When you give to a particular charity, you expect the funds you give to go for the people in need. In most cases; the funds go towards the right people; but there are a few scam artists that will try to get you to donate supposedly for a cause only to pocket it for themselves. So how can you be sure the money you give gets to the right individuals? You can go by word of mouth(but that's not always the best solution), or check the charity with sites such as the Better Business Bureau, Charity Navigator or similar sites. With all the charity drives, these sites will help you find a trustworthy charity that deserves your trust and generous donation.