Most people have received mail asking for contributions to various organizations or a fund-raising campaign. Such organizations say donations are all for a good cause. It still comes down to the fact that they want our money.

Senior citizens living on Social Security get their checks once a month and have to stay on a tight budget to make it through to the end of the month. Many seniors would have to go without in order to contribute money to others, though they need it.

Mail asking for donations is even sent to people who have died. That is rather sad.

We try to give from the heart, even if it means short-changing our own budgets.

Shirley LaBrie, Lewiston

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