People are more likely to donate to a sick dog than a sick child. A charity ran an experiment where they asked for money and exchanged the picture of a child for that of a dog. More people chose to donate to the dog.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury accepts donations to reduce the U.S. debt, and people actually donate.
Socks are among the most needed items at homeless shelters, yet among the least-often donated.
90% of clothes donated to U.S. charities are sold to textile recyclers. 75% of THAT are recycled. 25% are sold on the street markets in Africa at about 500% mark-up. This partly crushes the African textile industries because they can’t make new clothes as cheap as cheap old American clothes.
A man who became paralyzed after a motorcycle accident gave money raised for an operation that could allow him to be able to walk again to a young boy who suffered from Cerebral Palsy so the boy could take his first steps.
A man named Albert Lexie has shined shoes at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for 36 years. He donates everything over $5 per shine to the hospital. He has contributed over $200k during his time there.
Planet Aid takes your clothing donations and sells them directly to overseas companies. They do not donate any items for free.
The Walton family has given away about 2% of its net worth to charity — Bill Gates is giving away 48% of his net worth and Warren Buffet 78% of his net worth.