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      Anonymous
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      …Salvation Army? Since most people don’t use cash any more and therefore aren’t carrying change, how much have donations to the Salvation Army declined? Any help would be appreciated, I’m writing a report for my Domestic Econ Class and don’t know where to start!

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      i would say greatly. people dont carry as much cash

    • #281176
      Anonymous
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      I would say your fundamental thesis is in error.

      Americans contributed $117 million to this year’s (2006) Red Kettle Christmas Campaign, which will benefit those in need in more than 5,000 local communities across the country. This year’s total marks a 5.4% increase over last year’s record campaign total of $111 million. The Army attributed the 115-year-old campaign’s continued success to the support of retailers who invited the Red Kettle bell ringers to their front doors, volunteers who generously gave their time and the overall generosity of the American people.

    • #281486
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      Wow, that’s a really good point. I know I feel guilty every time I walk past one of those little guys with the bell but I don’t have any change.

    • #285414
      Anonymous
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      That is ironic that you ask, because as I was leaving the store last night, I realized that I had no change to give the man with the bell, because I paid with my card. They need to attach card readers to the red pots.

    • #286638
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      Yes, this is very true. In fact, I think it makes people feel less guilty about not donating. As a matter of fact, when I see homeless people on the street, instead of saying, “I’m sorry”, I’ll say, “All I have is plastic.” It makes me feel less guilty about not helping. However, even when I do have loose change, I’ll still say, “I only have plastic.” It makes me feel like the other person believes me and therefore, does not have any hard feelings because it is a believable excuse. I guess you could argue that it would allow one to donate online(I’m sure they have a website where you can make online donations), but seriously. Who is proactive in donating to the Salvation Army, even if it is a reputable orginization.

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