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Now, normally I only solicit in the Red-Light district, but since I've seen other people mention their charities online, I guess I don't need to feel weird. I mean, you COULD just skip over this post and let children die in the street, right? But then, how would you live with yourself? HOW??

Heh. Mr. Stoney's company is raising money for Junior Achievement, which is a national organization, but functions on a local level. They raise funds to help under-priveledged (read: poor and from broken homes) gain a better education, specifically: literacy and math skills. As they get older, job skill training is integrated to give them a chance to make something of themselves. It's a terrific organization, and the best thing is the company will match the funds we raise! If you have 5 or 10 (or whatever works for you) dollars to spare, go to this link and make a donation.

If you are unable to give monetarily, but are looking for a good volunteer organization, check out Junior Achievement in your town. Or you know, help the world deteriorate one child at a time. :-D

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swmbo
Apr. 26th, 2005 07:40 am (UTC)
Yay! That is awesome. You do the best guilt trips EVER!
stoney321
Apr. 26th, 2005 09:10 am (UTC)
Hee!! It comes with motherhood, I believe.

And THANK YOU!!! That should fill up your karma tank for a reprieve from at least 5 ouchie-boo boos.
paynbow
Apr. 26th, 2005 08:01 am (UTC)
Or you know, help the world deteriorate one child at a time. :-D

Hee! I am in the presence of a guilt-trip master *g*

It sounds like a great organization! I;ve actually been trying to find time to be a mentor for the VSB, but the scheduling is difficult. After I read at Christmas that cousin Bill was mentoring and warping young minds in Ontario, I figured I should probably do something to rectify all the damage he's doing *eg*
stoney321
Apr. 26th, 2005 09:11 am (UTC)
Ha!! You should hear the crap I tell my kids.

Mentoring is such a great thing to do. It really makes a difference, and I am PROUD to be your friend, man. Do it!!
zyrya
Apr. 26th, 2005 08:12 am (UTC)
But ... but ... peanut brittle!
stoney321
Apr. 26th, 2005 09:11 am (UTC)
Mmm. Peanut brittle. Good for making a stacked border around the garden.
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stoney321
Apr. 26th, 2005 09:13 am (UTC)
Ha!! Sue, you rule. Just got back from my big walk, am sweaty and tired, so gimme a couple minutes to guzzle aqua and I'll send you some goodies.

Dude, that plate is YOURS. (I love that Star Wars iron-on like it was my child...)
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stoney321
Apr. 26th, 2005 10:20 am (UTC)
We banded together last year, a bunch of us parents, and asked if we could just write the school a friggin' check instead of participating in all the "fundraisers." I don't want to drive my kids around and have them approach strangers to sell crap. you know?

And the school went for it. Nice.
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elcazavampiros
Apr. 26th, 2005 11:52 am (UTC)
After the demon-eyed girl with a dog plates, who can blame you.

Creepy.

Admit it, tho, you still serve your kids on those plates. Don't you.
stoney321
Apr. 26th, 2005 02:05 pm (UTC)
Yup. But I promised Sue you were taking one home. TO PUT ON THE WALL. The eyes follow you, you know...
hellziggy
Apr. 26th, 2005 10:51 am (UTC)
Ah... Junior Achievment.
I sooooo wanted to be in it in 10th grade. Not because of any of the achievement crap. No, I wanted to be in it so I could meet BOYS! Not just any boys, boys from other schools who didn't know that I was a shy dork who had never been kissed. Boys that were much cooler than the stupid ones at my school. After all, the year before my sister & her friends had all met boys.
But... my mom hated me. My 10th grade year they changed the JA meetings from some other weeknight to Wednesdays and I had to go to Confirmation classes. No ifs, ands or buts. I was Catholic & I had to get confirmed and there was to be no arguement. I was told that once I was confirmed I could make all my own decisions in regards to church, but by God I was going to confirmation! (no pun intended...)
Didn't get to join JA. Didn't get to meet the cool boys. Got stuck with the stupid ones at my school. JA would have made my life better but instead I was the one child at a time who's world deteriorated. :(
hellziggy
Apr. 26th, 2005 10:53 am (UTC)
(and confirmation was my last non-holiday/non-wedding/non-funeral Catholic church attendance!)
stoney321
Apr. 26th, 2005 02:03 pm (UTC)
Poor, little, deteriorated you. *buries you, says a few nice words*

It's changed a lot since I was in school. Now they go into "inner city schools" and help educate kids in reading, math, and most importantly, how to manage their money. It's pretty cool how many kids learn how to better themselves.
ropo
Apr. 26th, 2005 01:46 pm (UTC)
Dipping my whole body in the shallow end of the pool, I say: Mr. Stoney is fiiiine!
stoney321
Apr. 26th, 2005 02:04 pm (UTC)
Uh huh. I loves me some Mr. S. Doesn't it make you want to buy a plane ticket and come out to see Star Wars with us? And sleep over? In our king-sized bed? Hee! Now, if that plane ticket is too much, hows about 5 bones to JA? See how I did that there? :-D
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