$47,961

Amount canvassers-for-hire company Public Outreach raised for charities such as UNICEF, Amnesty International, and Save the Children Federation in 2010, according to the Secretary of State’s office

1

Number of complaints per 3,500 contacts with the public claimed by Public Outreach

$10,000

Amount Dialogue Direct, whose canvassers solicit for Children International, paid in legal fees after the Attorney General’s office accused it of misleading donors

1

Footsteps a canvasser is now permitted to take toward a Seattle pedestrian, per a code of conduct agreement signed by charity solicitation companies in December 2011

6

Total rules in the code of conduct agreement, including no aggressive begging, no blocking a pedestrian’s path, and accepting rejection politely

8

Blocks—only between Pike and Pine streets from Ninth Ave to Pike Place Market—where the agreement applies

This article appeared in the February 2012 issue of Seattle Met.
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