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The Society for the Prevention of Useless Giving

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The Society for the Prevention of Useless Giving started with a bang at the Nov. 14, 1912 meeting of the Working Girls’ Vacation Fund. Founded a year earlier to help Manhattan shop clerks set aside a little money each week, the fund had quickly grown to 6,000 members, with savings of $30,000. But those savings faced a jolly nemesis: Christmas. Sapped by the extravagant gifts that female department store clerks were pressured into giving supervisors—often to the tune of two week’s worth of wages—the fund’s members took action.

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/holidays/2012/12/the_war_on_christmas_it_started_100_years_ago_with_the_spugs.html

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2 comments on “The Society for the Prevention of Useless Giving

  1. Luther Blissett
    December 20, 2015

    Cheers for all the great info – Happy Festivus !!

    • copasetic64
      December 20, 2015

      Happy Festivus! Lol, you just made my day!

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