they can not figure out what happened in the ER. I didn't and was dead for 40 minutes before I began to get a pulse, they were going to call me dead, There needs to be more research on this disease as well.

I know there are so many well deserved charities out there all over the world and you at ALT, have a lot to choose from. I wish you well in all the work ahead of you and a Congratulations to you and the charities you pick.


MadamCinPA 61F
1 post
12/12/2007 7:30 am

I personally would like to thank alt.com for this generous offer. There are many deserving and worthwhile charities, but many are not aware of the fact that some of these charities will actually refuse donations if the donors don


MisterSpinoza 54M
1 post
12/12/2007 8:23 am

The NCSF Foundation. This group is the only organization in the US fighting for the rights and other political change for people who practice alternative sexualities such as BDSM, polyamory, swinging, etc. They help hundreds of people each year who are facing loss of custody of their children, loss of employment, and even arrest!

It's amazing how much NCSF accomplishes on a very small budget. This seems a natural for this company and website to support. They can really use the money, to help people who actually use this site all the time!


NurseVicki2002 55F
8 posts
12/12/2007 1:55 pm

Abuse of woman Which what BDSM isnt about and children Thanks Nurse Vicki or give some to each type listed! wouldnt that be a lovely way to please all!


SoUCanKiss 107M
2 posts
12/12/2007 2:24 pm

There are alot of worthy organizations in need of funds, but I know none more worthy than ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL in Memphis, TN. This treatment and research hospital for children of all races, regardless of any parental ability to pay, race, creed, or geographic location accepts all children without reservation. It operates upon the generosity of those who know and appreciate what it is, does, and stands for. Thanks to the foresight of Danny Thomas, and the contiuing total support of Marlo Thomas, this institution has treated and saved the lives of thousands of children afflicted with the worst of afficitions that anyone can suffer. More importantly, it do so with loving care, an outstanding staff, superb facilities, and amazing success.


MotD 66M  
2 posts
12/12/2007 10:47 pm

How about the Marine Corps Toys-for-Tots

I give every year and they do important work.


Barton_and_she 51M/57F
2 posts
12/13/2007 10:01 am

I nominate ITCR: The Foundation of NCSF.


v_classic 54M
1 post
12/13/2007 6:56 pm

I donate to the following three causes annually:

American Diabetes Association - ex-wife was a kidney/pancreas transplant due to juvenile diabetes.

American Cancer Society - both parents claimed by the disease (mom-bladder & dad-lung)

American Heart Association - for my uncle and my future heart attack (lol).

It would be absolutely heartwarming to know that these three great causes were rewarded with more donations as a result of my suggestion.


somethndif 65M
3 posts
12/14/2007 6:58 am

Woodhull Freedom Foundation. Woodhull is one of the few organizations working and lobbying for recognition of sexual freedom as a basic human right, including sexual freedom for those who engage in BDSM and D&s relationships, swingers, gays, lesbians, bisexuals,the trangendered, cross-dressers, whatever, except of course children and non-consensual or activities that do permanent injury.

Woodhull held the first SEXUAL FREEDOM FORUM in Philadelphia on October 6th. At this forum, Woodhull brought nationally-renowned speakers and local organizers together to discuss the most effective strategies towards advancing sexual freedom and creating social and political change. Advocates for issues as diverse as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, the right to engage in consensual sexual expression, and welfare reform created partnerships and concrete plans to work together in a comprehensive sexual freedom movement.

Woodhull launched this year the SEXUAL FREEDOM NETWORK (http://alt.com), a website that serves as a central network where advocates and supporters of sexual freedom can organize, learn, share, and take action to protect their sexual freedom rights.

Woodhull organized this year a LOBBY DAY for freedom of speech and sexual expression with the American Civil Liberties Union and member organizations of the Free Expression Network. We met with members of Congress, and educated them about sexual freedom as a core value for all fair-minded Americans.

Woodhull plans to keep advancing sexual freedom in 2008 by:

Building the momentum in Philadelphia, by hosting a second Sexual Freedom Forum there and expanding the program. Woodhull plans to add another city in 2008 and to include an additional two cities in 2009. Woodhull will work with national and local leaders in multiple cities and continue our work towards developing partnerships and strategies to build a cohesive sexual freedom movement.

Woodhull will bring more users and member organizations into the Sexual Freedom Network by increasing its outreach and publicity. Woodhull will get the word out about this important resource.

Woodhull will lead both a second Sexual Freedom Institute and a Sexual Freedom Track at The National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change in February 2008, including a presentation addressing issues of entrapment, spurred by the incident with Senator Larry Craig. Woodhull supports and attends Creating Change because it's the nation's foremost LGBT political conference, and it allows Woodhull to bring those who identify as LGBT to other issues under the banner of sexual freedom as a fundamental human right.


Sassytongue 59F
67 posts
12/14/2007 1:02 pm

ITCR - which is the Foundation of the NCSF.

As worthy as any nonprofit can be - nothing ties in more directly than the work of this Foundation which helps support the NCSF. The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom is the only group out there not only serving as our VOICE - but also serving our PEOPLE!

Thousands benefit from the Kink Aware Professionals list, Media Alerts, intervention on behalf of events beset by the moral police like the Concerned Women of America -- not to mention the direct work helping individuals who are losing jobs and kids because they just happen to be kinky.

Folks - no other org will directly benefit KINKY people the way THIS GROUP can.

Whoever is counting - when you count the responses for NCSF - just tag them onto ITCR, because that's the 501 c 3 arm that supports the work of the NCSF!

be well all

Sassytongue
Minnesota

Sassy

...Husketeer Screamer, switch, and devoted slut to MasterDan!


Mastery2003 76M
1 post
12/14/2007 2:34 pm

I think we all have a special interest in the ITCR/NCSF Foundation --the organization that monitors government, police and media actions against people with ALT sexual lifestyles. They challenge sleazy media exploitation of BDSM and other sexual "stories," defend us in court challenges to repressive sexual laws, and keep us informed of threats to our local alternative communities. NCSF is our first line of defense against those who want us to remain sexually ignorant, isolated and repressed. I love having open organizations and connections like this one. If we don't stand up for them, we won't have them. Please join me in supporting ITCR/NCSF.


allywaterfall6 64F
3292 posts
12/14/2007 4:34 pm

NCSF National Coalition for Sexual Freedom

and

LACPB Lifestyle Alternatives Center Palm Beach


lingerieboytoy 60M
1 post
12/14/2007 4:41 pm

A place called Sharing and Caring hands. The woman who started it and runs it, feeds, clothes and gives anything and everything she can to anyone who walks in the door.

Her name is Mary Jo Copeland. She washes anyones feet and gives them shoes. The Pope was so impressed by her work he personally sent a large crate of shoes to her. They were hand made Italian shoes at that. Here is the link so you can see that I trully believe this woman is a Saint if not an Angel. Sha is certified 501 charitable organization. She entirely dedpends on donations. http://alt.com


sassysub71 48F
2 posts
12/14/2007 5:46 pm

I'd like to offer two suggestions.

1. NCSF (National Coalition for Sexual Freedom) does a lot for the community and deserves our support.
2. AIDS and AIDS vaccine research is crucial to the health of our community.

Support for the NCSF helps us face the legal and societal issues which arise in opposition to the lifestyle we choose to live.

Support for AIDS and AIDS vaccine research will help us support and serve the growing number of members of our community facing life with this disease. How many of us in this community can say they don't know someone affected by AIDS?

Sure, cancer and MS research is needed, but does it directly affect our community on the scale that the NCSF and AIDS do?



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