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"Points for Charity" Charity Selection Poll


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Poll: Choose one or more charities... (146 member(s) have cast votes)

Choose one or more charities...

  1. [url=http://www.alz.org/]Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association[/url] (8 votes [4.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.97%

  2. [url=http://www.diabetes.org/]American Diabetes Association[/url] (8 votes [4.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.97%

  3. [url=http://www.americanheart.org/]American Heart Association[/url] (9 votes [5.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.59%

  4. [url=http://www.lungusa.org/]American Lung Association[/url] (6 votes [3.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.73%

  5. [url=http://www.secondharvest.org/]America's Second Harvest[/url] (4 votes [2.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.48%

  6. [url=http://www.bgca.org/]Boys & Girls Club of America[/url] (4 votes [2.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.48%

  7. [url=http://www.pedaids.org/]Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation[/url] (7 votes [4.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.35%

  8. [url=http://www.goodwill.org/]Goodwill Industries International[/url] (2 votes [1.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.24%

  9. [url=http://www.habitat.org/]Habitat for Humanity International[/url] (14 votes [8.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.70%

  10. [url=http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/]Leukemia & Lymphoma Society[/url] (3 votes [1.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.86%

  11. [url=http://www.marchofdimes.com/]March of Dimes[/url] (6 votes [3.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.73%

  12. [url=http://www.nmha.org/]National Mental Health Association[/url] (5 votes [3.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.11%

  13. [url=http://www.nwf.org]National Wildlife Federation & Endowment[/url] (3 votes [1.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.86%

  14. [url=http://www.shrinershq.org/]Shriners Hospitals for Children[/url] (9 votes [5.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.59%

  15. [url=http://www.specialolympics.org/]Special Olympics[/url] (16 votes [9.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.94%

  16. [url=http://www.uso.org/]United Service Organizations (USO)[/url] (4 votes [2.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.48%

  17. [url=http://www.unicefusa.org/]US Committee for UNICEF[/url] (1 votes [0.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.62%

  18. [url=http://www.blindness.org/]Foundation for Fighting Blindness[/url] (2 votes [1.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.24%

  19. [url=http://www.nmss.org/]National Multiple Sclerosis Association[/url] (5 votes [3.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.11%

  20. [url=http://www.parkinson.org]National Parkinson Foundation[/url] (3 votes [1.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.86%

  21. [url=http://www.toysfortots.org/home/]Toys For Tots[/url] (28 votes [17.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.39%

  22. [url=http://www.hsus.org]Humane Society of the United States[/url] (14 votes [8.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.70%

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#1 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 1, 2005 - 6:08 am

Here is the poll we will use to determine the charities that will split the donations from the "Points for Charity" giveaway. You can vote for more than one charity, so if there are a couple that you would like to vote for, feel free. Keep in mind that you can only vote once, so make sure you select all the charities you wish to the first time. If you vote and later wish to add a vote, send me or RossMAN a PM and we'll add the vote manually. The poll will remain open until the end of November at which point the chosen charities will be announced. The charites included are all the charities that were not selected during the last giveaway, as well as a few other suggested by our members. If you'd like to suggest another charity, send me a PM by 10/7. After that the list will be closed.

#2 Keebelf  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 1, 2005 - 7:09 am

Cool! FFB is still in there!. Thanks!
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Posted Oct 1, 2005 - 1:58 pm

American Diabetes Association IMO :)

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Posted Oct 2, 2005 - 5:03 am

Great Cause Guys.
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Posted Oct 2, 2005 - 1:40 pm

how about hsus.org or aspca.com? (animals)

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Posted Oct 2, 2005 - 4:08 pm

Voted Toys For Tots

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Posted Oct 2, 2005 - 4:14 pm

how about hsus.org or aspca.com? (animals)

Which would you suggest? I'd rather add one so the two don't split the vote (unless you'd rather have both - doesn't really matter to me)

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Posted Oct 2, 2005 - 7:30 pm

Which would you suggest? I'd rather add one so the two don't split the vote (unless you'd rather have both - doesn't really matter to me)


it doesn't matter to me.. whichever attracts the money. hsus probably has a wider appeal.

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Posted Oct 2, 2005 - 9:20 pm

Voted Toys For Tots


Yep me too. :)

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 7:22 am

do we have the little ticker thingy like we did with the other Donation Deals one....telling how much money has been raised so far....?
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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 7:25 am

do we have the little ticker thingy like we did with the other Donation Deals one....telling how much money has been raised so far....?

I'll make one of those in a few days. For now you can just check the Store and see how many entries have been bought and multiply that by $0.10. We're currently at $2.00 but there is a loooooong time to go.

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 7:27 am

Humane Society choice added

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 10:23 am

I voted for the critters at the humane society. :2dog:

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Posted Oct 8, 2005 - 7:14 pm

just giving this a bump for those who missed it :)

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Posted Oct 9, 2005 - 4:47 am

i voted American Diabetes Association .

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Posted Oct 19, 2005 - 7:17 am

Toys for Tots is my first charity. Then the Humane Society. Children and Animals gets my heart every time

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Posted Oct 21, 2005 - 1:34 am

March of Dimes, Toys for Tots, Humane Society.. I love them all though. :)

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Posted Oct 23, 2005 - 10:49 am

there are so many but first choice goes to.. Toys For Tots :D

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Posted Oct 23, 2005 - 11:19 am

Oh rats, this is the first I've seen this thread. I would have loved to have suggested CHABAD-Lubavitch of Lousiana and Desire Street Ministries, both religious based organizations doing wonderful charity work in New Orleans who have been devasted themselves by Hurricane Katrina.

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Posted Oct 23, 2005 - 11:43 am

i think i too joined after thepoll was taken of which charities to use.if we ever have a poll for what charities to use i would have to say epilepsy foundation. my youngest has it. runs in the family
i love my boys

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Posted Oct 24, 2005 - 8:37 am

I see you have already got a list of charities for this contest, but if it is run again you should look into the Ronald McDonald House Carity!!! In case you're not familiar with this charity here is some info. Everyday newborns are taken NICUs (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). Most of the children in there are premies, but there are others that are in there for different reasons. My daughter was in there b/c she had severe brain damage at birth. The RMHC provides a "home" across from hospitals that have NICUs and PICUs for parents of these children. There are fully stocked kitchens for the guests to help themselves to, libraries, and big "living rooms" for the guest to relax in. And each parent or set of parents stay in what is like a hotel room (but much homier). The RMH we stayed in was an absolute saviour for us b/c our daughter was in the NICU for about a month and we were just across the street from her and could go see her anytime we wanted. Otherwise we would have only been able to see her maybe a couple hours a day since we lived about an 1 1/2 hours away from the hospital she was in.

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Posted Oct 24, 2005 - 8:56 am

I went with toys for tots first, diabetes, lung and heart. I was surprised not to see American Cancer society though

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Posted Oct 24, 2005 - 9:20 am

From the above list, I chose America's Second Harvest and Habitat for Humanity. I feel these are organizations where donations go more to benefit those they help, and less to adminstrative cost.

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Posted Oct 31, 2005 - 11:02 am

Toys for Tots is my first charity. Then the Humane Society. Children and Animals gets my heart every time

Same here, I also voted for Habitat great cause!!!

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Posted Nov 1, 2005 - 6:08 am

I see you have already got a list of charities for this contest, but if it is run again you should look into the Ronald McDonald House Carity!!! In case you're not familiar with this charity here is some info. Everyday newborns are taken NICUs (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). Most of the children in there are premies, but there are others that are in there for different reasons. My daughter was in there b/c she had severe brain damage at birth. The RMHC provides a "home" across from hospitals that have NICUs and PICUs for parents of these children. There are fully stocked kitchens for the guests to help themselves to, libraries, and big "living rooms" for the guest to relax in. And each parent or set of parents stay in what is like a hotel room (but much homier). The RMH we stayed in was an absolute saviour for us b/c our daughter was in the NICU for about a month and we were just across the street from her and could go see her anytime we wanted. Otherwise we would have only been able to see her maybe a couple hours a day since we lived about an 1 1/2 hours away from the hospital she was in.

Thank you for sharing this with us....This would be a good place to make your donations.

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Posted Nov 6, 2005 - 8:20 pm

So many wonderful charities to choose from! I'm an advocate for children with disabilities and fortunately have been involved and /or know of many wonderful organizations that help children with disabilities and their families. Lissa7341 mentions Spina Bifida which does wonderful work, and SuperMommy mentions the Ronald McDonald house which is also another wonderful charity. And as a resident of Louisiana, the needs of our state since the hurricanes are profound. All in all with all the wonderful organizations that help others, IMO the most important thing is that we give to others. My hat is off to anyone who gives (time and/or money) to others in need :g_thumpsu

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Posted Nov 6, 2005 - 9:28 pm

All wonderful causes!

Maybe next time you can consider NDSS (National Association of Down syndrome, www.ndss.org)

This charity is close to my heart as I have a child with Down syndrome.

Thanks for doing this!!! It's so nice to you everyone interested in helping out.

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 4:29 pm

My son was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia when he was 4. He went thru almost 5 yrs of chemo and radiation. He is in remission now. I voted for the Leukemia society....
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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 4:34 pm

I always like to think of the animals during the holiday season. Tons of dogs and cats get adopted for gifts and then abandoned when that person couldn't take care of it. Im also big on promoted spay and neutering. Hope this organization gets some donations.

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Posted Nov 15, 2005 - 10:27 am

just bumping this :)




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