Thursday, December 16, 2004 | Charities a matter of choice | Charities a matter of choice: "Charities a matter of choice
How to pick

The Associated Press
December 16th, 2004

NEW YORK -- As Christmas approaches, many families get buried under a blizzard of solicitations from charities seeking money for everything from community activities to needy villages overseas.

What's the best way to choose among them?

'Find a charity that matches your passions and beliefs,' said Trent Stamp, executive director of Charity Navigator in Mahwah, N.J., which evaluates philanthropic groups. 'That's rewarding to them -- and to you.' "

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