CHILDRENS CANCER FUND OF AMERICA

Rating: 1.22 stars   18 reviews 3,889

Issues: Health

Location: 7435 E Main St Bldg 1 % James Reynolds II Mesa AZ 85207 USA

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Rating: 1 stars  

Urgent -- Hi my name is Lauren reaching out from CBS National News in NYC. We are looking to speak to anyone who has donated to this fraudulent charity. Please email me at lauren@cbsnews.com if you or someone you know has donated to this charity and would like to talk more about how you were scammed. Thanks so much and we look forward to hearing from you.

-Lauren, CBS National News

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Rating: 1 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

This charity is number 10 on America's Worst Charities list! Less than 5 cents out of every dollar has been reported as actually been given to cancer patients. Grants were a measly $50 - $200. But, 95 cents out of every dollar, millions of dollars, goes to management and fundraisers, who get filthy rich from 'charitable' contributions. They are being investigated by the state of New York for the car donation scam. Why aren't rip-offs like this illegal under federal law?

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12 people found this review helpful

Zero stars
DO NOT GIVEā€¦. They need to be shut down
They called everyday early morning even evenings, sometimes 3-4 times a day..
I can hear all the other solicitors in the back ground making calls. I never gave, as Susan Komen would never operate like that. Either would MD Anderson when fund raising. i think this is a Inc. that raises money but a small portion actually goes to Childrens cancer. The soliciting company and the person that set up Childrens cancer fund get paid with your money.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 1 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I gave a couple of times. Then decided to do the research I should have done long ago. Now when they call I simply tell them I have done some research and won't be giving to them anymore. They usually slam the phone down. I hope I ruin these scumbags day.

Was your donation impactful?

Unlikely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

How about this >>>>> These charities deserve NO stars!!!! I just watched the CNN presentation for the third time. I've given to both the Breast Cancer and Children's Cancer Fund, each year over the last few years. Wow! How selfish can you be - stealing in the name of the poor and sick!

They'd better not call my home again. Someone's going to get their feelings hurt.

Sick and Disgusted

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Send the founders the Rose Perkins, her ex-husband, and her son to prison and disband these "charitable" organizations.

Was your donation impactful?

Unlikely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

You should watch the CNN investigating report on these charities Cancer Fund of America, Breast Cancer Society, Childres's Cancer Fund of America according to IRS filling they brought in over $26 million and gave back $14,000 less then 2 % of what they collected, you should see these families salary yes they are all related, could not respond to CNN questions and The Breast Cancer owner son of the Cancer Fund of America gave reporters the finger... Now we should give them our finger, as a Cancer survival I can Not understand how the gov't does not bring chrages against these crooks, they should go to Jail ....

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Terminate them

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I received a call today from 1-877-218-8370 and the rep was very, very nice (a little too nice). She told me she would send out my donation envelope for $50.00 but I told her I would donate $20.00. She put her 'secretary' on the phone and requested by credit card information. I explained I don't give that information on my checking account over the phone, but if they mailed me something, I would send in the donation. The line disconnected! I WILL NEVER DONATE TO THIS ORGANIZATION.

Was your donation impactful?

Unsure

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

they call too much I am disabled but I cant stand the thought of selfishness with what is given to me. I had a stroke so i dont really deserve this money, but i also cant function in society so i want to give back... but it seems scammy at this point.

Was your donation impactful?

No

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Unlikely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

17 people found this review helpful

I worked as a professional fundraiser for CCFS and let me try to explain how this works. First we contact you for a childhood charity (this is what is called cold calling). Once you make a donation your name became part of the companies list, which gave us the okay to call you again on behalf of other charities such as Children's Cancer Fund of America. These calls usually came just a couple of weeks after your donation was received. Then a few weeks later we'd be calling you again on behalf of another organization, and then another and another. After that...we'd be calling you again to renew your pledge, which is usually every three months. So all in all, your kind hardheartedness bought you a boat load of calls. As callers we had no way of knowing when your donation was last made and as for me, I lost sleep over the harassment that we were causing you, the donor.
It seemed to most of us in the office that some of these charities were fraudulent but when you need a job, you need a job.
As for asking to be removed from our calling list...as callers we did click the remove button on the computer, but once we moved on to the next call we had no idea what took place. There are thousands of people I talked to over the course of the last two years that demanded to be removed, only to be contacted by us again and again.
If you feel that you have been harassed, please contact the attorney general in your state to find out what you can do.
While I was a caller we called CA MN and MI

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I have received 2 calls from this organization in a few days. They are completely unprofessional,
when I refused to donate, the person told me that 'children were dying' and couldn't I spare $10??
I would never donate to a so-called 'charity' that uses tactics like that.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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