#Pizza4Equality help homeless kids. If $842k can be raised for a pizza joint, what can be raised for homeless kids?

  • metta

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    Apr 05, 2015 2:41 AM GMT
    #Pizza4Equality help homeless kids


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    http://www.gofundme.com/Pizza4Equality
  • metta

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    Apr 06, 2015 7:21 AM GMT
    #Pizza4Equality help homeless kids

    $36,547 so far....

    http://www.gofundme.com/Pizza4Equality



    $828,000 raised for Indiana pizzeria that said it won't cater gay weddings
    http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-indiana-pizzeria-gay-rights-20150403-story.html



    Fundraiser for Washington florist who rejects gay marriage raises $90,000

    http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-washington-florist-go-fund-20150405-story.html
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    Apr 06, 2015 7:22 AM GMT
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  • metta

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    Apr 06, 2015 7:22 AM GMT
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    Pizza and equality are two great things that are even greater together. #Pizza4Equality is challenging pizza lovers across the country to Give a Damn about the LGBTQ homeless epidemic and help out.

    For the cost of one pizza pie this month, we can really kick of the first annual #40toNoneDay with a bang! We've even included the chart to the average cost of a pie in your area above.

    http://pizza4equality.org/pizza4equalitychallenge/
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    Apr 06, 2015 2:55 PM GMT
    Something about this bugs me.

    I don't know how donations, generally, are guaranteed to make it to the proposed organization. Why wouldn't I just fund that organization directly? Is gofundme somehow tracked as to where money winds up? Is there some contractual obligation? Or is everyone just taking the word of whomever set up their personal fundme page?

    It's not exactly sponsoring someone on a charity walk where they put in effort as well as encouraging others to give to good causes helping victims of disease or whatever. Does the gofundme administrator take a cut of the action? Does the person who set up that page also get a cut of the action for doing pretty much nothing? How would I trust any of that?

    More so what bugs me on this in particular is not just the sense of opportunism even if used to a good cause but also I don't think I like much the idea of using to show off to them (isn't that the purported purpose--or is it just to make us feel good?) what they used to hurt us and not just because it's not a very original idea but because it tastes of vindictiveness, of petty tit for tat, validating their method of trying to harm others by telling them their efforts are worth mimicking.

    And not that you don't come to the battleground when that's where the war is fought. But you don't always have to send in your troops when an airstrike would take out the enemy.
  • metta

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    Apr 06, 2015 4:08 PM GMT
    It is supported by and also posted by the actual True Colors Fund. It is money going to a very good cause.



    https://www.facebook.com/truecolorsfund?fref=ts
  • metta

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    Apr 07, 2015 7:32 AM GMT
    Planting Peace

    One hundred hotel rooms will be made available for one year to homeless LGBT youth if Planting Peace reaches our goal of $100,000. You can join in all the Pizza fun here:


    https://www.crowdrise.com/lgbtpizza
  • metta

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    Apr 13, 2015 10:01 PM GMT
    They hit over $150k in donations!

    http://www.gofundme.com/pizza4equality
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    Apr 16, 2015 6:06 AM GMT
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    Apr 22, 2015 5:54 AM GMT
    "Christa Sheehan said on our wall: "I see this campaign's a flop! So much for outshowing Memories Pizza! LOL #praiseHim"

    But we've raise $155,000 to help LGBTQ homeless youth! So how can that be a 'flop?' We at #Pizza4Equality are super-proud and you should be too! Thank you!"


    http://www.gofundme.com/Pizza4Equality