Charities need to be purified from the political pollution surrounding them. If charities couldn’t write tax receipts, people would still give to the ones they really supported in their hearts. The only downside would be that rich people couldn’t force all taxpayers to pay for half of their trophy donations and then get even more tax benefits for it. It seems that many charities are run as much for networking and status grubbing than anything else. Let’s just get the government out of it- no interference or intervention. The best charities use most of their resources on face to face help with the people they serve. I would give to that charity and I don’t need a receipt.