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    Before you make year end contributions;

    THINK BEFORE YOU DONATE

    SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
    BEFORE YOU MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS:

    As you open your pockets to do a good thing

    and make yourself feelgood,
    please keep the following facts in mind:
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    The American Red Cross
    President and CEO Marsha J. Evans'
    salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses

    MARCH OF DIMES
    It is called the March of Dimes because
    only a dime for every 1 dollar is given to the needy.

    The United Way
    President Brian Gallagher
    receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits.

    UNICEF
    CEO Caryl M. Stern receives
    $1,200,000 per year (100k per month) plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE.
    Less than 5 cents of your donated dollar goes to the cause.


    GOODWILL
    CEO and owner Mark Curran profits $2.3 million a year.Goodwill is a very catchy name for his business. You donate to his business and then he sells the items for PROFIT. He pays nothing for his products and pays his workers minimum wage! Nice Guy. $0.00 goes to help anyone!


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    Instead, give it to ANY OF THE FOLLOWING

    GO "GREEN" AND
    PUT YOUR MONEY
    WHERE IT WILL
    DO SOME GOOD
    :


    The Salvation Army
    Commissioner, Todd Bassett receives a small salary of only
    $13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization.
    96 percent of donated dollars go to the cause.

    The American Legion
    National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
    Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!


    The Veterans of Foreign Wars
    National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
    Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

    The Disabled American Veterans

    National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
    Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

    The Military Order of Purple Hearts
    National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
    Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

    The Vietnam Veterans Association
    National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
    Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

    Make a Wish: For children's last wishes.
    100% goes to funding trips or special wishes for a dying child.

    St. Jude Research Hospital
    100% goes towards funding and helping Children with Cancer who have no insurance and cannot afford to pay.

    Ronald McDonald Houses
    All monies go to running the houses for parents who have critical Children in the hospital.
    100% goes to housing, and feeding the families.

    Lions Club International
    100% OF DONATIONS GO TO HELP THE BLIND,BUY HEARING AIDES, SUPPORT MEDICAL MISSIONSAROUND THE WORLD. THEIR LATEST UNDERTAKING
    IS MEASLES VACCINATIONS (ONLY $1.00 PER SHOT).
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    Thank you. I knew about some of those but not all.

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    I hoped it would be taken the right way,

    I passed it on today. 2 responded, Please add Catholic Charities to the list where everything (100%) goes to those in need.

    The Sierra Club; pays its two top people $270 and $240K respectively it that would affect your decision.
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    You could always donate to the site, that way you'll know every cent goes directly to keeping 61888 going strong, next year is her big 10 year service at Peter Pan, so all donations could be made directly to them or me!! ;-)
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    Thanks you very much for this valuable information 2112 !
    We've brought car loads of stuff to Goodwill over the years but will definitely rethink.

    Sorry Andrew, appreciate everything you do for our "cause" but you ain't on the short list.
    Dirk

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    Goodwill used to be different.

    They used to teach disabled or otherwise unemployable people skills to become employable.

    Drop off a couch that was worn and they reupholstered it. A stove that did not work, they fixed it, cleaned up and resold it.

    Now they prefer items they can sell to material recyclers or something that just needs a pricetag to resell. I did not think they were all bad, but a CEO of a "charitable organization" making 2.3.........
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    Thank you. I didn't know some of those either. At least the Rolls Royce is from BMW...

    I agree with you- if you are well to do and want to help out then you can help run one of these organizations and work for free or something but to have a charity prop up your lifestyle just seems wrong to me.

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    You may wish to check your charities at this site as well.

    http://www.charitywatch.org/toprated.html

    Happy holidays all,

    Greg
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    Thanks Greg.

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    Andrew, does the site take Paypal?
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    Yes, we can take whatever you've got!! :-)
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    How about paying membership? Would that be an option?
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    Personally I never like things like that, which is why I've always tried to keep it free. It also creates a pressure and responsibility to create content to generate worth, I think the moment it became work I'd get bored of it!
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    The expenses you incur running the site shouldn't be your sole responsibility, though. I think most of us are more than willing to pay our share.
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    It really isn't that much day to day, it costs maybe $100 a year so long as there aren't any problems, but some years we get caught up in server changes and Android issues that set it back thousands.
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    Some sites have a donate button, Maybe a paypal link?
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    Good idea, I'll see what it'll take to do one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by macfly View Post
    Good idea, I'll see what it'll take to do one.
    but don't spend 2k doing it!
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    Dinan S2 package: headers, throttle bodies, oversized MAFs, airfilters, anti-roll bars, lightweight flywheel
    Dinan by Brembo brake kit and monoball control arm bushings
    BBS forged individual wheels
    Quaife differential, 3.64:1 final drive
    Meisterschaft GT titanium mufflers
    K&W 3 way adjustable competition monotube dampers and monoball adjustable mounts
    CDV delete