IAED - Haiti Donations

BEWARE OF YOUR DONATIONS.

Check out the non-profit status to determine how much actually goes to the needy. Most of the funds go to the overhead costs of running the non-profit. Look at salaries and other key expenses.

Haiti really needs help now, but Haiti always needed our help . . .
Which never came.
The week before the Earthquake PBS ran a one hour show on how Haiti was feeding the children with MUD cookies. Who cared or did anything about it then?

Is seems the only way a really poor country (or one we do not like) can survive is to either read and apply "The Mouse That Roared" a 1955 novel by Irish American writer Leonard Wibberley. Attack America . . . Pay the consequences . . . And wait for America to rebuild you.
Or, wait for God or Mother Nature to take its course.


Cosmetic Philanthropy:

Most Philanthropy is "Cosmetic." Like putting on makeup in the morning; It makes you look and feel good. If it was effective we would not see the problems that persist and the need to continually give. Philanthropy, and usually Foundations (corporate and private) are a legal tax haven for the rich and corporations where they only have to give away by law 5% a year. Thereby, investing the rest (95%) tax free with the intent to increase the Foundation more than the 5% a year give away. This way every year they are giving away more (that's nice) and pocketing much more for the foundation (themselves). It makes the rich look good and feel good for the public

One of many examples: You give your tax paid money to McDonalds little boxes on every counter. McDonalds takes your money and donates your money tax free to run the McDonald House. They also get the IRS benefits of your money for their non-profit tax advantages. It would be nice if they started to give their own money away. By-the-by, doesn't "their money" come from all of us anyway?

Check out the non-profit status to determine how much actually goes to the needy. Most of the funds go to the overhead costs of running the non-profit. Look at salaries and other key expenses.

IAED has almost no overhead/expenses since 1990. Almost 100% of IAED donations goes to our charitable projects.


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Dr. Larry T. Gell


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