Okay, Matthew and I are members of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Hurray. But they keep sending us these little “gifts” along with their “please give us more money” notes. In the last year, they’ve sent us: two personalized coffee mugs, a key-chain, a necklace, and an umbrella.
Now the question I have is: Is the money we’re sending them going to help animals, or fund these trinkets? I’m already displeased about money I give to charities being used for postage to ask for more money instead of to the cause I support, but if it’s also going to pay for these cheap little gee-haws, then I’m even less happy.
*grumble grumble grumble*
I’m still going to give HSUS money, ’cause I know they do good work, but I wish I knew whether these “gifts” were donated or if they actually spent money to buy them.