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The Rabbit
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rivka, I suggest you simply enter your own address as the "Hatrack Address". The address is used to send a card to whomever you dedicated the donation to. It doesn't matter where that card gets sent.

[ December 04, 2006, 11:59 AM: Message edited by: The Rabbit ]

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rivka
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Ok. Thanks! [Smile]
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I put The Hatrack River Forum on every line except the state and zip code, and that worked.
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rivka
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*laugh* Ok. Thanks for the tip, Katie.
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First Book.
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Kwea
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How much did we donate last year? Just curious.


We donated to the Heifer Project last year, didn't we?


I prefer First Book because of where we all met. [Wink]

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The Rabbit
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Kwea, I just did a search for last years thread. It says we gave a total of $695. I have some vague memory that there was one donation after I stopped updating the thread but that number should be very close to correct if not dead on.

We are already up to $370 this year which doesn't include Bokonon's match. I'm waiting for word from him before I add that in. His match will bring the total to $670 so we should be able to easily surpass last years total.

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Sterling
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Did you receive my forward, Rabbit? I got some kind of "server busy, will retry" back from my e-mail.
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The Rabbit
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Not yet Sterling.
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The Rabbit
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Sterling, I got your forward.

We have now exceed last years total and December has only just begun.

You guys are incredible!!

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Let's go for $1000! Even $5 is enough to give a book to a kid, so no donation is too small.

-Bok

EDIT: BTW, I was so psyched to see us hit $300 so quickly! Way to go everyone!

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Yeah, if we could reach $1000 we'd make great history. [Smile] I'll be sending in my donation soon.
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I donated, but I might not get a receipt, since I didn't notice till after I hit "submit" that I'd screwed up my email address. I tried to fix it, but I might be out of luck.

If I get one, I'll forward it immediately, but are there any suggestions what to do, if I don't?

(Geez, I'm really getting sucked into the Hatrack-Community-Christmas this year. Could this be the end of my comfortable illusion of lurkerdom?)

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You'll just have to donate again, and even more!

[Wink]

-Bok

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The Rabbit
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quote:
Originally posted by Eaquae Legit:
I donated, but I might not get a receipt, since I didn't notice till after I hit "submit" that I'd screwed up my email address. I tried to fix it, but I might be out of luck.

If I get one, I'll forward it immediately, but are there any suggestions what to do, if I don't?

EL, If you don't get the receipt, just send me an e-mail explaining. I'll trust you this time and add your contribution to the total.
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Altįriėl of Dorthonion
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Wow, that number really went up in less than a day! That is so good! [Smile]
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Alt, A big fraction of the jump was due to Bokonon's match for the first $300 donated. Still, even without his match we reached the $400 level in the first week.

Jatraqueroes Rock!!

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Thanks for the confirmation, Rabbit.

And to those who contributed, and those who researched the causes. Sometimes the best holiday gift is a little restoration of faith in human nature.

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I've become a fan of kiva on my own, since I couldn't talk hatrackers into playing. You should just check it out, anyway. I read in USA Today that the world's income gap just keeps getting wider and wider. This is a fantastic way we can strike a blow toward narrowing it again. If we aren't one, we aren't his. Check out the ever-changing lineup of hardworking, hopeful business owners, and see if you can find $25 to help one of them out. I'm planning to add one per paycheck from now on. It just keeps on growing, too! They pay back the loans, and you can loan the same money again and again (or else withdraw the funds if you so choose.)

Paypal is donating their services to Kiva for free. It's getting a lot of press from places like the Wall Street Journal and Frontline. This is how we can use the internet to lift the third world out of poverty. This is such a cool concept! I'm very excited about it. [Smile]

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So we've been stuck a few days here... I know some of us are getting Holiday bonuses, so share the bounty, even a little, with a noble cause! Let's try and get to the $1000 mark!

-Bok

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So I got contacted by First Book today (some of you may have been emailed as well). They were confused about where to send 'in honor of' letters for the Hatrack River Forum, as well as curious as to who we are. I let her know the difficulties of defining a physical address for us [Smile] and explained a little about our drive (as well as providing a link).

She followed up with the following which may be useful in the future, should we choose First Book again:

quote:
What a fantastic initiative! Thank you for telling me more about it.

Hatrack sounds like an excellent candidate for a First Book Virtual
Bookdrive. You would get your own landing page and would then have
someplace to send your friends and family for a simple donation process.
It is obviously too close to the holidays to launch an effort like that
now, but I'd be glad to send you more info should you consider it in the
future.

Thanks to you and all your fellow Hatrack members for your generous
donations!

Best,
Stephanie

She was very grateful for our efforts. So everyone who gave, thank you! For those who haven't yet, why haven't you? [Wink]

-Bok

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The Rabbit
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Bok, That's so cool. I will definitely look into this for next year.
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rivka
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That is very cool, Bok. Thanks for letting us know. [Smile]
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I'm guessing that there will be another jump this Friday or next Monday, when people get paid. [Smile]
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Hatrack rocks!

We are close to $1000! That is awesome!

-Bok

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rivka
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Wow, very close! [Smile]
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So, who are we going to squeeze that last $100 out of?

Perhaps a change in the thread title might bring it some more attention? Something regarding abortion or religion is sure to get some clicks!

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I don't know how I manage to do this, but I always pass by the topics marked as important without noticing them.
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I'm broke, but:

If it gets to $980, I'll chip in the last $20.

Sorry I can't do more than that, I can't really even afford that, but I want to help achieve our community goal.

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Rabbit, did you receive my email? (I think I forwarded the wrong one.)
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I'll be willing to put in another $30 if we can get it up to $950 and Lyrhawn or someone else throws in that other $20.

I know it's arbitrary, but I'd like to see it get to $1000. [Smile]

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I haven't donated yet, and I intend to. . . I let my paypall account go inactive and I haven't gotten around to reactivating it yet. But I can do $50. I won't be home 'til late tonight, but I'll try to remember to do it then. Someone who knows my e-mail pester me if I haven't posted saying I donated by morning?
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i had exactly 25 in my paypal, so now first book has it!
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I forwarded my e-mail to you as well.

We have to be getting close now.

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Done. [Smile]
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Sent an email to bonniet at eng dot utah dot edu ... Gotta be getting closer to quadruple digits.


Edit: Sorry for the lack of consideration re: email address format.

[ December 24, 2006, 11:06 PM: Message edited by: Fusiachi ]

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Please edit her email address to the way she wrote it in the first post. The way it is now is going to pick up a lot of spam for her.
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I'm pretty sure we're over. But it is Christmas Eve, so we'll probably have to wait a bit for an update. [Smile]
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so what was the final total?
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I'm sure we'll find out when Rabbit makes it back around here. She's probably busy with family stuff, neh?
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Wow! We really smashed the $1000 mark.

[Party]

Sorry about the delay in updating the totals. I just got back from Maui today.

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Awesome. [Smile]
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That's great!
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Holy doodle impressive donation totals, Batman!
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Awesome. [Smile]

How was the trip, Rabbit? Everything work out with the bikes?

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Awesome everyone!

-Bok

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I'll be taking this down soon, but was wondering if the total was final. Rabbit?
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The current total is final Papa. I haven't received any new donations for a week so I think its safe to take this down until next year.

Once again, this has been an awesome experience. Hatrack is truly an amaising community.

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