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Giving Wisely

Weekend businesses, playing with your food.

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This story appears in the February 1998 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

Chances are, you or your family members made a contribution to a favorite charity over the holidays. But what if you want to make an additional charitable contribution during the year on behalf of your company? And what if your business is asked to participate in collecting charitable contributions?

Use caution, says Bennett Weiner, a vice president at the Council of Better Business Bureaus. "When deceptive charity pleas take place, they defraud businesses as well as consumers," says Weiner.

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