Points well taken, Folks If I ever have a retail spot, I'll give it a go without tipping. I'll update you, then.
We simply put a sign on the jar stating that we donate ALL tips to local non-profit organizations weekly and we do just that. We get customer input as to what local people/animals/etc need the most help, then we count all tips at the end of each week and simply send that person/place a check. Later!
Wow, did anyone go and read all the comments on the page Mallory posted?