Charitable giving says a lot about a person. Not just if they participate in giving to charity, but how and why they do so. Some people give money to their particular religious institution and trust that it will do the right thing. Others prefer to give to secular organizations. In any case, you should investigate how much of your donation is spent on the end goal and how effective that charity is in fulfilling their objectives. You may wish to get a second or perhaps even a third opinion.