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  • shosh

    HAVE YOU HEARD OF KIDS AGAINST HUNGER AS A CHARITY OR NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATION?

  • Robert Brabrook

    I checked your site for a charity by the name of FirstStep, P.O. Box 96055, Washington, DC 20090-6055, but it was not listed. Perhaps this is a fraudulent charity? Robert

    • Edward Long

      Robert – A few thoughts for you,
      ** We checked for FirstStep, then Step, then the Zip. We didn’t find the group.
      ** Ask the group for its EIN (employer identification number). That’s the key to precise and quick charity research.
      ** Read more about EINs here: http://charitycheck101.org/show-your-eins/
      ** Take a look at this FAQ = http://charitycheck101.org/question/why-isnt-my-nonprofit-listed/ — which explains why a legitimate group might not be listed.
      ** Also remember that churches and government units generally do not file with the IRS (not being required to do so). Unless they have filed, they are not included in the IRS list. Government units include states, counties, cities and towns and their agencies. If they’re not in the IRS list, they’re not in the CharityCheck101.org list.
      I hope this helps. — Ed

  • You list Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of White Plains New York as a true charity. I have been donating to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Georgia Chapter at 3715 Northside Parkway, Bldg 400 North, Atlanta, Georgia. Is this the same organization?

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