Rating: 4.37 stars 19 reviews
Location: 85 2ND St Fl 2 San Francisco CA 94105 USA
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I often receive letters from the Sierra Club requesting donations and take great issue with their requests for the following reason. With their correspondence, a nickel is attached with the following message: “It costs less than a nickel a day to become a Sierra Club member and help protect America’s wildlife and wildlands.” I typically remove the nickel and recycle the letter. However, if one million of these requests for donations are mailed out with a nickel attached and half of those are tossed in the garbage, Sierra Club is throwing out $25,000 of donors’ money. Is this a good way to spend money donated to the Sierra Club? They are throwing the donors’ money in the garbage. Why isn’t the Sierra Club spending this money in a way that benefits the environment? I cannot in all good conscience make a donation to an organization that uses money in such a wasteful manner. I have sent letters to them regarding this and they typically do not acknowledge my letters. However, they recently responded and said I should send them my address the way it appears on the envelope and they will remove me from their mailing list. They obviously don’t care what their donors or prospective donors think.