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charity mugger

Someone who approaches people to collect donations or set up standing orders for a charity. The charity muggers in this town are so tenacious, and they make you feel like a horrible person if you don't contribute something!
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Vermont charity

An expression of sympathy, especially when more tangible assistance is needed. A: "I'm so sorry that you still have so much work left to do." B: "Don't give me Vermont charity—grab a paint brush, and help me out here!"
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charity begins at home

One should help family and close friends before helping others. When are you going to get your dear sister a job at your company? Remember, charity begins at home! She seems to have forgotten that charity begins at home—she has no problem volunteering at the church but rarely visits her own mother.
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(as) cold as charity

1. Extremely cold. It's as cold as charity in here because the heater's broken.
2. By extension, aloof or unfeeling in temperament. Tina's as cold as charity—she'll never help us with this problem.
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Charity begins at home.

Prov. You should take care of family and people close to you before you worry about helping others. I don't think our church should worry so much about a foreign relief fund when there are people in need right here in our city. Charity begins at home. If you really want to make the world a better place, start by being polite to your sister. Charity begins at home.
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charity begins at home

Be generous to your family before helping others. For example, She spends hours and hours on volunteer work and neglects the children, forgetting that charity begins at home . This proverb was first recorded in English, in slightly different form, in John Wycliffe's Of Prelates (c. 1380); "Charity should begin at himself."
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charity begins at home


charity starts at home

If you say charity begins at home or charity starts at home, you mean that you should deal with the needs of people close to you before you start to help others who are far away. Charity begins at home. There are many tasks right on campus that need volunteers as well. There are other cases in other countries but I think that charity should start at home.
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charity begins at home

a person's first responsibility is for the needs of their own family and friends. proverb
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as cold as charity

very cold.
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ˌcharity begins at ˈhome

(saying) people should look after their own family before they think about others
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Out of these charities, 13 failed the requirement as they did not describe the difference that their charity had made; 21 charities did not include the statement that they had complied with the public benefit requirements and read our guidance and 24 charities did not do either.
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The award will go to a young person - under the age of 16 - who is dedicated to supporting, raising funds and awareness of a charity or cause.
The 2012 federal budget noted that a charity is allowed to engage in political activity as long as the activities represent a limited portion of its revenues, are non-partisan, and are ancillary and incidental to its charitable purposes and activities.
All charities registered in England and Wales can be checked on the Charity Commission's online register at www.
One of the highlights of the site is the Resource section which features video recordings of the 2010 conference Being Good at Doing Good: Safeguarding Yourself and Your Charity in a Complex World on topics such as Governance, Accountability and Canadian Charities, and Costs and Benefits of External Audits.
Charities have to send the Charity Commission important information that is made public on the online Register of Charities, including income and expenditure.
Someone with conflicted interests, like Sara and her colleagues, can be a charity trustee, as long as this is properly managed, for example by having independent trustees on the charity's board.
Last year generous Brits spent pounds 350million on Christmas cards, pounds 100m of that went on charity cards, most of which were bought in High Street shops.
2055(e), enacted in 1969, is to provide a closer connection between the charitable deduction and the amounts the charity ultimately receives.
consult widely with the charity sector and the public about the public benefit test;
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