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    Charity scam exposed on CNN

    Don't send any money to the Disabled Veterans National Foundation

    A hard-hitting CNN report this week exposes a veterans charity called Disabled Veterans National Foundation for, well, not doing all that much for veterans. According to CNN, DVNF has raised $55.9 million since 2007—yet spent $61 million from 2008 to 2010 with a for-profit fundraising firm called Quadriga Art and one of its subsidiaries. It’s no surprise that DVNF gets an “F” grade from the American Institute of Philanthropy.

    And what kind of aid did DVNF provide? Apparently the charity sent useless gifts of 2,600 bags of cough drops and 2,200 little bottles of sanitizer, and 11,520 bags of coconut M&M's to a veterans center in Alabama. Talk about making a difference.
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    That is absolutely repulsive! If it isn't criminal, it damned well should be. All those people sending money to help our wounded warriors while these fat cats were shoving into their own pockets!! That's just plain evil!

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    You get the same thing with many of the solicitors you get over the phone. Some of the worst are the ones calling for donations for police and firefighters associations. They are professional fundraisers which means they are out to make a buck first and foremost. People feeling charitable really ought to look right within their own communities and see what they can do to help and ask to see the list of administration costs before you ever put a dollar in someones hand.

    Same goes for those little dollar donations you give at markets BTW. (As I have been told) The companies take out administration 'fees' from the donations AND then claim a tax write off for the charitable contribution the company (errr...YOU) made.

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    Re: Charity scam exposed on CNN

    Unfortunately that is true of some private charities and most of the gov't charities. Many of these 'fine' organizations spend way too much on advertising, administartive staffing, travel and other perks leaving little if anything to actually help the intended cause. The major problem with most gov't charities is that they 'help' the same few folks for way too long, sometimes for multiple generations, but do not care a lick if the people they 'help' actually end up contributing anything to society. Private charities tend to pick popular causes to help, and many do just that, but once you are established and have a big staff and budget, why stop just because the job is done? Public housing is the biggest offender of all gov't charities, they spend millions building a shabby complex, give away the units to drug addicted morons and then express shock that they tear them up, strip them of appliances and any recyclable materials, then beg for a new and better 'home'. No problem, just bulldoze the old and build one, maybe even two, more. Yes they can!
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    Re: Charity scam exposed on CNN

    I saw this on facebook. Truly upseting.
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    They're scum.

    Prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.

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    Re: Charity scam exposed on CNN

    Actually, the majority of "non-profit" charities and organizations are indeed for profit and provide very little else except sweet jobs for the owners and contracts for services to companies they own. Isn't "non-profit" the antitheses of Capitalism?

    As far as I can tell, Salvation Army is one of the few that actually helps some people for the sake of helping. In Las Vegas, I KNOW that our BILLIONAIRES arein the non-profit business and wash their tax liabilities away.

    If you're feeling charitable, help out a neighbor or a friend and don't bother donating to charities. Unless, of course, you need the deduction

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    Re: Charity scam exposed on CNN

    If you don’t buy my light bulbs, hundreds of kids will starve. Sure

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