Too often, we are asked to give ourmoney to charitable organizations we donot know. It is important to ask ques-tions and to read and listen carefully toall of the information that is presented toyou. Call the local charity — a reputableorganization will welcome yourinquiries. You can also call or write tothe Attorney General’s Office, or yourlocal non-profit Better Business Bureau
to obtain information.As a resident of Ohio, you should findout if your gifts are benefiting the chari-table organizations of your choice, andensure that these organizations are prop-erly registered with the AttorneyGeneral’s Office.The names of Ohio contributors tocharitable organizations are keptconfidential by law. The law requiresmost organizations that solicitcontributions to register with theAttorney General’s Charitable LawSection. Certain charities, such asreligious and educational organizations,are exempt from registration.