Vons Charitable Contributions- how do...

Vons Charitable Contributions- how do I tax deduct and are they legit?

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Sunnyvale, CA

#1 Jun 14, 2013
In California you are always asked to donate to a charity at the Vons (supermarket) checkout. Also applies to Safeway. When you checkout they asks something like- do you want to give to fight cancer? I ask the checker and manager if its tax deducible and they says yes but get this- they cannot even tell me the actual NAME of the charity and if its an IRS approved charity (they just assume it is). So there is no proof you gave to an approved charity come tax time.

So I am wondering two things:
1. Are the Vons charities IRS approved tax deductible organizations (and if so how do you find out which ones you just gave to)?

2. Does Vons skim any money or "administrative fees" for using its employees to solicit donations? Seems to me they would offer their services via a percent or bid system. How do we know that 100% of our donations is going to make it to a charity?

Poway, CA

#2 Jun 23, 2013
Good questions. Another might be whether the corporation is getting a tax deduction from your donations. These questions should be put to the checker and/or manager before making a donation, and if the information is not forthcoming, to defer "until the appropriate information is available." Such an exchange would hopefully take place in front of other customers in line so that they might also be properly informed. ;)
Rob B

Anaheim, CA

#3 Sep 1, 2013
Vons takes your charitable donations at the end of the year and claims them as their charitable donations for a tax write off. Thats why they make their cashier so aggressive in this area.
Also, all of these charities, usually health/disease related give to embryonic stem cell research, feminist organizations and planned parenthood. AS a Christian and a pilgrim passing through this life and evil world, I cannot participate/donate in what the secular society sees as 'good things', their charities, their values. Which are values of the world not Christianity.
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