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He adds,"Sorry, but hopefully you all can relate to my having grown extremely weary about all this Ice Bucket stuff, or whatever it is. It's enough to turn me against charitable giving. As I've mentioned before, my favorite long-time charity to which I give regularly is the 2nd Harvest Food Bank, and not because of trendy games or because I'm coerced into it. By the time Social Media and all of media is completely saturated with the latest "Charity" drives, I'm already alienated by it. Please do not be offended if I have no clue about various strategies and videos that are part of this game and might have my name mentioned in them. I did not realize until this week that I probably should have made it clear that I am totally immune to these various social media games. I am hopeful that the Food Bank never participates in these Social Media, peer-pressure games; I'd rather not have to look for a different charity to support. My suggestion is, if you feel so inclined, that you quietly donate some money to ALS or breast cancer, but please do it because you WANTED to do it, not because of a great marketing idea launched on Facebook or YouTube.
"And please don't take this the wrong way. I'm happy that these "games" seem to work and perhaps in some cases lots of people are helped, provided more than 5% of donations actually go to people in need and not administration. I might get ALS tomorrow, who knows! It's just that anything that is overdone tends to turn me off. I know it raises awareness. Just consider it a quirk in me or even a character flaw; I just can't help it; it's the way I am. "