As the year draws to an end, holiday goodwill is in abundant supply. Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season by channeling charitable efforts around a growing global #GivingTuesday movement, beginning the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Many charities support veterans and military families and welcome your generosity.
Unfortunately, it pays to be prudent before you decide to donate. The FTC recommends the following tips for safe giving:
“Operation Donate with Honor” was launched in summer 2018 to crack down on fraudulent veteran charities. The FTC partnered with all 50 states to ban these charities from soliciting donations and educate the public on avoiding scams.
The following charities have been sued for lying to donors:
To find out the best ways to safely donate this giving season, visit FTC.gov/Charity.