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Sandy Hook Elementary LIF

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

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  1. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    Wow...5k.

    For all of the negativity I've seen on here lately (real negativity, not ball-busting), this is very cool to watch.

    10 days for 10k!
     
  2. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Beer Trader

    We've had about 2 donations in the past 24 hours. Hopefully things will pick back up after New Years. Speaking of...Happy New Years to everyone!
     
  3. nanobrew

    nanobrew Dec 31, 2008 California

    shit I kept forgetting about this, finally remembered.
     
  4. DenverBeerDrinker

    DenverBeerDrinker Apr 5, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Don't forget that if you get the donations in today you can write them off on 2012 taxes. Means you can donate a bit more then you thought. That is if you itemize
     
  5. badboy7113

    badboy7113 Jan 19, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    I will def be getting in on this at the end of this week. This is such a great idea and I actually cant believe how many people and how much you have gotten. That is just amazing!
     
  6. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I know what you meant but just to make it clear I don't get anything, everyone donates directly to the charities. It should also be how much THEY have gotten and how much WE have donated ;)
     
  7. badboy7113

    badboy7113 Jan 19, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Ha my bad...i meant how much participation you have gotten...sorry....started on the new years beer already!
     
  8. NABS

    NABS May 11, 2011 Ohio

    But don't downplay your role either. Whether it was just a spur to do something someone had already thought of but just didn't get around to or maybe they heard the news but then it slipped to the back of their minds as daily life and their own troubles took over to the (possible) few who just wanted to try for some beer, the fact that this thread exists played the largest part in the donations. While it's the contributors who deserve a TON of praise, don't forget that you do too.

    Feel good cfh64, you done did an awesome thing right here.
     
  9. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Dec 4, 2011 Texas

    Just saw this, will make a donation this week when I get paid, this is an AMAZING lif, really cool of everyone who set this up and sent in boxes.
     
  10. dgugliuzza

    dgugliuzza Nov 11, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Donation made. This is a truly great thing being done here. I hope it continues to grow even more.
     
  11. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Just in case anyone is wondering, donations have slowed to 3 in the past 24 hours. Be sure to let other BA's know what we're doing here and encourage them to donate :)
     
  12. Roger85

    Roger85 Aug 24, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Donation made and BM sent. This is an incredible thing that was started. A great idea and freaking amazing participation. Im not too active on the trading boards (not at all- yet), but I'm glad I ran across this last night. Cheers to cfh64 for starting it and Cheers to everyone who has participated in it. This is one pretty awesome community.
     
  13. benjaminahudson

    benjaminahudson Sep 29, 2012 North Carolina

    Any way we can get a bump to the front page from the bro's?
     
  14. marine1975

    marine1975 Apr 27, 2009 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Got in a small donation via PayPal to newtownmemorialfund@gmail.com

    While I know he don't want it but, cfh64 deserves alot of props for getting and keeping this ball rolling.

    Awesome job guys!
     
  15. libbey

    libbey May 18, 2008 British Indian Ocean Territory

    I'll be donating on Friday after payday Brad
     
  16. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    I donated $10 to the Newton Parent Connection via the website. If I was supposed to do anything special, I was not aware.

    *Edit another BA user agreed to send me something I really wanted and instead of asking for anything in return, suggested that perhaps I make a donation. I did, it feels good, and you don't need to consider me in the drawing to win anything, as I'm already getting something I want
     
  17. benjaminahudson

    benjaminahudson Sep 29, 2012 North Carolina

    take a screenshot of the donation and BM it to Brad.
     
  18. usofar

    usofar Dec 23, 2010 California

  19. JM03

    JM03 Nov 12, 2010 Ohio

    We have to be inching closer to that 6k threshold. Remember that the person who's donation pushes us over 6k will get a box from me.
     
  20. Tarheel4985

    Tarheel4985 Sep 14, 2010 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    This is a pretty incredible display of BA generosity. As a relatively new father (see pic on left), I can't fathom what the families have been going through. I'm thankful for guys like Brad and everyone else who donated.
     
  21. wittyname

    wittyname Aug 4, 2012 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

  22. duceswild

    duceswild Feb 8, 2010 Maryland
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Donation made. Thanks again for running this and all the great BA's who donated $ or prizes or both.
     
  23. JM03

    JM03 Nov 12, 2010 Ohio

    Ding ding ding. Looks like we have a winner. Your donation pushed us over the 6k mark. And as you know I already have your shipping info! Ill let you know when box is in route. Cheers!

    Keep the donations coming everyone!
     
  24. Cuzco

    Cuzco Mar 22, 2008 New York
    Beer Trader

    I just realized that while I had donated a box and bottle to this amazing LIF, I had not donated any money. Your post inspired me to do just that. Thank you for posting this Hero's memorial fund.
     
  25. duceswild

    duceswild Feb 8, 2010 Maryland
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Thank you very much for your generosity JM03. Your initial post really reminded me I needed to get my donation in.
     
  26. JM03

    JM03 Nov 12, 2010 Ohio

    Now that we've hit 6k, ill extend the same offer for 7k. Whoever's donation pushes us past 7k will also get a box from me. 1 week left, so lets get it done!
     
  27. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    I'll add that whoever gets us to my "10 days for 10k" campaign will get a Bourbon Dark Lord from me.

    S'go!
     
  28. Spider889

    Spider889 Mar 24, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    My donation should get taken care of Friday night or Saturday, once I find the time to research which charity I'm picking. In the meantime, I just started my own LIF I was overdue on in which I stipulate that the winner has to have donated via your LIF. Hopefully it attracts a few new people to donate!
     
  29. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Beer Trader

    There's lots of generous offers/incentives out there, let's get it going :) There have been no new donations since yesterday afternoon. I believe we are right around $6,100.
     
  30. ILOVESTOUTS

    ILOVESTOUTS Apr 13, 2006 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Since I am gifting a box, I am not entering in my donation. But....

    I am getting excited building my box of CT brewed beers for 1 lucky winner!

    Do I hear $7000?! COME ON!
     
  31. turfy

    turfy Mar 17, 2010 Texas
    Beer Trader

    JM03 has a box lined up for the donor who puts the $$ mark over $7000, and I will reward the person who takes the total over $7500 a box of big stouts: a '10 Abyss, an '11 Abyss and a '12 Dark Lord. $7500 is plenty doable for this community. Let's get 'er going!!:)
     
  32. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Still no donations since update earlier today :( I will begin working on printing off names for the drawing, in accordance with the amount donated, this weekend. 6 days left!
     
  33. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Donations have become rather stagnant but I couldn't be happier with what we have done so far.

    129 donations
    $6,220 raised
    621 entries in the drawing *one person did not want to be entered*
    15 "thank you" boxes will be sent out *remember you can only win once and will receive the first box your name is drawn with*

    Here's the break down

    Sandy Hook School Support Fund- $1,270
    Newtown Memorial Fund- $1,130
    Give Forward- $950
    Noahs Ark of Hope Fund- $930
    Newtown Youth and Family Services- $630
    Newtown Parent Connection- $560
    My Sandy Hook Family Fund- $540
    Dawn Hochsprung Memorial Fund- $80
    Supporting Newtown Teachers- $80
    Emilie Parker Memorial Fund- $30
    Friends of the Engel Family Fund- $20

    You guys have done a fantabulous job! I like the diversity of the charities that everyone has donated to as well. We still have one more week to hit $7,000! Spread the word :)
     
  34. marine1975

    marine1975 Apr 27, 2009 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Awesome! Makes me proud to be apart of this community!
     
  35. Squidly

    Squidly Nov 26, 2006 New Jersey

    Donation sent...sending BM. Thanks for doing this.
     
  36. Spider889

    Spider889 Mar 24, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Finally got my donation in, email sent. I chose the Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Memorial because I know how tough college can be with little to no financial support and the scholarship goes to benefit students pursuing a career in education. I have two professors and a teacher on my father's side of the family and on my mother's side my mother, her cousin, my great aunt and great grandmother were all teachers. It's a tough job these days what with poor pay, lack of effective disciplining techniques for fear of parent reactions, questionable "No Child" laws, extremely rigorous educational requirements for teachers in many districts, etc and that's all without the growing trend in school violence in the past 15 years.

    We need all the great teachers this country can find. Sounds like this principal was going above and beyond on that horrible day - just as most teachers do everyday for their students.
     
  37. ediaz

    ediaz Nov 23, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    What a great thing this is. I'm legitimately impressed with the people and generosity exhibited in this. Ill be donating tomorrow. God bless everyone that's doing their part.
     
  38. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    Screw 10k. Get us to 8k and I'll send you a Bourbon DL.

    S'go!
     
  39. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Beer Trader

    With all of these incentives/thank you's being given out at $7,000, $7,500, and $8,000 I will be mum on the donation total until we hit the first milestone of $7,000. Let's get going, I will cut it off at 11:59 pm Jan 10th which is this upcoming Thursday.
     
  40. Creetoper

    Creetoper Jul 7, 2011 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Donated. BM Sent. Wish I could give more.
     
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