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Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:23 PM

I received the most amazing "Gift Package" from..."Boys Town"

...I have ..never.. given to Boys Town, and never will. I do give to some other charities, but someone sold my name and address to "Boys Town"...A calander, pictures, crossword puzzles, diary, and more. Mail stickers on and on. All in an attempt to get me to give a donation.
... So much so that I would feel guilty if I didn't give to this charity. I will throw all of this stuff out. But I suspect one of those I did give to, sold my name, or traded it to "Boys Town." This package was a "trick" & it won't work for me. The most stuff I have ever gotten from a charity in order to get me to give, and give a lot. OH, and I will be receiving a call to follow up. After all .....It is Christmas Time...!!!

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Reply I received the most amazing "Gift Package" from..."Boys Town" (Original post)
Stuart G Dec 2019 OP
LakeArenal Dec 2019 #1
Stuart G Dec 2019 #2
Arkansas Granny Dec 2019 #3
rurallib Dec 2019 #4
2naSalit Dec 2019 #5

Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:27 PM

1. I quit giving openly to the HumaneSociety

All that wasted paper. Sorta ticked me off.
Now I give anomalously at the pet store.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:30 PM

2. Thank You for sharing your experience. So much wasted paper is correct. And it is all about one

idea, and only one idea..guilt.

....It is several dollars worth of sh*t, so you will at least send a few dollars to cover the cost of the sh*t. If I get a call from them, maybe I will just say ..Fuck You!. And then hang up...

...... That will stop them from calling me again.......maybe...

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:38 PM

3. I get those on a regular basis from various groups. I don't know who sold my name,

but they passed it around freely.

I save the greeting cards I receive for a 1st grade teacher I know. Her students cut them up and use them in various art projects throughout the year. My grandkids like the animal and flower stickers and i use the address stickers to mark books that I loan out.

I make charitable donations throughout the year, but I can't support every institution that sends solicitations.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:48 PM

4. me too - I have no idea who sold my name

but they have pretty much caused me to quit donating unless doing so anonymously.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 03:05 PM

5. Maybe donate the stuff

so that it gets used instead of just putting it in a landfill? I used a donate Boy's Town calendar when I was homeless, it helped keep all my appointments and responsibilities straight. I kept it in my backpack and it was a crucial element in my life. I was working and sleeping in my vehicle and I didn't have money to buy anything. An HR lady at the place where I worked brought them in and left them in the break room, it wasn't long before they were all scooped up.

In my town we have a community thrift store where stuff like that ends up but also gets used.

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