Highest-rated charities in America
You want your donation to go to the right organization, so here are some top places to consider according to charity-rating website Charity Navigator.
Where to give
No. 10: Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
No. 9: Spondylitis Association of America
No. 8: National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
No. 7: Environmental Law & Policy Center
No. 6: Teach for America
No. 5: Special Operations Warrior Foundation
No. 4: Homes for Our Troops
No. 3: The Navy SEAL Foundation
No. 2: Patient Advocate Foundation
No. 1: Give Kids the World
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My son received a Make A Wish trip to Disney world a few years ago. We stayed in the
Give Kids the World Village while we were there. It was an absolutely magical, wonderful,
amazing place where our family could have fun, deny reality for a while,and not feel the unbearable weight of my son's illness. The kids could have ice cream for breakfast, got gifts every day, and
rode the carousel a gazillion times. I was happy to see that Give Kids the World was
the top ranked charity. The whole organization is a class act, from start to finish.
I am completely underwhelmed by your list. You have conspicuously overlooked Charity Newsies of Columbus, Ohio.
Charity Newsies has been in continuous service for well over 100 years. This year, they expect to clothe approximately 15,000 needy school-children in Franklin County, Ohio (Columbus).
100% of EVERY dollar donated by the public goes to clothe needy children. This year, the approximate cost of clothing a single child is $142, an incredible feat. Do the math. Compared to the efficiency of the charities you name, Charity Newsies is easily the grand champion.
Of course, every significant charity has overhead. Charity Newsies maintains a warehouse and has at least one employee. The catch is that ALL of the overhead is paid for by the members. Not only that, but the members also visit every recipient household to verify that the child(ren) are indeed enrolled in school and that the household is in need.
Once again, 100% of EVERY dollar donated by the public goes toward its sole charitable purpose of clothing needy children.
Please revise your list.
I'm a wish child, and being there at give kids the world was the best experience ever. The volunteers are what make the difference, you can see in their eye kindness and passion in what they do for children like me. You see different races and illnesses and realize that sickness does not discriminate. I am 14 now and I have become a donor and advocate for Give kids the world, because when your there they do give the kids the world. My dad would cry every time they would do nice things for me, and he would say that he cried because there was no money that could repay such kindness and love to everyone who works and volunteers at Give kids the world.
All the agencies may deserve to be #1 but for kids who have chronic illnesses and have little time on this earth Give kids the world is that the world. I have a lot of friends who have terminal illnesses and I will keep donating till my last day on this earth.
Many blessing and an Angel for you ^j^
This report claims to be non-biased, and objective. So one would ask....Why are there no faith-based charities on the list? Why are at least half of the charities related to veterans? Why is one representing a very unusual health condition, and no other health conditions? Why would an environmentally based charity even make this list? What about all the food banks that work at extremely low overhead...were they evaluated? What about more general charities providing homes and housing to the general public?
Thanks MSN, for a list that is completely meaningless to most Americans.
Without reading the entire article I am inclined to believe that a true "charity" provides a badly needed "tangible" for someone that they are are unable to provide for themselves, or some such similar description--health care, clothing, food, etc. With that in mind, I believe that there are some organizations that we feel near and dear to that might not fit that description. For instance, there might be a community foundation that uses 100% volunteers and returns every dollar raised back to community projects, but maybe that foundation uses some of the funds to sponsor a local zoo, or a community band. "Charity" and "foundation" are sometimes ambiguously used descriptions and even though the organization is totally free of overhead and expenses that does not mean it is a "best" charity.
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