I received another call from Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation.
This time I could tell it was an automated call. The responses were close to but not quite responsive to my questions. There was also a momentary delay between my question and the response which was longer than a human operator would take.
The “caller” self-identified as “Vanessa” from AC Services. I asked her to repeat the charity name and then her name to make sure I got it. I’m guessing this would be the same caller that William Barrett “spoke” with.
The pitch was to provide gifts to children in the hospital being treated for cancer. I asked how much of the money raised goes to help children. She said 15% of the money raised will go to help children and the other 85% would go to pay bills to keep the program and organization running.
I said that isn’t a very large percentage. After a moment delay the response was asking if they can count on my response.
I asked for information on the organization to be mailed to me. She gave the web address.
I asked again for something in the mail. After a pause, perhaps two or three seconds of silence, she said well, okay, I understand and hung up.
Of note for future blog posts: There was not one syllable of discussion of holist treatment of cancer, awareness of cancer, or any possible education effort. One hundred percent of the call was fundraising.
I assume that AC Services is the same company as Associated Community Services listed in the CCRF 990.