Posted by long time exer on June 29, 2010 at 14:55:20
In Reply to: Re: Concerned Citizen posted by Concerned Citizen on June 29, 2010 at 03:39:00:
Good instincts is right. It's sad that kids have to be dragged along in this exploitative fund raising. But it is also sad that these young adults are living day to day lifesyles like this. Maybe they have jobs now and do some of this on the side. I don't know. But it's a sort of blackmail for money to offer their mark's kids balloons and then ask for a donation. You probably didn't want to disappoint your kid and at the same time would feel guilty for taking something and not giving anything.
I feel for the whole family and wish they could get away from all that rot.
If I ran into them, I might offer them something to drink and while they take a short break, I'd tell them why I could not donate any money towards their organization because of the history and origins of their organization and I'd say something about that, and that there is another way to live if they ever want to get out of that- if not for themselves, then so that their children won't grow up with the damage that multiple moves, non-nuclear family for much or some of their lives, loss of childhood playing because of going along for fund raising forays.
They might leave suddenly, but they will think about it for a long time to come. Maybe one day it will be a catalyst for them leaving. Who knows.
I'd be wary about seeking them out, too.
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