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Do Research before Giving to Groups Claiming to Provide Relief for Bombing Victims
(Published: April 18, 2013)
While many Tennesseans want to provide financial assistance to victims of this week’s bombing at the Boston Marathon, Secretary of State Tre Hargett warns would-be donors to be wary of bogus charities that may try to take advantage of the tragedy.
“It is an unfortunate reality that when tragic events like this occur, there are unscrupulous people who will try to profit from the kind-heartedness of others,” Secretary Hargett said. “It is very admirable that Tennesseans want to help those affected by this week's horrific event and - if they can afford to - they should. However, before making any charitable contribution, it is a good idea to do some homework first.”
Charitable Fundraising Reports Updated
(Published: May 13, 2013)
The Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming assists and protects Tennessee citizens by informing them about charities seeking their contributions. The division does this through the following activities:
The division seeks to:
Citizens will find a large amount of useful information here to assist them in determining if a charitable organization which is fundraising is meeting the legal requirements to do so, and if the organization is one to which they wish to donate.
Organizations will find the applicable laws and definitions to assist them in fully complying with the law.
Charitable Solicitations and Gaming
Below are answers to frequently asked questions.
Can't find what you need? Contact Charitable Fundraising at (615) 741-2555, 1-800-861-7393 (complaints about solicitations) or email@example.com