Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Think Before You Donate

Someone a friend of mine knows put all of this info together. They know how cautious I am about charities and doing service work and donating to the ones where the funding is large on the help end and little on the organization and employee end.
Thanks ladies. PS I randomly checked info in this from snopes and all 10 items I checked showed as true.


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A good reminder with the holiday , giving season ahead.

THINK BEFORE YOU DONATE

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE YOU MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS:

As you open your pockets to do a good thing and make yourself feel good, please keep the following facts in mind:


The American Red Cross
President and CEO Marsha J. Evans'

salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses


MARCH OF DIMES
It is called the March of Dimes because

only a dime for every 1 dollar is given to the needy.


The United Way
President Brian Gallagher

receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits.


UNICEF
CEO Caryl M. Stern receives

$1,200,000 per year (100k permonth) plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE.

Less than 5 cents of your donated dollar goes to the cause.


GOODWILL
CEO and owner Mark Curran profits $2.3 million a year.
Goodwill is a very catchy name for his business.

You donate to his business and then he sells the items for PROFIT.
He pays nothing for his products and pays his workers minimum wage! Nice Guy.
$0.00 goes to help anyone!
Stop giving to this man.


Instead, give it to ANY OF THE FOLLOWING

GO "GREEN" AND PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE IT WILL DO SOME GOOD:

The Salvation Army
Commissioner, Todd Bassett receives a small salary of only

$13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization.

96 percent of donated dollars go to the cause.


The American Legion
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!


The Veterans of Foreign Wars
National Commander receives a$0.00 zero salary.

Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!


The Disabled American Veterans
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!


The Military Order of Purple Hearts
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

The Vietnam Veterans Association
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.

Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!


Make a Wish:For children's last wishes.

100% goes to funding trips or special wishes for a dying child.


St. Jude Research Hospital

100% goes towards funding and helping Children with Cancer who have no insurance and can
not afford to pay.


Ronald McDonald Houses

All monies go to running the houses for parents who have critical Children in the hospital.

100% goes to housing, and feeding the families.


Lions Club International

100% OF DONATIONS GO TO HELP THE BLIND,BUY HEARING AIDES, SUPPORT MEDICAL MISSIONS AROUND THE WORLD. THEIR LATEST UNDERTAKING

IS MEASLES VACCINATIONS (ONLY $1.00 PER SHOT).

3 comments:

  1. http://www.goodwill.org/uncategorized/think-before-you-donate-%E2%80%93-and-get-the-facts-about-email-rumors/

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  2. For those of you who don't agree with all this post says in detail that's okay, I don't either. However,the whole point of the post was to remind people to "Think before they donate." My friend sent me the post because she knows I am obsessive (especially since I am the Service Coordinator for 2 Girl Scout Troops and their safety, security and little minds are a priority) about researching charities and businesses before donating or volunteering for them. Anonymous, thank you for the follow-up info.

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  3. I work for Goodwill, and wanted to let you know that the information about Goodwill you posted is not accurate and could do serious damage to our ability to serve unemployed and underemployed people in the community. Because Goodwill is a nationally-known organization, we often find ourselves in the line of fire from people who are misinformed and/or misrepresent us to the public. To learn the true facts about Goodwill and our CEO, Jim Gibbons (not the person referenced in the post), please visit http://bit.ly/TzqUIM. Goodwill consistently ranks among the top charities that make your donations go further, as reported by nonprofit watchdog agencies Guidestar (http://bit.ly/Tp5nnk) and the Better Business Bureau (http://bit.ly/WXiqlf).

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