Before I even start, let me just say I am a very charitable person. You show me an abused puppy or a child with cancer and I'm spending the money for my phone bill because I'd like to think that if it was my puppy someone hit with a car or my child with cancer- someone would help me out. But with that being said...
Stop fucking calling me. Stop sending me your letter requests so I get three a week. (Unless you're sending me address labels- I'm a sucker for address labels.) Seriously. I give when I have the money. The more and more you send me junk mail, the less inclined I am to give.
If you're the Republican party? You need to just STOP CALLING ME. I have signed up for every do not call list I can find, yet the Republicans don't ever stop. You know who else doesn't stop? The police and sheriff's people, the wounded veterans, and breast cancer research.
Fuckers- I've ALREADY SENT YOU MONEY. Multiple times. I send an annual gift to all kinds of organizations and that is the best I can do. I cannot send you even $5. You know why? Because next week you're going to call and make me feel bad about a "local soldier who just lost a leg". And I get that that is horrible, sad, and unfair. Thank you for the sacrifice of your leg. But I really have no extra money.
The Breast Cancer people that call me and it shows up as "Michigan" on my Caller I.D.? You people have BALLS. I just sent you a donation and yet you flat out tell me, "Well, women are still dying." Bitches- do you think I have the cure for cancer hiding in my closet and I'm just refusing to share? It's not MY fault there's cancer. You make it sound like it's all on me to save the world from losing their boobies.
I'm getting to the point where I feel like stopping all donations. Nobody is really grateful. Because just like with a friend, when you give to help out- you do it with no strings attached. You do it to hopefully do a little bit of good for someone, somewhere. And if you are the recipient of said gift, you take it with no strings attached. You don't come up to me next week trying to bum another $20 from me.
And honestly? I feel like charities are really irresponsible. You have to think that a lot of them put a LOT of their funds towards the administration of the "charity" and very little going to helping a cancer victim's family stay for free near them. I mean of my $100 donation, I'd be lucky if $3 actually went to research and victim funds. It's terrible. I totally get every program will have administrative costs but DANG. When I'm getting 2-7 calls per night from these places, not to mention the obscene amount of junk mail weekly- I'm starting to think my donations are for waste. I'm only encouraging this crap to keep coming.