Why is it that donating money to a charity inevitably causes you to wind up on their mailing list for the rest of your life? And more importantly, is there any way to avoid it?
If I give money to a charity, I want them to use it for charitable purposes. I swear that there are charities out there that have spent more money sending me solicitations than I have ever given them, and that depresses me. Yes, I know that charities get a lot of money from these solicitations, but not from me-- I always throw them away unopened. And yet I've never found a way to make a donation without winding up on mailing lists.
Why does this suck so much?
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