- - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Pop fried a moist, delish turkey, and Uncle Wood got the mac and cheese just right. Next comes the family’s post-Thanksgiving binge-athon, when you hit the malls and shopping centers for uber deals and steals.

There are myriad reasons why and how “Black Friday” became the nickname for post-Thanksgiving spending. Religion even makes the list, according to a 2014 post, “The Meaning of Black Friday” at Jacobinmag.com.

Being in the black with the family budget or making a profit is certainly better than being in the red, and some organizations seem to have a hard time shedding the crimson color.

Says Charity Navigator, “Outspending your means can set a dangerous precedent. These 10 charities have run deficits in each of their last 3 fiscal years, establishing a pattern of overspending. They are ranked by the ratio of their average deficit to their average total expenses. This ratio conveys how significant the deficit is for each charity.”


1 Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center -99.5%

2 Christian Ministries Foundation -74.2%

3 Discovery Eye Foundation -52.1%

4 Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education -50.4%

5 The Cable Center -43.8%

6 Lankenau Institute for Medical Research -41.5%

7 Thrive Networks -41.0%

8 National Religious Partnership for the Environment -40.6%

9 Mother Caroline Academy & Education Center -40.6%

10 National Headache Foundation -40.1%

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