‘Tis the Season for Charitable Giving

This is a repeat of an earlier caution:

As we approach the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday period, you will no doubt receive increasing solicitations from all sorts of charities asking for your help, especially in the current economic climate.

According to the American Institute of Philanthropy, U.S. military members, postal workers, and other federal employees are among the most generous givers in the U.S. That makes us even more proud of you. Not only do you give so much in your service to our nation, for which you receive paltry pay, you also give up some of that pay to help others not as fortunate.

We want to remind you, however, that all charities are not created equal.

So we’re reminding you, before you make ANY charitable donations,