Charity Foundation Gifts Happiness to Poor People and Children
Charity opens the gates of development for various people, who do not have access to various facilities of life. And such people are poor or backward class inhabitants living a tough life. In India, there are a lot of people and children living below the poverty line. Out of these, many are found begging on streets, selling books or other small items on traffic signals or working as masons. This class of people and children, usually do not have any financial support. In this regard, it becomes the duty of the Indian citizens to help them in every possible manner.
This section of people and children, generally, live a miserable life that includes various days that goes without food. For this purpose and to help them out, charity foundation devoted for them have been initiating. Their main aim has been to contact people, who are willing to donate a part of their earnings for the betterment of poor people. Though, such people do not have basic amenities of life; still, they do not deserve to live a despondent lifestyle. Their contacts and network enable the poor people to see a ray of hope in the kind of help provided by them.
These foundations organize help camps from time to time, through which these destitute people are provided food items, medications, free treatment, education, clothes and water facility. At times, these camps also organize awareness camps to enable the poor people to know about various social evils and ways to eradicate them from the society. Apart from this, one will also find child foundation that deals with improving the life of deprived children. In our daily course of life, we find a lot of children working as labors in factories and begging on signals. It is not their destiny, but a helplessness that drags them towards doing such things.
With a little contribution from every responsible citizen, it seems that the picture of the poor people and children will portray happiness and contentment. After all, people that have not seen books or have worn good clothes before will surely feel happy in receiving such things. This will ensure them a better lifestyle and will keep them away from getting into wrong habits like drug addiction, alcohol intake and smoking. Charity foundation work continuously for the benefit of children, poor, adults and old aged ones. There are various old aged people, who wander on streets and beg for their living. Such organization helps them in providing a shelter through old age homes. This makes it comfortable for the poor old people, who have been left out by their children or families.
Funny thing is that is exactly the reality. The foundations are all vying for grants and donations. In order to beat out the others, they have to keep separate and secret so the other foundations do not steal their projects and take the grant money away from them.
Needless to say, many of these 'charities' use much of the money they receive to pay themselves a good salary instead of doing what should be done, which is put every penny into the people and projects.
Life is not often what it appears. Good intentions quickly turn into bad results if we do not take the time to explore what we are doing deeply enough. The reason this happens is because people give money out of guilt or self serving satisfaction to make themselves feel they have done something good for poor people which alleviates their guilt of taking advantage of others in their process of accumulating wealth. Then stories like this one come out exposing the waste so people who would give donations become reluctant and the sincere groups do not get the funds they need.
Rather, if people would do for the sake of doing, help because help is needed rather than help to ease their own feelings of guilt for the comforts and blessings they have (odd as that sounds it is often true), then they would take the time to research where the money is going, put in the effort to make sure that their money is spent wisely, and continue to be active and involved rather than give their tithe at church on sunday, then go and create a new lot of bad karma with a weekly cleansed slate.
We must know the reason we do what we do, serve the need and not the self. This is the key to success in all endeavors. In Buddhist terms, this is taught as; "Do the best job you can for the sake of doing the best you can." There is no ego involved, rather, there is objective wisdom which leads to the best results rather than looking back in retrospect saying; "It looked like a good idea at the time."
Anyone can contact these organizations, either through their websites or locate their offices in newspapers and television ads. Helping someone is the best thing one can gift to poor children and people that have been living a distorted life. In fact, it is such a gesture that tends to give a new life to someone, who has only been dreaming of it.