Why do you think the Salvation Army is having trouble finding bell ringers this year?
Asked at Borders, 700 N.H. on November 17, 2004
“I think that more people may not agree with some of the Salvation Army’s political views.”
“I think that people are more cynical about charities now, and they don’t want to collect money for organizations if they are not sure where it is going.”
“Answering for myself, I’m simply too busy. I think that when people are worried about jobs and their income, a lot less people are going to volunteer.”
“I think people are changing the way they give to charities. They would rather write a check than give cash. People don’t want to stand out there and ring a bell if everyone just walks by without giving anything.”