I'll take this opportunity to ask about ChildFund International. Somebody did a cold call at our door a couple of years ago and I bit. Have been sponsoring a child in South America for roughly $30 per month since then. It was an easy way to feel like we were doing "something", but I'm always a cynic when it comes to charities. For one, I hate the cold-call door-knock strategy. And for two, I'm increasingly seeing ChildFund solicit outside of our local grocery store. Either they have a lot of enthusiastic volunteers working on their behalf or it's one of those hard-sell commission deals where the sellers don't give a sh*% about the cause.
I contribute to other causes that are more local and transparent but I've always wondered about ChildFund. They get good ratings on-line, but does anyone here have anything good or bad to say about them?