How to Find a Charity in the Atlanta Area

find_a_charityIf you’re trying to find a charity in the Atlanta, GA, area, but you’re not sure where to start looking or what type of organization you would like to donate to, the Internet is a great place to start. There are plenty of online charity evaluation websites that categorize charities by their cause, such as animal rights, education, health initiatives, education, and the arts, and then rank them according to how their funds are used. Charity Navigator is a good example of a charity evaluation website that offers charity rankings, categorizations based on a variety of different criteria, and even useful tips for donors. An unbiased website like this helps protect donors against scam charities and organizations that may not be using contributions wisely.

American Kidney Services (AKS), an Atlanta-based non-profit organization, is proud to work with the American Kidney Fund (AKF), which has been given a Four Star rating by Charity Navigator. AKF excels in financial stability, accountability, and transparency. In fact, 97 cents of every dollar that AKF collected went directly to its programs and services in 2011, which include:

  • Direct financial assistance for patients suffering from chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal failure
  • Free kidney health screenings throughout Atlanta, Norcross, and cities throughout the nation.
  • A toll-free helpline that provides people with information about kidney disease, ways that they can get regular health screenings, and support for patients, friends, and family members affected by kidney disease.
  • And many more valuable programs

In addition to earning the highest possible ranking from Charity Navigator, AKF has also earned an A+ rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy, a Gold Star Charity designation from Forbes Magazine, recognition as “One of America’s Best Charities” from Reader’s Digest, the Wellsphere Health Impact Award, and recognition from the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance, any of which are great places for donors to find a charity in their area.

If you would like to give a donation of used clothing or household items that will benefit AKF, please consider donating to AKS. All of the proceeds generated from your contributions go directly to AKF’s programs. To schedule a free donation pickup, call 770-441-2220 or sign up online. Contact us to receive more charity information about AKS.