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Racketboy Charitable Contributions at a glance...

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:53 am
by NotLuke
Feel free to move this wherever it should go.

Could someone please list the Year, Recipient, and Total for each of our charity auctions? Thanks.

Re: Racketboy Charitable Contributions at a glance...

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:36 am
by Anapan
Used a bit of google-fu - was there an earlier one than 2009?
2009: NACOA & Betty Ford - 527.80 & 527.80 = 1055.60
2010: Make-A-Wish (US & Int'l) - 5,843.50
2011: Alzheimer's Assoc. - 1348.48
2012: Blake (Breetai)'s daughter's trust fund - 1638.50(?)
2013: Jacobs Johnson Foundation - 3260
2014: Able Gamers - 1714
2015: Able Gamers - 1060
2016: Mas - 550.05
2017: AGDQ -> Prevent Cancer found. - 395
2018: AGDQ -> Prevent Cancer found. - 156.39

Re: Racketboy Charitable Contributions at a glance...

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:30 pm
by Ziggy587
Anapan wrote:was there an earlier one than 2009?


I think there might have been something in 2008, but it wasn't organized as an official deal. I don't think there was ever a thread. I remember Racketboy sending out an email to all registered forum members asking if anyone wanted to contribute. IIRC, a fellow forum member had an oil burner blow up or something of that caliber. It was around the holidays.

Re: Racketboy Charitable Contributions at a glance...

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:17 am
by NotLuke
Ziggy587 wrote: ...a fellow forum member had an oil burner blow up or something of that caliber. It was around the holidays.


Yup. I also think in that two-week span he was demoted at work, his basement flooded, and his dog exploded.

Thanks Anapan for replying, you helped put something neat in motion.

Re: Racketboy Charitable Contributions at a glance...

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:31 pm
by SpaceBooger
NotLuke wrote:
Ziggy587 wrote: ...a fellow forum member had an oil burner blow up or something of that caliber. It was around the holidays.


Yup. I also think in that two-week span he was demoted at work, his basement flooded, and his dog exploded.

Thanks Anapan for replying, you helped put something neat in motion.

I don't recall a demotion or dog exploding instead it was a cat whose kidney failed and was being tube fed, but that happened a year later after the act of kindness from this community. The community came together for a new parent with a 6 month kid when the furnace broke a couple days before Christmas. The basement flood was during the summer, but the kindness of this community to a relatively new member at the time is something that my wife and I will never forget.

2019 bump Re: Racketboy Charitable Contributions at a glance

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:48 am
by Anapan
Year! New goal - Better than last year!
Yeah, I'm gonna run a proper auction this year. I weighed the odds that my donations might make more on a public auction, and decided to keep tradition. Doctrine prevails and ritual must be followed. Liturgy :)

Everyone okay with us just forwarding the proceeds to GDQ again? Anyone got any better idea?
I am happy to just follow the rules and setup from previous years, but a community is only as good as the discussions it involves it members with.

Re: Racketboy Charitable Contributions at a glance...

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:51 am
by Ziggy587
Anapan, thanks so much for stepping up and making sure we continue this tradition. I've been super short on time, more so that I usually am, but if you organize an auction this year I have a bunch of great items to donate!

Re: Racketboy Charitable Contributions at a glance...

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:00 am
by Anapan
OK. Please stand by...