Before You Donate to Charity, Check This Out
We all like to help out when we can. Whether it's donating old clothes, furniture or money, it's important to know where you donation is going. A lot of times most of the money you donate goes to administrative costs and very little ends up helping anyone.
For instance, The American Red Cross CEO collects a salary of $651,957 plus expenses. March of Dimes, only a dime of every donated dollar is given to the needy. United Way president gets a salary of $375,000 plus expenses. UNICEF CEO makes a bundle. 1.2 million a year plus expenses including a Rolls Royce.
All those sound bad but don't even compare to Goodwill. CEO and owner Mark Curan makes about 2.3 million annually. You donate, thinking you are doing some good. Think again. "Goodwill" is a pretty catchy name but nothing, that's right NOTHING goes to the needy. They pay nothing for what they sell, pay their workers minimum wage and sell the items for profit. What a racket!
Here is a list of the best charities to donate to:
The Salvation Army Disabled American Veterans
The American Legion Vietnam Veterans Association
Veterans of Foreign Wars Make a Wish
St Jude Research Hospital Ronald McDonald Houses
Lions Club International Military Order of Purple Hearts
Most all of these collect no salary and the majority, if not 100% of your donation goes to those in need.
Get the 'Loon Extra' Newsletter
Sign up for our newsletter and get the latest Minnesota & rock news in your inbox a couple times a week. If we're not awesome, drop us like a hot potato.