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Bad boys of charity are wasting your moneyFew cents from dollar reach needy
[Ontario Edition]
Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Donovan, Kevin
Date: Nov 13, 2002
Start Page: A.01
Section: NEWS
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They are very active in the fundraising department. Aladdin took in $2.1 million in a three-year period and gave $692,290 to charity (32 per cent). National Children's Burn Society took in $1 million in a three-year period and gave $319,222 (31 per cent) to charity.

Another sound-alike charity is the Glaucoma and Vision Impairment Society of Canada. It is run by Elnor Walsh, of Brampton, whose husband has glaucoma. Just 10 per cent of $622,191 in donor dollars went to charity in a recent three-year period.

With 79,000 charities in Canada vying for donor attention, there is no easy way to know which charity gives the most bang for the buck and which charity is taking your dollar and giving little or nothing in return.

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