post-a-thon ideas


View Poll Results: Would you be interested in pledging towards or participating in a post-a-thon?
yes 7 77.78%
no 2 22.22%
Voters: 9. You may not vote on this poll

karrie
#1
The idea has been raised that the CanCon membership might like to participate in a charity event.

We're batting around the idea of hosting a post-a-thon. All monies raised will go to a charity as yet to be decided by the membership.

Your thoughts on the matter would be appreciated, along with any suggestions for charities.

I'd like to throw out my own idea to get things started.....

The Canadian Cancer Society.
 
shadowshiv
#2
This sounds like a great idea. However, since I am a little short in the monetary department, how about I pimp myself out to all the beautiful women of CanCon(of which there are plenty!).
 
Coddfish
#3
If this post-a-thon involves any charities, I'll participate in it.
 
Zan
#4
Absolutely.
 
Curiosity
#5
That is a beautiful idea and I wish you all agreement on the thought...

I am sorry I do not contribute to large charities, but have a private personal charity which I donate cash assistance to people in need if and when I read or hear about it - anonymously - and without the usual tax break incentive charitable donations often involve...

I have seen too many glitches in charities such as the high cost of administrating them and prefer to do my own work in my community, quietly, without publicity. I have been doing this for five years now and it was the best and most fulfilling decision I have made.

I hope the group will understand if I opt out but you have my complete devotion to success.

I believe in helping those in need !
 
karrie
#6
Well Curio, that's aways a possibility too... a donation to a family in need. I wouldn't be adverse to that idea either.

Quote: Originally Posted by CuriosityView Post

That is a beautiful idea and I wish you all agreement on the thought...

I am sorry I do not contribute to large charities, but have a private personal charity which I donate cash assistance to people in need if and when I read or hear about it - anonymously - and without the usual tax break incentive charitable donations often involve...

I have seen too many glitches in charities such as the high cost of administrating them and prefer to do my own work in my community, quietly, without publicity. I have been doing this for five years now and it was the best and most fulfilling decision I have made.

I hope the group will understand if I opt out but you have my complete devotion to success.

I believe in helping those in need !

 
#juan
#7
I definitely have a few old Loonies I can send to a worthy cause......They are going up in value you know...
 
Kreskin
#8
It could be toward something like a Christmas hamper for a needy family.
 
#juan
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshivView Post

This sounds like a great idea. However, since I am a little short in the monetary department, how about I pimp myself out to all the beautiful women of CanCon(of which there are plenty!).

I had exactly the same idea....
 
#juan
#10
Seriously, I will participate in a post-a-thon, I will contribute money........I just won't run anywhere....
 
Curiosity
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

Well Curio, that's aways a possibility too... a donation to a family in need. I wouldn't be adverse to that idea either.

Karrie

It was not my intention to suggest you adopt what I do.... I was personally opting out of the proposed one here because of my own work, but wishing you good fortune in a wonderful idea.

I only contribute to people who live in my home town but giving is special - I hope you guys can find a way.
 
karrie
#12
Well since Kreskin mentioned a christmas hamper, what about toys for tots or something?

Mind you... I still like the idea of the Canadian Cancer Society.

Just giving the forum a quick think over too though, there are a lot of people impacted by other things too, like arthritis.

This could be the hardest part! lol.
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

It could be toward something like a Christmas hamper for a needy family.

up until i read this i was out....i don't do paypal all though i have an old account...i don't do any credit card deal online....hackers advice...i gave up on giving my phone number to stores as well...all that stuff....

but if i can mail a cheque to kreskin...i will do it.....

i live at the poverty level...but am willing to contribute something to this idea of a christmas hamper to some needy person....if one could actually find a person that is in dire straights...and surprise the hell out of them with something at christmas...i would love to be a part to it....but pulease!!!!someone pm the proper math so i don't go overboard...lol!!!!
 
Zan
#14
What about towards an education fund for one of our slain soldiers' children?
 
karrie
#15
That's not a bad idea Zan.

Keep tossing out the ideas guys, and we'll do up another poll with some of them.
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by ZanView Post

What about towards an education fund for one of our slain soldiers' children?

wow...like the sawbuck i wanted to contribute would like buy him/her a pack of bic pens and a hilroy notebook....yay...
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#17
YO!
I never ment to put a damper on this.....i just well..poverty suks...but i will help out
 
hermanntrude
#18
here's an idea:

we auction some of Doc's art.
 
karrie
#19
get that stupid suggestion out of my POST-A-THON thread you, you, you.... idea spoiler you!!
 
hermanntrude
#20
owchee
 
karrie
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by hermanntrudeView Post

owchee

*sigh* it's so hard to stay mad at that cute chimpy face.... fine... stay in the thread. No highjacking with other charity options... heck, if we wanted to make easy money, we'd just do a naked calendar shoot and call it good.
 
hermanntrude
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

*sigh* it's so hard to stay mad at that cute chimpy face.... fine... stay in the thread. No highjacking with other charity options... heck, if we wanted to make easy money, we'd just do a naked calendar shoot and call it good.

fantastic idea. I'll be january
 
shadowshiv
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

*sigh* it's so hard to stay mad at that cute chimpy face.... fine... stay in the thread. No highjacking with other charity options... heck, if we wanted to make easy money, we'd just do a naked calendar shoot and call it good.

*pre-orders several copies*

Er, wait. Before I do, who exactly will be in this naked calendar?
 
Zan
#24
Doc,

Please don't underestimate the value of whatever you can give. I know you know that it's not just the amount, it's the intention and energy you give with it... that may be the greater gift. And all our little bits will add up, you'll see.

I suggested a soldier's child because I think since the focus of this forum is Canadian, we could pick something that represents our appreciation for this country and the prices paid by those who serve her - and their families.

I'm open to almost any suggestion, cause I think this will be an amazing, positive thing for us all to share in creating...

I wonder if any other forums have ever tried something like this. We could make history here.
 
shadowshiv
#25
In a Farscape forum, they had created a calendar that had pictures of some of the members. It was not a "dirty" calendar at all, and perhaps something like that could occur here? Kreskin could give his mailing address out(via PM of course) and people could send their picture in for inclusion into the calendar.

Just a suggestion.
 
karrie
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshivView Post

*pre-orders several copies*

Er, wait. Before I do, who exactly will be in this naked calendar?

Let's see... Wolf for sure... Hermann's volunteered. I'll offer up my services.... you really ought to have your gear out for us to finally see... hmm.... Curio? Kreskin? Twila? we definitely need to talk Cosmo into it. What's that put us at? 7? Hmmm. Durka... Doc... Zan? and lastly... hmm... Tonington?
 
karrie
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by DocDredView Post

YO!
I never ment to put a damper on this.....i just well..poverty suks...but i will help out

that's why grouping it works so well. a little here, a little there, and suddenly, it's a lot. no worried Doc.
 
hermanntrude
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

Let's see... Wolf for sure... Hermann's volunteered. I'll offer up my services.... you really ought to have your gear out for us to finally see... hmm.... Curio? Kreskin? Twila? we definitely need to talk Cosmo into it. What's that put us at? 7? Hmmm. Durka... Doc... Zan? and lastly... hmm... Tonington?

now is this a naked calendar or a pornographic one? I'm only up for porn.
 
shadowshiv
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

Let's see... Wolf for sure... Hermann's volunteered. I'll offer up my services.... you really ought to have your gear out for us to finally see... hmm.... Curio? Kreskin? Twila? we definitely need to talk Cosmo into it. What's that put us at? 7? Hmmm. Durka... Doc... Zan? and lastly... hmm... Tonington?

Curio, Twila, Cosmo, Zan, You?!?!? *buys several copies!*

Durka?!? *returns all copies except one*
 
karrie
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshivView Post

In a Farscape forum, they had created a calendar that had pictures of some of the members. It was not a "dirty" calendar at all, and perhaps something like that could occur here? Kreskin could give his mailing address out(via PM of course) and people could send their picture in for inclusion into the calendar.

Just a suggestion.

scratch what I said... mailing addresses are home addresses... not cool. lol
Last edited by karrie; Sep 19th, 2007 at 02:40 PM..
 

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