Sandy Hook Elementary LIF

Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by cfh64, Dec 19, 2012.

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  1. Coldsnack

    Coldsnack Aspirant (235) Oct 29, 2012 Florida
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    I made a donation last week. Thanks to cfh64 for putting this together. I wanted to share this in hopes that it may inspire others to participate. I was enjoying Christmas dinner with my family including my three kids under the age of 5. Someone knocked on the door and it was a kid from the neighborhood that I have never seen before. He was around 10 or 11 and was with his mom. He was doing "26 random acts of kindness" in honor of the Sandy Hook victims. He had a tin of homemade cookies he gave us with a picture of one of the children on it. I had to leave the room because I was so touched and didn't want to break down in front of my family. Faith in humanity restored!!
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  2. abraxel

    abraxel Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2009 Michigan

    I just spent a few days playing with my two nephews and this thread hit me especially hard... Donation made.
     
  3. atxdelivery

    atxdelivery Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2010 Texas
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    Brad is such a good guy as a friend I cant win a box because he doesnt want the appearance of anything fishy happening. Now that is a stand up guy.
     
  4. surge1311

    surge1311 Initiate (185) Oct 10, 2012 Rhode Island
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    donation made such a great idea.
     
  5. cfrances33

    cfrances33 Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Posts like this really get my jimmies rustling. Especially from a standout BA like you... #100 is going to be a lucky BA!
     
  6. bitterbeerguy

    bitterbeerguy Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2011 Minnesota

    Seeing this feed really makes me happy. Pretty cool how this BA community supports those in need. Donation and BM sent.
     
  7. Cuzco

    Cuzco Initiate (79) Mar 22, 2008 New York
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    This is the greatest LIF in the history of BA IMO so I will up the ante on this one. I am going to send a bottle of Bourbon County Coffee Stout 2011 to the 150th donor.
     
  8. robbrandes

    robbrandes Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2010 Oregon
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    absolutely incredible. this community continues to outdo itself every month with something. BM sent.
     
  9. cfh64

    cfh64 Devotee (482) Aug 16, 2005 Texas
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    Sorry for the delay everyone. I hosted a "tasting" with some other great BA's last night so I had some catching up to do today. I couldn't be more proud, shocked, excited, and humbled by this community as a whole. As I've already mentioned, after receiving almost 50 donations to the charities on the first day of the LIF (which blew my mind) I revised my goal to 100 total donations. We're almost there! Here's some interesting facts and tid bits...

    1.) 89 people have donated
    2.) $4,180 have been donated!
    3.) $300 has been the largest single donation
    4.) An anonymous BA has offered to match the the donation of the 1st person drawn

    I have also confirmed with fellow BA Mattisloco that he will tape the drawing and post it on YouTube. Thanks Matt! I hate being on camera (maybe I'll just have my hands or something) and it still can't validate anything but maybe taping will help lend some credibility and be more fun for everyone to watch.

    Again, thanks to each and all of you. Incredible.
     
  10. GRBrew

    GRBrew Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2009 Michigan
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    I hope nobody is waiting to donate to be #100. I just emailed my donation confirmation. Great idea on this and hope we get many more people to donate.
     
  11. DenverBeerDrinker

    DenverBeerDrinker Aspirant (258) Apr 5, 2012 Colorado
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    Donation made and bm sent.
     
  12. doogie71628

    doogie71628 Initiate (169) May 9, 2012 Illinois
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    Thanks for putting that organization as an option at the top of the page Brad. And thanks for thinking of this! Donation made and email sent.
     
  13. Envelopes

    Envelopes Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2012 Ohio

    Donated earlier. Thanks to cfh64 for putting this whole thing together and thanks to everyone that has donated boxes. Amazing that we've hit almost $5k - especially with less than 100 people!
     
  14. smonice

    smonice Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2012 New Jersey

    Donation mad, BM sent. Thanks!
     
  15. greggers

    greggers Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2012 Illinois

    Have been viewing BA forums for a while now and haven't spoken up much for fear of being called a "newb." Really am impressed how awesome the beer community is though and this confirms my thoughts and diminishes my fears. Huge props to cfh64 for putting this together and everyone involved. Just donated and BM sent (after a bit of newb errors posting the pic). Thanks again and a happy new year to all!
     
  16. BCross

    BCross Aspirant (226) Nov 20, 2011 Washington
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    Donation made and email sent to Brad.
     
  17. Compton25

    Compton25 Aspirant (276) Jan 25, 2011 Texas
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    Donation made, confirmation email sent. Thanks again for putting this together!
     
  18. cfh64

    cfh64 Devotee (482) Aug 16, 2005 Texas
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    Awesome gesture Scott, thanks for doing that :). Congrats to beer30jax and more importantly thanks to all of you for helping us get to 100!
     
  19. beer30jax

    beer30jax Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2012 Florida
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    Well this is an awesomely pleasant addition to already feeling good about sending some money to a great cause. You guys are amazing with your generosity and positive beer karma. I'll shoot you a message in a bit. Many Many Thanks!
     
  20. robbrandes

    robbrandes Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2010 Oregon
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    As if he doesn't have enough to do with packing and what not - Brad, beermail me with the 7th caller (old school radio!). 7th donation from 'now' gets an oregon LIF - 2012 abyss, 2012 dissident, some other goodies.
     
  21. cfh64

    cfh64 Devotee (482) Aug 16, 2005 Texas
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    Lol, will do. Another generous offer from another generous BA. I love how you guys are masters of getting around the "rules" to benefit others. Its acts like this that make BA notorious for generosity.
     
  22. chase2634

    chase2634 Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Sure would be awesome to hit 5k. How far away are we? I will be attending a UFC/Tasting event tonight and plan to promote this Lif to the group in case they don't already know of it. We gotta be close right?
     
  23. cfh64

    cfh64 Devotee (482) Aug 16, 2005 Texas
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    I'm at work so I don't currently have all of the numbers/donations on hand but yes we are close. I think it's safe to assume we're in the $4,500 range easily if not closer to $5,000. I'll update tomorrow.
     
  24. BlueOkie

    BlueOkie Initiate (148) Jun 19, 2008 Oklahoma
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    Brad, Another candidate organization might be this:

    http://www.donorschoose.org/newtown

    Understandably, much of the focus has been on the lost children. Six teachers and staff were also killed, and without their actions the toll among the children might have been much worse. So I liked the idea of an effort aimed specifically at the needs of the teachers and students going forward.

    This is an astounding effort by the BA community. Cheers all around!
     
  25. JM03

    JM03 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2010 Ohio

    I think 6k is an easily attainable goal with almost 2 weeks left to give. Whomevers donation puts us over the 6k threshold will get a nice box from me. C'mon everyone we can do this!
     
  26. jtmiller03

    jtmiller03 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2008 Oklahoma

    I'm in. Amazing idea. Nice work, BAs. If this thing blows up again and there is room for more boxes, I'd send a 12-shipper out full of Oklahoma goodies for the drawing.
     
  27. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    Ran into some unexpected funds over the Holiday. Donation and BM inbound.
     
  28. jroberge1981

    jroberge1981 Initiate (167) Apr 4, 2009 North Carolina
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    Donation and BM on the way. Let's keep the momentum up till the last day! Glad to be able to join in on this.
     
  29. benjaminahudson

    benjaminahudson Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2012 North Carolina

    Donation made and BM on the way. Keep spreading the word people!!
     
  30. robbrandes

    robbrandes Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2010 Oregon
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    congrats to jroberge1981 - brad tells me you're the 7th caller. BM me your info and i'll get a box coming your way!

    forget the $5K or even $6K, we've got time, let's blow this thing out to 10 large!
     
  31. cfh64

    cfh64 Devotee (482) Aug 16, 2005 Texas
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    Thanks Rob! Really, what do I say at this point?

    Edit: Thank your bro as well :)
     
  32. jroberge1981

    jroberge1981 Initiate (167) Apr 4, 2009 North Carolina
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    Rob,

    Just sent you a BM! Truly thankful for your generosity here. I think 10K could definitely be in reach!
     
  33. sendsilk

    sendsilk Defender (637) Aug 31, 2007 Florida
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    Donation sent. Sorry took a little while to get the money to Paypal. Thanks for this!
     
  34. Mister_Joshy

    Mister_Joshy Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 California
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    Waiting for Monday, when I get paid, so I can make my donation.
     
  35. Pelican5

    Pelican5 Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2012 California
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    Epic to see this moving along so nicely. Just Epic.
     
  36. cfh64

    cfh64 Devotee (482) Aug 16, 2005 Texas
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    Update-

    Total donations- 111 BA's
    Total amount- $5,330

    I really don't know what to say at this point that I haven't already said. We're above and beyond what I ever even dreamed of.
     
  37. SirWilliam

    SirWilliam Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2012 California

    BM sent. What you have started is simply incredible and such a wonderful representation of this great community. Cheers to you!
     
  38. cfh64

    cfh64 Devotee (482) Aug 16, 2005 Texas
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    I know I've already said this but I'll say it again. I appreciate the the thanks from everyone but all I did was start a thread for a great cause and give away some beer. You guys are the ones who have made this so successful. Cheers to all of you!
     
  39. slentz

    slentz Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Donation made ! Cheers all!
     
  40. bradcochran1234

    bradcochran1234 Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2011 Georgia

    Truly humbled by this experience of having following this LIF from page one until now. I get goosebumps everytime I see a new post saying "donation made and BM sent". I have shared this page with several friends and intend to share it with more. Thanks to all you awesome BA's out there that have donated and been a part of this. I think 10k is do-able. Go out and tell your friends even if they're are not BA's and lets get some more donations in!
    Slainte!
     
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