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Yesterday was an inspired day of selflessness from so many Spartan fans and alumni.
One of my friends kept it real and said, "Yeah, I think it's great that we're so enthusiastic about feeding students waiting in line for a basketball game, but I'm sure there are plenty of people who aren't as fortunate who could use the same enthusiasm."
I'm so proud we took care of our own. I don't mean to be excessively corny, but perhaps we can also be as compassionate to those less fortunate and those who help others in need.
I'm not trying to spam the board, but sometimes, spam tastes good. I think we can build on the good will of our fan base and our university if we organize to make donations to local/global charities. There are probably a high percentage of Spartans doing this already, but now's as good a time as any to recognize how much good we can continue to do as a Spartan community.
Here's a list of a few. There are so many more out there.
American Red Cross
Boys & Girls Club of Lansing
Child and Family Charities
Doctors Without Borders
Engineers Without Borders
Greater Lansing Food Bank
I just donated some money to each (some sites have minimums.) If you're also a fortunate alum with a few bucks to spare, maybe you can make a difference too. (I acknowledge that many of you already do this.)
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by PPTPW51983 14 months ago
Somehow I don't think Forbin is going to need to set up a PayPal account for this.
Look man, if subs can't win a basketball game, how the hell will they help the homeless?
Sorry I spent all my money on Little Caesars for the izzone yesterday
Just because we sent the Izzone some sandwiches yesterday doesn't mean that those same people aren't also donating to charitable causes.
You're right. I thought I communicated that mindset but I didn't.
Edited the original post.
Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
If you are looking for a non-profit to support, please support the one started by my nieces (one is a Spartan grad).
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Greater Lansing Food Bank
Lupe is on their Board.
You have inspired me. I just donated $1000 in your name to the Human Fund.
MONEY FOR PEOPLE!!!!
Back in the day I worked for a company that instead of giving out Christmas bonuses, they donated money in the names of their employees to various charities.
That pissed me off.
Better be '-PPTPW-' and not this abomination of poor coding known as 'PPTPW51983'.
I blame Obama for their plight
How about an Izzone food drive for a game? In order to sit in the lower bowl, you have to bring 4 cans of food for the Greater Lansing Food Bank.
HEY HEY HEY
I'm sure there were some rural area kids too
Just don't call the Grand Ledge kids farmers.
4 cans may seem excessive for a college student, but I like this idea.
It'd be hard to organize (when should that stop anybody?,) but maybe there can be priority seating for the Izzone that's for students with academic/altruistic achievements...
No worries. Some people were trolling on this subject yesterday and it kind of pissed me off.
I applaud your effort to get people involved in charities.
I already donate money to charities and don't feel guilty for sending a few sandwiches to the Izzone yesterday. The two actions have nothing to do with each other IMO.
Excessive? They can just steal some food from the dorm cafeterias.
Organization might be difficult. The Izzone leaders are too busy saving seats for their friends.
That's great to hear.
I think some people get cynical (**cough** Bob Sakimano **cough**) when we try to do something good.
You're right; the two types of actions aren't mutually exclusive.
donating to charities is something that should be done on an individual level...we shouldn't be sending money to a managed fund trusting that the money will be sent to a charity. paying for students' food is one thing...donating to charity is different.
I am not going to donate to some paypal fund so that someone else can get the tax deduction. I donated over $10k to 501c3 organizations last year.
To an extent, I agree. There's power in organization and numbers. There are also people who may not know about certain charities like Ele's Place, Engineers Without Borders, or Child and Family Charities.
It's good to hear you donate that much. You're a solid Spartan.
Now stop calling it 'Frisco.'
I know, right? I hate that.
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