Three Charities

Jessi Jennings        Period 3

I decided to give the charities a total of $300,000.00, giving each charity $100,000.00. I arrived at this number because $100,000.00 is enough money to where the charities can put it to good use and actually be able to do something with it, but it left me with enough money for myself that I could still use to pay for college and buy a house with. I wanted to give these charities a large donation because that's what these organizations rely on. They don't receive any money from the government, and a lot of these charities are doing research to try and provide cures for sicknesses to help all Americans.


ASPCA, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, is a charitable organization that rescues and provides food, shelter, and medicine to animals suffering under abusive situations. ASPCA is most well known for the depressing commercials they play that make everyone quickly change the channel. This charity received an overall score of 83.2% from Charity Navigator. ASPCA only pays their administrators 4.5% of their revenue, this is part of the reason I decided to donate to this charity. I don't want to donate to a charity when they end up spending all of the money they receive to pay the people in charge. ASPCA's largest expense is fundraising which eats up 30.7% of their total revenue. It's refreshing to see a large, well known non-profit organization spend more on trying to raise money than paying their higher ups. They spend 64.8% of their income on program expenses. I decided to donate to this charity because I love animals, and it breaks my heart to know that there are animals out there that are beaten daily. I want to help ASPCA help those suffering animals.

Contact information: 1-(212)-876-7700


Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen is an organization that fights to end breast cancer. It does this by providing support to women and their families who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and by raising money for research to try to find the cure. Susan G. Komen received an overall score of 81.96% on Charity Navigator. Susan G. Komen spends 6.3% of their total revenue on their administrative expenses, 10.7% on fundraising expenses, and 82.8% on program expenses. I decided to donate to Susan G. Komen because cancer effects so many people, it's hard to find someone who hasn't been effected by cancer in some way. My heart goes out to the families where the women suffer from breast cancer, and I want to help those women and families as much as I can to try and find the cure to breast cancer. Also, I liked how little Susan G. Komen spent on fundraising and administrative expenses, and how much they spent on just the program. I know donating to this charity wouldn't be a waste of money.

Contact information: 1-877-465-6636


American Red Cross

American Red Cross is an organization that provides care to those in need. Their services include disaster relief, supporting military families, running programs where people can give blood, health and safety services, and international services. One of the more notable things American Red Cross is known for is going to areas that have suffered from a natural disaster and helping house, feed, nurse, and find victims. American Red Cross does so much work to help those who are in need. American Red Cross received an 80.05% as an overall score from Charity Navigator, giving it 3/4 stars. They spend 90.3% of their total revenue on program expenses, only 3.5% on administrative expenses, and 6% on fundraising expenses. I chose to donate to the American Red Cross because I believe in their cause. I believe that those in need, disaster victims, residents of third world countries, etc., should be helped, and American Red Cross works to help these people. I like how American Red Cross gives back. Also, I know that money spent on donating to them will not be wasted on paying greedy CEO's.

Contact information: 1 (800) 733-2767


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