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I just found a website the state of Michigan has where you have the ability to screen a charitable organization that you may consider donating to.  As the site states “The organizations and professional fundraisers in this database are currently authorized to solicit donations in Michigan because they either are registered or licensed, and/or they have a current registration or application pending.”

So click on this link Charity Search feature before you give to find out some information on these charities.