We have a local charity, they offer you "money" (fake money) for doing things like taking parenting classes and breastfeeding and you can then use that "money" to spend in their "store" to purchase new clothes or other baby/child needs...
I have never used them, although I have donated to them in the past. Today, they were one of the vendors at the Mom Shower I went to and I was upset to find out that although anyone can get "money" from them for doing things like classes and whatnot, if you attend their church you get twice the "money" that anyone else does...
Now, I have donated stuff to this group and was NEVER told this before! I'm rather angry to find out that what I thought was just a charity for local needy moms turns out to be not only Church run, but that they try to bribe these moms in to going to their Church...
To me, needy is needy... Had I known this in the first place I never would have given them things!
Nope to me that is NOT true charity, that is bribery and it is not right at all
Answer by pnwmom at 6:22 PM on Oct. 14, 2010
Answer by pnwmom at 6:23 PM on Oct. 14, 2010
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Answer by duckigrrl at 6:59 PM on Oct. 14, 2010
Answer by Alanaplus3 at 7:13 PM on Oct. 14, 2010
I do think they should let donors know, but I really don't see it as surprising. It's not a public charity, it is a church-based one and so there are bound to be religious catches. I worked for a Lutheran school for a few years and the tuition was less than half price for the members of the church (but the church did NOT supplement the school, instead they charged us rent for using their building). To me this is the norm with organized religion instead of the exception.
Answer by scout_mom at 8:14 PM on Oct. 14, 2010
Answer by okmanders at 8:19 PM on Oct. 14, 2010
Answer by dullscissors at 9:05 PM on Oct. 14, 2010