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Finnish donors deliver food aid and used goods to needy in Estonia

Finnish donors deliver food aid and used goods to needy in Estonia | Finland | Scoop.it

Needy families in Estonia have long been recipients of clothing and all manner of goods from wheelchairs to mattresses supplied by private Finnish benefactors. Most of the aid packages have contained used clothing.
From last year, aid deliveries have increasingly included food. Finnish charity travellers often make personal visits to the families that they assist.
The recession of 2008 led to a decline in standards of living in Estonia. Consequently, more ordinary poor families with children have become recipients of aid, in addition to homes for the elderly, orphanages, and shelters for stray animals.

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Charity and recycling are brought together at Helsinki Airport - Helsinki Airport

Charity and recycling are brought together at Helsinki Airport - Helsinki Airport | Finland | Scoop.it
Begun three years ago, the joint Finavia and Plan fundraiser for the children of the world will be given an extension, when Helsinki Airport improves its recycling of beverage containers. The deposit proceeds from bottles and cans disposed of by passengers will be used for charity.
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Julieanne Jackson's curator insight, November 17, 2014 3:57 PM

You can donate to charity organizations for a tax deduction. http://www.collectibleswithcauses.org/ This non-profit charity accepts collectibles, all different vehicles, real estate, even aircraft. It's free of charge, convenient; they pick up your donation. Besides the good deed of donating to charity, you get the perks of the tax savings.  :)

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Red noses for charity

Red noses for charity | Finland | Scoop.it
Finland observes Red Nose Day on Friday, a YLE-sponsored campaign to raise
money for projects to assist children in Africa and South Asia.
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