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   Just under 12 hours left in the Fark-inspired campaign to raise funds for the SVDP soup kitchen It's also the birthday of the Farker behind the campaign, so give him a present by donating a few bucks, and thank you. Tag is for all the donors

02 Dec 2012 05:27 PM   |   1518 clicks   |   Indiegogo
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Cyclometh    [TotalFark]  
Greetings, programs!

Status: The campaign stands at $16,205.00 as of this writing. It has received 540 donations.

I have gotten the leadership of the Youngstown, Ohio Saint Vincent DePaul soup kitchen on board and we are arranging to send the funds directly to their coffers, ensuring that I will not need to have the monies pass through my hands or bank accounts (as was the original plan).

T-shirts and cards will be printed in the next few weeks and probably delivered after Christmas. They may come sooner but with the holiday rush it may make it impractical to get them sent in time to arrive before Christmas. We'll see how it works out.

The campaign ends soon, so please give now if you were planning to! And THANK YOU to all who donated and helped spread the word.

02 Dec 2012 04:14 PM
Cyclometh    [TotalFark]  
Well, I guess that's it then.

02 Dec 2012 04:22 PM
FloydA     
I added another 50 bucks. Looks like I get to be bookends.

02 Dec 2012 04:28 PM
Cyclometh    [TotalFark]  

FloydA: I added another 50 bucks. Looks like I get to be bookends.


Thank you very much!

02 Dec 2012 04:28 PM
FloydA     

Cyclometh:

Thank you very much!


Thank YOU very much. You made it happen. I just threw money at it.

02 Dec 2012 04:34 PM
Cyclometh    [TotalFark]  

FloydA: Cyclometh:

Thank you very much!

Thank YOU very much. You made it happen. I just threw money at it.


Very kind of you to say. It wasn't my idea originally, I just took the campaign site I had started for GJTB but left idle because another one got done first and repurposed it when another Farker requested it.

I sent a Farkback to the mods asking for this to be sent to the main page but it went red a few minutes later, so I think I got my answer. :). Hopefully we'll get some attention by being on the Commented tab and maybe a few more donations before the deadline.

No matter what, though- it was a great success. Sixteen grand for a soup kitchen that feeds 300 thousand people every year is a big win and Fark should be proud.

02 Dec 2012 04:40 PM
Cyclometh    [TotalFark]  
Nine hours left- thanks for greenlighting this one to the FarkUs tab, mods.

02 Dec 2012 05:32 PM
ManateeGag    [TotalFark]  

Cyclometh: FloydA: Cyclometh:

Thank you very much!

Thank YOU very much. You made it happen. I just threw money at it.

Very kind of you to say. It wasn't my idea originally, I just took the campaign site I had started for GJTB but left idle because another one got done first and repurposed it when another Farker requested it.

I sent a Farkback to the mods asking for this to be sent to the main page but it went red a few minutes later, so I think I got my answer. :). Hopefully we'll get some attention by being on the Commented tab and maybe a few more donations before the deadline.

No matter what, though- it was a great success. Sixteen grand for a soup kitchen that feeds 300 thousand people every year is a big win and Fark should be proud.


Get a room!

02 Dec 2012 05:32 PM
ladyfortuna     
I am kind of depressed that donations to this are a mere fraction of donations to the bus monitor lady.

02 Dec 2012 06:49 PM
XplodedSynapses     
i did what i could when this first hit the front page.
Glad i could help, if even just a little.
Happy Birthday, campaign starter.

02 Dec 2012 07:17 PM
s1ugg0     
Mrs S1ugg0 and I were happy to contribute. You did a really good thing subby. You should be proud.

02 Dec 2012 07:25 PM
pissedoffmick     
16K+ goes a long way - great job for a good cause.

02 Dec 2012 07:30 PM
spidermann    [TotalFark]  
Thanks for stealing the thunder for my bday tomorrow, jackass.


:P

/seriously, you done good

02 Dec 2012 07:31 PM
BarkingUnicorn     

ladyfortuna: I am kind of depressed that donations to this are a mere fraction of donations to the bus monitor lady.


Lotta soup kitchens, only one Karen. I imagine all soup kitchens get more than $700k/year collectively.

02 Dec 2012 07:46 PM
homelessdude     
$16,365 (+50)

02 Dec 2012 07:55 PM
Cyclometh    [TotalFark]  
Woah, it went to Main- thanks, mods/admins! :)

And thanks to all the donors, it's truly appreciated.

02 Dec 2012 08:02 PM
ladyfortuna     

BarkingUnicorn: ladyfortuna: I am kind of depressed that donations to this are a mere fraction of donations to the bus monitor lady.

Lotta soup kitchens, only one Karen. I imagine all soup kitchens get more than $700k/year collectively.


And serve the food/provide the beds for a lot more than one woman. Don't get me wrong, it's nifty she got a fundraiser, I just think it was kind of insane how high the amount went compared to this.

02 Dec 2012 08:26 PM
Lachwen     
Well done, Cyclometh. I hope my money helps them out a bit.

02 Dec 2012 09:48 PM
BarkingUnicorn     

ladyfortuna: BarkingUnicorn: ladyfortuna: I am kind of depressed that donations to this are a mere fraction of donations to the bus monitor lady.

Lotta soup kitchens, only one Karen. I imagine all soup kitchens get more than $700k/year collectively.

And serve the food/provide the beds for a lot more than one woman. Don't get me wrong, it's nifty she got a fundraiser, I just think it was kind of insane how high the amount went compared to this.


It was emotional rather than rational, but not insane. Most people have never seen a soup kitchen. Most people love their grandma and would rush to her defense. Karen is the archetypal grandma.

02 Dec 2012 10:28 PM
gwennthered     
Good job, fellow Vincentian.

02 Dec 2012 10:52 PM
ladyfortuna     

BarkingUnicorn: ladyfortuna: BarkingUnicorn: ladyfortuna: Most people have never seen a soup kitchen.


That is also really depressing. I'll admit the one I volunteered at was for a class assignment, but when I was younger I did a few food pantry/women's shelter activities in girl scouts so it wasn't my first exposure, just the most intense. It's really sad that more people don't get at least a little bit involved and understand how it is out there for those who aren't necessarily able to care for themselves.

02 Dec 2012 11:12 PM
BarkingUnicorn     

ladyfortuna: BarkingUnicorn: ladyfortuna: BarkingUnicorn: ladyfortuna: Most people have never seen a soup kitchen.

That is also really depressing. I'll admit the one I volunteered at was for a class assignment, but when I was younger I did a few food pantry/women's shelter activities in girl scouts so it wasn't my first exposure, just the most intense. It's really sad that more people don't get at least a little bit involved and understand how it is out there for those who aren't necessarily able to care for themselves.


You seem to depress easily, dear. Would leading a school field trip to a soup kitchen cheer you up?

02 Dec 2012 11:37 PM
Tumunga     
No. I've given too much these last 4 decades. I'm done. It's time to quit giving, and time to start getting.

Right, Obama Clause?

03 Dec 2012 12:14 AM
GreatGlavinsGhost     
Well done, Cyclometh!

03 Dec 2012 01:05 AM
Cyclometh    [TotalFark]  

GreatGlavinsGhost: Well done, Cyclometh!


Thank you very much. And a HUGE thank you to all the last-minute donors: We've gotten some wonderful and big donations in these last few hours of the campaign. I can't convey my gratitude to Fark enough.

03 Dec 2012 02:05 AM
Cyclometh    [TotalFark]  
With just over 30 minutes to go, we're at $16,660! :)

03 Dec 2012 02:25 AM
ladyfortuna     

BarkingUnicorn: ladyfortuna: BarkingUnicorn: ladyfortuna: BarkingUnicorn: ladyfortuna: Most people have never seen a soup kitchen.

That is also really depressing. I'll admit the one I volunteered at was for a class assignment, but when I was younger I did a few food pantry/women's shelter activities in girl scouts so it wasn't my first exposure, just the most intense. It's really sad that more people don't get at least a little bit involved and understand how it is out there for those who aren't necessarily able to care for themselves.

You seem to depress easily, dear. Would leading a school field trip to a soup kitchen cheer you up?


No. Children annoy me.

03 Dec 2012 02:57 AM
i upped my meds-up yours     
If you scrunch your eyes up a little, SVDP looks like it says SUOP, which is a common misspelling of SOUP. I think that's worth a few bucks, don't you?

03 Dec 2012 10:09 AM
BarkingUnicorn     

ladyfortuna: BarkingUnicorn: ladyfortuna: BarkingUnicorn: ladyfortuna: BarkingUnicorn: ladyfortuna: Most people have never seen a soup kitchen.

That is also really depressing. I'll admit the one I volunteered at was for a class assignment, but when I was younger I did a few food pantry/women's shelter activities in girl scouts so it wasn't my first exposure, just the most intense. It's really sad that more people don't get at least a little bit involved and understand how it is out there for those who aren't necessarily able to care for themselves.

You seem to depress easily, dear. Would leading a school field trip to a soup kitchen cheer you up?

No. Children annoy me.


LOL! I wasn't expecting that reply!

Even homeless, hungry children?

03 Dec 2012 01:02 PM
ladyfortuna     

BarkingUnicorn: ladyfortuna: BarkingUnicorn: ladyfortuna: BarkingUnicorn: ladyfortuna: BarkingUnicorn: ladyfortuna: Most people have never seen a soup kitchen.

That is also really depressing. I'll admit the one I volunteered at was for a class assignment, but when I was younger I did a few food pantry/women's shelter activities in girl scouts so it wasn't my first exposure, just the most intense. It's really sad that more people don't get at least a little bit involved and understand how it is out there for those who aren't necessarily able to care for themselves.

You seem to depress easily, dear. Would leading a school field trip to a soup kitchen cheer you up?

No. Children annoy me.

LOL! I wasn't expecting that reply!

Even homeless, hungry children?


That depends on whether their parents are in the picture.

03 Dec 2012 04:51 PM
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