Isn’t the purpose of a non-profit organization to help others? And because of this charitable tenderheartedness, the government supplies tax exemption to this corporation.
definition of sale: The exchange of a commodity for money; the action of selling something.
definition of commodity: A useful or valuable thing, such as water or time.
So according to this, a sale is defined as money exchanged for time or something of value, which is my case was information.
Here’s what happened.
My dog just drank from my toilet, which was sprinkled with Comet for cleaning. I thought she might die, so I called my vet. They forwarded me to a very prestigious animal charity’s poison control hotline, which I will call, “UNNAMED TO PROTECT ME FROM LAWSUIT.” There, I was told that in order to speak with a representative, I would need to pay (the exchange of money) $65.00 on any major credit card to receive the necessary instructions (something of value) I needed to possibly save my dog’s life.
The recording went something like, “Because we are a not supported by outside funding there is a fee of $65.00 payable by all major credit cards to offset the costs….blah, blah, blah…give us your tax-free money…blah, blah, blah…I know your dog’s dying but enter your credit card number now…which may take up to a half an hour, and your dog might be dead, but at least we can sell you a new and improved one…”
Besides the fact that this organization is supposed to be helping animals, and mine was sick, they are charging for poison control intervention.
How sick is that?
I would encourage everyone who reads this blog to do 2 things:
First, pass this blog on to everyone you know. Large organization such as “UNNAMED TO PROTECT ME FROM LAWSUIT” should not be allowed to charge fees. Other non-profits, like churches give you DVDs or CDs of their speakers and ask for a “suggested donation”, which you do not have to pay if you cannot. They don’t charge you a price as a non-profit.
Second, donate to a local animal group, a group that does not have big-budget commercials or shareholders or payed celebrities from the 90’s singing in the background to make my kids bawl for hours, advertising about their “Charity” in order to avoid paying taxes.
And if I’m wrong, let someone tell me so, and I’ll delete this post and replace it with an apology.
But, I don’t think that will happen.
If you want the number to check for yourself, FB message me and I’ll even tell you who the company is, if you haven’t already figured it out.