STOP sending me free address labels with the nickel or dime pasted inside!!

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Real Estate Agent with John Aaroe Group BRE #01708344

I'm getting more and more of the soliciations from charitable organizations that have the pre-printed address labels inside, with a note saying "how can 5 cents save a child's life?"

I am a huge advocate of donating to charitable organizations.  I donate to MANY organizations constantly, at least a dozen or more constantly throughout the year.

But it really upsets me when they send me a nickel stating how 5 cents can save a child's life.

Then why are you sending me 5 cents?!!!!

Use it towards the fund to actually go to the children!!!

Don't use it as a method of guilt or guilt-extortion!!!

That's really low to do in the name of saving children!!!

This form of marketing should be stopped.  It's absolutely awful, and makes NO sense whatsoever to me.

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Rainmaker
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
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When I get them, I drop the same amount into a "charity" jar at the next register I see.....

January 20, 2010 02:55 PM
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John Mulkey
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Ralph - I receive them too, and ignore them. I have specific charities I give to and must ignore most other requests. However, their marketing must work; otherwise I doubt they would continue.

January 20, 2010 04:06 PM
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate

Ralph. I absolutely agree...and will start to do what Wallace says above.

January 20, 2010 04:07 PM
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Ann Allen Hoover
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This aggravates me too.  I used to work for a company and received many requests for donations and I learned a lot about some charities that were not all they said they were.  When giving, definitely do your homework on where the money goes.

January 20, 2010 04:47 PM
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Carra Riley
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Ralph...There are some great charities but you have to be cautious.  I agree cold solitations are a very maddening occurrence.

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January 21, 2010 11:19 AM
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Ralph Gorgoglione

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