The bell ringing thread made me think about this. What are charities that you DO like/admire and either donate to or respect enough you WOULD donate to if you could afford to?
My favorite is called Heifer International. They don't just help people by giving them food to eat...they work on infrastructure. Don't just give them a meal, but give them the means to be able to make their own meals. They give live stock and education on raising/breeding, etc.... They do other things too, but that's kind of the gist of their mission.
How about you?