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  posted on 11/16/2008 at 08:03 PM
I just want to say if you are working and can do drop a buck or whatever in the Salvation Army bell ringers pot or some other charity that provides Christmas dinners and gifts for those that can't afford their own.

Although it's two part time jobs I have 40+ hours a week and good benefits and an opportunity for one of these jobs to become full time. I feel blessed that this good fortune has fallen on me recently, the last year has been real tough. I drop a buck in the pot every time I go by a bell ringer this year and I'll be able to give to the Morgan Shepherd Charity this year after a season of being unable to help. I feel damn fortunate right now.

If you have some change a buck or two help out those kids that may not have a Christmas otherwise.

While I'm at it I want to thank those that bought prints or my book this past year. A couple of you bought things at a time when I really needed the money.

IF anyone else would like to purchase anything from me, don't let my current good fortune stop you

 

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  posted on 11/16/2008 at 09:36 PM
I second this..

Also food banks at local churches are always looking for supplies and drivers as well.

 

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  posted on 11/16/2008 at 09:48 PM
I don't know people can walk right by a Salvation Army volunteer with $ in their pockets and not contribute something....unlike the corporate charities like the United Way, this money actually can save lives. That commercial with the volunteer ringing the bell over the passed out drunk and the homeless mother caring for her child really affects me...I always try to drop a few bucks in one when I walk and always thank the volunteer too.

Good post, Bill. So glad things are looking up for you.

 

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  posted on 11/17/2008 at 10:12 AM
A store near me has a deal where if you shop enough prior to Thanksgiving, you get a free turkey. I always donate mine, plus a few bags of groceries at the supermarket. For those of you that can take advantage of that kind of promotion, please do. And, make sure your kids are shopping with you when you do. Actions speak louder than words.

Please do what you can.

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  posted on 11/17/2008 at 10:56 AM
Another reminder regarding the Salvation Army...

If you have clothing; especially coats, sweaters, etc... box them up and drop off at your local Salvation Army. In my area they will pick-up, just call for a time.

 

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  posted on 11/17/2008 at 09:24 PM
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I second this..

Also food banks at local churches are always looking for supplies and drivers as well.


And don't forget VA Clinics, they often have a food bank. We try and donate something to them for Easter and Thanksgiving.

 

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  posted on 11/17/2008 at 09:29 PM
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I second this..

Also food banks at local churches are always looking for supplies and drivers as well.


And don't forget VA Clinics, they often have a food bank. We try and donate something to them for Easter and Thanksgiving.


Good call. I'm in and out of VAs a lot because I sell medical equipment....every taxpayer should pay a visit to their local VA to make sure our servicemen are receiving the care they deserve.

 

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  posted on 11/17/2008 at 09:33 PM
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I don't know people can walk right by a Salvation Army volunteer with $ in their pockets and not contribute something....unlike the corporate charities like the United Way, this money actually can save lives. That commercial with the volunteer ringing the bell over the passed out drunk and the homeless mother caring for her child really affects me...I always try to drop a few bucks in one when I walk and always thank the volunteer too.

Good post, Bill. So glad things are looking up for you.




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  posted on 11/18/2008 at 02:51 AM
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Sooner shall a camel pass through the eye of a needle, than a rich man enter the Kingdom of God.
Is that Barack Obama rich, or John McCain rich, or something entirely different?

Just joking with you Greg

 

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  posted on 11/18/2008 at 07:41 AM
Thanks Bill for posting this

 

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  posted on 11/18/2008 at 09:44 AM
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Sooner shall a camel pass through the eye of a needle, than a rich man enter the Kingdom of God.
Is that Barack Obama rich, or John McCain rich, or something entirely different?

Just joking with you Greg


It's Joe Biden rich....

As brother Gregg says, "Can't take it with you, everybody knows, can't take it with you when you go"

 

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  posted on 11/18/2008 at 01:22 PM
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Thanks Bill for posting this
ditto. Doesn't take much from one person to help make somebody else's life better.

 

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  posted on 11/18/2008 at 01:29 PM
I am very active with the Salvation Army in my area in NY and volunteer for some vacational programs and help out in the soup kitchen during holidays for them. I am also a member on the Advisory Board for the Slavation Army which helps fundraising efforts throughout the year.
Please give what you can (either your time, money or both) to the charitable organization of your choice and I promise you that your generosity will come back to you ten fold.

 

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  posted on 11/18/2008 at 02:37 PM
call obama and get a bailout check from the redistribution.

 

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  posted on 11/18/2008 at 04:22 PM
Adopting and elderly person in a local geriatric facility near you is also a good way to help. There are many old folks who outlive children and family members who are forgotten during the holidays. Making a phone call to a few can help you identify them and usually they could use pajamas, bathrobes, slippers, underclothes and T shirts.

Along with the Salvation Army, VA hospitals and Salvation Army every little bit does help.

 

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  posted on 11/18/2008 at 11:44 PM
Bill, I'm glad your situation is improving. I wish I could buy one of your books, and hopefully I'll be able to soon. My work has been pretty slow, too, but seems to be picking up.

Here in the San Lorenzo Valley we have an organization that does a good job of feeding the hungry, and assisting those in need. They make sure everyone in the valley has a good Thanksgiving dinner that wants one. I had planned to donate some canned goods, but I think I'll look into volunteering to help them feed the folks. I did that at my church a few years ago, and that was one of my best holidays ever.

 

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  posted on 11/19/2008 at 12:02 PM
I work for a large corp here in US and they do support Toys for Tots and a variety of other charitable foundations nationwide during the holdiays but something that my immediate team does is adopt a local family (there are maybe 20 of us working the same team here in in my city). We work with a local charitable foundation to find a family in need of help then contact the family to determine specific needs. Working as a team we contact local businesses for donations (sometimes this can be helped along by personal contacts we might each have). Team members also donate money (whatever is within an individuals budget) and gently used items if they wish. We take an afternoon and use a portion of the cash donations to shop for gifts that can be wrapped for under the tree. Then we make an appointment with the family to 'play Santa' and show up with a tree, gifts, and any other donations. Last year we had a family who had just come together (2 individuals whose spouses had passed and were recently married and merging their families). They had just moved into a house and were struggling to furnish it. We were able to provide them with a fridge, washer, dryer, some furniture, food, a computer, and presents for the 4 children. It was amazing being able to help these folks get on their feet and to also be able to enjoy some holiday spirit. And working together we accomplished so much more than we could have individually (plus we had a great time doing it! ).

 

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  posted on 11/27/2008 at 08:45 PM
Thanksgiving bump

 

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