96,466. An evil-minded worldly or unconverted person might possibly sum up the matter thus: These people required this work done: they employed this woman to do it, taking advantage of her poverty to impose upon her conditions of price and labour they would not have liked to endure themselves. Although she worked very hard, early and late, the money they paid her as wages was insufficient to enable her to provide herself with the bare necessities of life. Then her employers, being good, kind, generous, Christian people, came to the rescue and bestowed charity, in the form of cast-off clothing and broken victuals. (Poverty & Wages & Work & Charity & Employer) Robert Tressell, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist
96,593. They never gave the ‘case’ the money. The ticket system serves three purposes. It prevents the ‘case’ abusing the ‘charity’ by spending the money on drink. It advertises the benevolence of the donors: and it enables the grocer – who is usually a member of the church – to get rid of any stale or damaged stick he may have on hand. (Poverty & Charity) ibid.
96,594. He wrote a letter to the Weekly Chloroform appealing for cast-off boots for poor children. This was considered such a splendid idea that the editors of all the local papers referred to it in leading articles … Their scheme amounted to very little … But all the same nearly everybody said it was a splendid idea. ibid.
96,595. One of the most important agencies for the relief of distress was the Organised Benevolent Society. This association received money from many sources. The proceeds of the fancy-dress carnival; the collections from different churches and chapels which held special services in aid of the unemployed; the weekly collections made by the employees of several local firms and business houses; the proceeds of concerts, bazaars, and entertainments, donations from charitable persons, and the subscriptions of members. ibid.
96,596. They humiliated, degraded and pauperised those who received them, and the existence of the societies prevented the problem being grappled with in a sane and practical manner. The people lacked the necessaries of life: the necessaries of life are produced by Work; these people were willing to work but were prevented from doing so by the idiotic system of society which these ‘charitable’ people are determined to do their best to perpetuate. (Poverty & Work & Charity & System) ibid.
96,600. Another specious fraud was the ‘Distress Committee’. This body – or corpse, for there was not much vitality to it – was supposed to exist for the purpose of providing employment for ‘deserving cases’ … Every applicant for work was immediately given a long job, and presented with a double sheet of foolscap paper to do it with. ibid.
96,690. The hundreds of thousands of pounds that are yearly wasted in well-meant but useless charity accomplish no lasting good, because while charity soothes the symptoms it ignores the disease, which is, the private ownership of the means of producing the necessaries of life, and the restriction of production, by a few selfish individuals for their own profit. (Charity & Capitalism & Profit) ibid.
96,721. They continued to organise ‘Rummage’ and ‘Jumble’ sales and bazaars, and to distribute their rotten cast off clothes and boots and their broken victuals and soup to such as the Brethren as were sufficiently degraded to beg for them. The beautiful Distress Committee was also in full operation; over a thousand Brethren had registered themselves on its books. ibid.
96,722. When the criminal had answered all the questions, and when his answers had all been duly written down, he was informed that a member of the Committee, or an Authorised Officer, or some Other Person, would in due course visit his home and make enquiries about him, after which the Authorised Officer or Other Person would make a report to the Committee, who would consider it at their next meeting … a means of keeping down the number of registered unemployed. (Charity & Poverty) ibid.
96,881. The fact is that the Salvation Army are so in the habit of thinking themselves a charitable body that they cannot even run a lodging-house without making it stink of charity. (Tramp & Homelessness & Charity) George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London
96,895. A man receiving charity practically always hates his benefactor – it is a fixed characteristic of human nature. ibid.
96,900. The paupers talked interestingly about workhouse life. They told me, among other things, that the thing really hated in the workhouse, as a stigma of charity, is the uniform; if the men could wear their own clothes, or even their own caps and scarves, they would not mind being paupers. (Tramp & Homelessness & Charity & Clothes) ibid.
97,344. She was the chief executive of one of the country’s most successful charities, but Kids’ Company was undergoing financial pressure. Camila’s Kids Company: The Inside Story, BBC 2016
97,345. In the press the stories were getting worse: there were shocking tales of excess, claims of pile of money were handed out. Ibid.
97,346. The sexual abuse allegations have changed everything for kid’s company. ibid.
97,347. The tabloids were unearthing more damaging stories. ibid.
97,348. The Inquiries painted a picture of a dysfunctional charity and a staggering lack of government scrutiny. ibid.
47,734. Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame. (Good & Secrecy & Charity) Alexander Pope
55,805. I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow-creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. (Good & Charity) Stephen Grellet, French missionary, attributed and disputed
83,634. Walkathon – I thought you said something else. (Office & Charity) The Office Values – Microsoft UK Training With David Brent, nerdy bloke
99,349. Stoneleigh Abbey: lottery award £7.37 million … That is the official line: and every word of it is shit … I want you to see what access you get for this … the long gallery: this is the bit you get to visit twelve days of the year … and you have to book a year in advance … I don’t know how many Jacobian house lovers there are in Britain … but we’ve rustled up a coachload. (Lottery & Charity) Mark Thomas Comedy Product s2e5
99,350. £1 per room … We’ve already paid for a right to access … It starts with heredity stuff … The trust then makes the house and lands conditionally exempt … (Lottery & Charity) ibid.
99,351. ‘I’m a better £7 lottery bet than gays, says defiant peer.’ (Lottery & Charity) ibid.
99,352. They are paying themselves money and getting the charity into debt. (Lottery & Charity) ibid.
82,085. The more money people give to charity the less taxpayers money has to be spent on the old and the poor. (Politics & Charity) The New Statesman s3e4: Keeping Mum
123,380. ‘Foreign Government Gifts to Clinton Foundation on the Rise: Greater than $25 million: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; donations between $10-25 million: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Victor Pinchuk Foundation, Cheryl and Haim Saban, The Saban Family Foundation; Donations between $5-10 million: S Daniel Abraham, the State of Kuwait, the Coca-Cola Company; Donations between $1-5 million: Nasser al-Rashid, Anheuser Busch Foundation, Booz Allen Hamilton, ExxonMobil, Friends of Saudi Arabia, James Murdoch, State of Qatar, The Boeing Company, The Dow Chemical Company, The Goldman Sachs Group, The Walmart Foundation, The Zayed Family, United Arab Emirates …’ (Clinton & Charity) Abby Martin, Breaking the Set, RT 24.02.15, Wall Street Journal
123,421. US Empire holds countless political prisoners in its vast prison network, from black power to national liberation movements, people deemed threats to the system languish for decades behind bars. Among those are five Palestinian men. Known as the Holy Land 5, victims of George Bush’s massive repression operation against Muslims living in the US. These men Abu Baker, Elashi, Mufid Abdulqader, Abdelrahman Odeh & El Mezain and their orgnisation the Holy Land Foundation were simply a charity for Palestinian refugees. Charged with aiding terrorism, their sentences range from 15 to 65 years. (Charity & Palestine & Miscarriages of Justice) Abby Martin, The Empire Files: Life Sentences for Charity Work: Free the 5! 2018
124,110. Charles Ortel has called the Clinton Foundation the biggest charity fraud in the history of the world. (Clinton & Fraud & Foundation & Charity) Truth Rising 2017, Melissa & Aaron Dyke, Youtube 1.00.03, Melissa, online news 27 December 2016
125,129. We are a charity. But not for our employees. (Politics & Charity) House of Cards US 2013-2018 s1e1: Chapter 1, Claire