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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 03:32 PM
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THANK YOU to everyone who donated during our fund drive! Here's how much we gave to charity...
Thank you to everyone who donated during the DU 4th Quarter Fund Drive last week, and to all of our monthly subscribers. We are pleased to report that we brought in the funds we need to keep the site running for another three months. And, as promised, we have given 10% of the funds donated to charity.

As usually happens during our fund drives, the amount donated varied from day-to-day during the week, with the busiest days occurring at the beginning and end of the week. In order to make up for the lower donations mid-week, we decided to do an alternative minimum donation of $250 for those charities that would have otherwise received less. We just finished donating to the six selected charities. Below is a list of how much we gave to each charity.

Thanks again for your support. And have a Happy Thanksgiving!

David Allen ("Skinner")
Dave Allsopp ("EarlG")
Brian Leitner ("Elad")
DU Administrators


PLANNED PARENTHOOD FEDERATION OF AMERICA -- $475
Planned Parenthood is the nations leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate. For more than 90 years, Planned Parenthood has worked to improve women's health and safety, prevent unintended pregnancies, and advance the right and ability of individuals and families to make informed and responsible choices. http://www.plannedparenthood.org

MODEST NEEDS -- $250
Modest Needs is an award-winning public charity with a simple but critical mission: working to stop the cycle of poverty BEFORE it starts for the low-income workers whom conventional philanthropy has forgotten. They do this by empowering compassionate members of the general public to safely and securely help hard-working, low-income households to afford the kinds of short-term emergency expenses that we've all encountered before: the unexpected car repair, the unanticipated visit to the doctor, or the unusually large heating bill, for example. http://www.modestneeds.org

TREEHOUSE FOR KIDS -- $250
Treehouse for Kids offers kids in foster care what all children so desperately need: a safe place to dream. Their core programs Tutoring, Educational Advocacy, College and Career Planning, Little Wishes, Summer Camp and the Wearhouse give foster children a real childhood as well as hope for the future. http://www.treehouse4kids.org

REMOTE AREA MEDICAL FOUNDATION -- $250
The Remote Area Medical (RAM) Volunteer Corps is a non-profit, volunteer, airborne relief corps dedicated to serving mankind by providing free health care, dental care, eye care, veterinary services, and technical and educational assistance to people in remote areas of the United States and the world. http://www.ramusa.org

AMERICA'S VET DOGS -- $290
America's VetDogs helps veterans who have served our country honorably to live with dignity and independence whether they are visually impaired or have other special needs, by providing them with guide dogs, service dogs, and innovative technologies. A project of the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind. http://www.vetdogs.org

PARENTS, FAMILIES, AND FRIENDS OF LESBIANS AND GAYS (PFLAG) -- $340
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. http://www.pflag.org
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 03:35 PM
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1. YAY! Thanks, Skinner and Admins for a splendid idea! K&R
:applause:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 03:37 PM
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2. I was wondering how the totals would look!
Thanks for letting us know!

It was a very good week...

K&R

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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 03:39 PM
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3. Glad to hear you "weighted" weekday vs. weekend donations
Edited on Mon Nov-23-09 03:41 PM by rocktivity
I couldn't have donated until this past weekend regardless, so I really wasn't "aiming" to help any particular charity. I'm also glad that I made the extra effort to cash my paycheck on Saturday!

:headbang:
rocktivity
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 03:51 PM
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4. Well done!
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SIMPLYB1980 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 03:52 PM
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5. K&R!
:thumbsup:
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 04:07 PM
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6. Yay, DU!
I'm very proud of us, and pleased to be a part of it.
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Ignis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 04:15 PM
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7. A kick for great charity, and great justice!
:kick:
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JimWis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 04:28 PM
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8. K&R
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 04:31 PM
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9. Outstanding!
:applause:
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 04:32 PM
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10. Cool.

:thumbsup:

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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 04:36 PM
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11. Thanks for all you do. nt
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 04:49 PM
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12. DU=7 days...FR= 7 weeks.. Go DU!
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abluelady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 04:54 PM
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13. Thanks for Letting Us Know.
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MyOwnPeace Donating Member (108 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 04:56 PM
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14. Good idea...........
I like the idea of the "minimum donation" for each. :)

Looks like that letter from the "Wing-Nut" really made a difference for the Planned Parenthood, huh? :woohoo: :woohoo:
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murray hill farm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 05:14 PM
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15. Thank you so much!
For the idea to "give" and for the update on the giving.
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 05:16 PM
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16. Wonderful Causes one and all
thanks for the update Skinner
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bluesmail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 05:32 PM
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17. No_no. Thank YOU for DemocraticUnderground.
It's been my homepage, I have many bookmarked pages from way back when because I value them. :thumbsup:
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 06:07 PM
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18. The amount donated to charity alone is probably more than a typical freeper fund drive!
:)

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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 06:33 PM
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19. TOTALLY AWESOME
:thumbsup:
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 06:38 PM
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20. Wonderful! Like a fool I gave money 3 days before the drive started.
So, it didn't count, I guess. But congratulations and good on all who gave!
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 07:40 PM
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21. Yay!!!
I really liked the idea of a percentage going to charities...


:)
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 07:40 PM
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22. Of all the fundraisers DU has had, this has definitely been the best.
Me thinks you should do this every quarter.
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dieselrevolver Donating Member (57 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 07:44 PM
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23. Awesome!
I donated an extra $25 to Remote Area Medical to help them out. The fund drive was a great idea.
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sagetea Donating Member (471 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 08:09 PM
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24. Thank you, Skinner!
I was planning to donate this term, but I lost my job on Friday the 13th. I am so happy that the donations went well and fast!

Ho
Sage
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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 08:25 PM
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25. One of the many reasons I love DU!!!! :-)
This was such a great idea for the fund drive. Would love to see this again. :)
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 09:26 PM
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32. I think it should be a Thanksgiving tradition! :-) nt
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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 10:20 PM
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35. What a great idea!
:toast:
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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 08:51 PM
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26. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, too!
:bounce: :toast: Way to go DU'ers :toast: :toast:
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tabbycat31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 08:58 PM
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27. Great fundraiser idea
I can't wait till I am in a financial position to give more. Every one of these charities is a worthy cause.
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 09:15 PM
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28. K&R
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akbacchus_BC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 09:20 PM
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29. Skinner, this was one of the best fundraisers during my time on here. I am so
happy to see DUers step up and donated for their favorite charities, those donations are very generous. Thank you, EarlG, Elad and the Moderators for all you do.

Best site ever, I enjoy being here and keep up the excellent work.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone of you and your loved ones, families and friends.
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 09:22 PM
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30. Sorry I can't give every drive.
I really am on a tight budget.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 09:23 PM
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31. Great causes.
Everyone that donated and helped this happen deserves applause.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 09:36 PM
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33. Thanks for doing this. K&R
Happy Thanksgiving !!
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 10:13 PM
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34. Glad to see $ going
to worthwhile organizations.
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 10:30 PM
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36. Terrific causes -- it's nice to see where the $$$ goes!
Big thanks, Skinner!

:toast:
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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 10:37 PM
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37. Thank you!
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 10:38 PM
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38. yesssireee
r
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 10:38 PM
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39. This kind of activity makes me even prouder than usual that I am a member of DU.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 10:48 PM
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40. Great job DU! n/t
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 11:48 PM
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41. Really great idea. Thanks DU. Rec # 106
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 11:56 PM
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42. Bravo
:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 02:24 AM
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43. $1,855 to charity
Nice. Very nice. :thumbsup:
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nyc 4 Biden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 07:29 AM
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44. well done!
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 07:39 AM
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45. Very good DU'ers
Edited on Tue Nov-24-09 07:42 AM by bdamomma
and Thanks Skinner. We are a generous bunch.

K&R
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 07:49 AM
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46. Exellent job!
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 09:39 AM
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47. here's another kick
I did not donate this time, because of financial issues, but next time I will try to...
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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 10:05 AM
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48. And thanks for my star!! -- whoever you are! n/t
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 10:11 AM
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49. Good deal.
:thumbsup:
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