Charities? Legitimate? Lining Their Own Pockets?

Someone calls you on the phone. They give a canned speech about homeless, hungry children. How if you gave just a dollar a day, to this worthy charity, they could feed a dozen children! They pull at your heartstrings. They tell of squalid living conditions that you $ could set right….for the child… Or they […]

Someone calls you on the phone. They give a canned speech about homeless, hungry children. How if you gave just a dollar a day, to this worthy charity, they could feed a dozen children! They pull at your heartstrings. They tell of squalid living conditions that you $ could set right….for the child…

Or they tell of bibles that could bring Christ to the unsaved. The ease of giving is amazing! Just give them your credit card number. It is as simple as that! Of course it will be charged every month. And who knows what kind of charges an unscrupulous “fund raiser” might stick on your card?

When they ask you for money, don’t be afraid to ask questions. Find out who the person is calling FOR. Many times the charity claimed is for the police or highway patrol officers. Check references. Know who the individual is you are talking to. Get the phone number, the address and all the information about the charitable organization who is recruiting your funds as possible. Find out how much goes to administrative cost, and how much ACTUALLY goes to the worthy cause. Too many times only a couple pennies out of that dollar you gave actually goes to the organization to actually help whatever cause they are pushing at you. A vast majority goes to “Administrative Costs!”, which of course means….they line Their pockets with your hard earned cash!

It is wonderful to what to help those less fortunate, but be careful! Give to those charities you KNOW to be worthwhile. Don’t give your cash to CrooKs!

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