As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, many people will consider making a donation to charities that address the prevention education, screening, treatment and/or research to find a cure for breast cancer.
With over 1,000 charities with “breast cancer” as part of their name, BBB advises donors to take the time to check out the charity before making a gift. Visit the BBB Wise Giving Alliance or BBB.org to see if the charity meets the 20 BBB Charity Standards.
Also, if a promotion is promising a purchase will help a breast cancer charity, see if it clearly discloses how much of the purchase will go to the specified organization. Watch out for vague language such as “a portion of proceeds.” For additional tips and advice from BBB Wise Giving Alliance, click here.