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Do you donate? Let us know how you contribute!

#1 Postby Lean and Green » Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:03 pm

I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread so we could all recognize and feed off each other’s ambitions to help. At some point or another, we all feel compelled to give. Some do so in the form of monetary contribution, others with time and indispensible skills. We give our hearts and souls around us to those who need it most. I’d like to open this thread to everyone who wants to and already has made a difference in the lives around us. Please share your thoughts within the community. Maybe you’ll encourage someone else; it always puts a smile on my face to see what my friends are doing! :D


I’d like to start off with a post highlighting the impact of the muscle contests of 2009, currently running in the photos and videos forum for the next couple of months…

In regards to the muscle contests (which just began), we have donated as a whole community together:

$78 to DCNinja’s charity of choice: Family Dogs New Life
$20 to Ruz charity of choice: Hillside Animal Sanctuary

How it all began :mrgreen: . … (biceps thread)
If anyone else feels compelled to further contribute and wishes to express the fact they are sharing in the fun of giving; please do so here! :D
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#2 Postby VeganDrew » Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:03 pm

Monetary donations are a great way to give if you've got cash.

As a broke college student though, I think the best way to give is to offer my time doing animal rights work, whether it be forming a group to organize against local animal cruelty, or just ordering boxes of Vegan Outreach pamphlets and handing them out on a busy street corner.

I like to keep pamphlets stuffed between my seat so whenever I go to a parking kiosk I give them one with my money. :)

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#3 Postby zinzen » Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:09 pm

I am a volunteer for Mercy for Animals

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#4 Postby Lean and Green » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:03 pm

VeganDrew wrote: I like to keep pamphlets stuffed between my seat so whenever I go to a parking kiosk I give them one with my money. :)


I Iike :D


And Zin Zen, MFA right on brotha!
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#5 Postby zinzen » Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:27 am

Yeah yeah, good stuffs right. Its a good time, free food and the such, lots a weird peeps talking shit for the most, but a good cause in deed

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#6 Postby CollegeB » Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:31 am

I had the pleasure to host Jon Camp of Vegan Outreach twice when I lived in southern illinois. It was good not only for me but he hit up the school I was going to which got the message out. I handed out flyers with him for only an hour or two one time and there were several people who thought the message was interesting, one or two people were vegan actually which surprised me. Jon was harassed by some agriculture folks, or some students in related programs until he moved on; poor Jon. Welcome to the midwest.

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#7 Postby oregonisaac » Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:57 pm

I honestly have not given any cash to anything in a while, but my brother and I are building a new online company in our spare time that we hope to turn into a donation machine for various non-profits. One of them is Mercy for Animals.

When people buy stuff, 50% of the money goes to the charity they pick and 50% goes to running the business.
http://www.buyforchange.com
We sell appliances at this point, and hope other we can offer a new model for doing online business.
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#8 Postby Lean and Green » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:38 pm

bump :D

love it guys.

I'm contemplating http://www.mentorportland.org. Eventually I am going to choose something to volunteer a good chunk of time with. ;)
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#9 Postby JW » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:51 pm

nice thread!!!

Time has been an issue for me lately so my volunteering time has declined a bit
I've been making a point of making sure that my donations increase every year.
Been supporting a number of organizations lately
Humane Society
Darcy's ARC animal shelter
Museum of Human Rights
Landmine Relief Fund
Lake Winnipeg Foundation

wish I could do more
My dream is to retire and be a philanthropist. I hope my investments allow me to do that

Sooooo many good causes out there..........
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#10 Postby veganmama » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:51 am

does donating blood count?? Since I am a broke-joke and have less than no time, I donate blood... it is really rewarding. I think everyone should do it, plus I get to brag about how good my hemoglobin is even though I am vegan when I pass that part of the screening :)
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#11 Postby vivalasvegans » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:05 am

My favorite donate:
these
they're vegan
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#12 Postby loveliberate » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:26 am

vivalasvegans wrote:My favorite donate: these
they're vegan
:lachmal:
I like you - yr FUNNY! The VD ya refer to on the other hand I think I'm mostly just addicted to those...
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#13 Postby Lean and Green » Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:05 pm

veganmama wrote:does donating blood count?? Since I am a broke-joke and have less than no time, I donate blood... it is really rewarding. I think everyone should do it, plus I get to brag about how good my hemoglobin is even though I am vegan when I pass that part of the screening :)



Heck yea! What type? O+ for me. I donate this coming wednesday 07/29 @ 12:15pt woo hoo..... I try to donate blood often as well
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#14 Postby veganmama » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:59 pm

Lean and Green wrote:

Heck yea! What type? O+ for me. I donate this coming wednesday 07/29 @ 12:15pt woo hoo..... I try to donate blood often as well


O+ here too!! I think I am due to go again at the beginning of August.
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#15 Postby I'm Your Man » Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:49 am

i donate 12$ per month to Greenpeace. Before this I didn't know it was founded by 2 Canadians. But I'll probably stop to donate there to focus on an animal rights organization instead or i'll volunteer. For those like me with not so much money it is far better to volunter rather than offer money, I think it makes a greater difference than sending money.
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