We always donate to our Church( monetary) and other charities which they collect for and support. Even though I don't have children in school any longer, I still save the Campbell's labels and Box Tops for education. I split them between our parish school and my son's parish school where he lives and is active in. I also save cancelled stamps for the missions. I collect in our neighborhood for the American Heart Association. I have done this for years. My former boss does a walk for Cancer and every year I give her a donation for that. We donate to the Food Bank at Church and the various groups that come around collecting food, clothing, etc. Whenever I am able to I send for samples of various things and pass them on. I used to pass on the small shampoos, soaps, etc. from our trips, but we don't travel any longer.
I receive many many requests through the mail from various charities. I donate to many of them, but can't donate to all. Some of the ones I donate to are: cystic fibrosis, The Christophers, Easter seals, USO, Boys Town, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Paralyzed Veterans of America, United Spinal Assoc.,ASPCA, a whole lot of missions, and more. (Needless to say, I can't do all of them at one time, but I space them out.)
We were very active helping various groups in our Church, but don't do that much any longer because of my husband's MS. He can't do anything and my time is limited. I can do phone calls, paper work, etc. at home
I've donated school supplies, yarn, books, and many other things that we are not using and are in good shape.
Always thinking about what I can do to help others.