Since I have the POA to write checks and handle the bookkeeping for mom and dad, when he gets mail he will leave me the tear off cards and mark how much of a donation he wants to make. I am now keeping track and some of these places send solicitations on a very regular basis. Dad has special and understandable soft spot for the VFW, USO etc, and has been sucked into the stories of how no one else cares for these guys. I researched and learned VFW does not spend their dollars as wisely as some other similar organizations. What I really resent is how these organizations exploit the weaknesses and sensitivities of the greatest generation. I saw one survey that was written in such a way that it would allow them (AARP Foundation) to target the specific appeals. It may be legal, but it really is disturbing.