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Charity Case



Dear editor:

I am writing in response to your story on Mr. Grabowski [Neighborhood News, October 18]. I have been a supporter and customer of the farmers' markets for many years, and the city acted responsibly concerning Mr. Grabowski's solicitations.

I believe in supporting charities, but only established ones. I see people soliciting for causes everywhere, on the train, in front of the grocery store, some even ring my doorbell. I don't know who they are or what their cause is. I want to make sure that my donation is really going to help people in need, therefore I am careful about the organizations I support.

The same should be true for people selling at the farmers' market. If an organization is going to use a city program to solicit donations there must be accountability on their part, and they should be willing to work with the agency running the program.

Mary R. Santa

S. Lowe

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