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Post time 2014-6-23 05:52:01 |Display all floors
Why release the names on the guest list with their contact info ? Is it to send them an email and to say "haha you're poor !" ?

Also, it seems to me that really poor people (the ones who really need these 300 USD) do not have internet.
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msrong Post time: 2014-6-22 15:28
A true philanthropist would not need to buy a full page ad splashing pictures of himself bedecked ...

I agree with you but if his money can help better the lives of some people, then I don't care if he makes a fool of himself.

After all, it is his money.
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gooddog Post time: 2014-6-22 14:09
He got the buck$$$$$$.....there is nothing wrong buying a hot meal and giving out $300.00 cash to th ...

You picked a really bad example in the Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army (USA) average 81% of all monetary donations actually being spent on aid.  9% in the last financial year was administration and 12% on fundraising activities.

Source: http://salvationarmyannualreport.org/financialss

The other countries where the Salvo's operate have similar breakdowns of percentages for administration, fundraising and aid.

Contrast this with the 50 worst charities in the USA with the #1 ranked worst charity being the Kids Wish Network that uses a pathetic 2.5% of all income on aid.  

1.  Kids Wish Network
2.  Cancer Fund of America
3.  Children's Wish Foundation International
4.  American Breast Cancer Foundation
5.  Firefighters Charitable Foundation
6.  Breast Cancer Relief Foundation
7.  International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO
8.  National Veterans Service Fund
9.  American Association of State Troopers
10.Children's Cancer Fund of America

11. Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation
12. Youth Development Fund
13. Committee For Missing Children
14. Association for Firefighters and Paramedics
15. Project Cure (Bradenton, FL)
16. National Caregiving Foundation
17. Operation Lookout National Center for Missing Youth
18. United States Deputy Sheriffs' Association
19. Vietnow National Headquarters
20. Police Protective Fund

21. National Cancer Coalition
22. Woman To Woman Breast Cancer Foundation
23. American Foundation For Disabled Children
24. The Veterans Fund
25. Heart Support of America
26. Veterans Assistance Foundation
27. Children's Charity Fund
28. Wishing Well Foundation USA
29. Defeat Diabetes Found
30. Disabled Police Officers of America Inc

31. National Police Defense Foundation
32. American Association of the Deaf & Blin
33. Reserve Police Officers Association
34. Optimal Medical Foundation
35. Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation
36. Disabled Police Officers Counseling Center
37. Children's Leukemia Research Association
38. United Breast Cancer Foundation
39. Shiloh International Ministries
40. Circle of Friends For American Veterans

41. Find the Children
42. Survivors and Victims Empowered
43. Firefighters Assistance Fund
44. Caring for Our Children Foundation
45. National Narcotic Officers Associations Coalition
46. American Foundation for Children With AIDS
47. Our American Veterans
48. Roger Wyburn-Mason & Jack M Blount Foundation For Eradication of Rheumatoid  Disease
49. Firefighters Burn Fund
50. Hope Cancer Fund

source: http://www.dailykos.com/story/20 ... -50-Worst-Charities
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MisterPanda Post time: 2014-6-23 05:52
I agree with you but if his money can help better the lives of some people, then I don't care if h ...

The huge sum of money spent on Chen's self-promo ad in the NY Times could have been better used for better causes.   But publicity is his main agenda.

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gooddog Post time: 2014-6-22 14:09
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