I'm very selective in which charities i donate to.
I always support the cancer council, guide dogs, animal welfare groups and buy my poppy and legacy badge on remembrance/Anzac day etc.
Anything church related can go and get stuffed and that includes the salvos when they come door knocking.
May seem a bit harsh but I have very good reasons for it which I wont discuss here.
The local animal refuge (not rspca) has a bin outside my work where you can donate cans of dog food etc. At least you know these are going to the animals lol.
If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them. ~Phil Pastoret