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Thu Jun 25, 2020, 01:24 PM

Donated most of the stimulus funds

Last edited Sun Jul 5, 2020, 08:40 PM - Edit history (1)

Last March I posted here that we really did not need the $2400 stimulus. As retirees we did not lose any jobs and our Social Security Benefits are still arriving (fingers crossed) and am withdrawing from IRA as needed, about half of what the RMD would have been (the other half is being rolled over to Roth).

As of yesterday, we have donated $2100 to charities and to candidates. Most were $100 and $200, some less, just responding to solicitations with lower requests.

And, except one, all were paper checks using the postal service. In hindsight, I wish that I would write in the Memo line: Courtesy of the stimulus package.

All recipients were grateful, of course, but the most heartfelt thanks came from the Pacific Mammals Center in Laguna Beach, CA where I doubled my previous donation.

https://www.pacificmmc.org/

It was not the usual form letter - nothing wrong with this - "your donation means more than you know and even during the most normal of times this is an EXTRAORDINARY show of generosity."

Yes, still feeling goose bumps just typing this.



And, I know that we will get more solicitations and will gladly respond.










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Reply Donated most of the stimulus funds (Original post)
question everything Jun 2020 OP
safeinOhio Jun 2020 #1
murielm99 Jun 2020 #2
question everything Jun 2020 #3
JudyM Jun 2020 #4
lastlib Jun 2020 #5
question everything Jun 2020 #6
Cornus Jul 5 #7
question everything Jul 5 #8
PoindexterOglethorpe Aug 24 #9

Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 01:33 PM

1. First time in 18 years of retirement

that it feels good to be on a fixed income.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 03:46 PM

2. I kept some and gave some

to my youngest daughter. Some of her work has dried up. She won't admit to need, but here siblings agree that she and her husband could use a bit of help.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 03:48 PM

3. This is very generous of you.

The Millennials, especially, are still recovering form the Great Recession of 10 years ago.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 05:59 PM

4. Thanks, very generous!

I bookmarked pmmc for a donation later, love me some marine mammals.

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Thu Jun 25, 2020, 11:19 PM

5. I'm donating mine as well;

of $1200, my distribution is:

$400 to Biden campaign ($200 now, $200 after convention);
$200 to Dem. opponent of MoscowMitchMcTurdle;
$100 to Dem. Legislative Campaign Committee, to help take back our state legislatures ahead of re-districting;
$200 to Project Payback, targeting eleven of the most vulnerable and obnoxious US Senate GOPhers; including Miss Lindsey, Ernst, McSilly, Tillis, Collins, Gardner, & McTurdle;
$100 to Doug Jones (AL); may be sand down a rat-hole, but DSCC/DNC aren't helping him;
$100 to Missouri (my state) Dem. Party;
$50 to Wisconsin Dem. Party (WI being a presidential battleground state);
$50 to Michigan Dem. Party (also battleground)

I know there are others who need help in this campaign, but this is where I see priorities. Wish I could do more, but this is what I CAN do!

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Response to lastlib (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 12:08 AM

6. Wow! You really put your money where your mouth is.

I also sent money to charities - public radio and TV - also Feeding America and local groups.j

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 06:08 PM

7. I've been doing the same with my unneeded stimulus

And I still have a bit left over and after what you did for the PMMC, I decided to do the same. Just completed their online donation form.

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Response to Cornus (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 08:32 PM

8. Thank you. I am sure they appreciate it.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Mon Aug 24, 2020, 01:49 AM

9. I gave $600 to a local food bank, and the other $600

to a local homeless shelter.

I am infinitely grateful that I could give the money away like that. If there's a second stimulus check, it will be divided again exactly that way.

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