The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, says it’s not those with money that give the most. It’s actually average Joe - people making less than $50,000 a year that donate roughly about 4% of their income to charity, while those earning more than $100,000 give about 2%.
Since allegedly, there are plenty of bogus charities or even wasteful and ineffective ones, why not research and make sure your hard-earned dollars are well spent.
Research your cause. Charities are a business and businesses have agendas.
A couple of my favorites are listed below:
Khamoni’s mother was afraid her disease wasn’t survivable, but St. Jude has increased the survival rates for Khamoni’s type of leukemia to 94 percent today.
St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital - http://bit.ly/1IptGMx
Relay for Life (raises money for cancer research) http://bit.ly/1G6EWg4
Women in Distress http://bit.ly/1HWpTUl
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