Archive for the ‘charity’ Category

Why did Bank of America and Oprah team up?

October 31, 2006

On a show that aired Monday, Winfrey gave more than 300 audience members $1,000 debit cards sponsored by the Bank of America to donate to a charitable cause.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/30/AR2006103000494.html

See my earlier post here:
https://bork.wordpress.com/2006/10/16/guy-arrested-at-a-bank-of-america-in-san-francisco/

It may be possible that Bank of America is trying to offset the Clark Howard led boycott.

Whatever happened to humble and anonymous charitable contributions?

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Alabama lies

October 29, 2006

So this lady gets my attention and says, “Can you gimme some money? I’m starvin!” I looked at her, then looked at the van parked about 50 yards away from this woman. I pointed to the van, and told the woman that the people in the van were giving out free lunches, in case this woman was simply unaware of why all of the other people who hang out all day at Linn Park were crowded around the van. I even walked over to the van and fetched a bag of food for her.

“Naw man, I mean I need some money,” she said.

“So I guess you’re not really ‘starving’ then,” I told her. “Because people who are actually starving would gladly accept a sandwich, a bag of chips and a cold bottle of water.”

http://www.fleabomb.com/index.php?module=pagesetter&func=viewpub&tid=1&pid=288

Charity Navigator

October 22, 2006

The “Charity Navigator 4-Star Charity” icon is no joke. It is an honor and a testament of a job done well. Charity CEOs have lost their jobs over not acquiring one. Charities have changed their entire operations to get one. Charities, after acquiring one, have seen donations to them increase by 100%. It can be the difference between a charity succeeding and failing.

http://trentstamp.blogspot.com/2006/10/im-not-laughing.html