Are We Being Taken Advantage of During Season of Giving?
One thing I love about being an Idahoan is the fact that our community is always so giving when the need is there, but are you starting to feel the squeeze?
Monday morning, Kekeluv brought up the fact that every time he checks out somewhere...the grocery store, the drugstore, etc...he's being asked if he'd like to donate to a local charity. As someone who's at Albertson's, Whole Foods or Walgreens at least every other day, I've definitely noticed the same thing.
I'd like to think I'm a generous person and I do give to my two favorite charities, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Girls on the Run, regularly throughout the year. Sometimes the donations are monetary and other times they're in the form of volunteer hours.
When it comes to being asked for these "checkout" donations, I try to give when the time is right...like pay day. I feel a tinge of guilt every time I say "not today" when the cashier asks me out loud if I'd like to donate. Deep down I honestly want to, I just don't feel like I can every single time I run into the store for a cup of yogurt or Gatorade after a run.
Am I alone? How often do you participate in these "checkout" donations? Remember, the following polls are completely anonymous.