Also, people have been warning about door to door collections. Red Cross and Habitat do not go door to door. Most organizations don't anymore for liability reasons. I think some people see an official looking container for donations with a sleek label and think..Must be legit. UNICEF used to collect door to door years ago. But that is no longer standard practice. Not to mention someone could use it as means to scope out a house or rob or hurt someone. I learned about not opening a door to someone who asks to use a phone for emergency. It was broad daylight and a neighbor who was elderly was approached by a young man who had a cell phone and said his battery had gone down and he had an emergency. She let him in thinking the phone was by the door. He raped her at knife point which sent her to the hospital.