I dislike going to big shopping centres they sit at all our doors so they get you on the way in and on the way out... I told the guy I could not commit to a $30 a month donation he told me it is not that much and I am so lucky and should be SOOOO grateful. I had just gotten a house after being homeless for 6 months and REJECTED for help from every charity I went asking for help after 3 months of getting nowhere..charities I had donated $100's to when I was on good money and life was great.
I told him off, that he did not know my life and I am always willing to donate as much as I can afford. That I would donate cash, he told me it was not good enough that one off donations mean nothing and go nowhere that I would feel better donating every month.
I ignore them now, as EVERY one is direct debit and I dislike direct debits as my last direct debit I cancelled at the end of my commitment cost me $1000 as they forgot to actually cancel it but refused to refund me.
Sorry to rant... just over these charities who expect you to just hand over your bank details then get huffy when you just want to give "one off"
I would have taken it back off her rude lady!
ETA...In regards to the commission and sales people, those marter prize homes, I use to always buy books(despite being a very unlucky person) but that was when they had the retirees and the people from local associations selling them, the young people they have selling them just annoy me they are so in your face and annoying! The older and special organizations who use to sell were awesome and friendly.. I dislike pushy people and have not bought a book in well a year i think.