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Old 07-04-2011, 04:45 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by TheMercenary View Post
Great idea. But how do you know how each organization spends it's money, how much goes to doing what they say they are going to do to meet it's organizational goals and how much goes to "administrative costs"?
Since at the simplest level all that is required is a mouse click, my feeling is that the risk is worth the cost which is zero.

You are correct that I would be very disappointed to find that they are not making the promised donations tied to purchases I make, or that the 'fair trade' items they sell are made in sweatshops.

Unfortunately, it is difficult to verify the claims of every 'ethical' company.
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