Tag Archives: giving to charity

I don’t ask for much… but now’s the time, for the good of Ypsi’s kids, to dig deep and make the Wurst Challenge a success

I rarely ask you, my loyal readers, to actually do anything. I may, every once in a while, ask you to consider sharing an article, if it’s about something that I feel as though people should really know about, but I rarely ask for more than that. But, today, I’ve got a favor to ask […]

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Still a rip-off, the Color Run returns to Ypsi

In preparation for this weekend’s big Color Run that will be wreaking havoc in Ypsi, I thought that I’d repost what I’d written about the event last year, just as the “charity” event was wrapping up. Let me start out by saying that I like that the Color Run took place in Ypsi this morning. […]

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Buy a Beer for Make A Wish

For the last few years, my friends Tom and Trey have been taking part in the Make A Wish foundation’s annual Wish-A-Mile (WAM) bicycle tour fundraiser. They collect pledges, peddle their bikes some 300 miles, and then hand the cash over to the folks at the Make A Wish Foundation, so that they can can […]

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Please consider a gift to Detroit’s Freedom House

I don’t usually grab posts wholesale from other sites and reprint them here, but I just read this on my friend Pete’s site and thought that it deserved to reach a wider audience. Freedom House, a small former convent located just under the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit has been providing food, shelter, and support for […]

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On allowances and charitable giving

I don’t pass parenting tips along all that often. It’s rare that I come across an idea that’s so unambiguously phenomenal that I want to share it. I picked something up from some friends recently, however, that I feel compelled to mention… They give their daughter an allowance, with the understanding that some percentage of […]

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