?Charitable donations?

arizonawildcat

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For the past several years I've been giving fairly large gifts to a charity that does profoundly good work all over the world. It has always prided itself on being apolitical. I recently got a letter from the president of the charity stressing its new ties to BLM. This really rubbed me the wrong way. Should I ignore this connection and continue giving, or find a new charity with no political connections upon whcih to shower my bucks?
 

wolves82

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This is a question that only you can answer for yourself. Having said that...

"Profoundly good work all over the world" can only be a few organizations. Many of these huge non-profit charity organizations also have managing executives making huge salaries, sometimes 7 figures, off of your well-intended donations. I like to keep my donations local, where I can see the results. But that's just me, and I'm in Columbus area, so there are plenty of needy people and charity opportunities here. Food banks, woman/children's centers, Children's Hospital...
 

EagleGuy

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For the past several years I've been giving fairly large gifts to a charity that does profoundly good work all over the world. It has always prided itself on being apolitical. I recently got a letter from the president of the charity stressing its new ties to BLM. This really rubbed me the wrong way. Should I ignore this connection and continue giving, or find a new charity with no political connections upon whcih to shower my bucks?
I do charity work for an org (only one year in) that has just done the same thing. I imagine more than a few folks will making this same decision.

For me, blm = good; BLM = bad.
 
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eastisbest

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If it really is a good organization, they will respond to individual concerns. Just withdrawing your support without a word only means constant 'we miss you' letters and emails. If you just say, you're withdrawing because you object to BLM, they will presume the reasons you object to BLM. If you and enough others tell them why you object to BLM (or any organiztion), then the one you wish to support may rethink their associations?
 

Omar

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For the past several years I've been giving fairly large gifts to a charity that does profoundly good work all over the world. It has always prided itself on being apolitical. I recently got a letter from the president of the charity stressing its new ties to BLM. This really rubbed me the wrong way. Should I ignore this connection and continue giving, or find a new charity with no political connections upon whcih to shower my bucks?
No, BLM as an organization is marxists, don’t give them a f’n dime. Find some other charities that are focused on helping the black community without being scumbag communists.
 

Omar

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I do charity work for an org (only one year in) that has just done the same thing. I imagine more than a few folks will making this same decision.

For me, blk = good; BLM = bad.
BLM as a slogan, I agree with, but f**k these Communists organizations. This is what Communists do, they use legitimate causes as a Trojan horse to push their agenda.
 

arizonawildcat

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I was thinking of the Knights of Columbus Hurricane Laure relief fund. Anyone hear anything bad about that organization?
 

eastisbest

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I'd be less hesitant to give to them than the million sudden relief charities that pop-up when these tragedies come up. One thing I'm wary of and double check, some organizations even if you designate, still balance the books with their members. So your money still goes to efforts you might not agree with. I doubt that would be the case for you and KoC. I would imagine Catholic Charities also has an effort there.
 

80greyhound

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I contribute to Salvation Army, they helped my daughter when it was really needed. I like to see where my contributions are going. I have payroll deduct and have many options to choose, they seemed to be the best locally.
 
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