To Donate or Not to Donate?

I caution everyone to examine the organization before donating anymore. A little bit of vetting never hurt anyone. I speak from the voice of experience having been burned a couple of times in the past.

With the advent of crowd funding I have seen a lot of BS funding projects floating around on the internet and a lot of worth while/interesting ones. What I am suggesting is to investigate a little before just ponying up your hard earned money. Any organization or individual looking for some help normally has at least a website established explaining their goal and what the funds will be going to. Even then its still good to look beyond.

Send an email and ask some questions or look and see what the organization has done. I’m not trying to be a Debbie Downer, but its this time of the year where I see and hear about how people were taken advantage.  Around the Holidays people seem to have their feelings and emotions a little more exposed and certain people will prey on that.

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