(571-642-1304) Associated Community Services soliciting donations for Childerns Cancer Recovery Foundation.
Associated Community Services operates a “boiler room” operation with more than 1,100 employees and make unsolicited phone calls to people hoping to convince people to give money to the charity of the day. Associated Community Services collects a payment by mail for the charity and deducts up to 80% of the donation and then send the other 20% to the charity.
"Associated Community Services reported taking $17,713,325 in donations, according to a 2009 report by the New York Attorney General. But only $5,966,173 made its way to charities."
Associated Community Services main goal is to collect as much money as possible because they get to keep the "lions share" for themselves. Associated Community Services do not care about the charity or the people the charity is supposed to be helping. If they call you, never give them any money.
Several of the charities Associated Community Services solicits for are being investigated by the New York Attorney General's office.
Charity Navigator, America's leading independent charity evaluator, says most of the charities that Associated Community Services collects funds for receive some of its lowest efficiency ratings. Check out any charity before you donate money.