When the Choose Your Charity angle of Sarah McLachlan’s resurrected Lilith Fair Tour was announced late March, some bloggers were ready to pounce. A few had discovered pro-life organizations in the list of non-profits, which could potentially receive funds from this all-female music festival.
Via the Lilith Facebook page (www.facebook.com/lilithfairtour), the public was able to vote on the pre-selected local women’s charities in their cities until May 3. The top five charities from each city moved on to second round of voting on May 4, which ends at 11:59 p.m. (pacific standard time) on May 31.
Of course, the job of vetting all the charities is enormous, even for one charity, let alone hundreds. Over the year, there have always been stories uncovered through media or criminal investigation about misappropriated funds or other scams. Then, there are simply personal beliefs (ie. anti-abortion, missionaries) that could be a deciding factor in supporting a charity.
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