When we picked up our mail on Jan. 18, there were seven requests for donations. I received two from the Pine Tree Camp, one from American Lung Association, one from the Wounded Warrior Project, one from the Nature Conservatory, one from St. Jude Hospital and one for Feeding America.

In September, I received 22 requests to donate money; in October, I received 20 requests; in November, 25 requests; and in December, 26 requests. I also received 10 calendars, many assorted cards that I will never use, many address labels that we just throw away.

I get so disgusted when I get my mail lately, I don’t want to pick it up.

I donated to many of these programs during my working life, but now I’m a retired senior citizen on a fixed income and I can no longer afford to continue doing that.

The cost of all these mailings could be saved, and they wouldn’t have to ask for so many donations.

I realize that many of these projects are worthwhile, but enough is enough.

Rose Marie WharyWinslow

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