four_star_charityIn America, we have a lot to be thankful for. We are a giving country and many find this an opportune time to open the pocketbook and donate to those less fortunate.

Make it count. How much of your donation gets to where it needs to be?  You may be surprised.

“Charity Navigator” not only ranks charities, but contains lists of charities. Examples:  Celebrity-founded, Top-Ranked, Most Viewed, Least Known, ‘Highest Percentage Donated’ and, well you get it. There’s lot’s of information.

The web site is and it’s worth a visit.  The tax write off is a benefit.  But for those looking for comfort by knowing the money is getting to those that need it, CN provides an admirable service.

May all of you have a safe and wonderful holiday.

Mark Schuster