Of all the evils in this world, few are worse than fake charities. Taking advantage of people’s kindness like that is simply inexcusable and it’s depressing that this still happens in the modern times. However, we can put an end to these monsters and it all starts with education.
Of course, not everyone has time to monitor each and every charity for signs of corruption so we took the liberty and did it for you. Thus, check out the following five organizations and avoid them at all costs.
FAKE CHARITIES: KIDS WISH NETWORK
It doesn’t get much worse than the Kids Wish Network. To put things in perspective, the organization operates out of a metal factory behind some gas station in Florida. Maybe the rent is just expensive in Holiday, Florida. Even if it was, they can afford it. Kids Wish Network raised $137.9 million one year and paid a whopping $115.9 million to solicitors. Only 2.5% was actually spent on aid to children
FAKE CHARITIES: CANCER FUND OF AMERICA
How bad can Cancer Fund of America be? Surely there can’t be anyone out there who actually takes advantage of people with cancer. Sadly, there are people like that. This charity raised $86.8 million dollars, pocketing $75.4 million and donating 1% to the actual fund.
FAKE CHARITIES: CHILDREN’S WISH FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL
Yep, we have not one, but two horrible companies that pick on children. Children’s Wish Foundational International is a rip-off of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. However, they don’t make any wishes come true except their own. Out of $92.7 million raised, the company only paid 10.6% in aid. Sadly, that’s much more than the others you’re about to see on this list.
FAKE CHARITIES: INTERNATIONAL UNION OF POLICE
If you didn’t hate the police enough already, here is just another excuse. One year they raised $66.6 million. Want to guess how much they spent on real, charitable aid? 0.5%. Of course, not all police are corrupt but this certainly doesn’t give them a very good name.
FAKE CHARITIES: BREAST CANCER RELIEF FOUNDATION
Here we have yet another instance of horrible people profiting on cancer. If you ever come across the Breast Cancer Relief Foundation, stay away. They have a nasty history. Raising $63.9 million, the company pocketed a few million, then paid $44.8 million to solicitors. Meanwhile, only 2.2% of the funds went to help people with breast cancer.