The church I grew up attending had a Christmas ministry called the Giving Tree where they would put a Christmas tree near the main entrance with decorations that each listed a single item wanted by/for a family in need. For example, one might find a decoration listing "One pair of girl's dress shoes (size 4)".My friend told me the foster agency changed the rule to unwrapped gifts only, and absolutely no scented gifts of any kind.
It used to be the case gifts were to be returned wrapped and with the ornament to make it easier to distribute the gifts to those needing them. However, I imagine something happened (hopefully not people replacing the requested gifts with MLM garbage) that changed the policy to submitting the gifts unwrapped with the original ornament to make sure what was requested and what was returned matched up.
I can't recall if the topic has been discussed previously, but some of these MLMs sponsor trips/vacations where "consultants" have the chance travel somewhere for the opportunity to network or be recognized for meeting specific sales/recruitment goals while being further indoctrinated. One of my acquaintances that's apparently still involved with her MLM of choice recently attended one of these with the requisite photos posted on social media.
I'd love to know just how many people on these trips have to pay for the entire trip out of their own pocket -- thus reducing any net MLM earnings they my have had -- despite making it look like the MLM company is picking up some or all of the tab because they did such a good job with their sales and recruitment volumes.