ravinlunachick Posted November 21, 2011 Share Posted November 21, 2011 My father is 77 years old and in very poor health. He's completely bedridden, and this will almost certainly be his last Christmas with us. I want to give him a meaningful gift (almost like a remembrance, but obviously for him to appreciate while still living). He's never been the philanthropic type, as he's struggled his whole life just to make ends meet, but I believe he would appreciate knowing something was given in his name to a worthy cause. How to choose that cause, though? :bored: I've looked into Heifer International and Kiva.org. I read that most of the loans "advertised" on Kiva have already been disbursed, so you're basically repaying the bank early, rather than giving the money to the individual. I'm not sure how I feel about that. Ideally, I think he'd rather the money stay in the US, but I'm willing to give to an international charity if it's worthy and meaningful. Nothing overtly religious, as my father would probably take offense to that. FWIW, we aren't talking about thousands of dollars here. Our gift would most likely be $100 or less. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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