Joseph Purpura

Joseph Purpura

Boston, MA, USA

As an avid believer in the restorative power of faith, Joseph Purpura believes that all children are capable of changing for the better.

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Joseph Purpura has worked as an Orthodox priest for forty years. At the moment Father Purpura teaches as Professor of Youth Ministry for the Antiochian House of Studies.

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Kinds of Charities You Can Get Involved With

Charities have been in place for hundreds of years in one form or another offering help for needy causes. What began as groups focused on helping people in dire straits has evolved into worldwide charities and nonprofit groups committed to improving the world as a whole.

In order for a business to classified as a charity, they must be registered as a 501(c)(3) organization with the IRS. In order to qualify, the business cannot show a profit. Any revenue must be either reinvested in the organization or budgeted for the next year. Adhering to this code makes the organization is tax-exempt, giving it more financial resources to further its causes.

Donating time or money to a charitable organization can be a noble way to support a community or an important cause. Volunteers and funding are what make these charities possible. Listed below are a few kinds of organizations that are striving to make the world a better place.

Health-Related Charities 

These groups focus on improving health standards both locally and around the world. Their intent will range from promoting public awareness of certain health risks to funding research for diseases to helping pay for medical treatments.

Environmental Groups 

These nonprofits look for ways to save the planet from an early extinction caused by the carelessness of humanity in the past. With a clear vision of the impact of everyone’s carbon footprint, they work to educate awareness of ecological concerns as well as seeking out new ways to both save and rebuild the environment.

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Jan 08, 2019 20:20