Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 9 charitable organizations, professional solicitors and professional fundraising counsel during the month of January, Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres announced today.
In January, cease-and-desist orders were issued to the following organizations:
Hearts for Homeless a/k/a H4H, 100 South Fraser Street, State College, PA 16801
Lubavitch House at Penn, Inc., 4032-4034 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Mary Jane Home Enrichment Centre, Inc., 1622 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Acting Secretary Torres noted that those organizations may not solicit donations or conduct fundraising activities until they have come into compliance with the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act.
Each entry includes the name of the charitable organization, professional solicitor or professional fundraising counsel, address, sanction imposed, a description of the basis for the disciplinary or corrective measure and the effective date.
Anyone who suspects unethical activity by a charitable organization can contact the Bureau’s Division of Charities Investigations/Audits by emailing RA-STBEICIU@pa.gov or by calling (717) 787-0700.
The Bureau oversees the registration of more than 12,000 charitable organizations, professional solicitors and professional fundraising counsel. A list of registration exclusions and exemptions for charitable organizations can be found on the Department’s website.
Violations of the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act may result in disciplinary actions including civil penalties and the suspension or revocation of a registration.
MEDIA CONTACT: Wanda Murren, (717) 783-1621