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What happens when you give money to a bad charity

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Image from an event sponsored by the Kids Wish Network. The organization, often confused with the Make a Wish Foundation, was named as the country's worst charity by CNN, the Center for Investigative Reporting, and the Tampa Bay Times.

Americans give over $200 billion to charity each year, but new investigative series conducted by the Center for Investigative Reporting and the Tampa Bay Times finds that much of that money is never seen by the people and causes its meant to benefit.

Of the 50 worst charities they investigated, they discovered that less than four cents from the dollar, on average, goes to the intended recipients. 

Worst Charities by nerambit

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