Gifts of Medicine and Food Fuel Growth but Draw Regulators’ Scrutiny

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Brian Granfors/Soles4Souls

Soles4Soles (No. 325) raises nearly 97 percent of its revenue in donated products, enabling it to provide shoes to these kids in Tanzania.

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Brian Granfors/Soles4Souls

Soles4Soles (No. 325) raises nearly 97 percent of its revenue in donated products, enabling it to provide shoes to these kids in Tanzania.

The Breast Cancer Society was created in 2007 to fill what it viewed as a gap in the work other charities were doing to help breast-cancer patients.

“While research and education are both vital,” its Web site says, breast-cancer victims “also require direct assistance today so they and their families can meet the challenges of this disease.”

The charity raised about $16.6-million from private sources in 2008.

Last year, that number shot up to