I recently blogged on ActiveRain about how Charitable Requests of the Elderly Exceed Harassment. After visiting my ill mother, my sisters and I determined that there were over 148 different organizations that were consistently soliciting contributions from her, even within two weeks of having been sent a small donation.
With such excessive junk mail, we have researched ways for people to eliminate much of the unwanted mail that they are receiving.
Eliminate Junk Mail
There are two resources I would like to recommend. The first is DMAchoice.org which allows you to register (for free) and you can indicate what type of solicitations you would like to eliminate. Those include credit offers, catalogs/magazines and all other types of requests for memberships or donations.
The second company is 41pounds.org . It has been determined that the average family receives 41 pounds of junk mail per year. This company charges a very small fee, but can assist you in removing your name from all of these mailing lists including those that are sold to other companies.
Our Elderly are especially vulnerable.
My mother is a good example how these organizations are trying to take advantage of someone who contributes to organizations and causes she supports and then they sell her name to hunders of others. Up until now, she has felt that she needed to respond to them all!
Please make note of these organizations that can help you and your family and friends eliminate this harrassment of our senior citizens and in some cases, all of us.