Busted: Children’s Leukemia Charity Gave Just 1% Of Donations to the Cause

July 22, 2015   |   John Vibes

John Vibes
July 22, 2015

(ANTIMEDIA) When donating to charity, it is important to be careful and do diligent research on the organization that you will be donating to, because sadly, it is common for charities to be run by scammers.

In the case of the New York-based National Children’s Leukemia Foundation, the organization brought in millions of dollars that were intended for children with leukemia, but it was recently discovered that just 1% of those donations actually went towards helping children with the disease.

The organization was well-respected and perceived as a legitimate charity for many years, despite the fact that most of the donations went towards salaries and elaborate fundraisers to bring in more money.

“Start listing some legitimate sounding programs like a bone marrow registry and people very often have a hard time saying no,” Deputy State Attorney General Yael Fuchs said in a statement.

“NCLS didn’t make any dreams or wishes come true,” he added.

Zvi Shor, the leader of the organization, has been forced to shut down the charity, but he denies that he has done anything wrong. His attorney told the New York Times this week that he ran the charity “with the best of intentions.

However, according to State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the organization accepted donations across the country, over the course of many years, for programs that did not even exist. Now the New York Attorney General is accusing the foundation of conducting a $9.7 million fraud.

The charity first came under fire in 2010 when it was discovered that Shor was previously arrested for bank fraud, which would make him ineligible to run a charity. After stepping down and replacing himself with friend and long-time accountant, Yehuda Gutwein, Shor allegedly continued to pull the strings of the organization behind the scenes.

These findings reportedly spurred an investigation, which resulted in the recent revelations about the charity.


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John Vibes joined Anti-Media as an independent journalist in October of 2014. His topics of interest include agorism, anarchism, consciousness, the Drug War, and spirituality. Born in Philadelphia, he currently resides in Maryland.

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  1. #cancer #fraud Yep, beware of what charity you support! Those that go to cancer research actually ends up in the bank accounts of "medicine" manufacturers. These manufacturers are some of the world's richest people and they get YOUR donations!

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  2. I have a strong suspicion that they found a cure ages ago but it is more lucrative for them to treat than cure

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  3. a strange coincidence that this was run by a jewish man, and then the power handed to another.
    Keep reinforcing those stereotypes….also, isnt it law that charities can only pay out a certain percentage of revenue in payroll? ANd what was his. and his friends pay, as well as a listing of all others paid by this sham outfit. all of this info needs to be made public, ALL of it.

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  4. Sandie White I worked for a pharmaceutical company for 12 years. During my employment I most certainly felt that their mind set and overall strategy was to focus on (maintanence drugs). Cures do not make money. ; Treating a condition for the balance of ones life does..! VERY SAD..!

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