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Thursday, December 08, 2005

The Times-Union's Holiday Fund

The Times-Union has been running a great series profiling elderly people who were referred to The Times-Union's Holiday Fund for help. These simple stories make me more inclined to give than all of the begging, whining, bell ringing and tin cupping that other charities do to try to get people to give. I highly recommend reading these stories and giving to the fund.

2 Comments:

  • Yeah...They're doing a great job over there:

    http://albanyeye.blogspot.com/2005/12/no-good-deed-goes-unpunished.html

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:24 AM  

  • The fact that The T-U unknowingly profiled a needy person who is also a sex offender does not negate the entire project. Sex offenders and other criminals have been found living in homeless shelters. Undoubtedly, some Hurricane Katrina relief funds went to perverts, cons, drug addicts, as well as other people. Do we stop donating because mistakes are made by charitable organizations? What do you think we should do with sex offenders who don't have enough to live on? The main point of the above blog is that the T-U stories are well written and the T-U's method of raising money is better than the way most charities raise money. I am not a subscriber to or a big fan of the T-U, nevertheless I still believe The T-U's holiday fund a worthy cause.

    By Blogger Dan Weaver, at 2:14 PM  

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