When you donate some old item, is it not better Karma to give to a stranger?

In Singapore I owned a six year old toaster oven. My wife insisted on sending it to a poor family in Burma. I asked her can we not just send them $20 so they can buy a new toaster oven rather than spend $40 sending this old one? I have met a lot of Asian women that think that way. I guess I am adding... show more In Singapore I owned a six year old toaster oven. My wife insisted on sending it to a poor family in Burma. I asked her can we not just send them $20 so they can buy a new toaster oven rather than spend $40 sending this old one?

I have met a lot of Asian women that think that way.

I guess I am adding practicality to kindness, and they just do not mix???
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