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A group calling itself the What Can We Do Foundation has allegedly used other charitable organizations to lure people into donating cash for the purpose of aiding the homeless. KCBS reported that St. Vincent De Paul, No Kid Hungry, and Share our Strength are all organizations that have had their logo used by Weilyn Wingfield, who runs the What Can We Do Foundation.
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The charity group has been spotted outside some grocery stores in Northridge and Reseda, Calif. It takes cash donations for the stated purpose of feeding and caring for the homeless. The charitable organizations that Wingfield and his associates claim to be affiliated with claim they have not seen any donations from his organization.
Wingfield has a criminal background that goes back more than a decade. His rap sheet includes possession of drugs and firearms. He also uses the alias of Ansar El Muhammad. Wingfield insisted in an interview that the money went to the homeless, although he could not produce evidence to support his claim.
In the KCBS investigation by David Goldstein, it was discovered that in 2012, the California Franchise Tax Board suspended the organization’s license for failure to pay taxes. The What Can We Do Foundation is not currently permitted to do business in California.
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Western Journal attempted to access What Can We Do Foundation’s website. It has been shut down.
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