The Attorney General has a new report out on the dubious fundraising of various telemarketed charities and how little of your well intentioned dollars actuallg fund what you think is being funded....And I saw something on TV last night on how that Humane Society tear jerker commercial about abused dogs and cats produces virtually nothing for the cause. Those dollar a day saving a poverty stricken kid in Africa also make me wonder.
It's so hard to know whether your contributions to anything are worthwhile. Sure you put a dollar in the kettle, but everything else just makes you wonder.
I would say just say no to things telemarketed or advertised on television.
Stick with something local like the Salvation Army or the NNY Community Foundation.