Family & Lifestyle / Donating & Volunteering

  • Don’t get ripped off by a bogus charity

      

    Make sure your charity donations get where you intend them to with these steps.

  • How To Run a Background Check on That Charity

      

    It's a sad story that's nothing new: Four phony cancer charities allegedly stole around $200 million while pretending to be organizations devoted to helping in the fight. Cancer Fund of...

  • How to Give Effectively After the Devastating Nepal Earthquake

      

    After the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal this weekend many across America and the world are wondering how they can help. The death toll has surpassed 3,800 but many, many more are in need of...

  • Charity Donation Guide

      

    Before donating to any charity, you want to be sure that the lion's share of the money will go where it's needed.  Every charity has different overhead costs. You can research...

  • Early January marks one of the best times to visit thrift stores

      

    On New Year's Eve, my wife sent me to a local Goodwill to donate a variety of household items and clothes so we could take a deduction on last year's taxes.So there I was, backing up my car up to...

  • Meet me at Clark's Christmas Kids 2014

      

    Meet me at Atlanta-area Walmart now through Sunday December 14. We're taking care of Christmas for over 5,000 foster children in my 24th annual toy drive. Join us in this great effort to help...

  • 3 Emotional Benefits of Giving

      

    When we think about money, we don’t necessarily think about our emotions. But if we took one look at our money “language” we’d realize emotions have everything to do with...

  • State Defense Force Sign Up

      

    State Organization name Contact name Contact number Alabama Alabama State Defense Force Robert Marsh (334) 774-6047 Alaska Alaska...

  • Breaking Scam Alert: Ice Bucket Challenge Email Scam

      

    Time and time again, Americans prove themselves to be the most generous people on planet Earth. But I don't want you to let that generous spirit be taken advantage of! It seems like you can't go...

  • Clark Howard's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

      

    Clark Howard joins the 2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and nominates Neal Boortz to follow!

  • Don't risk ID theft with second-hand donations

      

    Before you donate your household goods to a charitable donation outlet, take measures to protect yourself from potential identity theft. When people donate goods to Goodwill, Salvation Army or...

  • Make the most of your charity donation

      

    When you give a dollar to a charity, how do you know that money is going to its intended recipients? Here's how to make every dollar you give count.

  • Clark's 50th Atlanta Habitat Home Dedication

      

    Clark Howard dedicates his 50th home built with Atlanta Habitat to his listeners, viewers and website readers. March 2013.

  • Smart giving: Avoiding charity donation scams

      

    People are more charitable during the holiday season--and the hucksters know it. Here are some tips for avoiding charity donation scams.

  • Clark's No-Giftcard Gift Certificate

      

    Clark can't stand gift cards! He'd rather you give cash so your friends and family never have to hassle with expiration dates, fees, limited choices or rules. Next time you give cash for...