jasneko


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Here is a new link where people can click daily and sponsors donate money that goes to helping Haiti.

http://www.care2.com/click-to-donate/haiti/

Vote!



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Hi EBW, I'm trying to raise enough money for Habitat for Humanity to build a home in Haiti. There are currently an estimated 2 million people in Haiti that are now homeless. Apparently it only takes $2500 to build a new home. If you follow my link here you can donate money to Habitat for Humanity and help my effort at the same time.

http://secure.habitat.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=340274&lis=1&kntae340274=44F1A23EAD8B42BBAEEE198E56B7FE82&supId=281183022

Additionally, no1 graciously provided the following link with additional information about Habitat For Humanity.

http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=3789

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bump

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AlienResearchGrpHome wrote:
Please be a part of the cure.


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So my sister entered into a video contest sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health with some of her friends. The video that receives the most views wins $500. She asked me for a charity to donate the winnings, and I recommended St. Jude's Children's Hospital based on this blog. If she wins she intends to give her share of the prize money ($150) to that charity.

Since the winner is based on the # of views can you, my brethren of Woot, kindly click the following youtube link?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEtlJKcJH10

You can watch if you want (its marginally funny) or just exit out after letting the video run its course (under 1 minute). The contest ends March 31st. Thanks Woot.

P.S. in addition to St. Jude, I found Doctors Without Borders to be a great charity. They are currently providing relief to victims in both the Haitian and the Chilean earthquakes.

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aldarisrain wrote:So my sister entered into a video contest sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health with some of her friends. The video that receives the most views wins $500. She asked me for a charity to donate the winnings, and I recommended St. Jude's Children's Hospital based on this blog. If she wins she intends to give her share of the prize money ($150) to that charity.

Since the winner is based on the # of views can you, my brethren of Woot, kindly click the following youtube link?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEtlJKcJH10

You can watch if you want (its marginally funny) or just exit out after letting the video run its course (under 1 minute). The contest ends March 31st. Thanks Woot.

P.S. in addition to St. Jude, I found Doctors Without Borders to be a great charity. They are currently providing relief to victims in both the Haitian and the Chilean earthquakes.



That was a great video!
Watch people!

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Wow, we missed it.

RIP ARGH

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gwp wrote:

Larger


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Something we should all be a part of, helping with the oil spill . even just throwing a couple of bucks in every couple weeks when you get paid will help a lot. Everyone knows this is going to be one long haul =/

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JesseBYAH wrote:Something we should all be a part of, helping with the oil spill . even just throwing a couple of bucks in every couple weeks when you get paid will help a lot. Everyone knows this is going to be one long haul =/



Good idea. I'll donate.

Let's also try to remember to bump the thread so we don't forget.

Thanks for the link!

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kdccrosby wrote:Good idea. I'll donate.

Let's also try to remember to bump the thread so we don't forget.

Thanks for the link!



Good call, here's another bump, and another link: The Audubon Institute takes donations, and they send you a nifty little "thank you" letter with your reciept, and a nice little magnet. Mine had a huge sting-ray on it. Pretty bitchin =)

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JesseBYAH wrote:Good call, here's another bump, and another link: The Audubon Institute takes donations, and they send you a nifty little "thank you" letter with your reciept, and a nice little magnet. Mine had a huge sting-ray on it. Pretty bitchin =)



Woohoo! The thread is alive again!

Please post any links you have

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"If you don't give back, no one will like you!"
This is Crowdrise. You should check it out.
http://www.crowdrise.com/


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Another catastrophe, another appeal.

PAKISTAN FLOOD RELIEF

The number of people devastated by the flooding is exceeding 20 Million which is greater than numbers affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake put together!!

People are desperate for clean water, food and basic supplies. Every dollar makes a difference.

State department has a webpage dedicated for Pakistan flood relief with links to charities/organizations and other ways to donate.

State Department Pakistan flood relief

Please donate!

..When there is nothing left to burn you must set yourself on fire!!

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Gutsuo wrote:Another catastrophe, another appeal.

PAKISTAN FLOOD RELIEF

The number of people devastated by the flooding is exceeding 20 Million which is greater than numbers affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake put together!!

People are desperate for clean water, food and basic supplies. Every dollar makes a difference.

State department has a webpage dedicated for Pakistan flood relief with links to charities/organizations and other ways to donate.

State Department Pakistan flood relief

Please donate!


The weird part is, this isn't even getting coverage. At least not much.

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Im currently doing a fundraiser for my 9 year daughter who has Juvenile Diabetes. How would I go about getting the info on here?

lh

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dareme143 wrote:Im currently doing a fundraiser for my 9 year daughter who has Juvenile Diabetes. How would I go about getting the info on here?



Post any relevant links and information you feel like sharing. It is nice to talk about the foundation/charity/what the aid will be used for and we love to hear about and see kids.

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I was just informed by my friend that it is mitochondrial disease awareness week. My friend has several children that are affected by this devastating disease, but one in particular who is severely impacted.

Jackson is 3 years old. He is finally UP TO 32 lbs, that's right just a bit more than the average 18 month old. He also has stunted height. But it's not just that. Jack will most likely never be a normal boy like you and I think of them. For starters Jack can not digest food when consumed orally. In fact when he does sneak a cookie, or a bit of pasta, or worse some meat, he gets violently ill, resulting in further weight loss, hives, and vomiting. So, he is fed completely by a feeding tube surgically implanted in his abdomen. While this devise has lots of problems, especially now that Jackson has the strength to pull on it. It is allowing him to thrive when his formula is mixed just right.

Despite all this Jackson is a curious, playful, loving little boy. He has a family that loves him very much and he impacts the lives of all he meets. One of his older brothers wants to grow up to help other sick kids like Jack.

Here is the website for more information. http://www.umdf.org

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otterific charities listed above..


I'm not listing a charity per se
But I am a new Kiwanis member. Kiwanis is a community based group that raises money for needy children in ones town,city,state... A child (or family) who needs school supplies, or a bike helmet, or a free meal or even scholarships for college.

It's just a nice positive way to contribute to and for the lives of our youth daily ,weekly ,monthy..

I volunteer and participate in Fund Raising and I love it!

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My buddy just started psgive.org. It's a pretty cool way to support charities while getting a chance to win items too, I have a bunch of friends who have really gotten into it.

They're partnered with some legit national charities, you can check out the full list here

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Corrado is one of the Volunteer Mods around these parts - mostly over on the Wine.Woot side. He's doing the Penguin Plunge to benefit Special Olympics.

In LAKE CHAMPLAIN! In VERMONT! On SATURDAY!

He's less than $60 short of his first $1000 right now. Can we give him a bump up? Thanks!

Corrado wrote:That's right, it's that time of year again.

PENGUIN PLUNGE!

Next weekend (Saturday 2/5/11), I'm jumping into the the 32F waters of Lake Champlain to support the Vermont Special Olympics.

Every year so far, my generous woot friends have helped me surpass the "there's no way I'll raise this much" goal I set. I *think* this year I've set it high enough that y'all can't reach it and I'm so far woefully short of it.

I'm willing to entertain ideas for "incentives" for y'all collectively hitting certain benchmarks for my charity.

..but I'm also willing to just take a straight-up donation @ http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/corrado/2011plunge. Some wooters on Facebook have already found me out and pledged (props to laurachi for her kick-ass donation!)

No donation is too small and I appreciate any support you can give!


UPDATE: We wooters have pushed Corrado over $1000. Next goal -- $1500!

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cjsiege wrote:Corrado is one of the Volunteer Mods around these parts - mostly over on the Wine.Woot side. He's doing the Penguin Plunge to benefit Special Olympics.

In LAKE CHAMPLAIN! In VERMONT! On SATURDAY!

He's less than $60 short of his first $1000 right now. Can we give him a bump up? Thanks!




For all you old time wooters, Special Olympics was one of ARGH's favorite charities!


Lets watch Corrado's shrinkage!!!

Give!


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cjsiege wrote:Corrado is one of the Volunteer Mods around these parts - mostly over on the Wine.Woot side. He's doing the Penguin Plunge to benefit Special Olympics.

In LAKE CHAMPLAIN! In VERMONT! On SATURDAY!

He's less than $60 short of his first $1000 right now. Can we give him a bump up? Thanks!

UPDATE: We wooters have pushed Corrado over $1000. Next goal -- $1500!



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Too far back. Just a bump.

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I'd like to post about the donation page I made for RAINN (snuffleupagus, Abuse, & Incest National Network). This organization is very important to me because I used their services in my time of need, and I continue to be thankful that they are out there helping people like myself and others who have been hurt.

http://rainnmakers.rainn.org/heather

I'm working up the courage to post my experiences and maybe put a picture up there, but for now the page is very simple. It would really mean the world to me if even one person donated through my page.

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In additon to being Mito Awareness week, I have a friend who needs a mito miracle and is willing to make cards or scrapbooking items in exchange for the help. My friend at Blessed on the Bright Side would like to get her almost 1 year old son to a specialist in Atlanta, GA. The problem, she just moved from Washington state to Arizona and doesn't have much left over, nor a current insurance (90 day wait thanks to the move) and she needs to get this baby on new medications/food now! If you love homemade cards, scrapbook pages, or just want to help this amazing little boy. Head on over to her site. Thanks!

She is a personal friend of mine and I was honored to not only drive this baby to his last appointment with his former doctor, but also to arrange an Angel flight for when his first appointment failed and he needed another less than a week later.

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This hasn't been on top for awhile.

Time to bump for Argh.

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dontwantaname wrote:This hasn't been on top for awhile.

Time to bump for Argh.



How 'bout AAAGGRRRRHH, BRAAAAAAAIINSSS! (Does that work, too?)


My "mom club" is organizing a zombie walk for charity in Fredericksburg, VA. We're trying to raise donations for the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank and Hope House, a shelter for women and children.

This started off as a few friends sitting around a table. Nobody thought it would go past 50 people - tops. We're now have over 370 individual "attending" replies and over 300 "maybe" replies, and we are so excited!

Festivities start at 3:00 PM on Saturday, November 5. We're asking participants to bring a donation of non-perishable food for the food bank or cleaning supplies/paper products for Hope House.


If anyone is interested in the details or donating via Paypal, please see The Fredericksburg Zombie Walk webpage. Sign up to join the fun at our Facebook page.

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Bumping for metro Washington DC undead Wooters that may be interested in walking/lurching/shuffling for a good cause.

See The Fredericksburg Zombie Walk webpage or our Facebook page for details.

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Saw this online today. Easy enough to participate in if you wish to help them out.

Used greeting cards and holiday cards needed by St. Judes for Children.

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This topic should always be on the front page.

bump

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AlienResearchGrpHome wrote:Hi –

I am logged on as ARGH but I am his sister and mother of the beautiful boy that appears many times on this site. What you did not know, as he intended it that way, is that my brother had Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) as well. He adored his niece and nephews and it broke his heart to know that Lucien would face many of the same challenges as he had. We lost my incredible brother on June 10th to complications of SMA and we miss him terribly. The woot fun, the crazy contests, and especially the community was a big part of his life for quite some time. It is so touching to peek on here periodically and see you unknowingly honoring him the way you have by keeping the SMA charity thread alive. Thank you and blessings to you all.

Christie



I forgot :>(

The cashier at the supermarket asked me if I wanted to donate to something and sign the little paper thing. I've been signing them ARGH for years now.
Then I remembered, I missed the day.

gwp wrote:

Bumping the thread for ARGH.

Please be a part of the cure.



pblgov wrote:
Please be a part of the cure.

From the SMA homepage:
"You can dedicate a donation to someone or something in specific, pay for a membership (entirely tax-deductible), or make a donation on behalf of another person. NFG and JG will pass along the dedication request with your donation. "

Donate in memory of ARGH

SMA MISSION




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dontwantaname wrote: ARGH



Glad you bumped.
Glad you remembered.
Hope some eyeballs see this.


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PemberDucky wrote:Glad you bumped.
Glad you remembered.
Hope some eyeballs see this.



Mine did.

Suck it, Trebek.

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Hello all~
I am a 33 y/o single mum & am in desperate need of a car.
I have tried going to various places to see about donor cars and nothing.
This is my story:

I lost my job last year and had to sell my car in December to pay the rent. You see, I am a hardworking, intelligent, responsible person that held the same job for 7 years as a Television producer and Casting director. Unfortunately layoffs in our industry started last year and because I had a teenager, I often worked less than my colleagues (60 hours a week as opposed to 80) and I was the first to be let go
Because our industry is primarily contracted from job to job, I was never a payroll employee, always 1099’d and because of this I have never put money into unemployment or disability, etc.
I have a 14 year old teenage daughter and her father lives in another country so we are unable to get child support even though we have filed a claim (terrible struggle). However, she is very smart and does well in school, but I know she has a hard time as sometimes we don’t even have toilet paper when her friends are going to concerts and movies, etc. I can see a depression starting with her and that concerns me.

Currently there is no work in my industry and the small amount of jobs that pop up, you need a car for, as there is much travelling involved when scouting either for talent or locations.

I have looked everywhere for donation car programs, but no luck. I am eligible for unemployment, but only receive $200 a week and my rent is $1,400.

I do odd jobs (psychic readings & distance healings) when I can, but can only do so much or I will lose unemployment and be worse than I began with.

I HAVE EVEN STARTED CREATING MY OWN ORGANIZATION THAT I HOPE TO GET STARTED WITHIN THE NEXT YEAR THAT will provide healing for children, through music, dance and art, but I cannot bring my vision to life without the basic needs of my family being met.

I don’t know where else to turn. My father is a Veteran, but I am too old to receive benefits now at age 33. I am also a Cherokee, but the only programs for housing or financial assistance available to me are in Oklahoma and I have no friends or family there. The only supports I have are my parents, and they barely make ends meet as it is.

My families have to help me with rent every month and I have bills piled up beyond repair. We were also only awarded $277 a month for food stamps and as of now I cannot pay any of my bills. My utilities are all due to be shut off and I really need help. Can you please help us?

I am willing to provide any paperwork you need to verify income, etc. Time is of the essence. Thanks in advance.
Many Blessings,
Stasha

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p.s. here is my site that i have my video explaining my plans for my organization "Healing with Beats" for sound and music healing for kids:

Mod Edit: Sorry Stasha, We don't allow any posts that would be for an individuals personal gain. If anyone is interested in your project, they can PM you.
(exception to rule...we do allow posts to shirt sites when a wooter has a shirt for sale elsewhere)
Hope things work out for you.

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dontwantaname wrote:



Damn. Get teary every time I read this. Still miss him.



When I was a kid I wanted to be older, this CRAP is NOT what I expected.

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Have you tried Goodwill for a car?

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I've posted before about my friend whose children have mitochondrial disorder. We are praying for them in the prayers thread, I'm sure they are mentioned in here at least once, and they have been highlighted on my blog a couple times.

The Arizona Mito Community is raising money to support Help Mito Kids, a non-profit group that helps kids get out of their local area to see Mito specialists across state borders, which can be a travel and insurance challenge - not to mention expensive to do. Arizona Mito Community is hosting a walk, and collecting donations now. Please go here for more information. They also have corporate sponsor options if a business wants to get involved.

Mito disorder is a really unpleasant affliction and heartbreaking for families; it makes children lethargic, is typified by learning and developmental issues, and it has no cure. Treatments often include intubating children and feeding them special cocktails of medicines and proteins. It can be detect at birth in children not gaining weight and sleeping too much, or it can appear at a number of developmental points, including puberty. It's very important these kids and their families get to the specialists so they can learn more about this issue and hopefully so they can discover a way to help, and eventually reverse it.

Thanks.

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trekmiss wrote:I had an idea last night and got to thinking that some here may like to help out. I have been a missionary to Bolivia, the poorest country in South America. About a year from now, I'll be returning to Bolivia.

I have a box of woot shirts that are too big for me, that I had planned to use to make a quilt. But, I hate to destroy good shirts that could be put to use by Bolivians. So now those shirts will be taken to Bolivia and distributed to whoever needs them.

Then, I got to thinking that there have been quite a few misprints lately that have been replaced, and there are those who received Anvil shirts wishing they were AA and vice versa. If you have any unwanted shirts (misprints or otherwise) that you would like to donate to be taken to Bolivia, PM me, and I'll reply with an address to send them to.

Whether or not you choose to participate in this Bolivia project, please consider donating your unwanted shirts to homeless shelters, disaster relief, or other agencies/thrift stores that help those in need.



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HURRICANE SANDY

This caring philanthropist says it much better than I could.

"IN THE DAYS AND WEEKS FOLLOWING SEPTEMBER 11TH, THE WORLD WATCHED IN DISBELIEF AND TOOK NEW YORK CITY AND AMERICA INTO THEIR HEARTS
WE FELT THE WORLD WRAP IT'S ARMS AROUND US, FORGETTING ALL OUR DIFFERENCES, AS WE CAME TOGETHER AS ONE.
ONE WITH THE GRIEF & THE SADNESS. ONE WITH THE CONFUSION & UNCERTAINTY.
ONE AS WE REBUILT NOT ONLY THE BUILDINGS BUT ALSO OUR LIVES AND OUR DREAMS.

ONCE AGAIN, THE EYES OF THE WORLD ARE UPON US AS WE WAKE UP TO THE DEVASTATION OF HURRICANE SANDY.
AND ONCE AGAIN WE WILL HAVE HURDLES TO CLEAR AND CHALLENGES WE WILL HAVE TO FACE.

WHEN PATIENCE IS LOST... WHEN IT SEEMS HELPLESS... WHEN YOU'RE IN NEED AND YOU FEEL AS IF YOU'RE ALONE... KNOW YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
WE'RE ALL IN THIS. TOGETHER.

WE CAN AND WE WILL REBUILD.
WE HAVE PROVEN, TIME AND AGAIN, THAT IT IS THE SPIRIT OF OUR PEOPLE THAT DEFINES US.
RESILIENCE IS OUR MIDDLE NAME. EVEN MOTHER NATURE IS NO MATCH FOR THAT.

IN THE COMING DAYS AND WEEKS AHEAD IF YOU ARE ABLE, VOLUNTEER. IF YOU CAN , DONATE.
ANYTHING YOU CAN DO TO HELP, NO MATTER HOW SMALL, WILL MAKE AN IMPACT.

THE DAYS AHEAD ARE GOING TO BE DIFFICULT. BUT THERE IS NO CHALLENGE THAT WE CAN'T MEET TOGETHER.
THIS IS WHO WE ARE... AND THIS IS WHAT WE DO AS NEW YORKERS, AS NEW JERSEY-ANS... AND AS AMERICANS.
WE HELP OTHERS WHO ARE IN NEED.
WE MAY NOT HAVE ELECTRICITY BUT WE HAVE POWER..."

Please make a donation to the American Red Cross if you can. No amount is too small.