Before donating online, also review the Attorney General’s Guide for Online Charitable Giving, and be aware of the following:
Text-in donations and donations through QR codes have become common practices. QR codes and the Square Card Reader provide an electronic way for people to give on the spot, and may eliminate middlemen expenses. To make an informed decision before donating through cell phones, donors should be aware of the following:
Many people donate clothing and household goods using the donation bins found in store parking lots and in front of grocery stores. Although the bins may make references to "donation" or "charity," many of these bins are part of a lucrative for-profit operation that sell donated clothing overseas for profit.