Contact Us

Bell Ringers Make Me Feel Guilty – Daily Dilemma [AUDIO]

This is the time for giving. I think the holidays have always brought out the charitable nature in all of us. On the same note it also brings out the highest demand. I know myself from having my own Christmastime holiday, “Pennies From Heaven”, that is hard to raise money this time of year because the pie is getting cut up into very small pieces. With “Pennies” though, you really have to want to donate and make an effort to get the money to us, with many others they just seem to be there, everywhere.
It seems every store and street corner you visit this time of year someone is asking for a donation. Granted most all of these charities are wonderful organizations and the money is very much needed, but I can see where after the third time in your day of running errands you have dug a little deeper into your pocket it can get to be a bit over whelming. Which brings us to today’s “Daily Dilemma”.

Chris McGrath, Getty Images

Our listener wrote in: “Should I feel guilty for not giving money to the Salvation Army bell ringers even though I gave money at a separate location? I can’t help, but feel guilty not giving each and every time. It’s difficult to go do my holiday shopping and not run into at least one bell ringer. They don’t even ask, but I try and avoid eye contact. What is the best thing to do?”

Our listeners had a lot to say about this dilemma, let’s listen to what the callers had to say: 

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Best of WGNA

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Fanatics quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Fanatics contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.