BEST WAY TO HELP CHILDREN
IN AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN
CharityWatch, a leading charity watchdog
that issues letter grade (A+ to F) ratings of nonprofit groups,
announces its top-rated list of charities currently involved in
Afghanistan and Pakistan. Charities with asterisks next to their
names have programs specifically relating to educating children.
In light of the recent news about Greg Mortenson and Central Asia
Institute, it is important to remember that there are many ethical
and efficient charities working in the region. We encourage donors
not to abandon the cause due to this scandal.
CharityWatch identifies the following
charities that receive an A or B grade
based on the portion of their budget going to program services
and their fundraising efficiency. Contact the organizations below
for information on specific relief operations now underway.
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Top-rated charities perform favorably
in relation to CharityWatch benchmarks:
1) A charity should spend at least 75% of its budget on program
2) Charities should spend no more than $25 to raise $100.
Contact your favorite charities to
find out if they provide the specific types of aid that you would
like to fund, e.g., emergency relief, health care, infrastructure
development, education, etc.