BBB Charity Review

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Name: Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colo
Phone: (719) 528-1247
Address: 2605 Preamble Pt
Colorado Springs, CO 80915-1200
Report Creation Date: April 1, 2013
Report Expiration Date: April 1, 2016
Original Business Start Date: October 1974
Principal: Lynne Telford, President/CEO
Customer Contact: Lynne Telford, President/CEO - (719) 528-1247
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: October 1974, CO
Type of Business: Charity - Local, Non-Profit Organizations
Community Membership: This organization is a BBB Community Member.

BBB Comments

This organization met all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability during its last evaluation. Currently, the organization has supplied BBB with updated information and an evaluation is being completed. Please check back with our office for the result of the evaluation.

BBB Charity Information Service reports on local charities and determines if they meet voluntary standards on matters such as charity finances, appeals, and governance. BBB Charity Information Service does not evaluate the worthiness of a charitable program.

Community Membership

This organization is a community member of BBB, which means it supports BBB's services to the public.

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Charity Giving

The BBB encourages wise giving by offering the following suggestions:

Do not be pressured to give money on the spot. Investigate first. Look at the name carefully. Some charity names sound the same but are not. Do not hesitate to ask the charity to provide detailed, written information about its programs and finances.

Whether you're approached by email, telephone or in person, be VERY wary of high-pressure, donate NOW pitches.

Avoid "charities" whose representatives won't answer reasonable questions, such as (specifically) how the money will be spent.

And NEVER give cash or supply credit card information via email or phone. Don't write checks payable to an individual solicitor. If you've never heard of an organization, confirm for yourself that it's real.

Allowing a Charity to Use Your Name
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ID: 52867671
Report as of October 19, 2014 11:50
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