Skip to comments.I-Team: Children's Charity Loses Millions on Real Estate (KARS 4 KIDS)
Posted on 01/14/2014 4:00:18 PM PST by doug from upland
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BBB dings them for “truthful materials”:
From what I understand it is to send Jewish kids to private school. They sure don’t tell you on the ads what they do with the money.
Those #&%)($*% jingles are a big part of what led me to start listening to delayed talk radio podcasts commercial-free online. Mark Levin’s are free and often available a few hours after the live show.
The old electronics store chain Crazy Eddie was another example of this.
Details of BBB report below. After reading this, their reply sounds extremely weak to me. BS!
JOY does not meet this standard because:
In the Alliances opinion, the organization distributed solicitations in the past year that did not include a clear and prominent description of the charitys programs or other pertinent facts.
The organization aired radio advertisements in 2012 that did not include any mention of organizations programs. However, these ads repeated the charitys phone number more than five times and included a request for car donations. Longer versions of the ad also offered a vacation voucher as a premium.
Sample e-mail appeals provided by the charity did not include a prominent and clear description of the charitys programs. Specifically, the appeal includes a one-sentence description of JOYs programs at the end of a paragraph that includes required government disclosures. The paragraph is in smaller type than the main copy of the appeal.
In addition, the one-sentence description in the mentioned appeal states that the organization provides for spiritual, emotional and practical needs of Jewish children from impoverished or dysfunctional families but does not clarify that the vast majority of the charities program activities are carried out through a grant to an affiliated organization: Oorah.
JOY also distributed email appeals that included a Free Vacation Voucher, but did not disclose on the appeal that the referenced vacation requires a $50 refundable deposit and optional participation in a timeshare presentation
In response to this finding, JOY stated, in part:
“Regarding our radio ads, you suggest that there is adequate time to include a short program description in the 30 or 60 seconds available to us. We are not averse to describing our programs. On the contrary, we wish we could give a full description of each of our programs; they are our strongest selling point...Yet we feel that our array of programs is just too extensive to condense into a one-line description. We have a full suite of youth development programs and family and community services that can hardly be lumped together in one generic statement.”
This site evaluates charities. A military charity might be a good place to donate.
I have donated to the Col. North and Sean Hannity effort to provide college for kids whose parents died in battle. They purport that they do not take a salary for those efforts.
They play that jingle in the Twin Cities too.
If a Minnesotan contributes does the money end up in New Jersey?
Why is April 2012 story being posted now?
I literally turn that jingle off when I hear the first note. I’ve never listened to the entire jingle. I hate that accursed thing beyond words.
That's one of the most annoying of all jingles. When I hear it, I turn to another station.
On TV, the PC Matic commercial is the worst. They've been running that exact same skit for what seems like five or ten years.
I was so sick of hearing the commercial that I finally did some research to see what it was about. They must be spending millions and millions on advertising across the country. This is the article I found. Maybe my local station will finally get rid of it. No, all they care about is the ad revenue.
NOOOOO! THERE IT IS AGAIN!