Charities are the last bastion of corporate greed

Jack Nicholson’s moving portrayal of a lonely old man in About Schmidt convinced me that I should sponsor a child. You may remember the scene at the end: he gets a letter from a nun in the Tanzanian village where a little boy has been receiving his largesse and realises that his life has not been meaningless. He has made a difference to somebody.

  • Brett_McS

    I stopped donating to these big charities years ago. I only donate to those local ones where I know the people involved: PCYC (Police Citizens Youth Club – they’re excellent) and the IPA (Institute of Public Affairs – a great conservative organisation). Oh, and the occasional tip to some Canadian blogger.

    • marty_p

      I donate to a charity (that I volunteer there also) that is able to send >90% of the money raised to the actual charity vs. charities that tend to have very high overhead and staff.
      I absolutely refuse to donate to charities that raise money by asking customers if they would like to donate when at a store’s cash register or the when the corporation doing the collecting sticks their corporate name on the charity like Tim Hortons or Crappy Tire or Bell.

  • BillyHW

    If you really want to help others, live simply and invest your money.

  • Blacksmith

    Cash only charity donations and anonymously, or volunteer time and labor.

  • FactsWillOut

    Give a man a fish….

  • simus1

    People who run charity rackets are the scum of the earth.
    Z list celebs, politicians, and people of token who go gratis to the racketeers lavish meet and greet banquets also rate.

    • Everyone Else

      the real scum are the multinational NGOs like greenpeace and amnesty international
      they make tons of money from fake causes that sound appealing to leftists