Re: Why I don't donate to big charities
A hospice in our area recently needed to repair and refurbish one of their buildings.
Before starting their fundraising they asked some construction firms to quote for the work, and most gave the going rate with a small percentage reduction as they were a charity.
The exception was a long-established local firm who offered to do it for the cost of the materials - which another local firm then supplied free of charge.
Total cost to the hospice - nil, goodwill earned by local firms - immeasurable.