Do you ever wonder if the donation you just made to charity will go to good use? Was it even a legitimate organization at all? With so many organizations to choose from now, it can be harder to know if your good will is going to good use. Even that company that offers to pick up your old household items may be a scam! The Federal Trade Commission offers some sound advice on cautionary steps to take http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0074-giving-charity . The article also offers links to be able to check in on specific organizations to see if they meet set standards.