Christmas Cleaning: Orange County Organizers Relay Charity Information

As Christmas and other holidays grow closer, as well as the end of the year, people all over the United States are preparing and planning to give each other gifts and tokens of affection. Whether it be as large as a vehicle, or as small as a dollar-store bauble, presents are a big part of the season for many. The only problem with that, is that many people run out of room! Things get old and need to be tossed out. Why wait for spring cleaning? Get organized and give to those less fortunate!

Winter is a wonderful time for charity. In the spirit of giving to others, why not the less fortunate? Toss some of your old clothes, a sweater you never wear, perhaps get rid of your old electronics. Winter is a great time to get organized and catch up on home office organization. Make someone else’s Christmas special with a donation to your favorite charity. But who to give to? Not all charities are the same, and there’s certainly a lot of people asking for your donations! We here at Orange County Organizer have looked up a few facts about the bigger charities. Some of them were shocking!

Some things we think you should note about the charities you are looking at:

  • Who do they end up passing your donation to? 
  • How much actually gets to the people who need it?
  • What form is that donation in? Goods? Money? Do they make sure it’s used for what it should be?

Before you donate, here are a few of the bigger charities. Some may fit your personal needs better than others! 

The
American Red Cross
President and CEO Marsha J.
Evans’salary for the year was $651,957
plus expenses
MARCH OF
DIMES
It is called the March of
Dimes becauseonly a dime for
every 1 dollar is given to the
needy
.
The
United Way
President Brian
Gallagherreceives a $375,000 base salary
along with numerous expense benefits.
UNICEF
CEO Caryl M. Stern
receives$1,200,000 per year (100k
per month) plus all expenses including a ROLLS
ROYCE.Less than 5
cents of your donated dollar goes to the
cause
.
GOODWILL 
CEO and owner Mark Curran
profits $2.3 million a year.
Goodwill is a
very catchy name for his business.You donate to his business
and then he sells the items for
PROFIT. 
He pays nothing
for his products and pays his workers minimum wage!
Nice Guy. 
$0.00 goes to
help anyone!
 
Stop giving to this
man.

Here are some additional charities:

The
Salvation Army

Commissioner, Todd Bassett
receives a small salary of only

$13,000 per year(plus housing) for
managing this $2 billion dollar
organization.

96 percent of donated dollars go
to the cause.

The
American Legion

National Commander receives
$0.00 zero
salary
.
Your donations go to help
Veterans and their families and youth!

The
Veterans of Foreign Wars

National Commander receives
$0.00 zero
salary
.

Your donations go to help
Veterans and their families and youth!

The
Disabled American Veterans

National Commander receives
$0.00 zero
salary.
Your donations go to help
Veterans and their families and youth!

The
Military Order of Purple
Hearts
National Commander receives a
$0.00 zero salary
.
Your donations go to help
Veterans and their families and youth!

The
Vietnam Veterans Association
National Commander receives
$0.00 zero
salary.

Your donations go to help
Veterans and their families and youth!

Make a
Wish:
 For children’s last
wishes.

100% goes to funding trips or
special wishes for a dying child.

St. Jude
Research Hospital

100% goes towards funding and
helping Children with Cancer who have no insurance and
cannot afford to pay.

Ronald
McDonald Houses

All monies go to running
the houses for parents who have critically ill
Children in the hospital.

100% goes to housing, and feeding
the families.

Lions
Club International

100% OF DONATIONS GO TO HELP THE
BLIND, BUY HEARING AIDES, SUPPORT MEDICAL MISSIONS
AROUND THE WORLD. THEIR LATEST
UNDERTAKING

IS MEASLES VACCINATIONS
(ONLY $1.00 PER SHOT).

Don’t forget that most charitable donations can be recorded and deducted from your taxes! Being charitable isn’t good just for other people. You can get rid of some of the clutter and older items around your home, make someone much happier, and get money ‘back’ in the form of not paying so much when tax season comes around. Just be sure to keep a list of everything you donate and receipts from the places you donate to, whether it’s cash, goods, or anything else.

Are you having trouble deciding how to make room during the holidays? Cleaning and organizing the house might seem like a colossal task. Let an Orange County organizing professional help! You can get a free evaluation, just call (949) 916-8027.

Unlike other professional home organizers, the Orange County professional organizers at Nipomo Organizing Solutions try to use the organizing materials that you have on hand before recommending the purchase of new containers.

Let us help you tackle your organizing needs painlessly with our professional Orange County organizer experience and resources! DON’T BE EMBARRASSED. TRUST ME – I HAVE SEEN IT ALL!

Call 949-916-8027 to start your journey to complete home & office organization today!

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
Theodore Roosevelt


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