Thursday, March 23, 2006

The Clinton News-"Experts advise Mississippians to give with care

The Clinton News: "Experts advise Mississippians to give with care

Special to The Clinton News

Mississippi regularly leads the nation in charitable giving, and where there is money, there are people who want to get some of it by illegal or unethical means.

Bobbie Shaffett, family resource management specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, applauded Mississippians for their generosity, but encouraged them to give wisely.

'Always investigate before you invest. Ask to be sent printed information, and then call the Better Business Bureau or the Secretary of State's office to make sure they are a real charity and to find how much of your money is actually going to the charitable purpose,' Shaffett said. 'You can make good choices when you have the facts.'"

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