Think Before You Donate

A good reminder with the holiday , giving season ahead. Make sure you check the accuracy of these claims before believing everything you read. Web sources for fact checking are below this article. 

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 feelgood, please keep the following facts in mind: 
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The American Red Cross
President and CEO Marsha J. Evans’ (no longer with the Red Cross)
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 expensesincluding 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.

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Instead, give it to ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
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 parentswho 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).

Sources to look at to discover more information on charities.

http://charitynavigator.org/

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_charities_salaries.htm

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