Today’s column by Joan Oliver in the Northwest Herald is about charity mailings:
“Phillip Milligan of Huntley, like many of us, receives what he considers more than his fair share of charity solicitations in the mail.
So he decided to collect every donation request that came to his Sun City home from Jan. 1, 2010, to Dec. 31, 2010.
The grand total in his overflowing basket came to 175.
Part of the motivation for Milligan’s experiment was a feeling that many of the organizations were spending more on the mailings than they were on helping the causes for which they were collecting.”
The column raises some great points, and it seems like a great occasion to talk a little bit about Turning Point’s policies. First and foremost, Turning Point never shares information about it’s donors with anyone else; We’ve never sold or traded any mailing lists with any other group or business. And, it’s also important to know, most Turning Point mailings (including invitations to our events and our annual Holiday Card mailing) are completely paid for by Landfear Communications- a local printer & mailing service that stepped forward to offer their services free of charge as a donation.
We hope our donors are glad to hear from us from time to time- but if you do not want to recieve correspondence from us, we are happy to honor that request- just let us know.