So apparently, every organized group of people find it neccessary to start a food/toy drive for the holidays. I've been hassled, daily, by my employer, my client, and now people walking through the neighborhood. I can't go into a grocery store without being accosted by some idiot ringing a bell asking for money, and just this week, my city decided to start fining people for their trash can placement.
So, apparently, society doesn't run so smoothly when you starve it for revenue. Charity might be able to help those in need, but it's inefficient, annoying, and done more to boost the ego of the givers than help the recievers.