What is charity?

  • (noun): An institution set up to provide help to the needy.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on charity:

Roman Catholic Universities And Colleges In The United States - Sisters of Charity
... Clarke University (Dubuque, IA), Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary College of Saint Elizabeth (Morristown, NJ), Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth of New Jersey College of Mount Saint Vincent (River ... Joseph (Cincinnati, OH), Sisters of Charity of Ohio Official Site Seton Hill University (Greensburg, PA), Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill of Greensburg Spalding University (Louisville, KY), Sisters of Charity of ... Mary (Leavenworth, KS), Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Official Site ...
Charity - Other
... Charity (name), a given name Charity (programming language), a computer programming language HMS Charity (R29), a British Royal Navy destroyer-class ship MV Charity, a ...
Argos (retailer) - Charity Partnerships
... The current charity partner for Argos is the Teenage Cancer Trust ... This charity partnership began in July 2010 and will continue until July 2012 ... Previous charity partnerships include the British Heart Foundation (July 2008 to July 2010) and Help The Hospices (July 2006 to July 2008) ...
Gel Bracelet - Charity Awareness Wristbands
... In the UK, a wristband is available from the charity Help for Heroes bearing the colours of the 3 armed forces Red (Army), Navy Blue (Royal Navy) and Sky Blue (Royal Air Force) ... usually the majority of the money goes towards the charity involved ... They are seen by young people as trendier than traditional charity pins which may explain their increase in popularity ...

More definitions of "charity":

  • (noun): A foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals).
  • (noun): A kindly and lenient attitude toward people.
    Synonyms: brotherly love
  • (noun): An activity or gift that benefits the public at large.

Famous quotes containing the word charity:

    When a sparrow sips in the river, the water doesn’t recede. Giving charity does not deplete wealth. Saint Kabir says so.
    Punjabi proverb, trans. by Gurinder Singh Mann.

    Reputation is not of enough value to sacrifice character for it.
    —“Miss Clark,” U.S. charity worker. As quoted in Petticoat Surgeon, ch. 9, by Bertha Van Hoosen (1947)

    Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth. And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.
    —Bible: New Testament 1 Corinthians 8:1-2.