This morning I laid some out on the kitchen table...
and some on the counter. This isn't all of them; these are just the ones I've received recently. Here are some examples:
The Salvation Army
City Gospel Mission
The Humane Society
Best Friends Animal Society
I can't give to them all! How to decide? Well, in some cases I am already familiar with their work. In addition, I try to read the information they send to get an idea of their purpose. If I decide to consider them, I look them up on the internet. I found a site called "Charity Reviews, Ratings and Guides" which is done by the National Better Business Bureau. There is also a site called "Charity Navigator" where you can read about each charity.
Does anyone else have any ideas about this? Do you throw them all out immediately? Do your read them? Do you have any favorites? I wonder how other people handle this.