Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 | 2:01 a.m.
I am sick and tired of my incoming mail consisting mostly of requests for charitable donations. It seems that the more contributions I make, the more requests I receive. I hit the jackpot on Sept. 3 when my mailbox was stuffed with 22 requests for donations.
As a result of my volunteer work some years ago with the Attorney General’s office, I am aware that some of these “charities” are under investigation for sending more of the funds solicited going to the solicitors than to the designated charities.
Why can’t the state or the federal government investigate all so-called charities and reveal to the public the extent to which funds solicited actually find their way to the real charity? I want to help all of these needy children, animals and good causes, but I know too much of my meager contributions find their way into the pockets of sleazebags who fleece the public.
Every charitable organization should be required to reveal the percentage of the funds received that go to the worthy cause versus the cost of solicitation.