St. Jude’s is one of many U.S. organizations that are known for sending junk mail in an effort to raise funds through solicitation for donations.
Although it may be frustrating to see your mailbox filled with unwanted mail, recipients may be pleased to know, opting out of St. Jude’s mail is actually quite easy.
St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital is a not-for-profit organization that doesn’t bill patients or their families. Since St. Jude’s depends on fundraising to meet operational costs, they rely on the use of promotional mailings and donation requests.
Donors to St. Jude’s may receive updates from the organization about how their donations are being used to help the cause. But donors might also continue to receive marketing information long after they’ve contributed, clogging up their mailbox with unwanted junk mail.
St. Jude’s offers individuals and households on their mailing list a simple opt-out process.
St. Jude’s doesn’t explicitly state how long it generally takes for a marketing opt out to be processed. However, in our experience, a typical opt out can take from 4 to 6 weeks to take effect.
What that means is, during that initial time frame, you could still receive unwanted junk mail from St. Jude’s.
If you’re still receiving promotional and marketing material from St. Jude’s after 6 weeks, you’ve still got a few options.
Immediate action you can take is to send the mail back. If there’s a return address, simply write “Refused: Return To Sender” on the envelope and put it back in the mail.
If that doesn’t stop the junk mail, consider filing a formal complaint with St. Jude’s. Call Donor Services at 1-800-822-6344, or write an opt out letter to 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
First and foremost, never consent to marketing sign ups when you deal with St. Jude’s in the future. If you speak over the phone, state you don’t want to join a mailing list.
That being said, while taking many of these steps can help reduce the amount of junk mail you receive, none of them will ensure the junk mail will stop altogether.
See, most marketers actually obtain your information from third-party data brokers. The reality is, you could still end up on a mailing list even if you’ve never spoken to an organization.
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