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Thread: How to determine if a charity is legitimate?

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    How to determine if a charity is legitimate?

    With all the disasters (man-made and 'natural') that we've had lately - there have been many opportunities to donate.

    Is there a site that can tell would be contributors that the organization/drive/requests for help will actually give the donations to the intended recipients?

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    this seems to be what you are looking for http://www.charitynavigator.org/
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    Very hard to figure out, look to see how much donated funds actually get to the intended ones.
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    The only group I will donate too is the Salvation Army, most of the money will go to the people that need it.

    Pat in MN

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    I agree. Also Churches, our denomination has a website set up so you can donate.

    Quote Originally Posted by decky View Post
    The only group I will donate too is the Salvation Army, most of the money will go to the people that need it.

    Pat in MN

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    Just heard this on TV.
    http://www.today.com/news/how-help-o...ims-6C10009348

    If you want to help the animals, please DO NOT donate to the Humane Society of the United States as they only share about 1 percent with local shelters (see HumaneWatch). Instead donate direct to the local shelter - Central Oklahoma Humane Society
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    Thank you for your responses.

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    I think it was on 60 minutes? that they were doing a story on what percentages charities actually give to people. They were going to give the site but I missed it.

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    I always use Charity Navigator as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnie View Post
    Just heard this on TV.
    http://www.today.com/news/how-help-o...ims-6C10009348

    If you want to help the animals, please DO NOT donate to the Humane Society of the United States as they only share about 1 percent with local shelters (see HumaneWatch). Instead donate direct to the local shelter - Central Oklahoma Humane Society
    Thanks Sunnie for posting this. I called the Moore County Animal Welfare & Adoption Center earlier this week and talked them about where to make donations. They have a post n their FB page as they have set up a Paypal account for people to donate directly to them also. That's where I made my donation.
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