As the winter holiday season approaches and no matter what holiday you celebrate or if you just use the time of year as an excuse to get together with friends and loved ones, you will be seeing the all too familiar Salvation Army Kettle drive in malls, shops and street corners.
This also means that it is time to remind you that The Salvation Army is not a charity.
Even by that definition, it is pretty clear that is not charity at all. If you look up the definition of charity in the dictionary there is no sub-clause or disclaimer that states charity comes with conditions. Charity is the act of giving money, food, or other kinds of help to people who are poor, sick, etc.; also :something (such as money or food) that is given to people who are poor, sick, et cetera.