Toxic Charity

America is a giving nation. We are constantly approached and asked to give and Americans generally rise to the occasion. But are all charities run with the same focus and commitment to using the donations to empower those in need? Are recipients of charitable giving really made better for it or are they sometimes made too reliant on a helping hand? The question of whether charity can be toxic has been explored by our guest, author and activist Robert Lupton, for four decades. We'll seek answers with Mr. Lupton and the heads of two local charities who balance this issue every day.

Bob Lupton
- Author of Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It), and founder of FCS Ministries in Atlanta.
Carol Hardison - Chief Executive Officer, Crisis Assistance Ministry
Darren Ash - Executive Director, Charlotte Family Housing