- Feb 22, 2010
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Today I had three separate calls from groups wanting me to donate room nights to their causes. MS, Auction for University Girls basketball team and some auction for some cause I had never heard of solicited from a guest who I cannot even remember who they are. It is almost a daily struggle either turn down or donate requests. A few years ago we decided to never give away free rooms during our busy Shakespeare season since everyone tried to combine rooms and tickets as a package. We do give away a lot of rooms during the off season since we sit next to a University and they always have needs for fundraising. I have found that overall, recipients of these free rooms are generally not bed & breakfast people and rarely get repeat business off of them. We do not mind doing our part but some days the calls are as bad as telemarketers. And no, I do not have time to go sit in jail until my friends and associates pony up enough money to bail me out for charity. Just venting.