Charity that doesn’t lift your public image

According to the Boston Globe, Tom White’s life goal is to give away his entire fortune. When people ask him why he says: ‘I’m motivated a lot by what Jesus wants me to do – and I think he wants me to help make the world a better place.’ Unlike many corporate and wealthy donors, Tom’s chief concern is to help the poorest of the poor, rather than high profile causes that lift the donor’s public image. And so he funds health and justice projects in places like Haiti – one of the world’s poorest countries. When Harvard University asked him for a donation he gave it but also said: ‘For God’s sake, you’ve got fifteen billion dollars, and I’ve got people here starving to death.’
Tom obviously shares Jesus’ idea of charity – blessing other people with no thought of what you might get out of it in return.

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