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America’s 50 Worst Charities Exposed

Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation March 20, 2016 – Washington, DC The Scope It Out 5K will kick off at Freedom Plaza, 13th & Pennsylvania, and will include a scenic tour of popular DC sites including the National Galley, Newseum, FBI Headquarters, Ford’s Theater, U.S. The list includes disease foundations with research expenses of at least $1 million. This knowledge, as well as ethical considerations for animals, has led many people to be concerned about the continued use of ineffective and outdated animal methods in medical research. Please help to support them and fund vital research. Josh joined the BORP wheelchair basketball team in 1986 and played for nine years including tournaments in Minnesota, Oklahoma and Texas. Some of these were based in Australia and Canada. 1 in 3 children born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime if current trends continue.

For example, Kids Wish did what many devious organizations do: it adopted a name that mimics a well-known charity in order to fool donors—in this case, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. These organizations help educate to prevent these health issues and create sustainable health. Our doors are open 24/7, 365 days a year and we turn no family away. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Home Hardware’s independent Dealer-Owners, recognized by the North American Retail Hardware Association as Canada’s best-trained Dealer group, have access to 100,000 quality brand name and private label products, a world-class distribution system and draw upon the power of Home Hardware’s network to provide their local communities with top quality products and services at competitive prices. To identify America’s 50 worst charities, the Times and CIR examined tens of thousands of pages of public government records from 36 states. Remember that charities providing assistance to people in the developing world usually do not conduct animal testing and often help people suffering from medical problems for which treatments already exist.

Do not respond to a telephone call or mailing from an unfamiliar organization. Several watchdog organizations say charities should spend no more than 35 percent of the money they raise on fund-raising expenses. 6010 Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Rocky Mountain Chapter 303-639-9163, 866-768-2232 | www.ccfa.org/chapters/rockymountain We are dedicated to finding a cure to Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improving quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. Don’t get fooled by bad charities. Even some very large, notable nonprofits have been known to engage in unsavory and outright unethical behaviors, managing to pull the wool over the public eye. Ken Stern, author of With Charity for All and former CEO of NPR, is very critical of many large charitable organizations, including the American Red Cross and D.A.R.E. Jo Hanna has now been working as a Dietitian for nearly 5 years after graduating from The University of Surrey and is so happy to be working back in her home town of Poole where she has been for the past 2 ½ years.


VICTA supports blind and partially sighted children by providing: Grants for special equipment like speech enabled computers, sensory toys and Braillers. Almost anyone with a stamped government form can be a “charity.” Research shows that many nonprofit hospitals are no more charitable than for-profit hospitals, and far LESS charitable than government hospitals. The system is deeply flawed from the get-go. You may be shocked at some of the organizations managing to finagle nonprofit status, hitching them a free ride on the tax-exempt train. For example, until recently, the New York Stock Exchange was a nonprofit entity enjoying a tax exemption and awarding its CEO, Richard Grasso, a $140 million salary package in 2003. The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a New Zealand not-for-profit organisation which provides information and support to people affected by neuromuscular conditions. One of the most prominent is American Crossroads, founded by GOP rock star Karl Rove, but similar groups are scattered across the political map.

You can’t assume well-known charitable organizations are acting in your best interest, despite what you may hear in the media. You can walk as far as you choose or up to 39 miles throughout the weekend. Susan G. Komen and the American Cancer Society are prime examples. The Movember Foundation is a global charity raising funds and awareness for men’s health. So, how can you separate the angels from the demons when a charity calls? Although your family may want to enjoy eating dinner in peace, politicians and charities are exempt from Federal “do-not-call” laws.

However, telemarketing outfits calling on behalf of a charity DO have to honor do-not-call lists—and can be fined for failing to do so. Find Out Exactly Who’s Calling: Ask if the caller is a telemarketer or a volunteer or employee of the charity itself. Ask Where Your Donation Goes. By law, the caller must tell you how much of your donation will actually end up with the charity. Get It In Writing. Ask to be sent a copy of the charity’s annual report or a brochure about their organization. Do Some Research.

Tell the caller you will get back to them—ask for their organization’s name, address and phone number. Don’t donate without first doing your due diligence. Eliminate the Middleman. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 303-377-9987, 800-287-3695 | www.stjude.org Researches and treats deadly childhood diseases-primarily cancer. Charity Navigator: Browse charities by state or city or by ratings; has several Top 10 lists and informative articles. GuideStar: Another resource to check out a charity, searchable by state or city; you can also read or submit charity reviews. CharityWatch (American Institute of Philanthropy): Allows you to search for top-rated charities by your issue of interest/cause; each charity is graded on the A-F scale.

GiveWell: A unique site that offers in-depth charity research, resulting in a VERY short list of recommendations for charities that meet their specific (and very rigid) criteria; their end goal is to determine which charities provide “maximum impact.” Very interesting and innovative company, which is a nonprofit itself. Your health liberty is seriously being threatened by increased pressure from pharmaceutical, medical, and other lobbyists promoting practices such as mandatory vaccinations, fluoridation, mercury amalgams, genetically modified foods, unsustainable farming, and other practices that are damaging to your health. In order to increase world impact and effect change more quickly, Mercola.com formed a partnership with a number of like-missioned agencies to advocate and campaign for the freedom of individuals to make personal health decisions, and to increase access to unbiased and accurate health information. Health Liberty is a nonprofit coalition between Mercola.com, National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), Fluoride Action Network (FAN), Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), Organic Consumers Association (OCA), and Consumers for Dental Choice. Each of these partner-organizations was chosen due to its rich history of advocacy, active campaigning for change, and commitment to preserving your access to health information and freedom of choice. The following table lists those five organizations, as well as five more that I actively support.

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