Reaction- "The Road to Reform" - Lisa Anderson - Chicago Tribune

Save the Children Redirects Staffers to Closely Monitor Individual Cases

". . .But the increased activity is part of more aggressive reforms launched by Save the Children Federation Inc. (SCF) in the wake of a yearlong Tribune investigation that exposed serious problems within Save the Children and other child sponsorship charities, ones that raise millions of dollars annually through heart-tugging appeals asking donors to sponsor a needy child for a few dollars each month.The Tribune special report, published in March 1998, revealed that Save the Children had some of the worst problems in the industry. Among other things, the organization took money from donors to sponsor children who were dead and falsified correspondence to American sponsors from African children, including at least one who had died. . ."

Description:Lisa Anderson explains how Save the Children is changing their organization due to The Chicago Tribune's series "The Miracles Merchants."

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