Does it seem as though every pet sanctuary, children's fund and environmental group has your address? Just like businesses, charities sell and share their customer lists, too.
If you receive more magazines solicitation, catalogs and donation requests than you have time to consider, write the Direct Marketing Association's (DMA) Mail Preference Service and ask to be placed in the "do not mail" file for five years. Send your name and address to:
Direct Marketing Association's (DMA) Mail Preference Service
PO Box 9008
Farmingdale, NY 11735-9008
While all companies do not subscribe to this list, you'll notice a significant reduction in the amount of junk mail arriving at your doorstep. To contact those that do not subscribe, simply send a letter asking to be removed from the lists of each of the most aggressive culprits.