- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
Lately, I seem to be getting some sort of charity solicitation about once a week that includes address labels. I’ve also gotten a calender, and lately they also seem to be sending coins (they send a nickel, with a request that I send them money because they can do so much good with as little as a nickle). Does anyone else get these? I used to get them occassionally, but now I get them all. the. time. And I have NEVER donated to any group that has sent me these things. My thought is, if I donate to you, rather than spend my money on your charity, you will likely use it to send labels or coins to other people. I’ve donated to medical research charities online, but these aren’t the charities that are sending me this stuff. It seems to increase since I’ve signed online petitions on Causes, etc., so perhaps charities are buying the lists of who signs those petitions. But why Veteran’s groups (I seem to get lots of mailings from them) would think that I would be a good candidate to give them money because I signed an animal welfare or women’s rights petition, I just don’t know.
Anyone else getting these lately? Do those mailings actually work? Do they bug anyone else? At first it was fine (especially when I liked the labels), but now I have more than I can use in this lifetime, and wish the charities would spend the money on their causes rather than making, assembling, and mailing the labels.
End rant 🙂