Table: Giving Till It Hurts

In the wake of the terrorist attacks, Americans are opening hearts and wallets. The Web offers clearinghouse sites that help you evaluate charities. The best of the bunch. Data on thousands of charities, with links to make donations. A search engine matches you with volunteer opportunities near your home. CLICK! Run by the Better Business Bureau, it offers some of the same info as uses graphics to show how much of your donation will be spent on administration and fundraising. CLICK! Site was created by six tech companies after the terrorist attacks. It channels aid mostly to New York agencies, especially for post-WTC relief. CLICK!

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