Thursday, July 05, 2007

Note to Really Good Causes and Organizations: I Have Nothing to Give

I'm not sure what credit card company or other organization that has access to my address shared it with every existing good cause and organization, but since I moved here in August, I have received in the mail (in no particular order):

A free world map from Doctors Without Borders.

Personalized sailboat address stickers from The Smile Train.

A collection of notecards from Save the Children.

Personalized animal address lables (and an exclusive tote bag offer) from the World Wildlife Fund.

Personalized heart, flower and bird address labels from the American Heart Association.

Not one but TWO envelopes with personalized flower address labels from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Personalized flower and butterfly address labels - and a nickel - from UNICEF.
(If that nickel could save a child's life, why are they sending it to me???)

A notepad, caledar, and two bookmarks from Easter Seals.

And (because you just can't make this stuff up, folks)...
... a calendar, flower stickers, a notepad and a dreamcatcher from St. Joseph's Indian School in Chamberlain, SD.

To all of you wonderful and worthy organizations, please know that though I very much support your efforts to make the world a better place, I cannot financially support your efforts at this time.

Please stop sending me free gifts - especially the address labels - as I would have to live at this address another 50 years to go through them all. It is a waste of your money to ask for my money. Track me down in another 30 years, after student loans are paid off and my as-of-yet-unborn children are through college and I'll be happy to give you whatever is left.


Meesh said...

I must've been sold to all the wrong organizations, because I get lots of solicitations but NEVER get address labels...and I could really use some! (I shouldn't say that...they're probably watching!).

smukai said...

Hop aboard the smile train smile smile!