Retail customers say they have donation fatigue. Here’s why some aren’t rounding up for charity anymore

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

When Jennifer Lynn Robinson runs errands, it feels like all store employees and self-checkout screens ask the same question: Do you want to round up your bill to the next dollar for charity or make a small donation? Around the holidays, the prompts feel especially ubiquitous. “There is really no way to escape it,” said the 50-year-old Haverford, Pennsylvania, resident, who regularly rounds up but only gives a donation the first time a store prompts her. “It’s really everywhere you go between Thanksgiving and Christmas.” “It’s similar to the situation we’ve all encountered when you get takeout …

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