Ever wonder what your favorite charity is really doing with your donations? The office of South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond has a list that could help you out. Every year, his Scrooges and Angels lists recognize both honorable charities as well as the not-so-honorable ones.
Hammond announced today the 16th-annual Scrooges and Angels for 2011. The 10 Angels were recognized at a press conference and honored with a reception in his office following the announcement.
The Angels honored represent organizations that exemplify charitable giving in South Carolina. Representatives from all organizations were in attendance to receive a plaque and recognition from Hammond.
Three local organizations make the Good Boys and Girls list.
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Spartanburg, Let There Be Mom and Project Host in Greenville were all honored for their high percentage of money raised to charitable programs.
There are also 10 “Scrooges” on the list, but none of them are in the Upstate. The South Carolina Professional Firefighters Association in Myrtle Beach and Veterans of Foreign Wars, O.B. Rosseger Post #2779 in Orangeburg are the only organizations in the state that are on the “Scrooges” list.