Before You Part With That Clunker . . .

Sunday, November 6, 2005

To check a charity's tax-exempt status, visit the Internal Revenue Service online at http://www.irs.gov or call 800-829-1040.

GuideStar provides basics on more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations at http://www.guidestar.org/ , and Charity Navigator at http://www.charitynavigator.org/ provides independent evaluations and ratings of charities.

Goodwill Industries International's Web site at http://www.goodwill.org/ offers information on making donations and local Goodwill stores. To donate a vehicle, visit http://www.goodwill.org .

For information on Melwood's mission and car-donation program, visit http://www.melwood.com/ or call 877-MELWOOD.

For information on professional fundraising, visit the Association of Fundraising Professionals at http://www.afpnet.org/ .

-- Don Oldenburg


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