… its chipping in.
In fact it seems like MOST forms of charitable donations are not actually charity.
Buying a herd of goats for a village in central africa is charity.
Giving your alma mater 25 million dollars and getting your name on a building is NOT charity.
Donating money to your kids school is NOT charity.
Giving money to your church that is used primarily to run church programs (like day care, sunday school, short term summer mission trips, paying for the facilities and staff, etc) that you participate in is NOT charity.
And buying girl scout cookies from your daughter is not charity.