I had two calls today asking me to give money to one of those police organizations. I told them I am not currently working and can’t give anything right now.
The first one said, “Well, thank you anyway.” and politely ended the call.
The second (for a different organization) said, “Well, we’re not asking for a lot. $25 could make a big difference for our cause.”
I told him that $25 makes a big difference in my grocery budget too. Then I thanked him and hung up. Don’t know why I thanked him.
By the way, if you want to give a donation that you can guarantee will be 100% used by your local police or fire department, give it directly to your local police or fire department. Mail it or bring it in.