I ran into an interesting article the other day in Fox News. It was very enlightening in regard to celebrities and their favorite charities they promote.
A reliable charity watch-dog group that also looks at organizations such as ours, Baptist Global Response (BGR), reported that some of the best-known celebrity charities send only 20% to 30% of donations to meet actual needs. Up to 70% is spent on salaries, marketing/advertising, and overhead costs!
I’ll not name names here (you can read the article at the link below), but I suspect many of these famous people would speak negatively about a “World Hunger Fund” that is connected to Southern Baptists -- even though our WHF sends 100% of every donation straight to helping people in need.
You read that right! The Southern Baptist World Hunger Fund (SBWHF) is a “dollar in, dollar out” vehicle to help hungry people all around the world. Not one penny is taken out for our administrative costs. Our salaries and operating expenses are already covered by the generosity of Southern Baptists through giving channels such as the Cooperative Program.
When you give a dollar to the Southern Baptist World Hunger Fund, you can be sure a dollar will be spent somewhere in the world to alleviate hunger or address hunger-related issues.
WHF donations are allocated 80% to causes overseas, while 20% is used within North America. Baptist Global Response administers and oversees the international portion, and the North American Mission Board (NAMB) oversees the domestic component. Both these organizations are blessed with other sources of income for operations, so the World Hunger Fund can be used 100% for what it was designed to do: address hunger needs.
So here’s my question. Whether you’re a Southern Baptist or not -- whether you’re a follower of Jesus, a Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, agnostic, atheist, etc. -- why wouldn’t you give to something like the “dollar in, dollar out” Southern Baptist World Hunger Fund?
To learn more about the World Hunger Fund and opportunities to give, visit:
To read the full article about celebrity charities referred to in my post, you can visit the website…