Remove Yourself from St. Jude’s Mailing List

June 21, 2022

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. 

What type of junk mail does St. Jude’s send?

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.

How do you unsubscribe from St. Jude’s mailing list?  

St. Jude’s offers individuals and households on their mailing list a simple opt-out process. 

  • To unsubscribe from St. Jude’s mailing list over the phone, call 1-800-822-6344 and speak to Donor Services. 
  • You can ask to stop direct mail marketing by writing an opt-out email and sending it to donors@stjude.org.
  • If you wish to limit the number of emails you receive from St. Jude’s, you can also update your email preferences here
  • You can opt out of any texts from St. Jude’s by texting the word “STOP” to 785833. 

How long does it take to stop receiving mail from St. Jude’s?

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.

What if you keep receiving mail from St. Jude’s after opting out?

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. 

How can you make sure to stay off St. Jude’s mailing list?

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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