Jean McGee 
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Re: “Constantly asking restaurants to give freebies to charities has got to stop

I work for a non profit ministry that helps sex trafficking victims and am responsible for marketing and soliciting businesses and churches for contributions. Donations and help from our community are vital to carry out our mission to help the women and children we serve. We do our very best to promote businesses who contribute to our cause. As a new and young organization with very limited funds we have to ask for the help of our local businesses and churches. And to expect something from us in return is not realistic and just wrong. Not all organizations can patronage at every restaurant that offers to help simply because their funds our limited as well. I give of myself and out of pocket to this ministry and other charities because it's the right thing to do and don't have any expectations for anything in return other than to help others. In the article I am hearing "what is in it for me as a business", and how "annoying" it is to receive X amount of request weekly... The bottom line for us, as a non profit, is that without organizations like ours and businesses willing to contribute to our causes, there will be countless women and children who won't get the help they need. So donations are crucial to it's survival. We need to focus more on what the charity stands for and who they will be impacting rather than, what it will do for my business, and my bottom line if I help. Also If restaurants and businesses don't have the money, time or have exhausted their resources they should simply POLITELY decline or ignore the request and leave it at that... Trust me we understand that you can't help everyone! As an organization we too have been asked to help other orgs and have had to respectfully decline some request because we have stretched ourselves thin. We ask for donations because our charities depend on them to live out our mission. And personally speaking we are grateful to all of the businesses that give of themselves so that the people we serve can get the help they need. It's a selfless thing to do. Acalades and profits for your business as a contributor are a bonus, but should always be last of expectations when giving fully of yourselves to help the community and our fellow man. Whether you have a business or not, giving back is what God has called us and purposed us ALL to do! It's everyone's responsibility to help those in need.

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Posted by Jean McGee on March 25, 2017 at 11:09 AM
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