Letters to the Editor

Give to elder causes

What happened to true altruism? What happened to giving just because it’s the right thing to do? I have worked in the not-for-profit field on behalf of seniors for 20 years. Philanthropic support for the elderly is hard to come by because it isn’t the sexiest cause out there. In fact, the general population never thinks about older adults until they actually have to use our services.

Today’s philanthropists give millions to the arts, education, children’s charities and medical research. Yet I can’t get a restaurant to donate a $25 gift certificate.

Judy Fisher, Miami