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1Something that is given to a charity, especially a sum of money.‘a tax-deductible donation of $200’
gift, contribution, subscription, present, handout, grant, offering, gratuity, endowmentbestowal, givingcharity, benefaction, largessealmsdonativeView synonyms
- ‘A team of six staff helped shoppers pack their groceries in return for donations to the charity.’
- ‘There is a vital need for kidney organ donations.’
- ‘A couple who gave their 50th blood donation were presented with awards to mark their achievement.’
- ‘Financial donations to the victims' families have reached more than a billion dollars.’
- ‘We have set up donation boxes at the toilets and every little bit helps.’
- ‘The service is free to listeners, though some do send donations with their returned tapes.’
- ‘Two large individual donations have also been announced for the school's new home.’
- ‘Vanessa raised hundreds of pounds for the charity by playing requests in exchange for donations to the appeal.’
- ‘The fund was established in 1995, mainly based on donations from the public.’
- ‘Many of his sponsors doubled their donations, and the money was presented last Friday.’
- ‘It has had a long history of gifts, donations and support from the local community.’
- ‘On Wednesday the school sent a letter to parents asking for donations and the money started to flood in.’
- ‘In addition, many patients are waiting for blood or bone marrow donations.’
- ‘However, these kinds of charitable donations are not tax-deductible.’
- ‘They are unelected activists, funded by private donations from wealthy individuals and foundations.’
- ‘As well as this kind gesture many other people have given cash donations to the strike fund.’
- ‘Giving a charitable donation in the name of a friend is another way to avoid handing over unwanted gifts.’
- ‘Sending a cash donation directly to a local church or synod may sound like a wonderful idea.’
- ‘In addition, our charitable trust provides donations to national and local causes.’
- ‘The group depends on grants, donations and parental contributions to keep going.’
- 1.1The action of donating something.
- ‘Any donations of small items or old toys will be gratefully accepted.’
- ‘Perhaps the best way to illustrate the importance of blood donation is to look at a case history.’
- ‘We would encourage you to be as generous as you can with your donations to the appeal.’
- ‘The event saw a brief presentation on eye donation followed by a question and answer session.’
- ‘It was at that stage that her family started seriously considering organ donation.’
- ‘He made large charitable donations to the school until his death.’
- ‘Therefore this is your last opportunity to make that all-important gift or cash donation to the charity.’
- ‘The informal show will be staged next Thursday and Friday evening, with admission by donation.’
- ‘All donations of household items in serviceable condition and clean modern clothes are welcome.’
- ‘Her parents freely gave their consent for donation of any of her organs.’
- ‘How many of us actually carry donor cards, or even think about donation beyond going to a blood bank every now and again?’
- ‘But this makes the shortage of organs for donation even more severe and people are dying as a result.’
- ‘He paid tribute to the officers who broach the subject of tissue donation with bereaved families.’
- ‘I can do this only through the sustained support and generous donations of the general public.’
- ‘Donations of items for the auction and stalls is now most welcome.’
- ‘Introduce full state funding for political parties, and ban private political donations.’
- ‘New artefacts are being brought in all the time either by donation or bequest.’
- ‘If you haven't been tested for bone marrow donation, consider getting tested.’
- ‘We know that many relatives say no to organ donation simply because they do not know what their loved one would have wanted.’
- ‘The Information Centre in Regent Street will also take donations of clothing and bedding.’
Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin donatio(n-), from the verb donare, based on donum gift.
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