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l***@fl.it
2017-10-31 11:29:21 UTC
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Talking of charities, this year I am already getting masses of
requests in my mail box from charities I have never even donated to,
is it the same everywhere? I can't understand the waste of money to
do that! I do the ones I do online anyway.
HRM Resident
2017-10-31 14:07:27 UTC
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Talking of charities, this year I am already getting masses of
requests in my mail box from charities I have never even donated to,
is it the same everywhere? I can't understand the waste of money to
do that! I do the ones I do online anyway.
I don't know where they come from, but once you give anything to
one of them, it seems you end up on many other's mailing list. For
example, I gave to the Fort Mac fire recovery through the Red Cross . .
. they are still after me for more on everything they support and I can
understand why they (Red Cross) are.

What I don't like is at least 5-6 other charities that I never had
the resources to help all of a sudden are now as aggressive via mail,
email and phone calls to solicit funds from me. I highly suspect these
groups share donor lists. I really hope the Red Cross didn't give my
contact info to a bunch of other charities, but the timing is very
suspicious.

I hate to use the RWA expression, but I will anyhow, "Some
charities are like stray cats . . . you feed them once and you can never
get rid of them." I think that was a Harper-era dig directed at gov't
social programs and people on EI, welfare, etc. Regardless the message
is similar.

I do lean socialist and feel we out to keep our social programs
intact. My point was charities ought to be thankful and not badger you
forever. My mother died 8 years ago and I still get letters from the
charities she supported. Writing "Deceased" on the letter and sending
it back seems to have no effect.
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l***@fl.it
2017-10-31 14:58:28 UTC
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On Tue, 31 Oct 2017 11:07:27 -0300, HRM Resident
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Post by l***@fl.it
Talking of charities, this year I am already getting masses of
requests in my mail box from charities I have never even donated to,
is it the same everywhere? I can't understand the waste of money to
do that! I do the ones I do online anyway.
I don't know where they come from, but once you give anything to
one of them, it seems you end up on many other's mailing list. For
example, I gave to the Fort Mac fire recovery through the Red Cross . .
. they are still after me for more on everything they support and I can
understand why they (Red Cross) are.
What I don't like is at least 5-6 other charities that I never had
the resources to help all of a sudden are now as aggressive via mail,
email and phone calls to solicit funds from me. I highly suspect these
groups share donor lists. I really hope the Red Cross didn't give my
contact info to a bunch of other charities, but the timing is very
suspicious.
I hate to use the RWA expression, but I will anyhow, "Some
charities are like stray cats . . . you feed them once and you can never
get rid of them." I think that was a Harper-era dig directed at gov't
social programs and people on EI, welfare, etc. Regardless the message
is similar.
I do lean socialist and feel we out to keep our social programs
intact. My point was charities ought to be thankful and not badger you
forever. My mother died 8 years ago and I still get letters from the
charities she supported. Writing "Deceased" on the letter and sending
it back seems to have no effect.
I feel they must swap names because I mainly do two charities and only
online, I told them I would stop if I had paper from them and I don't
:) I realise with my building they could just send to all units,
except how would they know my name, the keypad at the door does not
show the unit number, only the number to dial.

Once we all had begging letters from the JWs - I knew someone had
copied the keypad list by the number on my envelope. I took a big red
felt chip pen, wrote THERE IS NO GOD!!! on it and return to sender.

Seeing the mail man a few days later he said the sorting office folk
wanted him to thank me for a great laugh :)

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