Busted: Children’s Leukemia Charity Gave Just 1% Of Donations to the Cause

Vatic Note:   How ironic,  I just had a solicitation for donations to a different charity and I turned it down.  Why?  Because the charity in question has put most of those donations into the salaries of those running the charity and that is not why I would donate if I had done so.   Only a small percentage actually goes to those in need that the charity is suppose to service.

Its all becoming just part of the larger corruption schemes raising their ugly heads right now.  Don't get me wrong,  I am not saying that most charities do that, I am only saying that this highlights the possibilities and potential to scam us out of our hard earned wealth as a nation of people.

Be Warned and be Careful!!!!!  Ask them for their financials before donating and  check out salaries category compared to those who are in need.

Busted: Children’s Leukemia Charity Gave Just 1% Of Donations to the Cause
By  Anti-Media,  October 5,  2015

When donating to charity, it is important to be careful and do diligent research on the organization that you will be donating to, because sadly, it is common for charities to be run by scammers.
In the case of the New York-based National Children’s Leukemia Foundation, the organization brought in millions of dollars that were intended for children with leukemia, but it was recently discovered that just 1% of those donations actually went towards helping children with the disease.

The organization was well-respected and perceived as a legitimate charity for many years, despite the fact that most of the donations went towards salaries and elaborate fundraisers to bring in more money.
“Start listing some legitimate sounding programs like a bone marrow registry and people very often have a hard time saying no,” Deputy State Attorney General Yael Fuchs said in a statement.
“NCLS didn’t make any dreams or wishes come true,” he added.
Zvi Shor, the leader of the organization, has been forced to shut down the charity, but he denies that he has done anything wrong. His attorney told the New York Times that he ran the charity “with the best of intentions.”
However, according to State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the organization accepted donations across the country, over the course of many years, for programs that did not even exist.

Now the New York Attorney General is accusing the foundation of conducting a $9.7 million fraud.
The charity first came under fire in 2010 when it was discovered that Shor was previously arrested for bank fraud, which would make him ineligible to run a charity. After stepping down and replacing himself with friend and long-time accountant, Yehuda Gutwein, Shor allegedly continued to pull the strings of the organization behind the scenes.

These findings reportedly spurred an investigation, which resulted in the recent revelations about the charity.

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