QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Aug 3 2012, 08:07 AM)
Did any of you guys participate in such fundraisers or charitable events? If yes, what was the final goal?
Every year I try to do about 10-15% of our work free, or at minimal cost, for charities or what we see as 'good causes'.
Final goal -
The charites etc are different so they have differing goals albeit that I tend to prefer ones that are based around issues like protecting animals/children, anti-discrimination, amnesty international, humanitarian aid, empowering the less well off/able. Good causes have included schools, musicians who live in developing countries, non-profit organisations, community groups/associations.
Final goal for me - I do it because I still believe in the Socialist ideal of 'from each according to their ability to each according to their need.'
Doesn't make me a better person, doesn't make me feel any better about myself but hopefully helps those in need.
Oh, and it annoys the hell out of my accountant