Is your money really going to the needy?

With so many problems in the world, like the problem of unclean water shown in the video, they can often be overwhelming. Thankfully, there are organizations that aide in modern day problems such as unclean water, sex trafficking, slave trade and homelessness.

Although there are people to help those less fortunate, there are people on the other side of the spectrum who are in the business for themselves. Most people have heard about Invisible Children and the controversy that followed the film. Through the following weeks I will be sharing information about non-profit organizations that do their best with the funds given and organizations that could be considered corrupt.

An easy way to check out if the charity is legitimate or not is to check out the website Charity Navigator. This site tells you if the money you give is actually going to the place where the charity says it will go. It is crucial that we are conscious consumers and givers because quite often we give and are not entirely sure where the money goes.

What about you? Have you ever been burned by a charity? Have you ever given to a non-profit then found out that it was not legitimate?

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2 thoughts on “Is your money really going to the needy?

  1. I think that your post brings light to a lot of aspects of charity that people don’t think about. When I donate or give to a chariity, I assume they are using the support for what it was inteneded for. However, you are right in saying that some are corrupt. I really like that you linked to the Charity Navigator, it helps quite a bit!

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