There will be always money coming from unknown sources. Usually, these originate from people who are up to no good like felons and convicted people, definitely welcome but not needed as far as campaign procedures are concerned.
Much of these have been traced to reach the U.S. presidential candidates, Barack Obama and John McCain. And while these transactions were traced, it is apparent that to avoid any untoward audit of campaign funds, such amounts are said to be headed for a worthy cause; charitable institutions.
There was no specific number specified although there was one felon who admitted wiring $7,000 and structuring financial transactions. At least you know that $7,000 is on its way to these charity groups, names of the organizations of which were not divulged.
Was it done intentionally or another publicity stunt to look good in front of the potential voting population of America? If perhaps there would be a probing team released to audit and oversee these funds, then perhaps the real intent and amount of funds disbursed will surely be seen.
This is not to question the integrity and character of the presidential candidates. But once news like this leaks, it is something that can work against people considering money is a very tedious word in the industry today.
But as far as the charities are concerned, as long as they can get support and help for their cause, all is welcome. If there is one group that needs help these days, that would be the charities.