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The act of an institution or charity hiring a staff of commissioned college students that stand in the street wearing branded shirts, passing out sympathy- or fear-inducing literature, and holding clipboards to forcibly solicit donations.
A: Aww man, the sidewalk is blocked up by 5 people all wearing the same green shirt, this can only mean Greenpeace is engaging in institutionalized panhandling again.
B: Quick, pretend you're on your cell phone and whatever you do do not make eye contact.
by rion harmon June 19, 2008
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The act of an institution or charity hiring a staff of commissioned college students that stand in the street wearing branded shirts, passing out sympathy- or fear-inducing literature, and holding clipboards to forcibly solicit donations.
A: Aww man, the sidewalk is blocked up by 5 people all wearing the same green shirt, this can only mean Greenpeace is engaging in institutionalized panhandling again.
B: Quick, pretend you're on your cell phone and whatever you do do not make eye contact.
by rion h June 20, 2008

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