Expat.ru provides these charity related forums as a public service. We do NOT endorse any organization posting here unless otherwise stated by myself or another administrator. We urge you to use common sense, and also establish the legitimacy of any organization before donating material goods or money. A good way to start would be using the search tool HERE to establish ownership of websites, searching the internet using the name of the charity, the name(s) of people involved including those in whose name money is being collected, asking for references from other expats, etc.. Is the person posting a brand new member with less than 10 posts, or have they been on the site for years? Is the charity something you have heard of before? Is it sponsored by local organizations that can verify that involvement?