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Valentine’s Day gift alternatives: Donate to charity

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Instead of flowers, jewelry or other typical gifts, give a gift that will honor your Valentine. You can make a donation to a charity instead.

When choosing a charity, however, how do you know which one to choose among? Charles Anderson, president and CEO of United Way of Palm Beach County, has some insight.

The United Way of Palm Beach County's mission is "To improve measurably the lives of individuals and families in Palm Beach County by uniting the resources of donors, volunteers, agencies and the community".

To make a donation, visit their Web site, www.unitedwaypbc.org, or call (561) 375-6600.

Before making a donation to any charity, Anderson, recommends checking them out first. Here are some Web sites to visit.

Charity Navigator
www.charitynavigator.org

Better Business Bureau
www.bbb.org

BBB Wise Giving Alliance
(703) 276-0100

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