Did you know there are more than 80,000 registered charities in Canada? Sure, many of them we know by name and reputation but what about the ones we don’t know?
It’s up to us to ask questions before we give. Don’t be fooled by the little ID cards that identify the money collectors as official representatives of organizations dedicated to helping blind people, single mothers or runaway kids, just to name a few.
Ask these questions: How much of the dollar you give goes to help people? If the person doesn’t know, forget it. Ask if the charity worker is a volunteer or a paid worker?
If the guy is being paid, think again. He bothers you on a Sunday afternoon, banging on your door, to ask for money to help put cash into his pay cheque. Some charity.