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Sangat Ji, 

According to you whas the best way of giving of desvand? 

With God's grace am thinking to start putting 10% towards charity from my monthly income.

I could select charities and give away?? But too many problems there "The CEO is corrupt" or "Company uses donations on rock n roll" etc. 

Any good advise for that small first step? 

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6 hours ago, Singh1989 said:

According to you whas the best way of giving of desvand? 

The first lesson regarding charity that a Sikh must learn is from the first Bani, Jap ji:

ਤੀਰਥੁ ਤਪੁ ਦਇਆ ਦਤੁ ਦਾਨੁ ॥
ਜੇ ਕੋ ਪਾਵੈ ਤਿਲ ਕਾ ਮਾਨੁ ॥

ਸੁਣਿਆ ਮੰਨਿਆ ਮਨਿ ਕੀਤਾ ਭਾਉ ॥
ਅੰਤਰਗਤਿ ਤੀਰਥਿ ਮਲਿ ਨਾਉ ॥

Pilgrimage, penance, compassion and charity,
bring only a sesame (tiny amount) of honour (merit), if any.

Whoever heartily hears, believes and loves in his mind,
obtains salvation by thoroughly bathing in the shrine within himself.
 

So, the first thing to know about charity is that no charity is above having love for God in your heart via Gurbani.
Charity is useless without Gurbani.

Therefore you need to sing Gurbani every day with love. Once you do that, you can give donations.

If you're asking about specific charities, I would recommend asking family in Punjab and giving money to specific individuals (such as a poor Sikh whose ceiling fell in due to rain).

I would recommend giving to Sikhs, not to United Way and other general charities. Those get plenty of money from Western governments and corporations, meanwhile some of our people are starving or in debt.

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