I like donating money to charities. I like helping out organizations that do good in the world. I like knowing that my money is going to a good cause.
I do not like when charities/organizations send me stuff in the mail asking for money. And by stuff, I don’t mean letters – I don’t mind getting letters that explain what they do and why they do it and where the money goes when you donate. Those are perfectly fine. The stuff I’m talking about is the stuff I’ve recently received in the mail. One packet had a calendar, another had a dime, then I got another one with a dime (please send this dime back along with a big donation), stickers that looked like postage stamps but were not stamps just stickers, postage labels (from a few organizations, seriously how many things do you think I send out in the mail each month), a journal and that might have been it… unless I’m forgetting some. And this wasn’t even in the span of a year, this was just in the past few weeks!!! I don’t want the calendar or the journal or the dimes or the stickers or the postage labels… and I don’t want to feel guilty for not donating money because they sent me stuff. I’d much rather they all just stop sending me stuff.
Update 08/18/17: I have now received another dime, more mailing labels, a magnet and a notepad. I honestly wonder where they all got my information from… it must have been something recent because I never get this much stuff and it’s all coming in at once.