We donate a fair amount of money to charities, mostly picked and doled out by my husband. He's been doing this for years, and as such, he's gotten himself on a lot of lists. Once you donate, I guess your name gets passed on (sold?) to all the other related charities.
The other day, I walked in on him practically yelling at someone on the phone. Apparently, some charity he'd given to was calling him frequently and repeatedly to harass him for more money, and he'd finally lost his patience.
I mean, here he is, doing this nice thing, and he got punished for it.
Doesn't make you feel very charitable.