Dear Editor: Some months ago I sent a small contribution to Paralyzed Veterans. Immediately I received a note of thanks with a package of labels with my name and address.
After that, I started getting requests for donations from all over the country from charities that I never knew existed, all of them with a great amount of labels, cards, calendars and memos. I sent some more contributions, asking them to stop sending gifts. I have enough for the rest of my life.
Well, my concern is this: my contributions can not possibly pay for all the gifts I received. So why continue sending money just for labels, cards, mailings, etc. if my contribution is not helping anybody?
I’d rather give charity to the homeless on the streets, or to the church, or directly to somebody I know is in need. Don’t you agree?
Published: Oct. 9, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 26