Sunday, December 4, 2011

Something to think about this Christmas

I DO NOT know how factual this information is, as I received it in an email from my mom, and I'm too lazy to research it for myself right now. I know a lot of people who request people make charitable donations instead of gifts at the holidays, and its something to think about before you mail off your check.

I always say that if my husband or I wins the lottery for the big bucks, then I want to donate $1,000,000 to Tia (from pitbulls and parolees) for her pitbull rescue, Vialobos. Maybe one day, if North Carolina ever decides to start giving teachers their raises like they used to when I started, I'll be able to send some money her way. She is by far my favorite non-profit. What about y'all? Do any of y'all donate to charities?




Christmas is coming.  Think about these.
  
As you open your pockets for the next natural disaster, please keep these facts in mind:
 The American Red Cross President and CEO Marsha J. Evans salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses

 The United Way President Brian Gallagher receives a$375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits.

 UNICEF CEO Caryl M. Stern receives $1,200,000 per year (100k per month) plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE . Less than 5 cents of your donated dollar goes to the cause.

GO "GREEN" INSTEAD AND PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE IT WILL DO SOME GOOD: 

 The Salvation Army's Commissioner Todd Bassett receives a small salary of only $13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization. 96 percent of donated dollars go to the cause.
 The American Legion National Commander receives a$0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
 The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their
families and youth!
 The Disabled American Veterans National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
 The Military Order of Purple Hearts National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
 The Vietnam Veterans Association National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth! 



Again... Like I said, I DID NOT verify these salaries... they came to me in an email... but its something to think about before you give money to a charity... Where is your money actually going?

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this. And I also love Tia and what she does. This is definitely an eye opener..

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