Donate to Charity
Among other things, be sure to consider the following precautions to ensure that the money you'll be donating is going to benefit the people and organizations you want to help. Many charity organizations may contact you by way of phone, mail, or personal appearance. To give money to these charities is a great act, and says a lot about someone who's giving from the heart. However it's not wrong to investigate a little and make sure the company you're giving to is legit.
- Ask for written information about the charity, including a name, address and telephone number. A legitimate charity or fund-raiser will give you information about the charity's mission, how your donation will be used and proof that your contribution is tax deductible.
- Check out the charity's financial information. For many organizations, this information can be found online.