Extending a helping hand

“Not a farthing less. A great many back-payments are included in it, I assure you. Will you do me that favour?”

Holiday season means we all start thinking about charities, because charities know that this is the best time of the year to get people to donate. We’re all full of the spirit of giving and thanksgiving, right? And there’s no better way to demonstrate that than by sending a check to a cause we support.

There are, however, some not-very-good charities out there. I’ve seen two awareness-raising posts go by on social media in the past two days already, and I’m sure there will be more as more organizations gear up for the holidays. But I don’t like just raising awareness, because awareness by itself won’t change things; I prefer to raise awareness with a side of “here’s positive action you can take.”

So to address those two problematic charities I’ve already seen:

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