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Tue Oct 8, 2013, 08:42 PM

A DU Challenge...if you dare except it.

Well, the dare part was just to pique your interest.

But here is the challenge:

There are a bunch of people hurting in this country. I would bet there is probably a hungry child within a mile of almost everyone of us. I can make a difference. You can make a difference. As a group WE can make a helluva huge difference.

So, let's do that. Let's be the people that make a difference. When you go to work tomorrow take an empty cardboard box, make a few signs and start a food drive. If you have gumption, make it a contest between sports teams, or offices. Make it something special if you can. But if you can't, then just take an empty cardboard box to work tomorrow and write "Food Drive" on the side. It doesn't matter how much you get. Two cans of food to a hungry person is a feast.

If you don't work, sweeten up your spouse into taking a box to work, get your roommates or your neighbors to take a box to school, or to church, or to the business of a friend that might have room for one little empty box.

What if just 10 of us collected a box of food! Imagine 100! Hell, I even invite all the DU Trolls to join me in this one. Your neighbors need your help too.

I promise I will do this tomorrow. Will you promise me the same?


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Yes, I want to make a difference and can do this! I am taking a box to work tomorrow!
0 (0%)
No. This is my empty cardboard box and I need it to hold my cold dead heart.
1 (25%)
Option 3 for people who want to opt out but don't have a cold dead heart, just a good reason.
1 (25%)
How about I just send $5 to the local food bank and recycle the box?
2 (50%)
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Reply A DU Challenge...if you dare except it. (Original post)
DonRedwood Oct 2013 OP
silverweb Oct 2013 #1
stopbush Oct 2013 #2
BlueJazz Oct 2013 #3
sharp_stick Oct 2013 #4
Isoldeblue Oct 2013 #5
Fla_Democrat Oct 2013 #6

Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 08:48 PM

1. Sorry, no boxes.

[font color="navy" face="Verdana"]I work at home, alone, so forget the box idea in my case.

However, there are a handful of charities I contribute to on a monthly basis and one of them is the local food bank. Also, I make sure I have a few fives and/or singles in my pocket when I go out, just in case I encounter any homeless (which I often do).

That will have to do for now.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 08:51 PM

2. Sorry, but I don't have a job to take an empty box to...

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 08:59 PM

3. I do pro bono work for the very poor. Usually 6-8 hours a week.

 

I give parts away (computer) that I charge the "People with money to spare" for..

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 09:15 PM

4. I'm fortunate where I work

we have two places with boxes for food donations at all times. My kids school also has a thing where they partner up with a local food bank/soup kitchen and we send cans in with the kids.

The food banks and soup kitchens really run low in the summer and period leading up to Thanksgiving so it's a great time to donate.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 09:19 PM

5. Having worked in many soup kitchens,

homeless and women's abuse shelters for many years, a better way to help those in need is to donate directly to those places. They reach a large number with food and clothing, and have contacts where they can get goods cheaper than it would cost you to buy them.

I hate to say this, but there are those that will take advantage of your idea. Some will take those canned goods and sell them. You need to know where those boxes of food will go. So either taking them to a local soup kitchen, for instance, or donating money to them is the best way to help so many that really need it. That is where it will do the most good.

We've given up our Thanksgiving Day dinners at home and usually help at a local homeless shelter/soup kitchen. It is so rewarding.

I love how you're caring so much to help! I wish there were more of you! Bless you!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 09:50 PM

6. Starting a demo on a bathroom remodel.

No one going to be there but me.





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