December 13, 2011

An Old Fashioned Christmas

A history of good ratings and honest advertising...

  • St. Jude Children's Hospital
  • Christian Foundation For Children and Aging
  • Epilepsy Foundation
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Doctor's Without Borders
  • Kiva Microfinance
  • Any Soldier
  • Pediatric AIDS Foundation
  • Guide Dog Foundation
  • Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  • Child Find
  • The Conservation Fund
  • City of Hope
  • National Alliance to End Homelessness
  • American Friends Service Committee
  • CARE
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Alzheimer's Foundation of America
  • Big Brothers / Big Sisters

  • Reasons to be wary: Kars4Kids, The American Cancer Society, Feed the Children. And More.


    B.E. Earl said...

    I always wonder about the reliability of charities, and what they actually spend their donation $'s on. See Wyclef Jean and his Haiti foundation.

    Good info.

    Gino said...

    i'm wary of anything that advertises a bit too much.

    sybil law said...

    Awwww. Thanks, RW.

    Brian said...

    Also, locally-based and locally-active charities with a narrow mandate (a battered women's shelter, soup kitchen, free clinic, etc.) ideally run by (or with the help of) people you know and trust.

    The fewer hands the money has to go through, the better.

    sligo said...

    Excellent list. My add: your local chapter of the American Red Cross -- local chapters, contrary to a lot of misconceptions, don't get funding from the national American Red Cross, so they really need local support. Ninety-one cents of every buck donated goes to humanitarian services and programs (as opposed to admin).
    Thanks for the "post your cause here" space, RW