posted on Nov, 17 2013 @ 02:37 PM
reply to post by catfishjoe
Sadly to say, that is a common practice of most of these charities. If fifty percent of your donation actually goes to people you are lucky.
I like shopping at vinnies and donating stuff to their store. It seems that they actually help a lot of people with the money they raise from that
program. Local people, people I may know. The Salvation army is also a good organization, they supply a few part time jobs.
Even if a cancer charity is legit, they give their money to doctors at high costs. I would rather see retired doctors helping people with a small
reimbursement for supplies or gas. Costs of distributing and acquiring money can be considered part of the costs for these charities.
Not all charities are bad, I would research the charity well before donating. The charity may think they are doing good, but if they eat up over half
the donations in clerical work, than they are just providing their staff with employment. There are also labor intensive programs that have to have
three or four outlets at their centers to handle goods. Feeding America is one of those kind of organizations. They distribute a lot of food to
organizations locally and also run monthly a monthly food bank for those who need it. They do have volunteer labor also but you still need some to
manage the program and make sure it is running smoothly. Some times there are no volunteers and cases of food still need to be distributed.