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 now 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 (Some of these are U.S. only but not all.)

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).

2 thoughts on “Think Before You Donate

  1. I don’t think Pl should have “endorsed charities” unless they have the owners vote on the selection at least every three years. We’ve had the same two charities for as long as we’ve been here (2004) and probably longer. Where’s the resident input on their selection? There are a lot of deserving chairities that could use a boost, mostly local.

  2. Add to the “Don’t Give” list Wounded Warriors. Only about 20 cents of each dollar goes to veterans. Check their. Form 990.

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