I think it’s wonderful celebrities donate to charities around the world and get all this publicity and a great tax deduction, but it really ticks me off when I read about all those in this country who need help.
Oprah Winfrey is spending millions on a school for kids in Africa; wonderful; in her own back yard in Chicago schools are falling down for lack of maintenance, crime is rapid in schools.
It’s getting so these celebrities are upsetting with their need to help abroad. Our country sends billions of help abroad, most of that goes to the leaders of the counties and the poor suffer; then we wonder why these people hate us?
This year what I usually spent on my bride for Christmas I have given to three local groups to help needy families. Yesterday I was told of two kids who were wearing blankets because they had no coats. This is BS!
I know the local TV station will give some money to a few or our local organizations, but donating there is an ego trip to have your name on TV. Why not give that money to the local Good Sam group, senior center, Boys/Girls Club, schools, police fund or any group that helps the needy where every cent of your money stays here and is not split everywhere?
Charity begins at home people! MerryChristmas.