I agree, femme.
I agree, femme.
"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough." - Mario Andretti
The only time I've heard of situations like this are when people participate in walks or marches. People seek donations (sponsors) who donate as part of their "team." Sometimes the highest fundraisers get their name listed on the website or a poster, but those are usually the corporations or businesses that send huge teams to walk for the cause. It's really not seen as a contest since everyone involved is working for the cause and everyone who participates gets the same t-shirt.Originally Posted by femme fatale;2351940;
Here is a site that gives ideas on how to raise funds and awareness for different causes. Some of the ideas don't require you to send a check, just time.
Charity Guide: Volunteer Opportunities Directory
I can't give to charities too often but when I do, it's St. Jude's and Relay for Life.
Oh, yeah, Femme Fatale, I know what you mean.
One of my absolute favorite causes in the world (The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America [CCFA]), has their annual 10K Heel to Heal walk. I decided that I wanted to create a team with my friends and family, and walkk, thinking that we'd have no problem raising the entrance fee (which was like, $500). So I got onto the website to find out about the details, and in neon colors, on the front page, there's "CCFA NEEDHAM CHAPTER'S TOP FUNDRAISERS", (Needham being the town that the organization is located in), then a list of 5 people and how much they've raised. These totals were in the 10000 dollar range, and, of course, there was the prerequiste challenge to beat this total.
That just ticked me off. I'm 14. How much do they want me to raise? A million? Sure, I can do that. A billion? Gimme a few years. A trillion? OK, whatever you want! Why can't these organizations just be happy with what they get? I have no obligation to donate to this cause, I already give them my $50 a year membership. I mean, I realize that it wasn't directed at me personally, but it sure feels that way sometimes.
...And the strange boy continued to weave in and out of her life, leaving her with a sense of wonder and amazment, but also, a feeling of loss, knowing that life might never be the same again.
I have several favorites. I do the local MS walk every year for Multiple Sclerosis. Just did it on Saturday, actually. I also like to give to the American Cancer Society, St. Judes, Children's Miracle Network, I volunteer for MDA during Labor Day, the Leukemia Society, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (I have a friend who just lost her 26 year old son to this just before Christmas) and now my new favorite the March of Dimes (My nephew was not only born 6 weeks early but born with a cleft lip and palete like his father and I have a friend with Spinabiffida (sp?))
Hurley: (holding up a Jesus statue) I don't know. I thought there might be a prowler or something.
Mrs. Reyes: (grabbing the statue) Jesus Christ is not a weapon! - LOST "There's No Place Like Home Pt. 1