Help One Now has organized an awesome idea. Garage sales for orphans!
The basic concept is this:
How much of your charity dollars make it to those it’s intended to reach?
There is a common belief that the more money and aid that reaches those in need the better. It seems logical enough, but it just doesn’t work. Every time I see someone giving to a charity because “all the money goes directly to the person in need” I cringe. Good charitable work comes with a cost. If you’re not willing to do the work yourself and only write the check, you better be prepared to pay someone to get the job done. It’s the only way a mission can be sustainable.
However, there are those organizations and non-profits in the United States that are abusing the goodwill and giving nature of so many Americans. Take a look at some of America’s worst charities–this is shocking (but mostly sad and maddening):