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WORLD VISION INTERNATIONAL
July 27, 2011

This organization seems to be a good one and has a great track record in the past. I have been donating the past six months and hoped my giving would make an impact for others in need. However, over the course of the 6 months, I have received a barrage of mail ranging from thank you letters to solicitations for more donations. It has been bothering me and I was too lazy to do anything about it, but today I received more mailers and that was the last straw so I contacted them directly and voiced my concerns. I was told I could change the mailer preferences online but when I attempted to change it there was no option to do so since I am not sponsoring a child and making regular donations (although I donate every month to where it is needed most) on their system. So we had to make a direct request to do so. This type of waste makes me uneasy and I am very motivated now to see what is actually going on there. There really needs to be some accountability here and I would love to see some more efficiency. Salaries should be payed out and people should be compensated but $300K to run a charity does seem a bit excessive and $50K for a CEO is way too low. As for mailers...totally unacceptable. They need a better way for people to set up paperless statements. Cut the waste! Put the money where their mouth is when they say $35 a month can save a child! Okay, I need to breathe. Anyhow, does anyone agree with me on this? Or am I way outta line here venting about a charity I really love and wish to keep donating to? Something needs to be done and I would like to see some action taken here. Do we need Michael Moore to handle something like this? lol Anyway, please don't tell me that they use 85% of donations promoting the good cause and the 15% on overhead. I get that msg. on the wasteful flyers they send me. I wish they would hire or have someone audit them and trim the fat and make the place more efficient and stretch those hard earned dollars that people fork over to them. So having said all this, anyone down to make a change?

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audit them, eliminate waste and save more children than they are now. I'd also seek and flush out those who are exploiting this great non-profit

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Donor & Gave them my hard earned paper...