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RoseByAny
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Posted - 11/17/2004 :  09:19:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message
For the past couple of years, we've been getting together and sending checks in to The Heifer Project. (http://heifer.org/) It's really a fantastic charity that operates under the "If you teach a man to fish..." theory of giving people not just things that they need to survive, but the knowledge and skills to keep themselves going long after our monetary gift has be used up. Last year I know we raised over $600, which was a lovely contribution. I think we can do more this year. A lot more. Can we set a goal of three Knitting Baskets?
(http://catalog.heifer.org/basket.cfm)

That's $1500 that could change the lives of thousands of people, literally.

I know money's tight - it is for me, too, believe me. And we were just talking about giving money to keep KR going, which is important to us.

But if you can give anything, please do. If not, don't worry - there will be a time when you can, and I have faith that you'll do what's right.

Do you think we can do it?


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Shea
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Posted - 11/17/2004 :  11:03:21 AM  Show Profile Send Shea a Private Message
Thanks for reminding me of Heifer.org. I had read about them sometime back and had kept them in the back of my mind as a good gift for some of my inlaws (they never like what I get them, so I thought a gift in their name that would benefit someone else would be better all around!) Hopefully you can rally everyone to help out!

Shea

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kbshee
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Posted - 11/17/2004 :  12:10:34 PM  Show Profile Send kbshee a Private Message
Amie, this is my first holiday at the forums, how do we do this? Individual contributions? Or is there a fund we can send $ to?



kim in oregon
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RoseByAny
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Posted - 11/17/2004 :  12:13:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message
What I recall is that we mailed the checks to Clara, but made them out to Heifer ... am I remembering that correctly? Anyone else remember how it worked?

I just wanted to get it in since people are starting to think about their holiday giving...

"Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable."
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shaggy
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Posted - 11/17/2004 :  12:40:34 PM  Show Profile Send shaggy a Private Message
Ok, Put me down, just tell me how and when LOL

shaggy

Every day a peddler pulled his cart of wool from his home to the village market. It was a long trip. He had to travel around the perimeter of a large lake that was owned by the town tycoon, a modernday scrooge. One day during the winter the lake froze over. The peddler realized that he could cut off 2 miles from his trip if he crossed over the lake. He was spotted halfway across the lake by the tycoon. Scrooge came racing out of his mansion and screamed at the peddler, "I’ll be danged if I let anyone pull the wool over my ice!"
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ErLeCa
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Posted - 11/17/2004 :  1:18:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit ErLeCa's Homepage Send ErLeCa a Private Message
I can donate a little, just let me know when!

ErLeCa

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LJ
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Posted - 11/17/2004 :  1:23:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit LJ's Homepage Send LJ a Private Message
quote:
What I recall is that we mailed the checks to Clara, but made them out to Heifer ... am I remembering that correctly? Anyone else remember how it worked?



That's what I remember as well.

Linda in Va

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Lanea
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Posted - 11/17/2004 :  1:54:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message
Oooh, I love Heifer International. I'll donate too.
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Clara
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Posted - 11/17/2004 :  2:43:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit Clara's Homepage Send Clara a Private Message
Thanks for starting this thread, Amie! In December I will be kicking off our third-annual KR fundraiser.

As many of you know already, Heifer International is an innovative nonprofit group that helps families in 115 countries move toward self-sufficiency by giving them breeding livestock. Families spend a year in training and agree to pass on the first female animal offspring and their own know-how to other needy families—in essence, the gift of one animal helps transform an entire community.

The first year we did this, we raised more than $1,280 for the group. Last year life was a bit more tough for many of us, and our collected donation was a little more than $600. I'll kick things off by donating the gift of a sheep on behalf of Knitter's Review. If you would like to join us, you can send a check or money order (payable to Heifer International), in whatever amount you can afford, to:

Knitter's Review
P.O. Box 1617
Blue Hill, ME 04614

Thanks, one and all!

Clara
Your friendly Knitter's Review publisher
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RoseByAny
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Posted - 11/17/2004 :  3:02:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message
Thanks, Clara!

So if the first year we raised $1280, and we have a lot more members this year, I bet we can do three knitting baskets! Great!

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ClareNC
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Posted - 11/22/2004 :  11:28:03 AM  Show Profile Send ClareNC a Private Message
I wasn't here last Christmas. What a wonderful idea. My check will be in the mail shortly.
Clare
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Spinnerella
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Posted - 11/22/2004 :  12:27:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit Spinnerella's Homepage Send Spinnerella a Private Message
You can look for a check from me, too, Clara. Heiffer is one of the many brochures that we get every year and one of the most appealing...I think about it and never seem to be able to make a significant enough donation and end up doing nothing. What a good idea to pool resources and make a difference.
Marcia
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kelty3r
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Posted - 11/22/2004 :  1:40:53 PM  Show Profile Send kelty3r a Private Message
I can't donate much, but I would really like to help. I'll send a few dollars when I can.

Miss Saigon rules
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FairlawnKathy
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Posted - 11/29/2004 :  12:34:39 PM  Show Profile Send FairlawnKathy a Private Message
Hi everyone! I've put a check in the mail - am proud of all of us for contributing to such a worthwhile organization..............
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kelty3r
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Posted - 11/29/2004 :  1:17:21 PM  Show Profile Send kelty3r a Private Message
Can I send cash? or I'll just have someone I know write a check and I'll give them the money. (I don't have a checking account).

Miss Saigon rules
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RoseByAny
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Posted - 11/29/2004 :  1:18:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message
You can have PayPal take money from a savings account as well, or use credit cards if you have them!

"Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable."
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lacylaine
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Posted - 11/29/2004 :  5:25:30 PM  Show Profile Send lacylaine a Private Message
I just started a new job today! I don't actually get my first paycheck until 23 Dec but if the finances shape up as well as I think they will, I can send something to this great organization.

"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might." Ecclesiastes 9:10
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marfa
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Posted - 11/29/2004 :  5:31:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit marfa's Homepage Send marfa a Private Message
How do.
Amie, thanks for starting up this great project for this year!
And Clara, thanks for co-ordinating it as well. I'l have my check in the mail very soon.
Martha
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marfa
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Posted - 12/05/2004 :  12:15:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit marfa's Homepage Send marfa a Private Message
How do.
A P.S. I did mail my check a couple of days ago - thanks again, Clara, for the time you spend to collect & deal w/our letters & money.
Martha
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kbshee
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Posted - 12/05/2004 :  12:28:53 PM  Show Profile Send kbshee a Private Message
Sent mine off too...hopefully we'll raise a nice amount for this worthy cause.

kim in oregon
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RoseByAny
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Posted - 12/11/2004 :  08:34:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message
Clara, I'm giving a significant portion of my Christmas bonus. It's money that wasn't expected, and I'm feeling like tossing a little more good karma my way. I'm thinking I'll send $100, but I need to see what taxes do to the bonus. Do we have a running tally so far? It would be great to be able to get three knitting baskets! If everyone of us just gave a dollar or more...

"Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable."
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