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Donations=Sealed Benny Vinyl Giveaway!!!

3days3days Posts: 867
edited March 2012 in The Porch
I wanted to thank everybody for the donations, and for doing a really cool thing overall. Lots of people have shown me kindness, but truthfully the credit goes to all of you. It would appear that over $2,000 went to some great causes. I know that many people donated more than the minimum, so I wouldn't be surprised if the number was considerably larger. Thank you so much for that.

Hopefully, we can do this again sometime soon...


Congratulations to DJ253147, the winner of the PJ20 Billboard poster!!!

Congratulations to your move now, the winner of the sealed vinyl copy of Pearl Jam Live at Benaroya Hall!!!
Still waiting on confimation from the winner of the PJ20 Billboard Poster... more to follow...

***Polls are closed, winners have been drawn, more to follow***

***A runner-up prize has been donated as of 01/29/12. The 2nd name drawn will recieve a PJ20 Billboard Poster by MunkOne/Maxx242. Same rules apply for both prizes. Donations previously made for the vinyl will also be eligible for the poster.***

Hey Everybody,

Sorry this is so late, but I've been busier than expected since the holidays rolled by...

In the charitable spirit of the band, 10C, and the many great people making a positive impact around here, I'm pleased to announce another giveaway! Enter here for your chance to win a SEALED, LIMITED EDITION, VINYL copy of PEARL JAM LIVE AT BENAROYA HALL!!! The vinyl set is genuine and numbered out of 2000. Shipping will be free, and all international enteries are welcome.

To enter, all you have to do is:

1. Make a $10 or more donation to ANY charitable organization that you see fit between NOW and 12am central time February 14, 2012...

2. Post the name of the organization on THIS thread (one donation per post)...

3. Be able to provide credible proof (receipt, link.. etc) of donation made between NOW and 12am central time February 14, 2012.

Here's how it will work: Each post/donation will be numbered by me. On February 14, 2012, all numbers will go into a hat (or other suitable receptacle). A winner will be drawn. I will contact the winner via pm to establish proof of donation and shipping address, and then announce the winner on this thread. Please read the rules to avoid disqualification...


1. One post per $10 or more charitable donation made between NOW and 12am central time February 14, 2012. Multiple entries are welcome, but each individual post/entry MUST be representative of an individual donation (winner MUST account for ALL of his or her donations posted on this thread).

2. Posts MUST be made on THIS thread, and MUST include the name of the charitable organization that you donated to. Please DO NOT post any $ amounts, receipts, or personal info on this thread. If you'd like to shine a little light on the organization(s) that you choose, that's totally cool.

3. The winner MUST be able to provide credible proof of donation(s) made between NOW and 12am central time February 14, 2012. I will contact the winner after the drawing to establish proof of said donation(s).

4. DO NOT pm your entry. Again, posts must be made on THIS thread.

5. Any breach of the rules will result in disqualification, and an alternate winner being drawn.

Thank you for reading, thank you for donating, and thank you for helping to make things better for others... Cheers and GOOD LUCK!!!
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  • SuziemaySuziemay Posts: 11,153
    WOW!! Very generous of you.

    Donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York and Western New York. Thanks for the chance :D
  • BLACK35BLACK35 Hanover, Ontario Posts: 21,302
    This is an awesome contest, I will be donating. Just need to decide who :)
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  • veddertownveddertown ScotlandPosts: 5,260
    Wow!! Great gesture! I take my hat off to you for this. I never ceases to astound me the lengths people go to for good causes on this forum. I'll have to give this some thought and post again once I've donated... :clap:
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    AMAZING contest man!!!! :D
  • pjradiopjradio Posts: 6,704
    veddertown wrote:
    I'll have to give this some thought and post again once I've donated... :clap:

    same here...might go local this time around
  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 33,143
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    Nice!! I'm going to donate to the North Texas chapter of the ALS association!! :D

    Thanks for doing this, 3days!!!
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  • Aussie357Aussie357 Posts: 649
    Seriously cool charity giveaway :thumbup:
    Just donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Western NY.
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  • Oh wow, what a great competition....Don't need to think who I'm going to donate to.

    In support of my husband and Mike, I'm going to donate to the Crohn's & Colitis association of Australia....

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  • oona leftoona left Posts: 1,670
    This is wonderful.

    Donation made to the American Humane Association.

    Thanks for doing this!
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    Thank you for the opportunity and for your genorosity.

    Donation made to the British Heart Foundation in memory of my nephew.
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  • conmanconman Posts: 7,493
    awesome giveaway!!!

    donated to Walk Now for Autism Speaks: Long Island
  • wow... and what a great way to raise money for so many needy organizations.
    By pure conincidence just donated to Australias National Jockeys Trust, which raises money for permanently injured jockeys or for the families of those who die from falls there's currently a project running to raise 5 million, but unfortunately the racing ministers 'seem to only be interested in spending money if it will also make money
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  • Released1980Released1980 Posts: 1,790
    Wow...ill definately be making donations. Great idea...this should take off like wildfire! I say extend the date and let's make benny go for $50,000...... ;)
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  • really great idea...will both donate to enter, and share on the StatTracker FBook and Twitter. Hope you raise a bazillion dollars.
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  • LoulouLoulou AdelaidePosts: 6,236
    What an awesome and generous idea! I have donated to the Animal Welfare League Australia. Thanks for doing this. :D
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    BLACK35 wrote:
    This is an awesome contest, I will be donating. Just need to decide who :)

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  • 3days3days Posts: 867
    Does it still count if I donated to a charitable cause yesterday? If so, I donated to the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

    As per the rules, the donation has to be made no earlier than my original post, and no later than midnight central time on February 14, 2012. Glad to hear about people donating, but donations have to be made within the time frame to keep things fair for all.
  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 137,251
    awesome..great motive for people do something good
    thanks for the chance and good luck to all,,,need to deside where to donate.. :)
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  • loffy81loffy81 Posts: 153
    Great idea! I went with SIDS & Kids Foundation.
  • SturgoSturgo Posts: 89
    The AHA Foundation
  • mulva9mulva9 Posts: 417

    Made a donation to The Wishlist Foundation.
  • photogirllizphotogirlliz Posts: 2,491
    Awesome giveaway, OP! I'm sure I'll be participating...just need to decide on the organization. Thanks for the opportunity! :D
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  • ckravitzckravitz NJPosts: 1,667
    Great idea and very, very generous.

    Donated to Make-A-Wish.
  • landolando Posts: 661
    Made a donation to the local SPCA
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