I Have a Hard Time Believing They Need Money
By Four Walls
April 19, 2017 9:43pm CST
I picked up my mail on the way home before the golf tournament this evening (hey, I won!!). One piece of mail (in the included photo) had me a little upset. It's from some group called "Food for the Poor." I'm immediately suspicious because I have NEVER donated money to this group. So how did they get my name and new mailing address (I've had my post office box about four months)? They bought it. I know which charity I give, ahem, gave to they bought it from, too. Now, I'm an ex-postal employee (fear not, I'm gruntled, so I won't go postal ), so I know how much these mailings cost. They're sending me (and 50,000 others) six cents and a business reply envelope (dirty secret: USPS charges the postage PLUS handling [it was 7c per envelope when I worked there, 24 years ago] on business reply envelopes) and paying nonprofit postage (which is about 12c per letter). Spending all that money to get ten bucks? I have a hard time believing they need money (especially considering I get 4-5 mailings from them a month!). Oh, and there's another thing: about five years ago their founder was forced to resign over embezzling $400,000 of the charity's money to two women he was having affairs with. (Asterisk: he did repay the money, but if he had that kind of money lying around to repay them....) Thanks for the six cents, but I'll keep giving my money to the honest charities.
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• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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