May 13, 2008

Donate to the China Earthquake Relief Efforts

A huge earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale hit Central China yesterday (May 12th) near Chengdu in Sichuan province. Luckily in the southern part of China where I located at we didn't feel anything. However, I suspect this will...
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September 25, 2007

How To Give More to Charity

To be honest it is sometimes difficult for me to give large sums of money to charities. I give on a regular basis to a couple charities and the church my fiancee and I have been attending, but it still...
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April 17, 2007

Virginia Tech Tragedy

I wanted to express my support to all at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University as a Virginia Tech alumni. I am currently traveling in China on a business trip, but in complete shock at the news of the...
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January 5, 2007

MADD Check Donation Ploy

I was sifting through my mail a few weeks ago and stumbled across this: A solicitation from MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) for donations that included a $2.50 check. I thought the check was fake at first, but the letter...
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November 30, 2006

Cheap in Amercia, Who Gives? Who Doesn't?

I half-watched (while working) a special 20/20 on ABC last night that focused on charitable giving in America. I am not usually a fan of the show, but the topic peaked my interest so I decided to take it in....
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September 28, 2006

Annual Charitable Contributions

I was cleaning house yesterday (at least with my financial records) and took a look at my charitable contributions so far this year. I realized the end of year is closing fast and I need to address my remaining charitable...
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November 15, 2005

Donating Time to Habitat for Humanity

I just got back from spending a day volunteering for Habitat for Humanity this past weekend and have to put a plug in. I have volunteered several times with them over past couple of years and absolutely love every minute...
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November 10, 2005

Planning My Annual Giving

Whats the right amount of monetary charitable giving?This is a pretty touchy subject, not many people talk opening about their annual giving unless they like to brag about giving large donations.I'll be honest, I have probably been on the small...
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September 2, 2005

Just donated to Hurricane Katrina Relief

I just made a $25 donation to hurricane relief via the Red Cross. I have been glued to the news media for the past couple of days and shocked at the disaster. I am half tempted to drive down to...
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