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THINK BEFORE YOU DONATE

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by fredball, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    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 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 per month) 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.

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    INSTEAD...

    PUT YOUR MONEY

    WHERE IT WILL DO MUCH GOOD:

    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).

    Please share this.
     
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  2. Botte Hork

    Botte Hork Camas WA Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I prefer donating to local and/or small scale causes. If I donate at all, but that's another story. Anyway, the small and local things usually are not burdened with much overhead, so more of your money goes to where you think it should go.
     
  3. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    Add this site on to the list. :D
     
  4. marcwannabe

    marcwannabe portland New Member

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    WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT

    foretunately our son is a recipient of this great charity, if you really want to call it that. the people/ doctors and nurses, who DONATE there time and effort to this great CAUSE!
     
  5. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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  6. Squidly

    Squidly Sandy Active Member

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    Salvation Army all the way. Those people are dedicated
     
  7. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    I always give to something I have a connection to, being a Vet DAV and an outdoorsman RMEF or NSSF.