Questions tagged [charities]

Legal definitions of charity vary depending on region, but generally a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing about some social improvement as addressed in that organization's mission statement.

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Is sponsoring a child responsible for people going to university in Mongolia?

An ad from World Vision advertised on Channel Seven today: A gift that lasts a lifetime | World Vision Australia (another Aussie mentioned TV personality's Melissa Doyle's story to me previously, so ...
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Did 96% of Hillary Clinton's 2015 charitable donations go to the Clinton Family Foundation?

The Daily Caller reports: Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill deducted $1,042,000 in charitable contributions last year — $1 million of which went to their own family non-profit, the Clinton ...
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Why corelate charity to an unrelated event? [closed]

Let me start with a concret example. A recently launched campaign in Germany asks participants to swim as much as possible. If the total distance is over 876 km then the organisers will donate 50,000€....
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Is Toms Shoes business model harmful to local businesses of its target area? [closed]

Toms is a shoe and clothing companies that uses 'buy one give one' business model, meaning for each pairs of shoes sold it will donate another pair of shoes to impoverished people. The countries to ...
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Is the US FDA policy of deferring blood donations from MSM justified by increased STD risk?

I have heard the gay community complain that the Red Cross/FDA discriminate against them by refusing to allow men who have sex with other men (MSM) to donate blood. Here is an article on Wikipedia ...
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Has the Red Cross raised half a billion dollars for Haiti to build 6 houses?

According to this article the Red Cross raised half a billion dollars and yet only built six houses in Haiti while claiming to have housed 130,000 residents. In late 2011, the Red Cross launched a ...
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Can we end chronic hunger? [closed]

I know this has been asked in other forms, but I don't see the political side of this addressed. There are so many assumptions necessary to ask the question, it's hard to put in a few words. Is is ...
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Does the Red Cross sell $2.1 billion worth of blood annually?

This recent image on cracked.com claims that the Red Cross grosses USD 2.1 billion a year from selling blood. It also claims that the Red Cross is a business which sells donated blood for $400 a pint. ...
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Did Jeremy Hammond use 60,000 credit cards to give to charity only?

The Wikipedia article on Jeremy Hammond echoes a Wired article: According to Kevin Poulsen, the credit card numbers were used by Anonymous to make $700,000 worth of fraudulent donations to non-...
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Has the Catholic Church lifted more people out of poverty than any other civic institution?

The New York Times published an editorial on December 29, 2013 about Pope Francis titled "Radical Pope, Traditional Values" which includes the following statement: As a result of its work in basic ...
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Does food aid cause famines?

This article claims: While all efforts should be made to get emergency food aid to Africa during this famine, the tradition of US food aid in Africa is actually part of the problem. Giving food ...
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Does “raising awareness” have a meaningful impact?

People often talk about the indirect value of "raising awareness" or "consciousness raising". For issues that most people already know about (like cancer), is there value to raising awareness?
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Does the Humane Society of the United States provide only 1% of their budget to pet shelters?

This is a meme going around Facebook. From the HumaneWatch's Facebook page: Does the Humane Society of the United States only budget 1% for actually helping animals as claimed here?
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Does UNICEF use less than 14% of the donated money for the advertised causes?

I have heard claims from several people in relation to the occasional donation my wife or I make: that some charities have so much waste in their organization, or use so much money to market their ...
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Do the Salvation Army policies discriminate against homosexuals?

I have seen several articles and read several blogs stating that the Salvation Army is "homophobic", and that they actively discriminate against gay and lesbian people: The Salvation Army does not ...