I prefer that my charitable donations be a private matter, so it's getting tiresome when:<br><br>--"would you like to donate to the United Way at work"<br><br>--"would you like to donate $1 to the 'save our sight program' at the license bureau"<br><br>--"would you like to round up for the hungry?"<br><br>Uh no. AND STOP ASKING ME!!! (angry 'Batman Begins' voice)<br><br>
I am pissed to high heaven about that.<br><br>At work to they are big into the UW, emails are sent out as reminders to donate yada yada.<br><br>Plus where I live I get door knockers asking for donations.<br>Soccer teams<br>Softball teams<br>little league <br>Various school clubs - plus coworkers asking for their kids<br><br>Get this<br>Foreign Exchange Students asking for donations for their education - WTF ?<br><br>
my favorite around here are the little ghetto kids carrying a milk transportation crate w/a 150th generation photocopy of some piece of paper. They claim to be raising money for whatever charity by selling candy bars, usually a few at the bottom of the crate... apparently storebought. Cash only please!<br><br>Common logic dictates that NO charity is going to put kids out on the street to raise money. No thanks.<br><br>-------<br>My Audioblog / Podcast - "Aural Fixation"
I really don't like the UW corporate campaigns. They try to paint you as an outsider and selfish jerk if you don't donate to the UW. There are so many reasons not to donate to the UW.<br><br>1. The tactics used to coerce you to donate money without any consideration that you may donate to other charities outside of work.<br>2. The misleading advertising - "1 in 3 people are helped by the UW" - yeah, does that include the UW managers and executives? Why don't I know anyone that was helped by the UW?<br>3. The overhead that is kept by UW itself. I heard it's almost half of the money used to pay for UW salaries and expenses.<br>4. They claim you can direct which charity your donations go - well why don't I donate to that charity directly and not give half my money to the UW itself?<br><br>
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