I got a call last night from Heifer International. As soon as I forced the speaker to identify her organization and just as she began to launch into her spiel, I spake thusly to her, in, shall we say, firm tones:
Hold it right there. I write you people one check every year. It’s what I can afford. It’s how much you get. Unless you want me to stop donating to your organization entirely, stop calling me and stop writing to me. Goodbye.
And I hung up.
I donate to two international organizations, Heifer International and Doctors Without Borders, every year without fail. I’m incensed to say that judging from the amount of mail they both send me throughout the year they are spending a good portion of my donation on soliciting further donations.
If this continues, my donations don’t.
That is all.
Author and founder of Storyknife.org.