Whether to donate to charity or not is something that is often played through people’s minds. Some people do not like the thought of giving money to charity, as they don’t think people would ever do the same for them if they were in the same situation, but this is not really a reason that you should consider. The key thing is to consider the type of charity you are donating too.
There are charities out there that offer services to different causes over the world, some of which you will be aware of are; Breast Cancer, Cancer Results, Help the Children in Third World Countries, Giving cleft-lip or cataract surgeries. The best charities you can donate to will be non-profit organizations.
If a charity is a non-profit organization it means that money they get from donations goes directly to the cause they are facing, however if you donate to a profitable charity they take a percentage of the earnings. It’s importance that you recognize and understand why you should choose non-profit organizations. The main reason why we have charities is to give to those that are less fortunate to us or to help towards a cause that requires more attention.
If a company opens a charity purely to produce revenues it is wrong in a moral way. It means they are manipulating you into giving money to those that need it but they in turn are taking it off them, the opposite of the morals behind charity. On top of this there are also quite a few charity scams all over the world now, where people claim to be members of a charity but trick you in to donating. They are usually quite suspicious and you should be able to know if it’s a registered charity or not. Due to new technologies there are many ways to make donations; you can make a donation to a charity representative in the street, phone a charity and start a donation via the phone or make a donation online. If you make a donation over the phone you will be required to hand over your personal information including name, address and bank card details, something which can be very risky when there are a lot of scammers out there.
If you make a donation online you can pay directly via your card or you can use an external secure payment system such as PayPal. If you use these secure system you are fully protected from scammers or people saying they are charities when they’re not (PayPal require certain information to be verified before users can receive and withdraw cash). If you find a charity that you would like to donate too, be sure to have a look at every payment option they have available and choose the one that’s right for you.