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Old 08-21-2013, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Disgusting how these pseudo charities are only raising money for the leaders and very little, if any, for the people who need it the most.

Daily Kos: America's 50 Worst Charities
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Worst Charities
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Goodwill seems to be one of those charities that spend more money on upper management than they do for employees and the services they provide. I've read a lot about corruption and misuse of money and donated goods.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I put this link in the other thread but it bears repeating about Goodwill

DURHAM: Goodwill husband-wife team earns nearly $800,000 | News | NewsObserver.com
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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On another thread people have said to forget about donating goods instead of giving money. Those goods are often sold overseas.

It's strange, to me, to see so many bad police-based charities on that list.

People often advise to find small local charities, like animal shelters, where you can see the workers and the facilities and even volunteer there yourself - and then make your donations there.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:50 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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Default An alternative!

I hope people who read about these despicable charities do not let some bad examples of poorly run charities reduce how often or how much they donate.

One suggestion is to stay local with donations. Personally I like to donate to my local humane society (I am a dog lover) and the local food bank. Local charities really need our help.
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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This is a good website for checking out charities.
Charity Navigator - America's Largest Charity Evaluator | Home
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:03 PM
 
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Know your charity. There are many good ones and also many bad ones.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:24 AM
 
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I put this link in the other thread but it bears repeating about Goodwill

DURHAM: Goodwill husband-wife team earns nearly $800,000 | News | NewsObserver.com

This story is what made me stop donating to Goodwill here in NC.
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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A friend of mine knew a husband and wife team through some friends. This couple ran one of those charities that send goods to children overseas. They offered my friend a job setting up a new warehouse and were paying him a ridiculously high salary, which made him suspicious for starters. He said money was no object when he bought equipment or supplies, money flowed like water. He could order whatever he wanted and the money was always there to do it.

He told me that every day so many envelopes would show up with cash and checks in them that they had a hard time processing them all, and that the couple who ran it lived a very extravagant lifestyle, big house, expensive cars, etc. After he got the warehouse up and running they abruptly fired him and put one of their relatives in his position. It seems he was just being used for his expertise and then dumped.

Overall, his impression was that they were milking the charity for their own gain. Unfortunately, I forget the name of the charity so I can't see if it is on that list.

Don
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