I don't know about wise... I've got a lot to learn.
I have been giving to St. Jude's since I got my first job when I was 16. It's an amazing place, it changes your life if you ever go and visit the kids. They are very deserving and remarkable people.
Eric, It's people like you that make this world a better place to live in. You may be young in years, but older and wiser than many people I know. As for me, I have made donations to the Wounded Warrior Project for the last several years. I know the kids need help too, but those men and women who are protecting our shores and way of life need help also. And it just dosen't help those wounded, but also their families. Regardless of who anyone chooses, we all hope that it does the job intended.