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stkitt
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   Posted 12/21/2008 9:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Tis the Season to be jolly so I will do my best to make the questions over the holidays appropriate for this time of year. smhair
 
Monday's Question:
 
Do I donate enough to the less fortunate?  cool

Aries8
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   Posted 12/21/2008 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I do a lot but we can always do more. It's still Sunday here....:)

Mazfire
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   Posted 12/22/2008 4:01 AM (GMT -7)   
i try, but is it ever enough? i give to various charities and sponsor a child, but i dont feel like thats enough. i cant imagine what the holiday season must be like for the homeless, or shut ins, or elderly people with no family etc- it breaks my heart.

            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
 
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Julie1014
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   Posted 12/22/2008 4:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Unfortunately, I don't donate enough. nono
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia November 2008
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 12 mg, Miralax,  Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Vitamin D, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/22/2008 7:16 AM (GMT -7)   
cry  YES I believe I DO
...I volunteer at the Food bank
..The Toys and hampers for needy at Christmas ........
 
HERE I try to do my best when I am in good health......I may not be able to do
as much as of late but I know
'Lil sis understands
AND we have got some great family here to help out
 
I will be doing volunteering at the Alzheimers Society after the New Year......
Again
Yes I believe I do help as much as humanely possible
 
......GREAT question Lil sis ........
 
How bout the rest of you's??? 
 
 


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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 12/22/2008 8:45:43 AM (GMT-7)


Nanners
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   Posted 12/22/2008 7:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I believe that I contribute a fair amount. I have money taken out of every paycheck to help the needy. My company has a big program that they incourage all to join in.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.


Georgie Girl
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   Posted 12/22/2008 7:37 AM (GMT -7)   

No, I don't give enough.  Something I do that is really more of a help to my family is to donate several bags of really nice clothing and goods to the Disabled American Vets every time they come through my neighborhood every 5 weeks.  This is a help to us in getting rid of our "stuff" (I am a hoarder) so really we're not making a sacrifice with giving these things away.   Plus it's a tax write off. 

Sometimes I do little secret things to help an individual or a family.  Not enough of this either. 

 



Georgie Girl

Post Edited (Georgie Girl) : 12/22/2008 9:18:26 AM (GMT-7)


percycat
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   Posted 12/22/2008 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I contribute to several animal welfare charities, but I'm sorry to say that I don't seek out as many opportunities for people.

One church in the area has a really neat event at Halloween: they trick or treat for canned goods for the local food bank. I always look forward to their visit, and it's so good for the kids doing the trick-or-treating.

percycat

stkitt
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   Posted 12/22/2008 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   

I donate in many ways but I always wish I could do more.

Of course the American Cancer Society is my Number One and I purchased items the Hope Lodge had on their Christmas Wish List and delivered them.  On January 8th 2009 my son and I are going to Sam's club to purchase more items that he wants to choose and donate and then we will go to the Lodge to deliver them.

I am also a supporter of the Epilepsy Foundation and at least twice a year I collect clothing and items they request, alot of my own and then I ask others if they may have some things they would like to part with?  I usually end up with 3-4 large green bags full.

I donate time right here because I love the site and it helps me use my background in a non-professioanl manner.

St. Jude's Childrens Hospital is another one I donate to yearly and never do we  turn down a request for Crohn's Foundation.

Helping supply our local food shelf is another one we do.

It is in the giving that you receive the greatest satisfaction.

Keep it up everyone.  It is not how much you give but that you did help in some small way.

Luvs

Kitt


 

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/22/2008 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
NO matter what you give or if the time is small
IT counts and YES you are doing a part in Helping
out someone


Kudos to all...Tony glad you are posting so much more.......


MORE plz

Luvs
LYN

LOVE big sis
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Fibro & Other DD

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                            ~ FIGHT the FIGHT with all YOU HAVE ~
               Look For The GOOD, Even At Your Lowest
  We Have Anxiety and Panic...................Anxiety and Panic DO NOT Have us         
   
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/22/2008 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   
AM so happy you feel that way
I do as well ..........
 DX: Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,
Fibro & Other DD

Donate at  www.healingwell.com
 
                               Moderator@Alzheimer's..
    CO Moderator @ Anxiety and Panic........Co Moderator   @ Crohns                    
                            ~ FIGHT the FIGHT with all YOU HAVE ~
               Look For The GOOD, Even At Your Lowest
  We Have Anxiety and Panic...................Anxiety and Panic DO NOT Have us         
   
..........LYN


percycat
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   Posted 12/22/2008 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Nikki, that's great!

I used to love donating to Toys for Tots, the charity run by the Marine Corps, but that was when I lived in more urban areas. I haven't seen one of their donation boxes in ages, in any of the places I get out to now. And I have a big box of toys at home that I've alwasy kept on hand just for that (and another local one at Easter). I guess I should make some calls to find a local shelter in need, rather than let all those cute toys just languish in the back of the storage closet any longer.

percycat

stkitt
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   Posted 12/22/2008 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   

Of course Toys for Tots, I use to do that all the time when My children were small. they would pick out a gift they would like and then we would go to the bank to put it in the colection barrel.............

Extremely important project.  yeah

My hubby is right there to buy the Christmas Return Address Seals that come by the mailbox full.............especially if it is veteran related.  rolleyes

Thanks
Kitt


Celey
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   Posted 12/22/2008 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't have very much, and like the rest of you, I always wish I could do more... I donated some clothes this Christmas...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


Buddha443556
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   Posted 12/23/2008 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I too wish I could do more for the homeless too. I like helping at the Suncoast Haven of Rest Rescue Mission, it fits my ideal of an organization that gives 100% back that they take in the name of the homeless. Not many that actually do that. I have a deep respect for the staff that work 24/7 there-- most actually live there, some don't even have beds to sleep on.
You must do the things you think you cannot do. -- Eleanor Roosevelt

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