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(CBS4Denver - KCNC)   Just in time for this holiday season, charity vending machines are back. So skip dropping coins in some kettle, buy blankets, clothing, even chickens, goats for the poor   (denver.cbslocal.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Jesus, vending machine, Christianity, Denver Rescue Mission, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Christ, Prophet, year's local charities  
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2021-11-30 9:07:19 AM  
My wife has been inundated with begging letters and emails this season.  Me - not a word.  I think it's because her name is first on the house's paperwork.
 
2021-11-30 9:19:37 AM  

natazha: My wife has been inundated with begging letters and emails this season.  Me - not a word.  I think it's because her name is first on the house's paperwork.


We get a lot too, though they mostly seem tied to donations in years past. There aren't many that honor or even accept requests to not send more solicitations, and some seem to sell/rent their contact lists. Not a big deal, it mostly seems wasteful. We give what we can when we can. And groups that got a donation before are almost always still on our list of groups we want to support.

I don't really understand the retailers hustling for 3rd party donations or things like this machine kiosk. It's not a spur of the moment sort of thing for me. Donating online is really easy and so is researching the groups. Not to mention having our budget and possible tax benefit info on hand.

This year you can "itemize" up to $300 in charitable cash donations even if you take the standard deduction. It might cost you only about $250 to give $300 to a cause you care about.
 
2021-11-30 5:37:04 PM  
From the article: In 2019, Denver tripled expected donations, giving $666,417 to purchase 25,458 items to benefit people in need.

$666 thousand dollars! The devil is behind this!

Oh, it's the LDS instead.

/actually, that sounds cool and maybe I'll go there and check it out
 
2021-12-01 12:54:43 PM  
I think it's a good idea! It's all right for me to help people.
 
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