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<<Since there seem to be an infinite number of charities, you might use Peter Lynch's stockpicking methods. Choose only among those you are familiar with. Perhaps one operated by your church (I contribute to a local soup-kitchen and a subsidized housing charity started, in part, by the religious organization I attend). This may be easier for you to investigate than a large anonymous organization, however worthy, with which you cannot easily become involved. A local charity is probably easier to investigate, a
nd it may well do more good.>>

A very, very Foolish suggestion. I also try to keep my charitable giving at a local level, whenever possible. Hopefully to organizations that I also give TIME. Even if these organizations are a smaller offshoot of a larger organization (the local chapter of the Humane Society, for example). I find that, with local charities, I can more easily keep track of the good works that they do, and the effort that they are putting forth.

Great comment. Thanks for taking the time to share it.

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