If I do charity work or donate money and nobody sees me do it or reports on it in the paper, does it count?
Yes, in fact the more so. The Jews do a great deal of charity and always have but, for Christianity, Jesus specifically said that the Jews allow it to be known that they have donated, and He thought more of someone giving in secret so ONLY Heavenly Father would know what you gave.
it says in the bible not to give when people can see u.
A good deed, secretly done, is twice blessed