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Anyone Upset With The Amount Of Mail Asking For Donations For MS?

Anyone Upset With The Amount Of Mail Asking For Donations For MS?

A few years ago I was asked to go to neighbors and friends to donate to MS. Being the good friends and neighbors that they were, they donated, only to be bomb barded with mail asking for more donations. I felt so bad. My parents are still getting lots of mail. I emailed about it to the national MS foundation. I couldn't justify to the people who were giving money only to see it being wasted on all the mail being sent. I didn't get a response from the MS foundation. Anyone else feel this way, or… read more

posted over 8 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I know some one when they get mail from org. looking for donations all the time. Return every thing in the return envelope and write remove my name from list. Mailing is free usually. They pay.

posted over 8 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Exactly. I have a wood stove so all that extra mailing (and money) gets turned into BTUs.

posted over 8 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Its part of the fundraising business, there is always money that the societies need and reaching out to previous donors is one of the ways to get donations coming. I give people the option to donate to my team directly to my team's paypal account so they don't have to register or give their personal information out. I know somebody don't like the regular mailings and calls thats why having an independent team can help avoid those mailing, but I know I will be continually reaching out to people for donations through my social media sites and www.teamfums.org

posted over 8 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

And that's is why People Stop donating..when they get Targeted and harassed to much after wards. I just throw all of that into the recycle without even looking at it any more. Wasted money for them for sure.

posted over 8 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I get all kinds of email asking for various donations. If all I'm getting are donation requests and not benefiting from the organization, I unsubscribe. If I do get something out of the relationship I ignore requests for money. For MS groups, contact them and tell them to remove you from list. For phone solicitations call 888-382-1222 and register your phone number. Then it will be illegal to contact you for solicitation without your permission.

Just saw a "Free MS bracelet" add on Facebook. You have to give up your privacy rights in order to get one. Really bad deal there and I am embarrassed to have my afliction associated with such behavior.

posted over 8 years ago
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