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As I said in the past I've cancelled Christmas. Thanks to all those who filled in the poll, I've narrowed the choice down and would like you all to (in the spirit of whatever is most suited to you) select your favourite.

I'll then perform a complex algorithm and give some money in (the spirit of whatever is most suited to you) for the benefit of others.

Thanks - and feel free, if you were going to send a card, present or even nod in my general direction - to donate to a charity from this list instead.

Poll #404213 Christmas Cheer!

Please select your favourite

Amnesty International
Dr. Hadwen Trust
Friends of the Earth
Medicin Sans Frontiers
Sumatran Tiger Trust

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miss_soap From: miss_soap Date: December 16th, 2004 01:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd tick Amnesty but I've learned from a reliable source that much of their donations goes on chugger companies and admin. Hence my donation to Human Rights Watch instead.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 16th, 2004 01:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the pointer. I'll consider using the right-of-it-being-my-final-decision based on a bit more research.
sixtine From: sixtine Date: December 16th, 2004 04:55 am (UTC) (Link)
None of those are my favourite but ho, hum. Exposing my profound ignorance (and laziness cos I can't be bothered to look it up), who is Dr Hadwen?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 16th, 2004 05:24 am (UTC) (Link)
"The UK's leading medical research charity without using animals. Funding non-animal research and alternatives to animal testing, animal experiments and vivisection."
blackvelvetmag From: blackvelvetmag Date: December 16th, 2004 08:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh no, we're losing! I voted for Dr. Hadwen Trust (anyone who doesn't know, visit http://www.drhadwentrust.org.uk) although I'd also have liked to vote for NCDL as well. Any support to help animals and help stop animal cruelty would be wholly appreciated by me. I have heaps of Dr. Hadwen Trust leaflets if anyone wants me to send them one with info on although you can also just visit the site. If you don't donate to them please visit their http://www.crueltyfreeshop.com which they have set up where they sell all sorts of cool products (make-up, clothing, food, bodycare etc etc). They have a free catalogue they can send you with even more good stuff on it. Tell 'em Shari Black Velvet recommended them.

How about giving half to one 'human' charity/org and half to one of the animal charities/orgs?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 16th, 2004 08:23 am (UTC) (Link)
If there's a vote - there's a donation - it's not a race.
blackvelvetmag From: blackvelvetmag Date: December 16th, 2004 08:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Well yeah, but obviously we each have our prefered choice if you're only giving one donation and some of us would obviously reckon certain orgs could do with it more than others. Obviously they could all do with it, but... well, I'd just really like to see one of the organisations that stop cruelty to animals have it (I'm guessing the tigers one is also but I don't know much about that one). Everyone always seems to give to human charities. The general public are always raising money for people funds - and while that is cool, a lot of people don't care about animal cruelty - especially the government with regards to testing on animals. So I really, really would like Dr. Hadwen Trust to get it if you only have one donation to give. I personally am an NCDL member so they a regular donation from me. Dr. Hadwen Trust is a lesser known organisation - compared to Shelter etc - so I think it could really do with the donation.
blackvelvetmag From: blackvelvetmag Date: December 16th, 2004 08:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh hold on, I'm confused. lol. So any of the ones you listed gets an automatic donation if they get a vote? Ok... I was thinking that only the one that got the most votes would get a donation.

(I'm a spazz... I'm in a rush, got a gig tonight and not reading things properly!)
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 16th, 2004 08:49 am (UTC) (Link)
At least one vote means I'll give some money.
mimeticgel From: mimeticgel Date: December 16th, 2004 09:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Perhaps if Christmas was a charity people would be less inclined to cancel it?

They do say it's the giving that counts so why cancel Christmas?

Next you will be cancelling holidays and weekends? See where uber-management thinking gets you.
nyarbaggytep From: nyarbaggytep Date: December 19th, 2004 06:25 am (UTC) (Link)
R dont got LJ, but he says consider him voting for Medicins sans frontiers. Cheers!
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 19th, 2004 06:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Cool. I did email him and the non-LJ massive :-)
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