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Raising money one door at a time

Original post made on Apr 1, 2013

When a woman showed up at Lissa Anderson's door soliciting money to help troubled young people who'd gotten too old for the foster care system, Anderson had some reservations, but she made a $100 donation anyway.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 20, 2011, 12:00 AM

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Posted by GM, a resident of Dublin
on Apr 1, 2013 at 5:13 pm

I too have met Denise at my door. The 1st time my hubby gave her $20. The 2nd time I gave her $20. Then I tried looking up the org on a charity listing site. Nothing. The 3rd time she came by (always late) I told her I could not find the org listed on any charity sites or anywhere on the web, and she said something about that costs money...no other proof to show where the money goes or who the people are or anything. So I simply said I would not be making any more donations unless she can produce proof, and I have not seen her since. I did just check & found the org on the CA DOJ site: Web Link&

Still, it did not inspire trust for me. Now I require a website, pamphlet, receipt example, something before I will give.
But there is the still the candy lady (for recovering addicts), my hub is a sucker for expensive candy. sigh.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Apr 1, 2013 at 8:04 pm

you've been sucker punched!


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