As we approach the holiday season, many people consider making charitable donations. The Library has a number of articles for you about how to donate safely and in various forms.
(They are at the window by the public computers.)
Also, you can access Charity Navigator on-line, a non-profit website that is the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. They have developed an unbiased, objective, numbers-based rating system to assess over 8,000 of America's best-known and some lesser known, but worthy, charities. Visit Charity Navigator, your guide to intelligent giving.
Need more information? See the Reference Librarian