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Old 11-12-2007, 11:50 PM
Wisp00 Wisp00 is offline
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Charities That Give "Free" Stuff

Since I moved, I need some address labels. At my old house, I used to occasionally get some in the mail (although I didn't donate to any of the organizations that sent them.) So now, I thought I could order some address labels, but it seems preferable to spend a little more and have the money go to a good cause. I know I've gotten some self-stick ones before, but can't remember where. So, does anyone have a recommendations for organizations that send out nice address labels with a donation?
Old 11-13-2007, 06:16 AM
SomeUserName SomeUserName is offline
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I get mine from our local humane society. You might try looking into those.
Old 11-13-2007, 06:58 AM
Gala Matrix Fire Gala Matrix Fire is offline
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I have a pile here from UNICEF, the Nature Conservancy, and Amnesty International. I've never actually donated to any of them. UNICEF has given me at least three sets a year. If you use a lot of labels, choose them.
Old 11-13-2007, 09:56 AM
ZipperJJ ZipperJJ is offline
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As SomeUserName says, the Humane Society gives out more than you'll ever need. Plus I've gotten note cards, note pads, christmas cards, bags, t-shirts, umbrellas...

And, they're a very good cause
Old 11-13-2007, 10:07 AM
twickster twickster is offline
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I like Nature Conservancy. Plus they give you a nice calendar each year.

Hmm, I guess I'm pretty well due to actually give them some money, eh?
Old 11-13-2007, 11:20 AM
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Old 11-13-2007, 11:38 AM
August West August West is offline
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Join Ducks Unlimited for 6 or 7 years and then stop, you will receive DU mailing labels every 2 months as a "free gift" trying to lure you back.

I wouldn't mind rejoining DU, but I can't give up those free mailing labels!
Old 11-13-2007, 12:55 PM
TroubleAgain TroubleAgain is offline
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SPCA, Human Society, Nature Conservancy, or any of the wildlife foundations, really...I give one donation to WWF, and I start receiving mailing labels like nobody's business from a hundred other charities! I can't donate to them all, so I use their labels without donation, and without guilt, and donate where I can/want to.

eta Oh, and calendars! I got three free wildlife calendars for '08 already!

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Old 11-13-2007, 04:28 PM
The Chao Goes Mu The Chao Goes Mu is offline
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I'm a horrible person. I have more than enough address labels to last two lifetimes. All were given to me by charities hoping to solicit a donation. Ummmm....the only one I donate to is the Humane Society.

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Old 11-13-2007, 05:12 PM
AskNott AskNott is offline
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The fad in 2007 has been a multi-packet. On top is a donation form and two sheets of labels. On the back is gift label stickers. In the middle is a note pad. Boy, do I have a lot of note pads!

I go through my junk mail to sort for recycling. Window envelopes, labels, and stickers won't recycle. A few financial applications have to be shredded, and the rest goes into the recycle bin.
Old 11-13-2007, 05:25 PM
silenus silenus is online now
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The problem I have with address labels these days is that we use maybe 25 a year, almost all of them on Christmas cards. We just don't mail things much, what with on-line bill paying and email communications. So our current supply of address labels will last years beyond the time we are going to spend in our current abode. I guess I'll just send $10 to the Humane Society after we move, and that will do us for the next decade or three.


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