Do you plan on donating on Octet mom'...

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-25-2008
Do you plan on donating on Octet mom'...
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Sat, 02-14-2009 - 1:25pm

Do you plan on donating on Octet mom's website?



  • Yes
  • No
  • Maybe in the future


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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-06-2009
Fri, 02-20-2009 - 8:52pm

Thanks for the info. I would never "write-off" help given as cash to someone less fortunate

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 02-20-2009 - 8:55pm

but it's not an either/or.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 02-20-2009 - 8:57pm
gee..i guess the coins i drop in the salvation army can at christmas can be itemized then,too?

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-06-2009
Fri, 02-20-2009 - 9:02pm

Very true.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-06-2009
Fri, 02-20-2009 - 9:04pm

lolol!!


iVillage Member
Registered: 08-03-2008
Fri, 02-20-2009 - 9:04pm

Yes, they can.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-31-2008
Fri, 02-20-2009 - 9:13pm

I'm more concerned about the person than the money, aren't you? Why would you assume that those of us who don't give money to panhandlers are only concerned about the value for our dollars?

And I'm in the more teach a man to fish belief form of social responsibility, a well-organized, funded and professionally staffed shelter is more more likely to help those in need than my dollar on the street corner.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-07-2009
Fri, 02-20-2009 - 9:16pm
Yes, you can.
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-07-2009
Fri, 02-20-2009 - 9:20pm

Also part of what one spends on things like Girl Scout cookies can be itemized.

Anything above the actual value of an item can be seen as a gift so if someone pays $3.50 for a box of cookies that are only worth a dollar they can itemize the other $2.50.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-06-2009
Fri, 02-20-2009 - 9:34pm
And I never said there was anything wrong with a "well-organized, funded and professionally staffed shelter" but if you have the opportunity to give to someone on the street, you can as easily give them something to eat or drink or a shirt just as easy as handing them a dollar. Either of those things can make you feel like you helped someone make their day a little brighter.

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