- we're not trying to attract converts by saying "Look how compassionate we are; we're the best religion"
- why replicate the work of large secular charities? It would only increase administration costs and decrease the amount that actually reaches the people who need help
- we're not big enough to organise our own charities
We may need Pagan charities for causes that we care about that no-one else cares about; and these are the charities that Pagans have started.