Weidner Law consumer lawyer Matt Weidner is suing the Pasco County-based charity, Kids Wish Network in a Pinellas lawsuit in which he asserts that the “Kids Wish Network’s entire fundraising model is predicated on false, deceptive and unfair and unduly manipulative fundraising campaigns that mislead the general public.”
Weidner Law Suing Kids Wish Network
It’s not the first time that the Pasco County-based charity network has come under scrutiny, the Kids Wish Network has previously been tagged by multiple news outlets as being “worst charity in America”. Attorney Matt Weidner is taking a stand against the charity for their false, deceptive, and manipulative fundraising campaigns and in a further statement says that in “numerous instances, KWN spent nothing, or an infinitesimal amount in relation to the amount raised, on helping improve the lives of children.”
Just one week ago, local news station WFLA took notice of the charity in their 8 on Your Side segment where they highlighted the fact that “professional fundraisers kept 85 percent of the $13.9 million Kids Wish counted as revenue last year based on documents filed with the IRS.” Sickeningly, it was revealed that less than one percent of fundraising totals were spent to fulfill the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. As if taking money away from suffering children wasn’t bad enough, the Kids Wish Network used deceptive fundraising techniques to go about duping that money out of charitable givers. It seems that it just wasn’t enough to take from children in need, but the actions of the Kids Wish Network also show intentionally deceptive techniques designed to maximize the charitable donations which would then go towards lining their own pockets.
As a consumer lawyer and local watchdog, attorney Weidner is suing the Kids Wish Network because it’s important to bring these egregious actions to light to educate charitable givers and encourage them to be more vigilant in researching the details behind any charitable organizations they are considering supporting. Of course, it’s not the consumer’s fault that they have been duped, but it is the responsibility of the consumer to know who they are giving to and the reputation of that network for ethical conduct. It is also the duty of the consumer to report and pursue fraudulent activity when it’s spotted which is why Matt Weidner and Weidner Law is pursuing their case against the Kids Wish Network. Weidner hopes that by taking a stand, he will prompt local lawmakers to better monitor charitable organizations like the Kids Wish Network to prevent the misappropriation of funds and the obscene pattern of business that the Kids Wish Network has so blatantly committed in this, and numerous other, incidences
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