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Charity Begins With Wealth Creation

MatthewlovesAyn Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 7:45 AM
Make sure and ask a phone solicitor what percentage of your donation goes to administration (they're required to answer by law). My rule is "Over 20 percent, no donation." About the best out there is the red kettles. At UNICEF, 95 percent goes to administration. Don't give them a cent.
Terminus in WA Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 10:43 AM
That works well. I've had people hang up on me after asking such a question.
jsenner Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 8:32 AM
I'm beginning to wonder about Salvation Army too since I heard about the guy in Toronto stealing toys and making over $100k per year to run a warehouse for them.
NewJAl Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 7:52 AM
Thank you. Is there a website with a bar graph for well know charities? I do not give to the Red Cross, after seeing the percentage,and hearing about the blankets they handed out, after Sandy.
Often the Salvation Army is already giving the needy what they need, and the Red Cross is conducting a survey.
Charity -- helping people who have trouble helping themselves -- is a good thing two times over. It's good for the beneficiary and good for the donor, too. Stephen Post's fine book, "The Hidden Gifts of Helping," reveals that 76 percent of Americans say that helping others is what makes them most happy. Giving money makes us feel good, and helping face-to-face is even better. People say it makes them feel physically healthier. They sleep better.

Private charity is unquestioningly better than government efforts to help people. Government squanders money. Charities sometime squander money, too, but they usually don't.

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