My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Waste to Charity Inc, venice, FL, USA
From Waste To Charity's Form 990 filings:
2009 - Total Revenues: $143,445; Compensation to Jon Fitzgerald: $118,620
2010 - Total Revenues: $108,831; Compensation to Jon Fitzgerald: $78,596
2011 - Total Revenues: $409,083; Compensation to Jon Fitzgerald: $345,914
Not in any filings but good to know:
Sells majority of donated stock on eBay under the name: industryrecycles
Also sells through a private website with the same name as above
Majority of donations come from one company and most of the inventory would not end up in a landfill. Check the eBay account above to see their inventory. Most items are new overstock/discontinued with some customer returns that if they weren't donated would be sold to liquidators and other surplus inventory distributors. The only reason the items are donated is because the company, under current regulations, receives more from the tax right-off than they do from liquidating it.
Some things do get donated to other charities (and hopefully from there to people who actually need them) but only if they are deemed unsellable or otherwise not worth dealing with.
Take note of how many of the reviews here have very similar language and how many were posted soon after a bad review was given. Some could be real, but I would bet that most are shills.
Look at the 990's (you can see them on guidestar.org - login required), check out the eBay account, and do a search for Waste To Charity, then decide if this is the kind of charity you want to be associated with.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Shut it down. It's been a scam from the beginning.
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