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This Labor Day Consider Donating to a Top-Rated Charity

   Sep 01, 2022

The Labor Day holiday marks the unofficial end of summer and is a time to remember the works and contributions of those people who fought for the worker protections we enjoy today. It is also a good moment to consider how to contribute back to our own communities and to the charitable causes that are important to us before the busy holiday giving season approaches all too soon! 

If donating to charity has been on your mind but you are unsure of where to start or how to identify a nonprofit that will use your donations efficiently, we hope that the following resources will be helpful to you. From all of us at CharityWatch, we wish you a very happy Labor Day holiday as you spend time with friends or family or relax and recharge on your own. After all, taking a break from labor is what Labor Day is all about! 

Thank you for taking the time to give wisely this year. 

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A message from CharityWatch Executive Director, Laurie Styron

CharityWatch turned 30 years old this year. In my nearly 19 years of working with CharityWatch, I have witnessed hundreds of millions of dollars siphoned from donors to line the pockets of scammers and unethical nonprofits that have zero guilt about manipulating you out of your hard-earned dollars. In my role as executive director, I feel an incredible weight on my shoulders to continue CharityWatch's important work, knowing that no other organization in the country is motivated to step up and expose the truth to donors about how their donations are really being spent. 

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