Donate to red Cross relief for Texas
HSN now has a campaign for donations for Red Cross for Texas. The maximum is 5000. Lets do it again . Take care everyone AGGY788
@paula603 and @zach12 First of all, let me say that I do not donate to the Red Cross because I do not feel they make good use of their donations. However, there are some fundamental misunderstandings in the things you have said. I have worked in non-profits for over 40 years, so I understand what those reports, etc. are saying. I personally donate to the Salvation Army and to Samaritan’s Purse.
FYI being a non-profit does not mean you do not/cannot make a profit. It means that any profit made does not inure to the benefit of an individual. An easy example to explain what that means is that in a regular company, some of the profit is often paid out as dividends to investors. That is inurement to the benefit of an individual. CEO pay should be based on the same criteria it would be based on in a regular corporation. For some reason people in our country think that if you work for a non-profit you shouldn’t be paid what your work is worth.
Secondly, the smaller the percentage of admin/fundraising costs, the better is only a true statement up to a point. If the percentage is too small, it can mean the organization doesn’t have sufficient resources to effectively use its donations or raise new ones. It can also mean it is reporting incorrectly. I reviewed one organization that was showing $0 fundraising costs. They sent choirs around the country. A fairly high percentage of the costs of those tours should have been reported as fundraising.
Charity Navigator is a good source to use if you look at their details. CN gives the Red Cross a 3- star rating out of 4; so they’re not really giving it a bad rating. In fact, they recommended it for donations for Hurricane Irma in a pop-up that appeared. I know how hard it is to get that 4-star rating. One of the companies I worked for slipped from a 4-star rating to a 3-star rating when it didn’t receive as much funds one year as it had in the previous year, but continued to spend the same amount for expenses because the money donated in one year was actually for the next year.
yes, hear that RED CROSS is not that good. CEO’s live in mansions as they are a non profit company and when you have that, everyone gets raises (of course except the volunteers, lol ) to prevent from having profits! Even if thats not the case why would someone be able to benefit so much in an organization like this? Sad
THE RED CROSS IS ONE OF THE WORST AGENCIES TO DONATE TO, go to charity navigator.org. The Salvation Army is usually the 1st on the scene and gets everything set up, then the Red Cross comes in and takes over and makes it look like they did everything. The Red Cross also has a huge overhead. They are well known, but that doesn’t make them good. Look at what their percentage of donations that go to the ones who need it and you’ll see.
Thanks for the info. I will donate to the Salvation Army as they were recommended over the Red Cross for not having the high overhead that Red cross has. It is heartbreaking to see the devastation
caused by the hurricane and the loss of homes and our prayers go out to everyone in Texas.
Hey everyone over at QVC they are matching donations dollar for dollar so it is much better to donate funds over there.
There is a link on the top of the home page.
Thank you for all your kindness. It means a lot.
HSN wants us to give to them to give to the Red Cross.? How about donating a percentage of our purchases? I do not need someone in the middle. I know how to give direct to the source in my dog’s name. 😉
Texas is my home, sweet home.
I see a lot of heroes in action in this crisis which includes you! 🙂
Blessings in Abundance to Everyone.
dear skittles 135-There is another company-shoplc which is Texas based,and they are donating one dollar to the Red Cross from purchases of the Today’s special.I wish you and all of the great state of Texas all the caring and love which truly can abound in this country,with everyone pulling together.I hope the money collected from all the charities goes directly to Texas without all the red tape as with Sandy.
Yes-I know some of the Red Cross money in the past hasn’t been given towards Katrina and Sandy,but I hope it will be different this time.I still see ongoing renovations in NY and NJ after SUPERSTORM SANDY.I will give points,bless Texas*.
You can also donate real money to Red Cross…see my disclaimer below LOL… by typing in HSN Cares in the search bar….where we normally type in product numbers.
I’m not a big Red Cross lover BUT this is a safe way to donate money for the victims in Texas.
I’m sure there are others here who would like to donate but are not sure about how to do it safely.
Not sure if you can put it on your HSN card but you can check it out.
Ugh. It might take me a few more days to come up with another 5,000. But I’m up over 1,000 again. I love the donating the points idea.
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09.18.17 5:50 PM