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(Amazon)   TotalFarker has created a 501c3 charity to support job certification and training for Veterans. You can support them now just by shopping at Amazon. Link to their not for profit page on Amazon is in first thread post   (smile.amazon.com) divider line 13
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2014-03-12 09:22:00 PM  
Hmm the link was mutated when posted - the proper link is http://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-2465608

Thanks on behalf of VeterHands.
 
2014-03-12 09:27:41 PM  

me texan: Hmm the link was mutated when posted - the proper link is http://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-2465608

Thanks on behalf of VeterHands.


you should post this to tfd during the day. you will get more response. also care to share how your experience was with amazon? my 5013c does a similar program with kroger that gets us a pretty nice amount. people associate their cards with us and we get a quarterly check. you may want to check that out.
 
2014-03-12 09:32:08 PM  
Hey Thanks Nickel - much appreciated.

So far the experience with Amazon has been decent and the support / response is good.  When we've been doing fundraising I found that many people tend to trust donating online more when they can go to the Amazon site and see that its a legitimate charity.

I'll check with Kroger - thanks a bunch for the tip!
 
2014-03-13 03:28:46 AM  
Great :)

Now I can finally put my money where my mouth is.

I don't use Amazon that often, but when I do use it, it's for books very much wanted that I can't easily find locally. I picked up a semi-rare one for a freakin bargain a couple years ago and it's a house treasure.

Come payday, I'd like to grab me a bunch of out of print paperbacks.

Thanks.
 
2014-03-13 03:41:15 AM  
K.  Set mine up for veterhands.  I plan to do some major shopping in the coming weeks so maybe I can donate some your way.
 
2014-03-13 07:38:05 AM  
You should see if a mod can change the link for you as it went to a dead spot for me.

/Great charity, keep it up.
//But I already use Amazon Smile to support Amnesty International.
 
2014-03-13 01:56:07 PM  
As an older vet I appreciated you looking out for my younger brothers and sisters. Looks like I have some shopping to do :)
 
2014-03-13 03:17:34 PM  
I already have my Smile set up for Child's Play.  As a healthcare worker I like bringing some joy to sick kids.  At christmas time last year, we let our 4-year old go through the amazon wishlists of some Child's Play hospitals and pick out some presents to buy.  The hospital got some new toys and DVDs and the charity got some money to do more.  Not bad.
 
2014-03-13 04:37:37 PM  
Nice work Texan, I'll do some shopping. I just partnered my business with the Gary Sinise Foundation, putting the final pieces in place to launch a sales program that will benefit my fellow veterans as well as first responders and their families. Is there any good advice/help to be had in TFD?
 
2014-03-13 08:40:15 PM  

me texan: Hmm the link was mutated when posted - the proper link is http://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-2465608

Thanks on behalf of VeterHands.


smile.amazon.com lets you pick the charities you want to donate to for every purchase you make. I'm set up for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, for example.

You can pick multiple charities. I recommend anyone who uses Amazon regularly to save smile.amazon.com as your default link for Amazon.
 
2014-03-14 03:12:13 AM  

jim32rr: Is there any good advice/help to be had in TFD?


This is fairly new for me as well so I'm trying to figure out the in-and-out of point of sales donations.  I have a lot of experience so far navigating the IRS 501c3, donation channeling orgs like yourcause, donations through amazon, paypal, etc though, so feel free to ping me if you have questions there.

Good on you for helping those folks out - I'm also an Emergency First Responder Instructor and I used my skills two weeks ago to successfully revive a 5 year old boy who had apparently been underwater for about 6 minutes.  It was a scary ordeal, even for me especially since when I started my evaluation of him he didnt have a pulse or heartbeat.  My heart just dropped.  Even after I got him breathing again it was about 10 minutes until he began to respond in any meaningful way.

I cant imagine what its like to do that on a daily basis.  Thank you for supporting those people that do.
 
2014-03-14 09:03:17 AM  

me texan: jim32rr: Is there any good advice/help to be had in TFD?

This is fairly new for me as well so I'm trying to figure out the in-and-out of point of sales donations.  I have a lot of experience so far navigating the IRS 501c3, donation channeling orgs like yourcause, donations through amazon, paypal, etc though, so feel free to ping me if you have questions there.

Good on you for helping those folks out - I'm also an Emergency First Responder Instructor and I used my skills two weeks ago to successfully revive a 5 year old boy who had apparently been underwater for about 6 minutes.  It was a scary ordeal, even for me especially since when I started my evaluation of him he didnt have a pulse or heartbeat.  My heart just dropped.  Even after I got him breathing again it was about 10 minutes until he began to respond in any meaningful way.

I cant imagine what its like to do that on a daily basis.  Thank you for supporting those people that do.


 WOW. Parents are most likely still jumping for joy, good on you. My gmail email is in my profile, mention fark in the subject line, we can stay in touch as I finalize the program. I will most likely hit some walls, better to have a few sets of eyes on the problem
 
2014-03-14 07:53:53 PM  
You should also look into the Works Investment Act program. It is probably the most under utilized and littlest known about program offered by the government. It provides grants for job training and certs at approved locations.
 
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