Let’s talk about why Pletonia’s 100% of proceeds going to cancer research is a big deal. There are A LOT of good charities out there, but I could not find a single cancer charity where 100% of the money they took in went DIRECTLY to what they were raising it for.
Here are some numbers:
The American Cancer Society: 9% goes to paid staff, 11% towards fundraising
Susan G. Komen:8% fund raising, 8% to paid staff
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: 15% to fund raising, 8% to paid staff
This absolutely DOES NOT mean you shouldn’t support these charities.They are fantastic charities.They do A LOT of good in the community. And I totally get why they pay people to work for them- because the head of these organizations work to bring a lot more money in they would get with just some Joe Schmoe volunteer. I get that the money they put into fundraising brings more money back to them. So it all works. In fact, I’ve fund raised for the L&L Society and Susan G. Komen.
But if you’re looking to donate to a place where 100% of your dollar goes to cancer research, please donate here:
See the post below as to why, and what it will get you in return…
And if you’re reading this on WEDNESDAY and are in a cold, sad sweat, remember, you can still donate to Jamey’s ride (just don’t get to vote for the beard) or to the Willis Family adoption.They are adopting two BEAUTIFUL girls who have Down syndrome (Lucky, right? TWO Abbys?).