SC charitable organizations find out who's been naughty or nice
Wed, 16 Nov 2011 19:08:32 GMT —
COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Who TMs been naughty and who TMs been nice.
Some non-profit organization officials across the Palmetto State found out if they made a good grade when it comes to their charitable programs.
Wednesday Secretary of State Mark Hammond announcing the states ten angels and ten scrooge charities.
Those named as angels were selected because 80 percent or more of its total expenses went towards charitable programs.
Those named as scrooges failed to spend a high percentage of its collections on supposed state programs and activities.
A Midlands organization named Camp Discovery at His Acres was among the ten named as an angel.
We are a therapeutic recreation program and we provide services during the school year not in the summer for children in children homes, public schools, afterschool programs, counseling centers and we use recreation as a way to teach tools for life, says Donna Johnson, Camp Discovery at His Acres.
Charitable programs who file to solicit programs in South Carolina must submit a budget report at the end of the year with Secretary of State's office. Organizations from other states can solicit programs in the state as well.
This is how the secretary can determine how much money was spent on the actual charitable program.
Angel List 2011:
ACTS-Area Churches Together Serving, Inc., Aiken, SC Associated Charities, Inc., Myrtle Beach, SC Camp Discovery at His Acres, Inc., Blythewood, SC Carolina Wildlife Care, Inc., Columbia, SC Children TMs Advocacy Center of Spartanburg, Inc., Spartanburg, SC DonorsChoose.org, New York City, NY Let There Be Mom Inc., Greenville, SC Project Host, Inc., Greenville, SC South Carolina STRONG, North Charleston, SC Support Our Troops, Daytona Beach, FL
Scrooge List 2011:
Cancer Survivors TM Fund, Missouri City, TX Children TMs Leukemia Research Association, Inc., Garden City, NY Disabled Police Officers Counseling Center, Inc., Niceville, FL Foundation for American Veterans, Inc., West Bloomfield, MI Korean War Veterans National Museum and Library, Chicago, IL Law Enforcement Education Program, Inc., Troy, MI Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation of America, Milwaukie, OR South Carolina Professional Firefighters Association, Myrtle Beach, SC Veterans of Foreign Wars, O.B. Rosseger Post #2779, Orangeburg, SC Woman to Woman Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., Lauderdale Lakes, FL