Fundraising events and canvassing for charity can be hazardous to volunteers and fundraising professionals. Where would we be without volunteers? Volunteerism contributes to a kinder, more equitable and safer society, so it’s only fair that those who go out of their way to help others should be protected themselves, right?
The people who canvas door-to-door for various charities also put themselves at risk, along with those who volunteer in public spaces, whether they are looking for donations to a cause or simply offering information to passers-by. There are folks who react violently to any solicitation, putting at risk those who are only doing their job, whether as a fundraising professional or an unpaid volunteer.
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