Charitable donation.

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  1. 493 Mike

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    Today I gave a check to our local charitable foundation. I assumed I would be reimbursed with stimulus money. Who knows now? I wanted to help people with rent, food, clothing, etc.. Gave them $1,000.00. It still feels good.
    Mike
     
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    • 440Coronet500

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      Good karma for sure, lotsa people need help! 440'
       
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      • Ironbuilt

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        You're a DemonRat/Socialist!! You should sell your cars and your shop and give to the "Save the one eyed newt" fund!!!

        Friggin IDIOT!!!
         
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        • Kern Dog

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          Why would a person need to be reimbursed by the Government for doing a good deed? If you need to be reimbursed then it wasn't really a benevolent gesture, you did it because it didn't cost you anything.
           
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          • gdrill

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            Beat me to it^^^^
             
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            • 493 Mike

              493 Mike FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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              I don't NEED to be reimbursed. I did it now so the money could be used before Christmas. Who here will follow my lead?
              Mike
               
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              • 493 Mike

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                Merry Christmas to you Ironbuilt!
                 
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                  Thank you for your kindness. Some people would still look for a reason to bad mouth you if you helped them directly. Merry Christmas and God bless you.
                   
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                    You have a Merry Christmas. The old saying. Its better to Give that receive. Thats what make us better as people.

                    Some day it may be returned to you when your in need of help.
                     
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                    • Jcharger

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                      Thanks. This was also on my to do list (food bank, police, public works, education and science), but I hadn't gotten to it. Your post prompted me to get it done.:usflag:
                       
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                      • towtruckAl

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                        wife and I went shopping for men and womens winter coats and socks and sweaters on sale and donated all to local out of the cold program this way we know where our money went .
                         
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                        • Jcharger

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                          Good practice. We did that last year. It is local and goes to places of need that we know. We will do it again when covid passes.
                           
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                          • myk r sanchez

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                            Mike, although I'm on the completely opposite side of the spectrum as you are when it comes to politics and related beliefs, I've always tried to avoid engaging you directly because your technical knowledge is considerable and is welcome in the forums and I respect that. You're different from the other gladiators in the off topic forums because you at least contribute in the other sections and I respect that as well; you're not a troll. With that being said, one of my pet peeves is a person's sincerity and integrity or lack thereof; whether they're a genuine person or not. To me, if someone broadcasts and publishes to the public the good deeds they've done, I immediately question the motive behind those good deeds. Why should anyone, other than the recipient of the charity, have to know about the deed? Public approval and acknowledgement? Typically, someone only makes the effort to publish their actions if they're seeking acknowledgement from their peers. I tell my direct friends about good and charitable deeds I've done, but that's it; I don't tell anonymous strangers, like on a message board, what I've done. If I did so, then the charity COULD have an ulterior motive, other than helping someone in need.

                            When you mentioned the matter of a reimbursement it also questions the motive of your charity, because charity equates to you giving up something at a loss, and without prompting or receiving or expecting a reimbursement, period. For example, when a bank gives a customer a loan, is it a charitable deed? No, because the bank will see that money return in the long run. You see, maybe I'm just too cynical these days, but I think most people do good, charitable deeds because it makes them feel good and it's something they can dangle in front of their acquaintances; helping those in need is just a convenient side effect for the trophy of being able to call yourself a charitable person.

                            I'm definitely glad someone will benefit from your donation, but true charity doesn't require public acknowledgement, and a reimbursement shouldn't matter; that would negate the spirit of the donation. In any case, I sincerely wish happy holidays to you and yours.
                             
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                            • kiwigtx

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                              What happened to the days when someone could donate to the needy and not be lambasted for it?

                              (I hope you're keeping up with the new words @Kern Dog ) :D
                               
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                              • 1967coronet

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                                I think that was a very good idea mike.
                                The better half and i have a couple places we donate to each Christmas .
                                Well done.
                                 
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                                • Dennis H

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                                  I don’t know who to trust when donating. Bunch of Lexus and Benz lined up at the local food bank.
                                  Poor these parts SOMETIMES defined as doing without an I-12 or 5G.
                                   
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                                  • 1967coronet

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                                    I would like to respond.....
                                    I myself made a post a couple days back about the toys for tots program and caught some flak for it. Go figure ?

                                    There isnt always a alterior motive in things.
                                    I think bringing up a charity or a good deed done is not always the self back patting some would infer.
                                    I can also be a good way to hopefully influence others by example .
                                    I hope at this time of year all of us can take a moment and a few bucks and help those that need it.
                                    There are many kids in this world that can use a merry Christmas.
                                    Many people and corporations make donations each year and then use it as a tax deduction.
                                    That in itself does not make the charitable deed or donation suspect in motive.
                                    I wish you and yours a merry Christmas.
                                     
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                                    • Dennis H

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                                      Plan on Ceramic coating for the Cat with the stimulus. Thus supporting local small business who pay taxes and make this Country great.
                                       
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