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Sup guys? I was thinking...I was actually planning to buy myself a shoe...But not any normal type of shoes...But a RUNNING shoe and I needed Bronies and Pegasisters to help me...To suggest or recommend on which is the Best Running Shoe Brand...Share and please post your recommendation down below -The Blue Dasher
So, the EuroMillions Jackpot was just sat at £121 million. Like many people have, i have often thought of how i would spend such a life changing large amount of money and have spoken about it in other threads about lottery winnings. This thread is not specifically about winning the lottery, this is to ask the question, If you had a life changing amount of money, through lottery, inheritance anything really, enough money that you would never have to work again and you would be able to buy anything you ever wanted without worrying about the cost, what charitable cause would you put money to? To prevent anyone saying the noble "I would donate all my monies (as after-all it seems to be endless) to all the charities to cure everything" we shall assume a budget of around £20 million for your charity giving. I will clarify that you should work under the assumption that any money you would give to your family and friends has been done so already therefor is not something you should factor into this charity donation. What i would do - A flat amount of £10million would be shared out evenly among a multitude of charities. So, this is something i have thought about quite alot, the remaining £10million would be used to found my own charity, one that dealt with the homeless in cities, starting in my own. I frequently give money to the homeless, which some would protest saying that maybe they deserve to be homeless, this is something that i too believed years ago, thinking that people who were homeless were there because of spending money on stuff like drugs, until i spoke to a homeless guy in my city, someone who had a respectable job, a house and a family, his wife left him, he lost his job and the resulting costs that he couldn't cover lost him his house, the debt bankrupted him and put him on the streets. The reason homeless people cant just get a job is because of the perception of employers that they may not be educated enough or may be poor workers, therefor applications put in for work by homeless people often get rejected straight away. My intention would be this - Buy a few Apartments, personally hand-select homeless people living on the streets to live in them (1 per apartment) and make them live by strict rules, they would not be permitted to consume alcohol or drugs while living in the apartment else they would be kicked out, and they must attempt to quit smoking if they do, they would be given support by councilors to help them with this. They would not be permitted to let other homeless people live with them or visit them. (this may be harsh but it is far more effective to help one person at a time in one location than a group) Next they would be cleaned up and bought one presentable set of clothes and some casual clothes, following the cleanup, after a week of living in the apartment, they would be assigned with a work-placement officer, someone to help them find a job that they can do, and should they require it, get them any education they could be missing out on. Once they have a job, they would be charged minimal amounts of rent and expected to cover their own food bills (this would be to stop them getting used to having everything provided to them by the charity but should leave them enough money to buy the odd luxury item), after they have been in stable employment for a while they would be then assigned a residential councilor who would help them find a new home to live in. Once they are in their new house a support worker would be sent to check up on them and every week for the next 6 months, following that they would be checked up on monthly until a year has passed, after that they would be checked up on every 3 months until they say they no longer need checkups. The apartment they lived in would be put to use for another homeless person to repeat the process. That is the first time i have fully explained my idea, and the first time i have put any of it into text, what are everypony's thoughts and what would you do with your 20million charity budget?