We donate to CARE, and very little to anywhere else, for four main reasons:
- Since they work with the most impoverished populations the reduction of human suffering per dollar donated is immense.
- They have a four star Charity Navigator Rating - CARE.
- Consolidating our donations to one organizations means less tax hassles and paper work.
- CARE doesn't bother us.
The last is critical. Most of the places we've donated to in the past plagued us with spam, mailings, unwanted calendars, stickers, etc. With a very few exceptions, CARE does not. Once a year or so, often after our major annual donation, we may get an email. I respond by saying our annual donation is contingent on never hearing from them. That's been the end of it.