Since 2012, I have been donating 10 percent of every Rookie Scouting Portfolio purchase until I reach an annual goal of $5,000 that I can donate to charity. This is something I have wanted to do for a long time. I am using Charity Navigator to guide my decision and I have narrowed it to a handful of organizations that have earned at least three stars for their organizational efficiency. I had been asking for readers’ help to decide the charities, but once the Penn State scandal broke, I decided to send the funds to the program Darkness to Light.
Darkness to Light – Excerpt from their mission statement: “Darkness to Light is a national organization and initiative. Our mission is to empower people to prevent child sexual abuse. Darkness to Light’s public awareness campaign seeks to raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse.”