Should big corporations have to donate to charity?

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Should big corporations have to donate to charity? Should this become the law?

Many corporations already donate - for example, in 2013 launched AmazonSmile – a programme that let Amazon customers donate to charity every time they shop. By 2020, it had raised $215 million for global charities. However, should it become a law that corporations should donate to charity, or do we just leave it up to the corporations to decide?

Give your opinion, followed by your reasons. It doesn't have to be simple a Yes or No answer - you might find a "grey area" in-between and use your creativity and problem-solving to come up with a new idea.

The best answers will give a clear point, followed by reasons that support it.


How to structure your answer:

"I think that...

My reasons for this are..."

Extra challenge:

If you think it should not be a law, then what would you suggest people or governments do to encourage corporations to give to charity?

If you think this should become a law, how would the government decide which charities the money should go to?

Comments (73)

  • British Council.jpg pioneering_wilddog | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Jan 2022

    Well, in fact, I think that it is necessary to donate to charitable institutions, even if a small amount of money, because there must be extra money in large companies, and on the other hand, this makes. Most people are equal, and on the other hand, I am also sure that this decision should be specific to most companies that produce large profits monthly, and of course since the number of donating companies will be reduced, the number of institutions that companies will donate to will be reduced , and we will decide it , with go back to what the country need , and everyone is a winner.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      pioneering_wilddog's comment 04 Jan 2022

      When you say "we will decide it" - what do you mean?

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        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 04 Jan 2022

        Well, I meant that any decision that is issued or takes place within the state, the people must have a hand in that, and they must participate in making any decision, whether it is in the political, social, economic, etc...

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      pioneering_wilddog's comment 04 Jan 2022

      .You say that it belongs to the country. I do not agree with you on this. The decision must be global. What if the state is self-sufficient and does not need donations, but there are other countries that need these donations, this law pushes the companies of self-sufficient countries to donate to other countries, and for countries in need, do you not agree? ?

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        compassionate_explanation's comment 05 Jan 2022

        Actually, I don't totally agree with you. Because making the decision global، from the leaders of the country , will make people feel that they do not belong to their homeland. because they are not join in make the decision , On the other hand, when the public opinion of the people is taken, choices can be made for the people to choose from, and this will make it easier , and we can say that the people’s opinion will make 50% of the decision, and the rest belongs to the government, isn’t this fair???

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          pioneering_wilddog's comment 05 Jan 2022

          Oops, perhaps you did not understand my point of view correctly. In my opinion, the decision should be global and there is no dispute among the peoples, because this decision is to serve the people and does not have any harm to the people. Rather, it is supportive of them. Also, let us assume that we took the two peoples, so I think that everyone will agree because it is a decision Slim allows small projects to grow and develop unity among all peoples.
          And it develops unity among all the peoples of the world. If a country donates and a country does not donate, this leads to prejudice and division, would you not agree with me??

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            compassionate_explanation's comment 05 Jan 2022

            Well, I do not contradict your perspective at any point, and I also think that our two views are complementary and we must arrange the ideas.
            Initially, a constitution or law will be drawn up that states that rich countries should donate to poor countries. And the amount will be agreed upon according to the needs of the poor countries, or each rich country can guarantee a poor country.
            Then it will be donated by big companies and can help people (if they want).
            What do you think, are these steps useful, or do you want to add other conditions???

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            1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
              pioneering_wilddog's comment 05 Jan 2022

              A very co-operative approach, pioneering_wilddog!

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  • British Council.jpg splendid_fruit | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Jan 2022

    I think that big companies should donate to charity because in some of the companies they do not pay taxes but prefer to donate to charities and this contributed to the financing of non-profit organizations aimed at helping the needy or protecting the environment and also this work encourages customers to donate and help the needy and helps in attracting more customers , where charities publish advertisements about the contributions of various companies in their support, encouraging the turnout for these institutions that help the community, and give the company a beautiful reputation that it may benefit from in attracting customers, and I think that one of the reasons for the company’s success is to donate to charitable causes.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      splendid_fruit's comment 04 Jan 2022

      It's quite a stretch to say some companies pay no taxes - can you support this with evidence?

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      splendid_fruit's comment 05 Jan 2022

      You say that one of the reasons for the success of these companies is to donate to charitable causes, and I agree with you, but I would like to ask a question: Do these companies have the right not to pay taxes on the pretext of donating to charitable causes, knowing that taxes are imposed and that donation is not an obligation and the amount of taxes is greater than the amount Money donated to charity, does she have the right not to pay taxes???

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      splendid_fruit's comment 05 Jan 2022

      Perhaps a large corporation's donation to charitable organizations is to avoid paying taxes

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  • British Council.jpg secure_cymbals | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Jan 2022

    I think big companies should donate to charities.
    My reasons for this are:
    Al-Nabra increases the progress of the state, its civilization and its economy, and satisfies the needs of society
    1) Education: to build schools and universities and provide books and tools for students
    2) The health field: to ensure the provision of health insurance to citizens
    3) Charitable works: represented in caring for orphans, providing care for the elderly, and supporting the poor and needy

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      secure_cymbals's comment 04 Jan 2022

      .You say that she should donate for charitable causes such as education, teaching, health and care, and I agree with you, but does this give her a justification to pollute the environment and do what she wants with it on the pretext that she donates to care, health and education?

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  • British Council.jpg curious_location | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Jan 2022

    In my opinion, major institutions should donate to institutions in need of causes such as education: this will build conscious generations, such as building mosques and schools, and the economic situation: this will help them build conscious generations..

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      curious_location's comment 04 Jan 2022

      What do you mean by conscious generations, curious_location?

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  • British Council.jpg thoughtful_iceberg | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Jan 2022

    I think that big companies should not donate to charities, as they are free with the money they earn, for example, the company manager gets tired a lot and does not sleep at night and wakes up in the morning to earn money. For charities to attract skilled employees, to build strong relationships with the public and to achieve the lofty purpose of giving.

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      thoughtful_iceberg's comment 05 Jan 2022

      I do not agree with this opinion, and from my point of view you should donate. Not all charitable works are related to education, health and care. You should donate to charitable causes that help fix the mistakes that these companies have caused, such as damage to the climate, increasing environmental pollution and harming society. ok It donates to employees and gives them job opportunities, but this is not enough to fix its mistakes and do you agree with me??
      And I have a question for you. Suppose that these companies stopped donating and did not help to fix their mistakes. Who will fix them and who will donate instead??? It is in the hands of the economy of all countries of the world

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  • British Council.jpg compassionate_explanation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Jan 2022

    In my opinion, the donation law should become mandatory. My reasons are: Compensating their damage to the climate, such as oil and plastic companies, and even technology production companies are always consuming energy, and most of this energy comes from sources that are not clean and harmful to the environment and the climate, and to make them take responsibility for their damage to the environment.
    Second, to make these companies know the extent of their impact. On the world, whether it is a positive or negative influence, develop a positive and try to reduce the negative,
    third, to make the whole society effective for the prosperity of the earth, whether rich or poor,
    fourth, to strengthen the community and make it rise the earth and human civilization

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      compassionate_explanation's comment 04 Jan 2022

      Solid reasons! Which is the strongest, do you think?

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        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 04 Jan 2022

        .In my opinion, the strongest reason is the first reason because climate change and environmental pollution are the issue that occupies the whole world at the present time because it must be reduced and reduced.

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        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 08 Jan 2022

        I think it is the first option because it is the choice that will determine the fate of the world, and it is the choice that if we make it, we will mitigate climate change, and I believe that all companies that pollute the environment must compensate for what they destroyed

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      compassionate_explanation's comment 05 Jan 2022

      I don't think companies should donate and that's not mandatory and I have a question about that which urges companies to donate to charities?

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  • British Council.jpg independent_technology | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Jan 2022

    Well I think it's not necessary for big corporations to donate to charity because:
    In my opinion, when a large company donates to a charity, this company will become a focus of attention to the world (Why exactly this charity? / Why not support all charities?! / Why instead of donating to charitable organizations increase the company's workers' salaries?)
    So we will make it up to the company (maybe the big company liked the work of this charity and decided to support it and donate for it because it is of benefit to the community...!)
    And I suggest to the big companies: It is not necessary to donate money only, the company can support an association with things within their project or the thing they do for the community...!

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      independent_technology's comment 04 Jan 2022

      You ask "why not increase workers salaries?" - do you think a charity who might have been supported by that company would see this as a good idea?

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        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 04 Jan 2022

        Of course, she will not see that the idea is good, but we are talking about the world's criticism. They will say why they did not increase workers' salaries instead of donating money..?!
        But in my opinion, there is no room for criticism from the world when a company donates to a charitable organization, so it is better that they donate secretly without announcing it to people, then both parties will be happy...
        That is, if the company has excess money, they can achieve (increase workers' salaries and also donate a small amount to a charitable organization)

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      independent_technology's comment 05 Jan 2022

      I do not agree with you that big companies should not donate to charitable causes . They should donate and this gives charity a good reputation and gives big companies a good reputation as well and increases the demand for these companies and they can keep the matter a secret if this affects them and But when raising the salaries of employees, it is true that it is a charitable act, but there is bias in it
      It supports its employees only, and if you donate to a charitable work such as health, education and care, there is no bias in it, but rather helps all segments of society.
      And I would like to ask you the question of money is the main support for every project, so what are the other ways in which big companies can support charitable work other than money???

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  • British Council.jpg trustworthy_computer | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Jan 2022

    I think that it is not correct to make a law for large companies to donate to charities, and my reasons for this are: Because these societies may at this time serve personal interests, and there is also a law that stipulates that large companies must pay 25% of their profits for services to the country such as building public utilities health, etc.... This law does not provide for donations to charitable institutions, but rather to use them to build the country or to pay these funds to the government of the state.

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Jan 2022

    I think if big corporations donate to charities it will have great results and significance when you donate to charities, as that builds team spirit as you get more actively involved in your community. This can raise the morale of the employees. Awareness that their production contributes to someone's life can improve workplace culture. One way to achieve this is to directly involve your employees in the charitable activities of your organization.

    There is also another way to channel your corporate social responsibility into an improved workplace culture; Let your employees donate their hours to communities in need. This way, your team will feel encouraged to increase productivity, knowing that they are making a difference. They will also tend to feel more emotionally attached to their employers.

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  • British Council.jpg exuberant_keyboard | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Jan 2022

    I think big corporations have to donate to charity as a part of their social responsibilities and contribution to the welfare of society and the environment.

    Many corporations in Palestine are committed to donate for sustainable economic development and to improve the community at large such as Bank of Palestine. For examples, Bank of Palestine launched an awareness campaign for diabetes prevention, also it contributes to the development of university education, including academic and scientific expertise at Palestinian universities and it is sponsoring several assistance programs.

    I think this charity role for the big corporations can boost their morale, helps both society and the brand image of these corporations.

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  • British Council.jpg steadfast_woodpecker | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Jan 2022

    Why do companies prefer to donate to charities?

    Donating to charities is one of the most important works that companies do, whether they are small or large, and this donation is not limited to money only, but also to products, time and effort. This helps fund nonprofits that aim to help those in need, protect the environment, or otherwise. But there are other benefits that business owners derive from this money, the most important of which is taxes.



    Many companies that offer different products are keen to customize some of their products for those in need. For example, some restaurants designate specific days or occasions to feed the homeless. This behavior provides free and wonderful publicity for the restaurant, in addition, this is an honorable work that encourages customers to donate and help those in need, and helps attract more customers, as charities publish advertisements about the contributions of various companies in their support, thus encouraging the turnout for these institutions that help the community.
    On the other hand, if the project is a start-up, the investors and fund owners may be encouraged to finance this project and not others, and why not while it is involved in helping the needy.


    I will ask you a question. Read it carefully, think a bit, and then share the answer with me if you like. The question is: “Would you rather work with a charitable company or not?” (Think..Think..Think)
    Have you ever thought?
    🤔🤔
    Well my friend, I have a piece of information that I would like to share with you. In 2007, Deloitte conducted a study in which a number of people between the ages of 18 and 26 were asked whether or not they would prefer working for companies that contribute to philanthropy.
    62% of them voted that they would like to work for these companies. It turns out that a lot of people with skills and experience tend to work in companies that provide services to the community, which enhances the opportunity for companies to have the largest number of strong employees able to lead companies forward. Participating in volunteering lifts the morale of employees and they become happy with what they do, grow in their sense of belonging in the workplace, and make them grateful that they have been able to serve the community outside of their offices through your company.
    I say that volunteering shouldn't become law because sometimes it's not generosity, it's tax evasion. It is nice to do charity work, but not to evade something else

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      steadfast_woodpecker's comment 05 Jan 2022

      Thank you for sharing this research with us, steadfast_woodpecker. What about you - would a company's philanthropy play a role in your decision about whether to work for them?

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  • British Council.jpg unassuming_tamarillo | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Jan 2022

    I think that it should become a law for big companies to donate to charities, because big companies are the capital of the state and are the basis of state funds. One dollar gets its food from it. When big companies donate, the state becomes economically equal and successful in all fields. This also helps to spread love and equality between the poor and rich members of society, and there is no racial discrimination.

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  • British Council.jpg unassuming_tamarillo | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Jan 2022

    extra challenge The government-affiliated charities must be chosen. Not all charities are honest. There are associations that steal money and lie to the state. Charities must be chosen with caution and associations that are affiliated with the government, and the money must be monitored where it goes.

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      unassuming_tamarillo's comment 06 Jan 2022

      Unfortunately, that is the reality. What would you suggest can be done by the company and government to increase trust and transparency?

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        Urvashi @ The Economist's comment 08 Jan 2022

        I think that if the government itself followed up on these associations, such things would not happen. If the owners of associations were honest in their work, they would not have stolen the money. In my opinion, the people who steal this money should be punished because this money is for poor people, it is a very valuable thing that they can then feed their children, so we must monitor These associations must also be monitored by the government

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          majestic_moon's comment 11 Jan 2022

          Yes, this is true, they should be punished severely, because it is one of the most horrific cases.

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        Urvashi @ The Economist's comment 11 Jan 2022

        As I said, money should be monitored by the government, and everyone who tries to steal the money of the poor should be punished, and I think the punishment should be depriving the families of these criminals of their salaries so that they feel poor and serve as an example to others.

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_writer | Khan Younis Prep A Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 Jan 2022

    I think no big companies don't have to donate. 1. Because there is the person responsible for collecting donations and giving them to the needy and the poor. 2 Also, these poor people live in a country and the head of this country has to give them everything they need It is possible to encourage government institutions through rallies that support charities and demand their rights. If this is not achieved, they must publish news on social media for support

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      appreciative_writer's comment 06 Jan 2022

      Thanks appreciative_writer. What do you mean by "there is the person responsible for collectingdonations"? Who is this person?

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        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 08 Jan 2022

        But I do not agree with you, because if there is an excess of income for companies and companies do not need it, why not donate it?? This money is not mandatory, but the poor need it a lot. As for companies, this is extra money that they do not need, so why keep it with them when they are able to help the poor with it?? Also, the companies that are obligated to donate are government-affiliated companies, because the government must donate to them, so you donate to them through its subsidiaries. Also, every company must donate for the damage it caused to the environment because it is destroying the world and not just the environment inside it.

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  • British Council.jpg caring_personality | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 Jan 2022

    I think that this should be a law on all major companies, for several reasons, including the percentage of the poor in the country, and if the companies do not donate, who will donate the most important of the poor, and that zakat or charity is obligatory in some religions and other reasons, for example, that donating to public places is strengthened by citizens. The social spirit , therefore, it necessary to make the donation a duty, and the government should decide that each company pays a fixed amount.

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      caring_personality's comment 06 Jan 2022

      Would there be any exceptions to this law, caring_personality?

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        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 07 Jan 2022

        As for the exceptions, there are none, because the duty means that it cannot be tolerated.

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  • British Council.jpg genuine_memory | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 Jan 2022

    Should big corporations donate to charity: yes they have big companies but they must have a good heart and this makes your brand look good and gives their business a positive outlook Corporate philanthropy refers to the actions companies take to help the community and it promotes your company profile And your public reputation greatly and also talking about your support for charitable work conveys the values ​​of your company knowing for example donate valuable gifts and also builds team spirit When you donate to charities you are more actively involved in your community and this can boost employee morale Awareness that their production contributes to someone's life can Improving workplace culture One way to achieve this is to directly involve your employees in your organization's charitable activities so your team will feel encouraged to increase productivity knowing that they are making a difference and will also tend to feel more emotionally connected to their employers and give back to the community Donations don't have to be Charity on a global scale and when you give back to your community you can reap the rewards of corporate philanthropy Fundraising can help increase and expand your client base and Should it become law for companies to donate to charities? Yes, because this contributes to increasing profits through charitable work for communities and raising influence.

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      genuine_memory's comment 08 Jan 2022

      Corporate philanthropy can transform disadvantaged communities either directly or through charitable organizations. While companies improve the lives of the people around them, there are benefits that come with donors. Your business can benefit from the benefits of charitable donations while contributing to a better world.

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  • British Council.jpg amazing_skill | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 Jan 2022

    l think that corporate donation does not have to be legal to donate to charities and charities my reason for this are. Because if a law is put in place that forces companies to donate, people will hate the companies and will prevent them from opening their own companies, which will lead to the collapse of the state’s economy and will also work on the direction of the owners of companies to illegal transactions and will also work for the flight of business heads outside the countries

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  • British Council.jpg poetic_attention | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 Jan 2022

    I think that large companies should donate money to charitable works, because the donation achieves the principle of social cooperation and works on the development of members of society who are prevented by poverty and the need to continue their education and increase the sense of those who do good in their value, thus increasing their self-confidence.

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 Jan 2022

    I believe that when you donate to charity, you are more actively involved in your community. This can raise the morale of the employees. Awareness that their production contributes to someone's life can improve workplace culture. One way to achieve this is to directly involve employees in your organization's charitable activities.

    There is also another way to channel your corporate social responsibility into an improved workplace culture; Let your employees donate their hours to communities in need. This way, your team will feel encouraged to increase productivity, knowing that they are making a difference. They will also tend to feel more emotionally attached to their employers.

    Organizations are more likely to earn more respect from employees for looking after their communities.

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  • British Council.jpg healthy_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 Jan 2022

    My one-word response is "skeptic", I chose that word because a trillion dollars is a country's economy and there are countries that don't even have it! And even if you own real estate and large companies,Like Amazon and Microsoft, you will not be able to collect this amount,Where the richest man in the world already has a fortune of 199 billion dollars! That is, he needs twice that number to get a trillion. You will not be able to convince me that there is a person who owns a trillion dollars except the government,If I'm going to have that money, that means I'm a royal in the UK, but I'm not!So I'm going to be suspicious and tell you that the money is fake, or I might say that this is money the world's richest men have put together to make a global joint investment.

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  • British Council.jpg comfortable_contribution | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 Jan 2022

    I think foundations should donate to trusted charities like the Bill & Melinda Gates Association, which work to advance health care, reduce poverty, expand educational opportunities in the United States and access information technology. And reduce the pandemic of poverty suffered by most of the world's population and their health, which is the real wealth of man.
    In regards to implementing this as an official law, I do not support it because I believe that donation is considered personal freedom, and some companies may not agree to it, believing that it does not bring them any benefits.

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  • British Council.jpg healthy_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 Jan 2022

    It should not donate to charities, since it already pays huge taxes to the state, so why shouldn't the state take these taxes and give part of them to charities?If you are going to say that the state takes these taxes for the work of the municipalities and these things, I will tell you that the state does not take tax only from the big companies but also from the people,So I'm going to ask where does the government's money go if it's not going to donate by taking a portion of the tax money! If we make large corporations pay donations as a law, I think that is how we give room for the government to use the money illegally,Because when the people see the activation of multi-disciplinary charities through compulsory donations from large companies, they will forget a large percentage of the taxes paid by the people, which will be a corrupt government that exploits and deceives its people,That is, we give the government an opportunity to enter into corruption
    Also, if large corporations have to pay taxes and donations, what will be left for them? There are other matters that the company spends on, such as bank loans, new projects and employee salaries, and we should not forget the owner of the company as well!!! If the law will take a large part of the company’s productivity, this will lead to its bankruptcy and lack of progress, because the capital of the projects that the company is working on will lose something by something, which will lead to the failure of one company after another, and thus the country’s economy will decrease ,Which will make charities ignored, government services to the people will deteriorate, revolutions and internal divisions will spread

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  • British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    09 Jan 2022

    believe that it must be a law and an approach that companies follow by donating to charitable societies because companies and the private sector bear the responsibility of social and community development to maintain a balanced, strong, coherent and healthy society that does not suffer from crises. What others suffer from and filling gaps for many of the needy as the simplest example other than donating money is that a clothing company donates clothes and a pharmaceutical company donates medicines and devices that donate devices as well,, as if the company sponsors orphans and winter clothing and builds hospitals and at the present time is fighting the Corona virus and providing support to those who are unable To obtain vaccines and means of prevention .. and a lot of contribution, which comes in the societal role of companies.’ This donation also helps in building community companies that contribute to building a society that is credited with this role and supports them in their commercial path and commercial advertising.. that is, their positivity in dealing with society comes Positively its success in the labor market

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  • British Council.jpg wondrous_flight | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Jan 2022

    Donation should be a universal law, why?? I'll give you steps that I think should be done:
    1- The international law must first be imposed that donations must be made by companies to the poor (whether countries or associations).
    2- There should be an official in each country to collect donations from companies and give them to the head of state
    3- It must be a famous person from a strong and well-known country (so as not to be assassinated) to collect all these donations
    4- This country must decide that developing countries and charities that work rightfully will give them donations
    5- He should donate the donations after consulting the countries (so as not to cause problems).
    And now back to our question, why?
    The answer: Because there are many developing countries that need these donations in order to also contribute to saving the world from global warming and the Corona virus. As for charities, they will give them to poor people and thus benefit from the donations.

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      wondrous_flight's comment 10 Jan 2022

      Lots of good reasons given - well done. Can you switch your thinking around and say who might disagree with your ideas and why?

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        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 11 Jan 2022

        I respect those who differ with me in their opinion, because we must respect all points of view.
        Whoever disagrees with me in his opinion will say that companies should not donate, or that a law should not be enacted not to donate, and he will say because this is the duty of the state and that the company pays taxes, so there is no need to donate.
        I will reply to him: It is true that the company pays taxes, but the company makes more money from taxes, and that the company must pay donations in order to increase its fame and position, and also if the company does not want to donate money, who will want? The duty of the company to donate, if not money, must be from the products it produces, the people of the country must live equally. There is no rich and there is no poor, there is no ruler and there is no patron. This is how the state must be an integrated state of everything, so the company must be It is the main source of donations, whether money or products.

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          wondrous_flight's comment 11 Jan 2022

          Can you explain what you mean by "the company pays taxes, but the company makes more money from taxes"?

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          1. British Council.jpg wondrous_flight | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
            Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 12 Jan 2022

            The company makes money every month, and certainly this money exceeds the tools and purposes needed to manufacture new products. The collection of companies is estimated in the thousands, and certainly the tax is estimated in the hundreds, and the donation to associations made by these companies is estimated at 0/10, and there remains a lot of The money is for this company, and certainly there are employees who are waiting for their salaries, and even after the salary increases a lot of money, this money must be used and the conditions of poor people and developing countries should be improved.

            Therefore, a law must be enacted to donate from companies to poor people and developing countries so that this money is not wasted and benefited from.

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  • British Council.jpg steadfast_woodpecker | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Jan 2022

    1.Why do most large companies donate to charity?

    Donating is a nice thing for people to do, but there are companies that donate for tax exemption .
    Tax exemptions and deductions are the most distinctive benefits of charitable work. Sometimes, some companies donate to charity instead of paying taxes, perhaps because they don't want to pay taxes, benefit deductions, or contribute to the business.

    2.Should large corporations donate to charities?

    Yes, corporate philanthropy should extend beyond making financial donations. ... the company can also utilize its capabilities and connections to support charitable causes.
    This approach produces social benefits that far outweigh those provided by individual donors, institutions, and even governments.
    The philanthropic context of corporate philanthropy yields social and economic gains.

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  • British Council.jpg determined_deer | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Jan 2022

    I think that donation should be a personal choice for companies, and my reasons for that are because every company is free to donate and the value of what it donates, especially since if the state puts in place a law obligating companies to donate, the state’s economy will be destabilized because the company that donates gets exemption from half the value of the tax imposed Almost all of them, and this matter will affect the economy because taxes are an important pillar that helps the state to control its economy and buy weapons to protect it in addition to financing its projects. By the way, companies prefer more than paying taxes because this benefits them, as the company obtains through donation the
    1- Free advertising: If Provide a restaurant meals to the homeless and needy, this will be a wonderful free publicity for the restaurant and this behavior will encourage customers to donate.
    2- Tax exemption and this The most advantageous characteristic of charitable work is that some companies donate to charitable causes instead of paying taxes to ensure that these donations reach the needy.
    3- Building strong relationships with the public A reported study showed that 85% of consumers tend to deal with companies contributing to charitable work rather than the other. Therefore, in my opinion, the matter of donations should be left to the personal choice of the company. Because if it becomes a binding law for donation, companies will abide by what is inevitable.

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  • British Council.jpg awesome_revolution | Khan Younis Prep A Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Jan 2022

    I think big companies should donate money not just money , they can donate blood from volunteers from some of its employees, that's not just improves its reputation, it will save many lives who will be grateful to them for the of their lives .

    With to becoming a law on large companies
    I think big companies should ,Why ?!
    Because this will be compensation for the damage caused to the environment and will expand its branches .
    As for a small companies
    I think they shouldn't do it, because it can't financially.

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      awesome_revolution's comment 11 Jan 2022

      Do you think all small companies are unable to afford donating? Would a small donation be better than nothing?

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  • British Council.jpg awesome_revolution | Khan Younis Prep A Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Jan 2022

    Of course,a small donation is better than nothing.
    But there are really small companies that are unable to donat .

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      awesome_revolution's comment 13 Jan 2022

      You make a really good point about some companies not being able to support large donations. Can you think of other ways that smaller companies can help charities and people in need?

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      1. British Council.jpg awesome_revolution | Khan Younis Prep A Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Natalie @ Arup's comment 13 Jan 2022

        Maybe they distribute food to needy
        And donate blood n,as l mentioned the comment, or perform plays in the streets this work really make everyone feel happy.

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        1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
          awesome_revolution's comment 13 Jan 2022

          Could you explain how a big corporation might donate blood, awesome_revolution?

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  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg outgoing_planet | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
    12 Jan 2022

    I think it is super important that big corporations donate because they are most likely to have money and charity's always need more money to help people

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg dazzling_chocolate | Boutcher C of E Primary School B | United Kingdom
    12 Jan 2022

    Big Corporations should donate to charity to help poor people

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg dazzling_chocolate | Boutcher C of E Primary School B | United Kingdom
    12 Jan 2022

    and as they say in Tesco every little helps

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  • British Council.jpg supportive_literature | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    14 Jan 2022

    Well, companies have a lot of concerns, such as giving their customers salaries, bringing new goods, and improving the means of advertising for them, and all of this requires large sums of money، it will not be the best choice if they do that , may , Make a donation as a suggestion, then the company chooses between yes and no, and I am sure that the answer will be yes.

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  • British Council.jpg aware_forest | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    14 Jan 2022

    Donating to charitable organizations is one of the most important acts done by companies, whether small or large, and this donation is not limited to money, but products, time and effort. This helps fund foundations What motivates people to donate to charities? Surprisingly, validating the answers we think are obvious has been a daunting task. For example, willingness to give is often insufficient; Many people who express a strong desire to donate to charities often fail to fulfill that desire. Research findings are also inconclusive about increasing the odds of richer people donating their money; While some studies indicate that the more likely the wealthy to donate their money, others do not support this finding

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Jan 2022

    I think corporate giving to charitable organizations is a wonderful thing because corporate donation of this wonderful work will earn corporations a good reputation and I don't think this will become law and I have another point of view some corporations donate to corporations in order to avoid paying taxes but I have something to say the donation should be pure intent for example For example, companies donate to institutions in order to escape from paying taxes, meaning that companies donated for something in return, so companies must donate without anything in return for treating as if it were a humanitarian act!

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