(The average contribution for these groups was higher as a result of the influence of megadonations.)
After I posted some data on Twitter showing how many people respond to charitable campaigns in stores, the most common response was to accuse stores of using customer donations to scoop up charitable tax deductions for themselves.
Dec. 7, 2017 "Trust in charities high, donors unsure how money spent": Today I found this article by Claire Brownell in the Edmonton Journal:
For the fourth year in a row, we’ve pored over the tax returns of 86,000 charities to find the most transparent, accountable and efficient picks, with the results available in the December issue.
Dec. 8, 2017 "Tips on tipping: how much you should give during the holidays": Today I found this article by Aleksandra Sagan in the Edmonton Journal:
2. Fast Five: I saw the Fast and the Furious 1, 2, 3. It was average at best, mediocre at worst. I haven't watched these movies in years. They were watched pretty spaced out for me.
I watched the 1st half of the movie on one day, and the 2nd half on the next day.
1. Look for the job on the internet.
2. Read the business section of the newspaper and the news.
3. Watch my TV shows on my DVR.
This week, I did the above activities and other things too.
Mon. Dec. 11: I stayed at home. In the afternoon, I washed my bedroom and basement windows. I washed one in the kitchen upstairs. My brother P washed the other kitchen windows.
Tues. Dec. 12: I went out in the afternoon to recycle 2 broken computer monitors at Staples. The weather was warm (above 0 degrees).
There was supposed to be a social event I was going to attend, but it got cancelled.
Wed. Dec. 13: Today I went to the Screenwriters Meetup at the Second Cup on Jasper Ave. When I got there, no one was there. I then got a young woman worker there to use her smartphone to check on the Meetup's location.
It turns out it was at the Second Cup on Oliver Village. I then took another bus there. It took an hr to get there from my house. The meetup was fun. I was there for 30min. talking about a script that Je wrote.
Then I went home and am writing about it now.
The meetups are mainly at these 2 locations.
Thurs. Dec. 14: Today was kind of intense at work. I was talking to someone and she told me about this drama of pressing charges against a family member.
It reminded me of Dr. Phil and I asked her if she watches the show. She says she does and it makes her realize that she's not just the problem here.
Dec. 15, 2017: Today I talked to another co-worker about Dr. Phil. She says she sometimes watches it when nothing else is on. She says it's frustrating to watch.
Dec. 17, 2017 "6 families receive Habitat homes": On Dec. 15, 2017 I found this article by Juris Graney in the Edmonton Journal:
"Initiative delivers presents to seniors": On Dec. 15, 2017 I found this article by Jenna Cocullo in the Edmonton Journal:
Nine greater Edmonton stores partnered with the Operation Friendship Senior Society, an inner-city agency that helps seniors aged 55 or older by delivering presents to 350 retirement homes within the greater Edmonton area, including residents at the Pioneer Place Seniors Citizen Apartments, 10310 93 St.
"Starry wishes granted: Teens meet 'Star Wars' cast at premiere": On Dec. 15, 2017 I found this article by Sandy Cohen in the Edmonton Journal:
Tyler Woodward was a "Star Wars" fan long before his cancer diagnosis. His whole life, really. The 17-year-old says he was born "right when all the prequels were coming out" and grew up having lightsaber fights with his two older brothers.
Debra Poneman: I was listening to one of my telesummits today. She was talking about how her son was helping kids from the inner city schools/ ghettos get scholarships.