Donate to Charity Safely and Responsibly
In spite of the economy, many people still want to donate to charity. In fact, charitable donations have not taken much of a blow in spite of the current economic situation. Americans are generous people, and they realize that they are well off compared to the rest of the world.
It's wonderful to donate to charity, and I highly recommend it -- but that doesn't mean you should do so blindly. Unfortunately, not all charity organizations are what they seem to be. The worst types of crooks take advantage of your caring and decency by posing as charities and either taking all the money for themselves or donating only a very small portion to actual charity.
Fortunately, it's not all that hard to make sure your charitable donations go where they belong. Just a bit of charity research can make the difference.