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FEATURE/WORTH Magazine Names America's 100 Best Charities - and Highlights 12 Worth Avoidng.

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE FEATURES)--Nov. 29, 2001

We all know that it's better to give than receive - but whom we choose to give to is as important as the giving itself.

With more than 800,000 charities awaiting our hard-earned dollars - just how does the average person know which are best? The December issue of WORTH magazine does the necessary legwork just in time for the giving season with a carefully-researched List of America's 100 Best Charities - from the environment, relief and development, health, human services, and education - and presents 12 charities to steer clear of.

ENVIRONMENT
Conservation
 International www.conservation.org 800-429-5660
Defenders of
 Wildlife www.defenders.org 202-682-9400
Earthjustice www.earthjustice.org 800-584-6460
National Audobon
 Society www.audobon.org 212-979-3000
National Wildlife
 Federation www.nwf.org 800-588-1650
Natural Resources
 Defense Council www.nrdc.org 212-727-2700
The Nature
 Conservancy www.nature.org 800-628-6860
The Ocean
 Conservancy www.oceanconservancy.org 202-429-5609
The Trust for Public
 Land www.tpl.org 415-495-4014
World Resources
 Institute www.wri.org 202-729-7600
World Wildlife Fund www.worldwildlife.org 888-993-1100


RELIEF AND
 DEVELOPMENT
Accion www.accion.org 617-625-7080
American Refugee
 Committee www.archq.org 800-875-7060
Ashoka www.ashoka.org 703-527-8300
Care USA www.care.org 800-521-2273
Direct Relief
 International www.directrelief.org 800-676-1638
Doctors Without
 Borders www.doctorswithoutborders.org 888-392-0392
FINCA www.villagebanking.org 202-682-1510
Freedom from Hunger www.freedomfromhunger.org 800-708-2555
Heifer International www.heifer.org 800-422-0474
International Center
 for Research on
 Women www.icrw.org 202-797-0007
International
 Medical Corps www.imc-la.org 800-481-4462
International Rescue
 Committee www.intrescom.org 877-733-8433
Mercy Corps
 International www.mercycorps.org 800-292-3355
Operation USA www.opusa.org 800-678-7255
Oxfam America www.oxfamamerica.org 800-776-9326
PACT www.pactworld.org 202-466-5666
Physicians for Human
 Rights www.phrusa.org 617-695-0041
Refugees
 International www.refugeesinternational.org 800-733-8433
TechnoServe www.tns.org 800-999-6757
U.S. Committee for
 Refugees www.refugees.org 800-307-4712
U.S. Fund for UNICEF www.unicefusa.org 800-367-5437


HEALTH
Alzheimer's
 Association www.alz.org 800-272-3900
American Cancer
 Society www.cancer.org 800-227-2345
American Diabetes
 Association www.diabetes.org 800-342-2383
American Foundation
 for AIDS Research www.amfar.org 800-392-6327
American Heart
 Association www.americanheart.org 800-242-8721
American Lung
 Association www.lungusa.org 800-586-4872
Arthritis Foundation www.arthritis.org 800-283-7800
Association for the
 Cure of Cancer of
 the Prostate www.capcure.org 800-757-2873
Christopher Reeve
 Paralysis
 Foundation www.paralysis.org 800-225-0292
Easter Seals www.easter-seals.org 800-221-6827
Elizabeth Glaser
 Pediatric AIDS
 Foundation www.pedaids.org 888-499-4673
Epilepsy Foundation www.efa.org 800-332-1000
Foundation Fighting
 Blindness www.blindness.org 800-683-5555
Gynecologic Cancer
 Foundation www.wcn.org/gcf 312-321-6810
Juvenile Diabetes
 Research
 Foundation
 International www.jdrf.org 800-533-2873
National Alliance
 for the Mentally
 Ill www.nami.org 800-950-6264
National Alliance
 for Research on
 Schizophrenia and
 Depression www.narsad.org 800-829-8289
National Kidney
 Foundation www.kidney.org 800-622-9010
National Mental
 Health Association www.nmha.org 800-969-6642
National
 Organization for
 Rare Disorders www.rarediseases.org 800-999-6673
National Prostate
 Cancer Coalition www.pcacoalition.org 888-245-9455
Ronald McDonald
 House Charities www.rmhc.org 630-623-7048
Shriners Hospitals
 for Children www.shrinershq.org 800-241-4438
St. Jude Children's
 Research Hospital www.stjude.org 901-495-3306
SIDS Alliance www.sidsalliance.org 800-221-7437
Susan G. Komen
 Breast Cancer
 Foundation www.komen.org 800-462-9273

HUMAN SERVICES
America's Second
 Harvest www.secondharvest.org 800-771-2303
Big Brothers Big
 Sisters of America www.bbbsa.org 215-564-7000
Boys & Girls Clubs
 of America www.bgca.org 800-854-2582
Camp Fire USA www.campfireusa.com 800-669-6884
Center for Community
 Change www.communitychange.org 202-342-0519
Center for Youth as
 Resources www.yar.org 202-261-4131
Child Find of
 America www.childfindofamerica.org 800-426-5678
Children's Defense
 Fund www.childrensdefense.org 202-628-8787
Child Welfare League
 of America www.cwla.org 202-638-2952
Communities in
 Schools www.cisnet.org 800-247-4543
Family Violence
 Prevention Fund www.enabuse.org 415-252-8900
Girl Scouts of the
 USA www.girlscouts.org 800-478-7248
Girls Inc. www.girlsinc.org 800-374-4475
Goodwill Industries
 International www.goodwill.org 800-664-6577
Habitat for Humanity www.habitat.org 800-422-4828
Mothers Against
 Drunk Driving www.madd.org 800-438-6233
Ms. Foundation for
 Women www.ms.foundation.org 212-742-2300
National Center for
 Missing and
 Exploited Children www.missingkids.com 800-843-5678
National Coalition
 Against Domestic
 Violence www.ncadv.org 303-839-1852
National Council on
 the Aging www.ncoa.org 202-479-1200
National
 Organization for
 Victim Assistance www.try-nova.org 202-232-6682
National Partnership
 for Women &
 Families www.nationalpartnership.org 202-986-2600
Prevent Child Abuse
 America www.preventchildabuse.org 312-663-3520
Rape, Abuse & Incest
 National Network www.rainn.org 800-656-4673
Share Our Strength www.strength.org 800-969-4767
Special Olympics www.specialolympics.org 800-700-8585
V-Day www.vday.org
Women in Community
 Service www.wics.org 800-442-9427
YMCA-USA www.ymca.net 888-333-9622
YWCA of the U.S.A. www.ywca.org 800-992-2871

EDUCATION
The Children's
 Scholarship Fund www.scholarshipfund.org 212-752-8555
Citizens Scholarship
 Foundation of
 America www.csfa.org 800-537-4180
Jumpstart for Young
 Children www.jstart.org 617-542-5867
Laubach Literacy
 International www.laubach.org 888-528-2224
Literacy Volunteers
 of America www.literacyvolunteers.org 877-435-7582
National Center for
 Family Literacy www.famlit.org 502-584-1133
Parents as Teachers
 National Center www.patnc.org 866-728-4698
Reach Out and Read www.reachoutandread.org 617-629-8042
Reading is
 Fundamental www.rif.org 877-743-7323
Teach for America www.teachforamerica.org 212-279-2080
Zero to Three www.zerotothree.org 202-638-1144

12 TO AVOID
American Association of the Deaf-Blind
American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens
American Health Assistance Foundation
AMVETS national Service Foundation
Arthritis Research Institute of America
Cancer Fund of America
Firefighters Charitable Foundation
Miracle Flights for Kids
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
National Cancer Coalition
Pacific West Cancer Fund
Walker Cancer Research Institute/National Cancer Research Center


WORTH, the monthly magazine edited for the dynamic wealth market, reaches active investors and business leaders with a median net worth of $1.25 million. The December issue will be available on newsstands December 6.
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