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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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.
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.
He discovered, denounced, and remedied a crying abuse in the administration of a public charity.
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.
For, the maternal and paternal Slowboy were alike unknown to Fame, and Tilly had been bred by public charity, a foundling; which word, though only differing from fondling by one vowel's length, is very different in meaning, and expresses quite another thing.
Foundation and Public Charity While your organization may have a charitable purpose and be eligible for tax-exemption, there is an additional distinction between being a private foundation and public charity.
Alternately, the foundation can convert its net assets into those of a public charity or supporting organization.
But, there is a simple idea that could help: Revoke the public charity status of hospitals.
The tax court denied the exemption, finding that Afton's retail sales, contract publishing, and earmarked donations were not characteristic of a purely public charity.

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