Charity

Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Vetting Charitable Organizations

A volunteer collects money for Salvation Army.
Credit 19melissa68 / flickr

During the holiday season there is pressure and desire to give to charity more than perhaps any other time of year. But not all charitable organizations are run efficiently and some critics say there are organizations that don't really have needy folks best interest in mind. Our two guests keep an eye on charitable groups to make sure they are putting donations to the best use, are run with integrity and even serve the purpose they claim to. Join us to learn about some of the best charitable organizations and how to make sure your money does the good you hope it will. The good and bad side of charities.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Thu November 15, 2012

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.

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Business
4:29 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Teams Pull 50-Ton Airplane For Charity

U.S. Airways employees compete in the seventh annual Jet Pull event. The Dual Lane Demons finished with a time of 7.410.
Tasnim Shamma

Fifteen feet doesn’t sound like a lot, unless you’re pulling a 50-ton airplane. And that’s exactly what teams lined up to do at the U.S. airways hangar in Charlotte this morning. They weren’t there just to show off which team had the largest biceps. The goal was to raise money for United Way of Central Carolinas.

There were 26 teams of 20 employees, but Freight Flyers was the most anticipated team. After all, they’re the defending champs.

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Giving Trends After Katrina
12:00 pm
Wed November 16, 2005

Giving Trends After Katrina

(11/16/05) The holiday season is typically a time when charities can expect to receive financial gifts. But this year, in the wake of multiple natural disasters, Charlotte-area non-profits are wondering if they'll meet their goals. Organizations fear they could lose out on donations if people are tapped out from giving to other causes. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin reports.