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Lightning Knight
Feb 24, 2012

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Hello, goons of CSPAM! Earlier this year, forums user AhhYes organized a charity drive for immigrants by goons that raised more than 20,000 dollars! Today (which is December 8, 2018, when I wrote this) I donated blood. Iím generally broke and bad with money so I often only donate between 10 and 20 dollars to charities when I can, but I routinely donate blood. And as I was doing it this time I thought, you know, why donít we do a goon blood/plasma drive?



This is the picture I took of myself when I was giving blood over the last weekend, and had this idea.

So thatís what this is going to be! Here are the rules:

1. Write on a piece of paper the following: ďI donated blood for the Something Awful Forums!Ē Then, go donate blood/plasma, and take a picture of your arm with the piece of paper in the shot. If itís not convenient to do it while the technicians are working (donít get in their way!) then do it when you finish! This will be your proof of participation. You donít have to and probably shouldnít take a picture of yourself showing your face, but I wonít stop you if youíre a fearless goon. (If you donít want to take a picture of yourself at all, you could take a picture of the paperwork they give you and write the message on there. Just make sure not to accidentally doxx yourself).
2. If you canít or donít want to donate blood, then you can substitute by making a donation to a reputable charity. There will be a list in the OP of charities known to be good, but if you want to choose another one (especially for non-American goons who want to help people in their local area) then be my guest. Just please research your charities and find one you can maximize your help by donating to! Post proof of this, generally the confirmation email, in the thread (remember to block out your email and personal information!).

As a reward and incentive for participating, we will be giving those who participate a gang tag designed by the very kind ShriekingMarxist! Please say thank you to SM!


We can also give out cute Christmas avatars, but that will be optional if you prefer the avatar you have now.

Sadly, I am broke, so I canít do donation matching like AhhYes did. But if kind, well off goons would like to do donation matching,that would be super cool!

I will add a list of participants to the OP as time goes on. The cutoff for participation will be December 31st, 2018. Once the new year comes around, you wonít be able to get the gang tag for participation (until maybe next year if we do it again).

Iím not going to set any kind of minimum donation if you choose to go that route, but please donate in the spirit of trying to help those in need, and donít go broke yourself to do this if youíre not well off.

Letís make the world a slightly better place, goons!

Good charities to donate to:

GiveWellís list of top charities.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF)
Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services
Young Center for Immigrant Childrenís Rights
RAINN
These are some suggestions, but if you have alternatives in mind, please post about them so that they might be added to the OP! Please choose charities based on need and their reputation for responsible service and do your research!

Prospective Avatar Options for You to Pick From:





Two goons have respectively offered to match $500 and $2000 worth of charity donations itt.

Contributor list:

Stefan Prodan - $100 to GiveWell
Arrgytehpirate - $20 to GiveWell
an actual dog - $25 to RAINN
skeleton warrior - $50 to RAINN
Ryuga Death - $25 to RAINN
I did a thing - $25 to RAICES
RandomPauI - Volunteering at a blood center to assist with donations
withak - $50 to RAICES
Call Your Grandma - $50 to RAICES
e.e.coli - donation to RAICES
Buck Wildman - blood donation
jerry seinfel - $55 to GiveWell
Radish - $100 to the Young Center
Qu Appelle - $25 donation to RAICES
Shear Modulus - $20 monthly to Save the Children
gradenko_2000 - $10 to PCRF
Theris - $50 to RAICES
alnilam $280 to DWB/MSF, $250 to Save the Children
Turmoil - $50 to DWB/MSF
Ruzihm - $50 to Food Not Bombs
slouch - $45 to Annunciation House
Plank Walker - $50 to DWB/MSF
a helpful bear - $75 to RAICES
BraveUlysses - $250 to the Young Center (to own the chud)
Fallen Hamprince - $35 to RAICES
really queer Christmas - $50 to DWB/MSF
petit choux - $100 to DWB/MSF, blood donation
Ayn Randi - $50 to DWB/MSF
Ytlaya - $31.20 to the Innocence Project
DiscountDildos - $100 to DWB/MSF
Yinlock -$25 to RAICES
ajkalan - $30 to GiveWell, $50 to RAINN
Nate405 - $200 to GiveWell
ShriekingMarxist - $50 to RAINN, created the gang tag!
Pepperoneedy - $40 to RAINN
Bizarro Kanyon - $50 to the Young Center
Wyatt SYN-ACK - $35 to RAICES
Twoday - $20 to Givewell
SgtScruffy - blood donation
HugeGrossBurrito - $10 to RAINN
Muscle Wizard - $24.80 to Schools for Chiapas
Chard - blood donation
ur in my world now - $690(nice!) to DWB/MSF
Damo - $25 to RAINN
Nichael - $25 to RAINN
Thesaurus - $50 to the St. Francis Center
runupon cracker - $25 to the Palestine Children Relief Fund
Pand - blood donation
rabble rabble - $100 to DWB/MSF
BoredDG - blood donation
metalcontempt - blood donation

total for this thread is $3,471, not including conversions for foreign currencies.

total for both threads + donation matching is: $14,375.71!

Lightning Knight fucked around with this message at Jan 17, 2019 around 03:24

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Party Plane Jones
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Fun Shoe

If you want I can give you the generic thanksgiving avatar of


to go with the gang tag.

Stefan Prodan
Jan 7, 2002

I deeply respect you as a human being... Some day I'm gonna make you *Mrs* Buck Turgidson!




Grimey Drawer

Do we post in here to get the gang tag? There's no one else posting in here which makes me think I'm loving this up somehow???


Anyway I gave $100 to GiveDirectly so that some Kenyans can get a roof, that seems like a good use of my bux.



just the gang tag is fine with me, i can't betray gen. turgidson

Stefan Prodan fucked around with this message at Dec 23, 2018 around 15:56

Lightning Knight
Feb 24, 2012

Shoot First


Stefan Prodan posted:

Do we post in here to get the gang tag? There's no one else posting in here which makes me think I'm loving this up somehow???


Anyway I gave $100 to GiveDirectly so that some Kenyans can get a roof, that seems like a good use of my bux.



you do post here yes! I wish more CSPAMers would post here, I made you guys a separate thread so you wouldnít even have to go to D&D!

I will edit the OP with your name and amount contributed when I get home, thanks for participating!

Arrgytehpirate
Oct 2, 2011

I posted my food for USPOL Thanksgiving!




I did the thing.

https://imgur.com/a/H3EcHrF

Terror Sweat
Mar 15, 2009



They won't let me donate blood for another week, but I will do it then

Lightning Knight
Feb 24, 2012

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Terror Sweat posted:

They won't let me donate blood for another week, but I will do it then

Cool! The OP is now up to date with people who have contributed and posted, we need more CSPAM participation people!

Xyven
Jun 4, 2005

Check to induce a ban


I'm matching $500 of donations between here and the D&D version of this thread

Lightning Knight
Feb 24, 2012

Shoot First


edit: I am illiterate.

Lightning Knight fucked around with this message at Dec 16, 2018 around 21:52

an actual dog
Nov 18, 2014



Pretty sure I can't donate blood because of homophobia

Lightning Knight
Feb 24, 2012

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an actual dog posted:

Pretty sure I can't donate blood because of homophobia

gently caress man I thought about this when I had this idea but I didnít realize it would be so many of you. Iím sorry.

an actual dog
Nov 18, 2014



Lightning Knight posted:

gently caress man I thought about this when I had this idea but I didnít realize it would be so many of you. Iím sorry.

nah it's cool I donated $25 to RAINN




give me puppies

Liquid Communism
Mar 9, 2004



Fun Shoe

an actual dog posted:

Pretty sure I can't donate blood because of homophobia

Yup, although now that it's a 12 month ban instead of lifetime in the US it hits a few less bi folks.

Buck Wildman
Mar 30, 2010

I am Metango, Galactic Governor





Grimey Drawer

I'm scheduled for my leeching bright and early X-Mas Eve. Will update then.

Lightning Knight
Feb 24, 2012

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Lightning Knight posted:





The lovely administration staff at Something Awful have fixed the image uploading system, avatars will now commence for those who requested one of the new ones.

Please include in your post what avatar you want or if you don't want one, if you want to decline the gang tag, etc. We can keep your current avatar just add the gang tag if you prefer.

an actual dog
Nov 18, 2014



Liquid Communism posted:

Yup, although now that it's a 12 month ban instead of lifetime in the US it hits a few less bi folks.

avoiding giving blood so no one knows that I'm not getting laid

Xyven
Jun 4, 2005

Check to induce a ban


an actual dog posted:

nah it's cool I donated $25 to RAINN




give me puppies

I matched your donation over in the D&D thread

skeleton warrior
Nov 12, 2016

THE CLIMATE CHANGE DENIER HAS LOGGED ON


Fun Shoe

Apparently RAINN's website doesn't give you much of a receipt if you log in, so here's a c&p from a screen cap I took



$50 to RAINN, not that I can prove it without a bank statement, apparently

anyways, I'd like a gang tag, but I'm happy just donating, peace and love to you goons

Ryuga Death
May 14, 2008

There's gotta be one more bell to crack


Fun Shoe





I don't know if this is sufficient. If it isn't, I can PM a bank statement or something more concrete.

If this is good enough, I'd like just the gang tag as long as it doesn't get rid of SA donate tag thing.

Party Plane Jones
Jul 1, 2007

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Fun Shoe

Ryuga Death posted:





I don't know if this is sufficient. If it isn't, I can PM a bank statement or something more concrete.

If this is good enough, I'd like just the gang tag as long as it doesn't get rid of SA donate tag thing.

it's all good (also nothing can get rid of the sa donate tag)

Lightning Knight
Feb 24, 2012

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There have been $220 of charity donations itt so far, plus matching by outside contributors. Good job so far but also where my CSPAM peeps at?

https://imgur.com/a/lkqzjw9

A kind poster has been matching all your donations btw, and I assume may continue to do so as I update the OP.

Lightning Knight fucked around with this message at Dec 23, 2018 around 14:27

RandomPauI
Nov 24, 2006



Grimey Drawer

I was already signed up to work a Red Cross blood drive shift on the 31st anyways. I can't donate and the nearest fixed site is an hour away so I go with the mobile date/location that's the most convenient for me.

Lightning Knight
Feb 24, 2012

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RandomPauI posted:

I was already signed up to work a Red Cross blood drive shift on the 31st anyways. I can't donate and the nearest fixed site is an hour away so I go with the mobile date/location that's the most convenient for me.

If you have some kind of paperwork/proof to post for this that you can edit your name/personal information off I'm willing to accept it for the purposes of the avatar/gang tag.

I did a thing
Mar 23, 2017

On the chest of a barmaid in Sale, were tattooed the prices of ale. And on her behind for the sake of the blind, was the same information in braille.


RandomPauI
Nov 24, 2006



Grimey Drawer



Edit: I'd like the puppies and the gang tag please.

RandomPauI fucked around with this message at Dec 24, 2018 around 04:50

withak
Jan 15, 2003


Fun Shoe

Hay guys what's going on in this trhead.

I have a heart condition so the Red Cross refuses to stick me with a needle these days..

(tag only plz)

Only registered members can see post attachments!

withak fucked around with this message at Dec 24, 2018 around 01:20

Lightning Knight
Feb 24, 2012

Shoot First


Please edit/state in your posts which avatar if any you want along with your gang tag, tia.

Call Your Grandma
Jan 17, 2010




I like immigrants who don't get unjustly detained.

(just the tag plx)

Call Your Grandma fucked around with this message at Dec 29, 2018 around 18:10

Baller Ina
Oct 21, 2010




No av or tag, I'd just replace them anyways.

e.e.coli
Jul 30, 2009


Can't do blood because the state of Georgia has dumb laws about doing that and fresh tats so I did a donation. No user AV but I'll be OK with the sweet gang tag.

Buck Wildman
Mar 30, 2010

I am Metango, Galactic Governor





Grimey Drawer

I KNEW YOU C-SPAM FUCKS WOULD BLEED ME DRY ONE DAY



Gang tag plz

Party Plane Jones
Jul 1, 2007

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Fun Shoe

Title changes are in queue so they should be changed next hit unless you didnít say what you wanted when posting.

jerry seinfel
Jun 25, 2007






gangtag me up

Radish
Aug 13, 2003



I spent money on nerd poo poo so this is the least I can do.



Gang tag me please!

alnilam
Nov 10, 2009

Postin in the Springtime



Does anyone here know if Save The Children is reputable and good? They have egood financials and seem pretty good. I know they had a sex scandal (?) in their executive ranks but that doesn't invalidate the rest of their operations, plus i think he's gone now

btw I donate a thousand dollars to Doctors Without Borders every year so you can count that if you want cspam, i'm only askin gabout this one because i also do an annual charity entry in a journal for my little nephew for xmas and i like to pick a new one every year to keep it interesting (otherwise it would be MSF 24/7 baby), alst year was hurricane maria relief in PR, this year I'm about to have achild of my own so I thought Save The Children could be nice. i like to keep it semi non political and child-friendly too bc i don't want to like, weaponize my christmas charity gift to him, even though my sister is cool and will make sure he grows up to care about stuff. don't worry i'll keep donating to that garbage in private

Qu Appelle
Nov 3, 2005

Testosterone spill on aisle four!




I'd like a gang tag, please.

I gave to RAICES, and specifically to the Unaccompanied Children's Fund. This helps give legal representation to unaccompanied children, who would otherwise have to face the US Court System alone.

(Verified, so removing my receipt.)

Qu Appelle fucked around with this message at Dec 29, 2018 around 05:06

petit choux
Feb 24, 2016

zut alors! c'est incroyable!






If we're dustin' off the old Christmas classics, here you go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH_2NyIu52I

Oh poo poo, wrong thread. Sorry. Imma give blood, don't worry.

Shear Modulus
Jun 9, 2010



does save the children count because ive been giving them $20 a month for a while



e: if it does i would like the kitty avatar and the gang tag

e2:

alnilam posted:

Does anyone here know if Save The Children is reputable and good? They have egood financials and seem pretty good. I know they had a sex scandal (?) in their executive ranks but that doesn't invalidate the rest of their operations, plus i think he's gone now

btw I donate a thousand dollars to Doctors Without Borders every year so you can count that if you want cspam, i'm only askin gabout this one because i also do an annual charity entry in a journal for my little nephew for xmas and i like to pick a new one every year to keep it interesting (otherwise it would be MSF 24/7 baby), alst year was hurricane maria relief in PR, this year I'm about to have achild of my own so I thought Save The Children could be nice. i like to keep it semi non political and child-friendly too bc i don't want to like, weaponize my christmas charity gift to him, even though my sister is cool and will make sure he grows up to care about stuff. don't worry i'll keep donating to that garbage in private

i think it's not terrible as far as charities go, but if you find otherwise let me know

Shear Modulus fucked around with this message at Dec 27, 2018 around 00:57

gradenko_2000
Oct 5, 2010

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From the river
To the sea
Palestine will be free

From the window
To the wall
Israel is gonna fall

(I'd like a gang tag, please)

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Theris
Oct 9, 2007





I'd like the Thanksgiving av and gang tag, please.

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