Charity Abbreviations

From the Latin carĭtas , charity is a theological virtue of the Christian religion that consists in loving God above all and one’s neighbor as oneself. It is, therefore, a love without second interests.

For Christianity, charity is one of the three theological virtues, as are faith and hope. The Christian loves God for himself and his neighbor for the love of God. Charity implies that the end of all actions is love.

In this sense, the concept of charity is also used to evoke the help given to the most needy and disadvantaged. Examples: “Bill Gates donated a large part of his fortune to charities”, “My grandmother, since she retired, has been dedicated to charity”, “In this locality, many families live on charity”.

The term “charity” can be used as a synonym for philanthropy, whose etymology refers to the “love of humanity”. Because of the love he feels for mankind, the philanthropist helps others without asking for anything in return and without being interested in the other’s response. Charity (or philanthropy) can be developed individually, through an informal group or an organization.

Charity can also be understood as alms given to the poor or, in general, as an attitude of solidarity with the suffering of others: “Thanks to your charity, this evening, my children will be able to have food on the table ”, “At school, we are always told to practice charity towards others and to show solidarity”.

Christian religions are known for carrying out many works of charity in the places where they are established and around the world. Charitable works are done, for example, in places that have been flooded and devastated by heavy rains.

It is said that those who practice charity have a moral high and that this person is characterized as a kind human being. Charity, in this sense of helping people, is also known as “humanitarian aid”.

This foundation is based on the principle of “loving your neighbor as yourself”, as described in the bible.

In some cases, charity is still understood to be synonymous with “love”, thus, the term “fraternal charity” is used as another translation for “brotherly love”.

Fraternal charity expresses a strong feeling of affection from one person to another, to the point where that person is dedicated and has a high interest in the other. They are always positive and constructive feelings, a characteristic of this type of charity is that the person can even make sacrifices for someone else, a sacrifice that he would not make for anyone other than himself.

However, some Christians argue that love is not the same thing as charity, because before charity even existed, love already existed. Therefore , there is this controversy in this environment.

Caridade can also refer to a person’s surname, whether male or female, for example: “Maria Caridade” or “Marcelo Caridade”, or even to the name of a female person: “he told me her name is Charity”.

 

List of Acronyms Related to Charity

AFC Adventures for Charity
ASCO Afghanistan Shuhada Charity Organization
AICL Amnesty International Charity Limited
ACIE Association of Charity Independent Examiners
BCF Bolivian Charity Foundation
BSCH Bon Secours Charity Health
BSC Brothers and Sisters of Charity
BSCD Brothers and Sisters of Charity, Domestic
FC Brothers of Charity
CASC Cambodian Acid Survivors Charity
CHCF Cambodian Healthcare Charity Foundation
FDCC Canossian Daughters of Charity (religious order)
CCV Carmelite Sisters of Charity of Vedruna
CHWDCHS Catholic Healthcare West, Daughters of Charity Health System
CCE Charity Choice Events
CFS Charity Fashion Show
CAWD Charity for African Welfare and Development
CHAMPION Charity Hospital
CH Charity Hospital
CITRA Charity IT Resource Alliance
CKH Charity Know How
CLPI Charity Lobbying in the Public Interest
COS Charity Organization Society
CTX Charity Technology Exchange
CTT Charity Technology Trust
CTN Charity Trustees Network
CBC Child Bereavement Charity
CCF China Charity Federation
CFC Computers for Charity
CSC Congregation of the Sisters of Charity
DISCOUNT Daughters of Charity
DC Daughters of Charity
DCFSL Daughters of Charity Foundation of St Louis
DISCOUNT Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul
DC Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul
DCPB Daughters of Charity of the Most Precious Blood
DTCC Denise Terrill Charity Foundation
DCHA Diploma in Charity Accounting
ESC Entertainment Software Charity
FHAC Faith Hope and Charity
FHC Faith, Hope and Charity
FCL Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty
GOSHCC Great Ormond Street Hospital Childrens Charity
GVCC Greater Vancouver Charity Classic
GOHC Guardians of High Charity
HC High Charity
HCCBA Hill Country Charity Ball Association
ITEC Income Tax Exempt Charity
ICELAND Institute of Charity
IC Institute of Charity
IFCD International Fund of Charity Development
ICPA Islamic Charity Projects Association
JCC Janus Charity Challenge
JCF Jewelers Charity Fund for Children
KRCHF Kherson Regional Charity and Health Foundation
LCVS Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Service
MSCH Memorial Sisters of Charity Hospital
MC Missionaries of Charity
NAAG-NASCO National Association of Attorneys General/National Association of State Charity Officials
NASCO National Association of State Charity Officials
NCL National Charity League
NWCR North Wales Charity Ramblers
OSCRS Office of the Scottish Charity Register
OSCR Office of the Scottish Charity Register
OSCRS Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator
OSCR Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator
OLC Our Lady of Charity
PCSO Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office
RSC Religious Sisters of Charity
RPLC Richmond Parish Lands Charity
RMCC Ronald McDonald’s Children’s Charity
SC Servants of Charity, Guanellians
SVCB Silicon Valley Charity Ball
SC Sisters of Charity
SCHCS Sisters of Charity Health Care Systems
SCL Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth
SCLA Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Associates
SCN Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
SCMC Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church
SCQ Sisters of Charity of Quebec
BVM Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
SCIC Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception
CCSP Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word
SCHOLAR Sisters of Charity, Halifax
SCHOOL Sisters of Charity, Halifax
SCH Sisters of Charity, Halifax
SCC Sisters of Christian Charity
SVCH St. Vincent Charity Hospital
TCT Thirumalai Charity Trust
UNICO Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity, and Opportunity
V-DAC Vehicle Donation to Any Charity
VSG Vincentian Sisters of Charity
WC Water Charity
WFAC Working for a Charity
WIFC World Innovation Foundation Charity
YCJ Youth Charity Jam