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Haiti Relief Donation Tips For Missourians

January 20, 2010

ST. LOUIS - Haitian relief efforts are underway in Missouri, with many people collecting sanitary hygiene items and donating money. Daniel Borochoff, the president of the American Institute of Philanthropy, says that when Missourians are opening their hearts to help, they need to make sure they also use their heads. He says that when donating online, make sure the charity has an actual mailing address and phone number; send to groups with an established track record; and do not give out credit card information in response to unsolicited e-mails or phone calls.

Borochoff says it's easy to get caught up in the moment and get swindled by someone.

"There's a certain impulse we have when a disaster strikes. It could happen to anybody; it could happen to us. So our heart goes out for these people. We want to help them. "

Borochoff says technology is making it easier for people to donate.

"One thing that's been really popular this time is texting, where you can text and give money that way through your cell phone and then you pay it on your bill. People are really excited about that because of the immediacy of it."

Borochoff says that as a general guideline, a charity should not spend more than $25 to raise $100.

The charity watchdog group CharityNavigator.Net is one of several that 'grades' organizations based on their efficiency and the portion of their budget going to program services.

That Web site is

Heather Claybrook, Public News Service - MO