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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:53 AM
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Charity Donation Drive Friday Update: HUGE OVERNIGHT INCREASE TO MORE THAN $20,000!
Wow!

Apparently a lot of DUers have been holding off on donating to our Year-End Charity Donation Drive. Since yesterday morning, DUers have donated **$6,000** to America's Second Harvest -- bringing our total for the donation drive to an amazing $20,103!

Since we reached our $15,000 challenge, America's Second Harvest will receive an additional $5,000 in financial and in-kind donations: $1,500 from Midlodemocrat, $500 from an anonymous DU member, and $3,000 worth of professional services from Redstone!

To add your donation to our total, just click this link:

http://help.secondharvest.org/democraticunderground


THERE IS STILL TIME TO DONATE, AND GET A TAX DEDUCTION!

The Democratic Underground Year-end Charity Donation Drive ends December 31, so you still have time to donate. And remember that if you donate before the end of the year, you get a tax deduction on your 2006 taxes.

http://help.secondharvest.org/democraticunderground


THIS IS THE LAST UPDATE BEFORE THE END OF THE DONATION DRIVE

I will announce the final total raised for the Year-end Charity Donation Drive on January 2.

For more information on the DU Year-end Charity Donation Drive, benefiting America's Second Harvest, please click here.

Thank you to everyone who has donated! I am so proud of this community right now. You are doing an amazing thing to help people in need.

Skinner
DU Admin

Please kick and recommend this thread so more DUers will see it. Thanks. --Skinner
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:59 AM
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1. Hooray for the Good Guys!!. . . . n/t
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:59 AM
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2. kick and nom nt :)
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:01 AM
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3. Thanks for the update Skinner! Is this the last update because
Second Harvest won't send you updates over the long weekend?
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:02 AM
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6. That is correct.
Their office is closed over the long holiday weekend, so nobody can email me the morning updates. The donation drive is still open until the end of the year, but we won't know the total raised until our contact person gets back into the office on January 2.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:01 AM
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4. Holy shit!
That's fantastic!

Way to go DU, you guys rock.
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rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:02 AM
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5. Can someone update the banner that still says $12,300
with this fantastic news?
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:03 AM
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7. Thanks for the reminder.
I'll do that right now.
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wakemeupwhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:41 PM
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28. kick.
:bounce:
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:04 AM
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8. DU is such a fantastic community.
Thanks for providing the place for us to meet. :toast:
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:11 AM
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9. K & R !!!
WOW

WOW

WOW!!!

I donated, and am also very proud of DU - we've made a difference (again).
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:11 AM
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10. Wow! is right. This is amazing!
Thank you guys for doing this and thank all you DUers who've donated!

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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:20 AM
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11. Thank you so much for organizing this!
I appreciate your efforts. Peace and love, Kim
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:30 AM
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12. Much better.
Maybe some folks got a Christmas bonus and wanted to share, as was in my case. Very nice bounce!
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:49 AM
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13. Amazing
:grouphug:
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:01 AM
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14. DU rocks.
:bounce:
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:25 PM
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25. thank YOU midlo!
and redstone, and the Anonymous donor, and all the donors from $5 up! This was a greatttttttttt result!


yayay!!! good guys win!

www.cafepress.com/warisprofitable <<-- 2008 designs!
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:51 PM
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27. .
I was humbled to the core by your post and your donation. Thank you so very much. :hug:
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:37 PM
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31. I am humbled by your kindness. n/t
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:16 AM
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15. I was finally able to contribute today.
:kick: I'm glad that the fund drive was extended to include my last payday of the year. :bounce:
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:27 AM
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16. Coinstar also accepts contributions.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:32 AM
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17. I donated last night n/t
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Mortos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:38 AM
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18. It's a holiday miracle
My faith, in DU, is restored. I have been pretty bummed out by the relatively slow start and lack of comments on these posts and have voiced my frustration, only to be knocked off my martyr pony by several members of DU who pointed out my Scrooge-like behavior.

Thanks DU for restoring the faith of a cynic and thanks for proving me wrong.

DU does good things and this is yet another example.
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:39 AM
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19. That is amazing!
Thanks so much for organizing this!
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Cameron27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:36 PM
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20. FANTASTIC !!!!!
This is great news, DU comes through!
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Irishonly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:40 PM
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21. WOW
There's not a whole lot more to say than that. Reading this has given me a good old case of the warm fuzzies. I am so glad to be a member.
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Irishonly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:40 PM
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22. WOW
There's not a whole lot more to say than that. Reading this has given me a good old case of the warm fuzzies. I am so glad to be a member.
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AbbyR Donating Member (734 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:42 PM
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23. Great!
I donated, and was very unhappy that my little donation, and the donations of others, didn't appear to be showing up. It makes me feel good to be a part of DU and the Second Harvest drive. Thanks so much for doing it.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:19 PM
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24. DU.
You have no idea how much you can do.

Thank you.

:party:
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:31 PM
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26. We Broke 20 G! Great Job DU!!! Thanks To All!!
:toast:

:yourock:

:applause:

:thumbsup:
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:57 PM
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29. It is wonderful to see DUers step up to the plate( so to speak)
And it is nice to end the year with some uplifting news


:loveya: :loveya: :loveya: :loveya: :loveya:


:yourock: :yourock: :yourock: :yourock: :yourock:

:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:36 PM
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30. Excellent job DUers
We all should be PROUD!
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Pab Sungenis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:37 PM
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32. A lot of people got paid today.
Nice to see that so many of us were just waiting for the opportunity.
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:37 PM
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33. Terrific news! DU rocks!
:bounce: :kick:
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ninkasi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:14 PM
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34. This is so great!
I think it's wonderful to get together with other Dems and donate to a worthy cause. Maybe now we can tackle the problem of WHY so many Americans go hungry. The so-called "compassionate conservatives" obviously don't give a damn.
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:05 PM
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35. Kickety
:kick:
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RedEarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:43 PM
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36. kick for some good news.............
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:27 AM
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37. very proud of DU
very, VERY proud :thumbsup:
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 03:12 AM
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38. big smiles everywhere over this..
it's great to see our site raise that much money for this one cause - I know MANY have donated themselves out to other causes already, or some have nothing to give this time, but we can ALL take heart in knowing that some of DU had the ability to do this, and we ALL share in it!

go DU!!!!!!!!!

www.cafepress.com/warisprofitable
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kickysnana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 05:18 AM
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39. kick
:kick:
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Califooyah Operative Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 08:35 AM
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40. K&R
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Th1onein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 10:34 AM
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41. I usually don't donate to things like this
I'd rather give my money on a more personal basis. But, because it is DU, I decided to support it. You just can't get more trustworthy than DU, in my opinion.

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trashcanistanista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 02:57 PM
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42. Just donated
today! Thank you everybody!
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-31-06 01:31 AM
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43. Hooray DU!!!!!
We did it!!!!
We practice what we preach.

A big :toast:
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mcg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-31-06 04:40 PM
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44. Donated again.

This is a great charity, a mere dollar provides 20 pounds of food and grocery products.

So even a little bit helps a lot.
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