In addition to several otherwise honourable groups who raise funds for worthy causes, I have once again requested my name be taken off a mailing list. This time it is the Cancer Research Society.
I was terribly disappointed to receive in today's mail a large envelope from this group that was stuffed full of poor quality birthday cards, more than I could use in three years, even I wanted to use them. There was a cheap pen and four loose sheets of phone pad paper. Sigh.....
It seems I never learn to stop sending donations to fund raising groups whose causes I do believe in.
This time I have finally made the decision. I am finished with donations to good causes. My church will now be the recipient of the extra donations I have been giving other groups. My church does not use my donations to purchase crappy cards and pens, decorative phone pads and stickers.
Enough is enough! A big SORRY to the other groups, but that is the end of my giving to your most noble of causes.
And yes, I AM keeping the crappy cards, pens and what have you. Why not return them, despite the mailing costs to further make my point? I am keeping them simply because I obviously paid for the stupid things. Although I am unlikely to use any of those items, these shysters are not getting my apparently wasted donation AND their stuff back to pass onto some other innocent dupe!