One of the things I love about my human visitors here is that they are more caring and generous than the average human. So I know lots of you out there want to help the earthquake victims in Haiti. There are hundreds of organizations out there that say they are helping. Although some of them are scams, most of them are well meaning. But that doesn’t mean that all these organizations are able to put your money to the best use. Some have administrative and fundraising costs that eat up a lot of the money that gets donated to them. That’s why it’s a good idea to visit the Charity Navigator website before you give. They rate charities and show you how much actually winds up going to their causes.
If you are planning to donate to help the Haitians, Charity Navigator has set up a page with the top-rated organizations. You can look up the statistics on each group and visit the group’s website so you can make an informed decision.
It’s always a wonderful thing to give, but it’s even better when you give wisely.