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post #16 of 39
quote="Tuggy"]That really is a good idea. I just wanted to ask you, how does the "direct donation" work ( at present 50 US D)???[/quote]
Hope it is ok if I answer this one, the direct donation can be sent directly to www.RedCross.org instead of purchasing things on-line. This means that you would make your donation directly and then send a copy of the donation confirmation receipt and Jackie would include that amount in the direct donation total. This way you can be a part of the Cake Central community effort. Otherwise if Jackie was to take donations directly for Red Cross on the site, a 4% service fee is taken off the donation by the company providing the service. She prefers to see the total donation going to the Red Cross.
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post #17 of 39
I just mailed a check to the Red Cross - how do I get that put into the "direct donation" tally?
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post #18 of 39
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Originally Posted by BJ

I just mailed a check to the Red Cross - how do I get that put into the "direct donation" tally?


Send Jackie an email, I am sure she will get back to you.
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post #19 of 39
I just wanted to let everyone know that I added a new note to Heath's original post, I'll copy it here for your convenience:

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Originally Posted by Jackie

If any of the CakCentral members have made a direct donation to the Red Cross, feel free to Private Message Jackie and she can add your amount to the "Direct Donations" running total. It is not necessary for you to let us know, its simply a neat way for our community to share its generosity and helpfulness with each other.
Every donation counts, wether its $1, or $100.
We will not be keeping any records of who gave what.... we are only keeping a running total.

Look at it this way, if every single CakeCentral member gave just $1 the CC community would be donating over $12,000.00 as a whole, not including any sales from the store. icon_eek.gif

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post #20 of 39
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Originally Posted by Saborita

I think that is a good oportunity to help people.

I see tv and I getting desesperating because of couse I want to help but I didn´´t know any way.

I´ll visit the store..

Do you send merchandise to Mexico? I really hope so.

Saborita



Yes, we ship to Mexico. We can ship almost any where in the world. thumbs_up.gif

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post #21 of 39
Thanks for aswer Jackie.

I visited red cross site but my zip code doesn´t appear. (I think is only for US) icon_sad.gif

So, I´ll do shopping. icon_smile.gif

Saborita
post #22 of 39
Use your favorite search engine and type in Red Cross - it'll bring you to Red Cross sites available through out the world thumbs_up.gif
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post #23 of 39
Thank you for stepping up!! Hats off. I haven't had the chance to buy from CC yet, but I promise you I WILL now. Also not a Wal-mart shopper or Papa Johns pizza fan, however I will make every effort to purchase needs from them also for stepping up to help in the relief. usaribbon.gif
post #24 of 39
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Originally Posted by Saborita

Thanks for aswer Jackie.

I visited red cross site but my zip code doesn´t appear. (I think is only for US) icon_sad.gif

So, I´ll do shopping. icon_smile.gif

Saborita


If you scroll down on the site, you will get different countries also.
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post #25 of 39
Fellow Canadians, you can contribute to the American Red Cross, you just have to change the country on the U.S. site. Or you can contribute to the Salvation Army or the Red Cross in Canada and have your donations earmarked for Katrina Relief.
There are many charities providing support.
The Canadian government has offered any and all help needed and the President is to get back to the Prime Minister once things are organized and they know what they need. There are already special search and rescue troops from Vancouver in New Orleans and area. There are plane loads of supplies waiting for permission from the U.S. to head out. All sorts of things are going on. The Canadian Red Cross has trained volunteers awaiting the go ahead. Hydro workers and other special service crews are awaiting word.
We need to get involved and help our good neighbours. Cash is the best way at the moment.
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post #26 of 39
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Originally Posted by Heath

Thanks to a great suggestion by M0use, we are running a special promotion to help survivors of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.

For the entire month of September we will be donating 10% of all sales in the Cake Central Store to the Red Cross Relief Effort. This will be in addition to us maintaining the sale prices we have been offering since the store opened.


icon_redface.gificon_cry.gif All I did was suggest a percentage of total sales made in one day because I know you two sacrifice your time and money for this site....you guys are the best for doing it for the whole month of September... I am one of those people now where I have to financially watch what I can and cannot donate...so I am going to go through my son's clothes that don't fit him anymore and donate them to an organization that gives gently used clothing items to children in need- like the victims of Hurrican Katrina..I think it is called KIDS or KIDDS...but I can't remember off of the top of my head. I just love how this online community is so close knit... I was really depressed and bothered by the fact that I can't afford to donate money and everything that was going on is way down somewhere where I can't go because I can't afford to travel down there to help...and I wanted to help sooooo bad icon_cry.gif I know we have several members who live in the area that was affected and I am worried about them and their families, and I figured I had to help somehow.
I give my hat off to Heath and Jackie for taking my small idea and making it even better- THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
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post #27 of 39
Great idea! thumbs_up.gif I will be sending a check to the American Red Cross and was told to write where it said "memo" to state where I would like the money to go. That was a very board question, cause by looking on CNN news, it just takes my breath away and very sad, cause these people, infants, children, elderly, the sick and the pets are all in need of so much that I just can't write down one thing when everything from them was taken away. So I decided to write down for usage of: water, food, medicine, formula, etc. If anyone is interested, I have a toll free number for American Red Cross - 1800-435-7669 and I just gave them my zip code and they gave me an address where to send donations, but for every zip code, the address might be a little different. I just wish that I could bring a hot meal to these people, but I'm not able at the present time to travel, so I'll just do everything that I can from home also with continous prayer that everyone will reach out and help.
post #28 of 39
Way to go CC thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifusaribbon.gificon_biggrin.gif
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I am a very proud Mom of Nia , Jada, & D.J.
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post #29 of 39
We are a single income family, so we really can't afford to send a lot of money, but lastnight my neighbor told me that the store where she works (WALMART!) was joining forces with another company in the area and gathering goods to go by truck to the gulf coast and they were accepting donations of clothing, shoes, toys, books, blankets, anything that can help make life as normal as possible. Well, what a great idea! I was planning on going through all of our clothes closets and dressers this weekend anyway, we just did it a couple of days earlier than planned. Even my kids, who have a difficult time giving up their books and toys, went right to work and went through their toys.
Fortunately, we have a new tenant moving in this weekend so we got plenty of boxes to load, and being this is an 18 unit building with a lot of super generous families, we have TONS of stuff in tghe courtyard to deliver to the drop off site.

Debbi
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Spanish sugar, French Pastry, Swiss chocolate, and American Apple Pie. How much sweeter can life get????
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post #30 of 39
That is wonderful!
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