I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time investigating the charities that I consider giving to. In my research it has become increasingly distressing how much of my money ends up being used for administrative costs rather than ending up in the hands of the people that I most want to support.
Obviously all charities must have some type of operating budget. But there is a wide discrepancy between what percentage of every dollar given helps fund those costs versus how much is given directly to the intended recipients in the form of cash, products or services.
I have made it my business to fund organizations who give a relatively higher proportion of each dollar to the intended recipients. In many cases that means looking into more grass roots types of organizations rather than those that are bigger and more well known. This year, the decision is an easy one.
Visalus makes it very simple, because there are no hidden costs or diversions of donations. My $24 goes directly to 30 meals for hungry children. On top of that, the Visalus company matches my donation and actually provides 30 additional meals. That means 60 meals are given to children for a mere $24. That’s just a little more than 40 cents for a healthy, protein rich, balanced and delicious meal for a hungry child.
$100 given to the Visalus Community Challenge results in 240 meals for kids!! I love knowing so clearly how my money is going to be used. Not only that, I can give and trust that the nutritional shakes are being disseminated across the US.
I can choose my favorite organization which serves needy children and arrange to have my donation of Visalus nutritional shakes go directly to that group. (Contact me directly to set this up for your favorite organization!)
Either way, it’s an incredible program and I know that my funds are being used to directly impact the recipients I choose with the nutrition that they need.
Won’t you help a hungry child this holiday season?
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