Finding the Best Charity

It can be difficult to choose a charity, but there are certain things that can be done to help you to make a wise decision. When you choose a charity wisely, you will not only be benefiting others who are in need, you will also be benefiting yourself in certain ways. This is true, regardless of whether you are going to be writing a check, doing a boat donation, vehicle donation, or donating any other item within the home. What are some things that need to be considered so that you can make the most of the charity that you choose?

One thing that should be considered is the way that they are going to distribute the money. This is important for any type of charity, but it is especially important for those that are taking larger items. For example, when an organization takes yacht donations, they are going to need to sell that yacht and distribute the money to the charities (Source: Yacht Donations by Angel For Hope). You want to make sure that they are going to handle the footwork and anything else that needs to be done for the money to be distributed. Once they take the item off of your hands, you should be stress-free in the process. Of course, there is the need for you to consider the tax advantage of donating to the charity. In some cases, they will have their own accountants that will provide you with the paperwork that you can use on your taxes at the end of the year. That will help you to know that you are using it properly.

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  1. Hi pepper my heart strings get pulled a lot by children’s charities such as UNICEF. I think the work it does is terrific and so is its ad campaigning. The one thing that annoys me though is the amount of paper it sends to me trying to get me to donate again and again. It’s such a waste and I find it belittling as I give when I can, not by pester power.

  2. there are a lot of charity institutions now and finding the right and suitable one is kinda hard. Finding which one is suitable should be based on the projects they’ve done :D

  3. Oh, paperwork!
    I hate filling-out too many forms, too. And the long, winding talk from charity reps that come with it.

  4. I definitely agree with this. Although giving is an important virtue, we should still use our heads and not just impulsively donate money or goods as it might not get to the people in need or help in the cause.

  5. This is my first time to know that boats can be donated to a charity. Thanks for sharing this, I’m gonna spread the word to my diver friends, I believe they can help by spreading this info too.

  6. We usually give it straight to our church. They decide what to do with our donations.

  7. When it comes to these things, I want to always go straight to my chosen charities, like an orphanage. If I also have the time, I will be the one to distribute the goods for a truly hands on experience.

  8. Charity Foundations must be registered. Giving your donations directly is the good thing.

  9. I give my donations to PGH.

  10. I don’t usually give donations but I do volunteer in working because I’m kind of scared that my donations will not be given to those who are really in need.

  11. Hello

    My friends and I choose charity work that are mainly focus on children. For the past several years, we have been going back to Smokey Mountain to hand out goodie bags and also for feeding program.


  12. T&F CPA Firm says

    I always think donating to a charity with little support is not worth it because they are probably going to disappear after a while. But at the same time donating to a huge one like cancer is difficult because that is already popular and you do not want to spend your money where they are already making more than everybody. So thank you for your article. It has helped me make my decision.

  13. I give donations to diff charity orgs but I don’t really know where it goes :)

  14. When we have so much, will be a crime to not help people in needs…
    I traveled few times in Asia, and what i saw there changed my life.

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