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Posted by bizzielizzie | March 3, 2011 7:04:59 AM
I have to agree with the reviewers who are unhappy with this organization. I too was going to leave after my sponsored child reached 18 which was last November. Now I've recieved a letter from him saying that the project has prolonged the sponsorship until he is 24!! and that he hopes I will continue to be his sponsor. Perhaps another 2 years I could understand but 6!! All sounds a bit fishy to me! I suspect they are desperately trying to stop people from leaving and know that we won't want to dissapoint our already sponsored children. I really feel torn as I want to help but but feel taken advantage of. If only they were upfront and honest with us all I would feel a lot better about it. As many reviewers have stated there must be substantial costs for overseeing these programs but a little more honesty and transparency would go a long way to alleviate the worries that so many sponsors are having.
- This is no charity-TV AD during Oscars
Posted by Vandy | March 1, 2011 6:41:06 AM
American Cancer Society
I agree with the previous posts with regards to frivolous spending and that this is no charity. This very wealthy business organization not only overpays their staff of thousands, millions of dollars go to the top couple guys, and over 15 million dollars a year is spent on TV ADS. Do you really think that ACS TV Commercial aired during the Academy Awards was free? No, it was not. What charity has TV ads & who could afford to run them during the Oscars? This is done to entice the public to fund their bank account, just like big business. Just like a Pepsi commercial during the Superbowl. This money should be spent on RESEARCH. Don't be fooled-look deeper into your cause before you hand over your hard earned cash. Educate before you give & give to a truly worthy charity.
Posted by RalphM | February 28, 2011 1:10:15 PM
National Parks Conservation Association
This is the first time I've seen this service ... and I think it is useful. I have already written a check for NPCA but, based on these comments and site information, will now tear it up. Particularly useful was the commenter who noted NPCA's star rating falling while exec comp rose over the last ten years. Also, agree with all the give-away stuff (including magazine which I planned to decline) -- it is a waste of funds that should be going to the parks.