Charity Articles

Be Cautious With Your Charitable Giving Part II

With all the fake charities and immoral fundraisers out there, charitable giving can be a financial minefield

Before you commit to charitable giving, you need to know exactly what you’re getting into. As I outlined in Part I of this article, the charity industry (and an industry it is) is riddled with immorality and outright fraud. So how do you sort the worthy charities from the illicit chaff?

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Be Cautious With Your Charitable Giving Part I

Charitable giving can make you feel really good—but you’re going to feel pretty bad later on if you learn that the charity was a scam

Charitable giving is a basic part of the American creed. It’s no surprise, then, that there are 700,000+ federally recognized charities in the U.S. Sadly, this makes it easy to fall victim to fake charities.

Most of us are fairly vigilant about consumer fraud, which is why when we get an email from the Treasurer of Nigeria asking us to smuggle $47,000,000 dollars into the U.S., it’s easy enough to hit the delete key. But what kind of scum would bilk you out of money by pretending to be a charity?

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One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) — Giving Every Child in the World a Laptop

You Can Help Make the One Laptop Per Child Vision a Reality

Nicholas Negroponte from MIT has a vision: to make laptops for $100 to give one to every child in the world, starting with children in poor countries. At the moment, the price has been squeezed down to $200 per laptop. (This price, like just about all electronics, will continue to drop.)

Although these are very cool laptops, consumers can’t buy them. Except for a limited time to help jumpstart the project. That’s why One Laptop Per Child is offering a Give One, Get One program for a very limited time. Help OLPC by donating a laptop through their noble program and you’ll be able to buy one. Intrigued? Read on…

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