My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust, Cold Spring, KY, USA
Although I believe in the worthiness of helping disabled American veterans, I was dismayed to find that a $100 donation to the DAV has resulted in years of junk mailings. All the calendars, return address labels, memo pads, Christmas cards, postage paid envelopes and the rest ,end up in my tras , as I don't need or want any of them. I think it's a very wasteful use of limited resources and I believe that my entire donation has been spent sending me trash. I think it's poor policy to reward donors with non stop pleas for more money. I never repeat donations to any organization which employees this method of fund raising.
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To express our grateful appreciation for your interest in and past support of DAV service programs for America’s wounded veterans and their families, may I extend sincere thanks. In response to your comments, please note that the DAV Fundraising Department’s Professional Fundraisers have tried and tested all of their solicitation mailings with the general public first, and as far as receiving contributions from these type mailings, DAV receives more donations by including the return postage stamps, calendars, memo pads, calendars, etc. If you would like us to remove your name from DAV’s regular mailing list, just drop us a note and we will be happy to do so. Or, if you prefer, you may want to remain on the DAV’s records and be solicited to receive a mailing only once a year. Just let us know your decision. Please note that the DAV's Charitable Service Trust does not participate in direct mail fundraising. Donors do not receive solicitations from this entity. Thank you again for your comments. V/R