Date registered: Apr 2004
Location: The BlueGrass State
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I noticed the list left out all of the Churches that also are under that blanket.
I donate to six youth organizations, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, a choir of which I was a member, and others. Organizations that teach basic skills to kids are under that same umbrella as Code Pink or Pat Robertson's Outreach ministry. While I have problems with some organizations getting donations that can be deducted, I do not have a problem with ALL organizations getting donations. It is the only way for some groups to exist.
So until there is a better way to allow fundraising for groups like the Scouts we have to take the bad with the good. Humorously, most people who donate to groups like greenpeace or ACLU or even Boy Scouts don't even deduct the amount on their taxes as many don't itemize to that level.
Being smart is knowing the difference, in a sticky situation between a well delivered anecdote and a well delivered antidote - bear.