Donating To Charities – Do Your Research
Since I am out on a golf trip today and this weekend, I decided to put up something about a topic that I have thought about quite a bit recently. Donating to charities. My wife and I have donated to many of the national charities for many years. We donate for breast cancer, diabetes, MS, pancreatic cancer, and quite a few others things. We feel that since we are lucky in life, we can redistribute our wealth to others that are in need. Though I don’t help out everyone, I try to give back when I can.
The past few days, I have been wondering about where our donations go. I mean, these charities have a lot of expenses, especially when they put on events all throughout the year. I just wonder how much money they are actually using for the “cause”. Well, apparently there were others thinking the same thing.
I came across an article (more like investigative report) from the Tampa Bay Times. They have been investigating where the money goes with the charities in the United Stats. There are so many charities that it can be overwhelming. The Tampa Bay times created a report called “America’s Worst Charities“. This was an article that I was looking for.
This was a report that not only made me sad, but also pissed me off. These charities are taking people’s money and then not giving back to the cause. Some of the top people in these charities are making a lot of money based on the contributions from the general public. I don’t know about you, but this is just upsetting. Why would you start a charity and then not provide resources to the cause you are fighting for? I can probably answer this question, but I don’t want to.
So, hopefully you will head over and check to see if you are donating to any of these charities. After you are done, let me know what you think. Are you a little disgusted by this report and what is going on inside these charities?
My quick work of advise is to make sure you research the charity that you are donating to. We all are pretty tight with our cash, so we want to give to good causes. You should make sure your hard earned money is going to be used for a true cause.
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