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Charity giving tips

By Treasure Coast Happenings with Drew Mello

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wqcs/local-wqcs-881590.mp3

Fort Pierce, FL – Drew Mello talks with Daniel Borochoff, with the American Institute of Philanthropy, a Chicago-based charity watch dog and Terence McElroy with the Florida Department of Consumer Services, about charity giving tips.

You can find out if a charity is registered by calling the Florida Consumer Helpline at 1-800 HELP FLA (1-800-FL AYUDA) or by logging on to the website at www.800helpfla.com.They can also check the complaint history of an organization.

To view The American Institute of Philanthropy's top-rated list of charities involved in Haitian earthquake relief efforts go to:
www.charitywatch.org/hottopics/Haiti.html