well, in a sense, i think NKF is going overboard if they really are indulging in such unnecessary luxuries. I find it hard to consider them as a charitable organisation but perhaps more of a business. and i absolutely hate their high and mighty attitude...oh you don't need to know how we run our organisation (dude, we are funding your organisation!). why not let us hear your side of the story so we don't jump to the wrong conclusions. unless you have something to hide?
but will i donate to NKF? yes. simply becos they are the most convenient and easily available option (i'm lazy, aren't we all?). Let's face it, theoretically, even if only 70% of the money goes to the kidney patients, that's 70% more than what the patients would get if NKF wasn't around. Let's not be harsh, the NKF are not criminals. In a sense, they offer a service to us and the kidney patients. if they do really take a cut off the funds for expenses, you cannot blame them. they have really done a world of good for kidney patients. but i just ask that they let us know! we deserve to know where every cent goes.
however, i have not yet donated to the NKF cancer fund. simply, i believe that the spin-off is unnecessary. i would simply donate twice to the singapore cancer society. don't you think it's silly? the National Kidney Foundation Cancer Charity Fund? i have not yet heard a good reason why they are even into this. is the cancer society not doing a good job? i haven't heard any complaints. all this does is add confusion and drain funds away from an organisation that is already doing so much to help the cancer patients. competition is good? i do believe so and perhaps the cancer patients may even end up with more funds and we get an alternative outlet to donate. but it may also mean that the cancer society may not get enough funds for their own operations because the public is simply too jaded from the blitz of charity shows. what are the NKF's intentions? supplement the cancer society or replace it? the problem is that the NKF seem to be intent on keeping the details of their organisation from the public eye. so how can we be sure of their intentions?
and it's only my opinion so don't flame me: i really find those shows unbearably stupid. oh look! jack neo is running over hot coals. that make me wanna donate so badly! yeah...sure.....