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Old 12-16-2013, 06:52 PM   #1
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Default Do you give to "charities" soliciting with buckets?

Saw a guy Sat/Sun with a bucket soliciting for "wounded veterans" in front of a prominent store in East Hill.

Sat in my car and watched him for a while. One guy walked up and tossed some cash in the bucket. Bucket guy then pulled all of the cash out and looked around, then packed up and left. I thought "give me a break, dude." He gave no handout about the charity, etc.

Why do people give to these scammers?



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Old 12-16-2013, 07:07 PM   #2
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I only donate to Charities, when I can get the tax deduction.
Just like the Tithes to my Church.

Except the occasional donations here on the PFF, at Christmas or Special Fund Raisers we have had.

Even the Salvation Army red pots this time of year, I would rather write a check, and mail it in, and keep a record.
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Nope, nor do I give to the little league teams begging for money so that they can go to the playoffs. Get off the street and go earn the money. Bagging groceries is a great way to do it and you will actually earn the money.
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I prefer to give at work and choose which charities I wish to support. Then I don't have to try to decide if or how much to give when people come to the door.
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I donate 5% of business profits throughout the year to various charities... No need to do it now just because it's the holidays. Too many people forget about the other 10.5 months of the year.
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I donate 5% of business profits throughout the year to various charities... No need to do it now just because it's the holidays. Too many people forget about the other 10.5 months of the year.
You hit it on the head!!! I love Saint Jude Childrens Hospital and give to them several times a year, not just during the holidays. It is unbelievable how many people steal, lie, misuse, or misrepresent for or from charity organizations. It makes me paranoid about who truly passes my donations on to the needy.
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Thanks for the replies. I will say this: I don't give to the people with buckets.

Watching this guy count his money made me think about it. Then I noticed that he got into a car with out of state plates on it (as in, Ohio) and drove off with all of the cash.

I was just a little put off by somebody making Christmas money for what I think is a scam for veterans. Surprised they allowed it, actually. Went to the same store again and, of course, the guy wasn't there.



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X2. WE give to our chosen charities via check throughout the year. When Veterans, Salvation Army etc; has people out asking for donations I simply say I donate via check. They are always nice about it.
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if you are interested in researching it first, there are plenty of services that rate charities based on tax returns. For example, Charity Navigator. Many religious charities do not have readily available data because their religious status exempts them from filing a Form 990 which I guess is their tax return?
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