public charity


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Noun1.public charity - a charity that is deemed to receive the major part of its support from the public (rather than from a small group of individuals)
charity - a foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals)
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Upon this bed of wood it was customary to expose foundlings for public charity. Whoever cared to take them did so.
My mother lives on public charity, my sister begs for my mother; I have, somewhere or other, brothers who equally beg for themselves; and I, the eldest, will go and do as all the rest do -- I will go and ask charity!"
"Here is one of the finest scholars, one of the most original men of genius, and one of the most industrious of the literary profession of our country, whose temporary suspension of labor, from bodily illness, drops him immediately to a level with the common objects of public charity. There is no intermediate stopping-place, no respectful shelter, where, with the delicacy due to genius and culture, be might secure aid, till, with returning health, he would resume his labors, and his unmortified sense of independence."
I cannot but think, with a view to the principle and its tendency to elevate or depress the character of the industrious classes, that a Public Charity is immeasurably better than a Private Foundation, no matter how munificently the latter may be endowed.
He will speak to me of God and death, as he has spoken to many another dying man, not understanding that this one leaves his throne to an usurper, his children to the cold contempt of public charity."
She has been dead a year, and you know, Fernand, I have subsisted almost entirely on public charity. Sometimes you pretend I am useful to you, and that is an excuse to share with me the produce of your fishing, and I accept it, Fernand, because you are the son of my father's brother, because we were brought up together, and still more because it would give you so much pain if I refuse.
He discovered, denounced, and remedied a crying abuse in the administration of a public charity. He r eceived (thanks once more to his wife) a member of the Royal family among the visitors at his country house in the autumn recess.
She mingled with an abject crowd, who tarried in the snow, until it pleased some officer appointed to dispense the public charity (the lawful charity; not that once preached upon a Mount), to call them in, and question them, and say to this one, 'Go to such a place,' to that one, 'Come next week;' to make a football of another wretch, and pass him here and there, from hand to hand, from house to house, until he wearied and lay down to die; or started up and robbed, and so became a higher sort of criminal, whose claims allowed of no delay.
A CHARITY has urged a local authority to relax public charity collections rules.
In comparison, the direct contribution of appreciated property to a public charity by an individual does not trigger gain recognition for the donor.
Donor-advised funds, also known as charitable gift funds or philanthropic funds, allow a donor to make a charitable contribution to a specific public charity or community foundation that uses the assets to establish a separate fund.

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