Tired of Receiving Junk Mail?

Catalogs, magazine offers, and other unwanted mail that fill up your mail box — such a nuisance, right? Well, take heart, there is something you can do about it! I recently came across the following contact, which seems to work quite well: the Direct Marketing Association. Through it, you can arrange for your name and mailing address to be added to their “do not mail” file for both snail-mail and e-mail. The online site is easy to manage, and it gives you a variety of options to choose from — or, you can send them a note through regular mail. When writing, be sure to include all variations of name and address to which unwanted mail is being received.

DMA website: https://www.dmachoice.org/
Mail Preference Service
Direct Marketing Association
P.O. Box 643
Carmel, NY 10512

Another good-to-know feature of this service is that it is possible to register the name and address of a deceased relative or friend. All you need to provide is the date the person died and his/her age at time of death. Check it out. You — and MVGH's faithful mail volunteers — will be pleased that you did!

— Rachel Lausch