We donate a dollar here and there at the register at local stores.
Yesterday, my kids and I participated in an AIDS walk. We raised $20. Not much, but it was our first walk. Dd wanted to do it in my dad's memory. She says if they had more funding 10 yrs ago maybe she would've gotten to meet her grandpa.
I have donated to St. Jude's before. They sent me a letter and I sent back money. I'd much rather send donations that way then through an organization that I haven't heard of before. Plus I am a sucker and I don't want to feel like those children's parents do.