If you've come straight to this page we guess it's because you really don’t like charities' use of ‘chuggers’ – or ‘charity muggers’ – as F2F fundraisers are often disparagingly called.
There are several arguments that are often arrayed against chuggers. If you will bear with us, we’ll try to put the counter arguments to the most common anti-chugger positions:
- They are paid; they are not volunteers
- The first year of your donation goes to the chugger organisation
- Donors recruited on the street cancel at higher rates than others
- Chuggers ‘harass’ you
- Chuggers guilt trip you
- People have a right to walk down the street without being asked to give to charity
- ‘I give to the charities I choose to give to without being asked’
- 'I don't give my bank details to strangers'
- Chugging damages charities’ reputation’, undermines public trust and impacts negatively on voluntary income