GT40s.com
MK-I  MK-II  MK-III  MK-IV  GULF  MIRAGE  J-CAR  LOLA
GT40s.com
Home Forum Gallery Support GT40s.com  
Register FAQ Advertisers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   GT40s.com > >

Notices

The Paddock Enter at your own risk.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 18th September 2017, 06:18 PM   #1
Al Wohlstrom's Avatar
Al Wohlstrom
I Have No Life
United States
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Tucson, AZ
GT40: RCR SLC LS7 Ric
Posts: 2,239
Be aware of where your donations go.

Consider giving to the TOP list in Green ===be sure to see the bottom I kept a copy of this for future reference
Attached Thumbnails
Be aware of where your donations go.-donation-jpg  
__________________
Al
Buy American!
Al Wohlstrom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th September 2017, 06:55 PM   #2
YerDugliness's Avatar
YerDugliness
Lifetime Premier Supporter
United States
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: SW Kansas
GT40: 1/24 scale MKII
Posts: 2,235
Re: Be aware of where your donations go.

Wow...never expected to see United Way in the bottom list.

Thanks, Al!!

Doug
__________________
YD,E./PNB

Retired twice, now back at work, but still attempting to age disgracefully
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
YerDugliness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th September 2017, 07:00 PM   #3
Big-Foot's Avatar
Big-Foot
Administrator
United States
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kenyon, MN
GT40: Gulf Cart
Posts: 6,510
Re: Be aware of where your donations go.

Al,

Thanks for the post, but I have to ask if it has been corroborated / validated?
I have been donating to Salvation Army ever since they saved my skin as a late teen with no food and no place to stay... It is good to see them at the top of the list!
__________________
Regards - Randy
-- Youth and talent are no match for old age and treachery!
GT40 RCR40 #45 G50-331-Weber IDAs ((Sold))
My build site:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Big-Foot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th September 2017, 09:06 PM   #4
Al Wohlstrom's Avatar
Al Wohlstrom
I Have No Life
United States
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Tucson, AZ
GT40: RCR SLC LS7 Ric
Posts: 2,239
Re: Be aware of where your donations go.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Big-Foot View Post
Al,

Thanks for the post, but I have to ask if it has been corroborated / validated?
I have been donating to Salvation Army ever since they saved my skin as a late teen with no food and no place to stay... It is good to see them at the top of the list!
I've seen a number of other articles that say the same thing. Goodwill is the worst. I know a couple of women execs here in Tucson that make $150k with Goodwill. They take
advantage of the handicapped and pay them very poorly.
__________________
Al
Buy American!
Al Wohlstrom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2017, 01:51 PM   #5
Professor Plumpe Moderator
Keith1's Avatar
Keith1
School for Scandal
United Kingdom
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Wessex
Posts: 9,684
Re: Be aware of where your donations go.

That's good to know Al thanks for posting that. The Sally Army (as it's know colloquially in Britain) is very active in the community and their efforts are fairly obvious especially in helping homeless people. They will also take you in and dry you out if you're a hopeless alcoholic but they'll only do it the one time. Such treatment they offer for free would cost over 1,500 per week in the private domain.

And I just love their brass bands. I'm a sucker for brass band music and they are among the best.

Among certain other charities, I have never had a qualm about donating my 'Widows Mite' to them and while they are obviously based on the teachings of the Christian Church, this is never forced upon you (but I don't have a problem with that either)..

I also have fond memories of them as a youthful drinker when they would invariably come around even to the roughest of pubs selling tubs of cockles and whelks with a free copy of War Cry. They were always treated with the greatest respect even by ruffians. Sadly, they no longer do this Friday night ritual.

However, I am also very careful who gets my little pile. For example, I wouldn't dream of donating to Oxfam anymore. Although they are very active, they are also very politically motivated and not a lot of your pound gets into the field. Don't talk to me about Amnesty International either. I have no idea where the money goes, but I dislike their politics intensely. Ooops. Should this be in the Politics thread? It might head that way....
__________________
Eluceat Omnibus Lux
Keith1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2017, 08:21 PM   #6
Larry L.
Lifetime Premier Supporter
United States
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Washington St.
GT40: none. YET.
Posts: 2,499
Re: Be aware of where your donations go.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Big-Foot View Post
I have been donating to Salvation Army ever since they saved my skin as a late teen with no food and no place to stay... It is good to see them at the top of the list!

They've been 'audited'(?) by every 'doubting Thomas' outfit since the dawn of time and come out spanking clean every time. I don't have any reservations/doubts/concerns whatsoever about where my money goes when I drop it off at my local S.A.


United Good Neighbors/United Way OTOH.......................
Larry L. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd September 2017, 06:28 PM   #7
3 Tenths
United States
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
GT40: New Britain, CT
Posts: 387
Re: Be aware of where your donations go.

Instead of depending on a screen grab (which could have come from anywhere), use a primary source like Charity Navigator - Your Guide To Intelligent Giving | Home.
__________________
Bob P.
Bob Putnam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd September 2017, 08:37 PM   #8
Big-Foot's Avatar
Big-Foot
Administrator
United States
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kenyon, MN
GT40: Gulf Cart
Posts: 6,510
Re: Be aware of where your donations go.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Putnam View Post
Instead of depending on a screen grab (which could have come from anywhere), use a primary source like Charity Navigator - Your Guide To Intelligent Giving | Home.
Okay -- well that was interesting...
Attached Thumbnails
Be aware of where your donations go.-img_8425-jpg  
__________________
Regards - Randy
-- Youth and talent are no match for old age and treachery!
GT40 RCR40 #45 G50-331-Weber IDAs ((Sold))
My build site:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Big-Foot is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
===be, bottom, copy, future, reference


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:36 AM.