Sunday, March 6, 2016

What do you think? Go Fund Me requests for Vacations

A legitimate fundraiser
Do you think "Go Fund Me" should be used to send someone on an international vacation?  

We don't. 

Recently, a married young couple  launched a "Go Fund Me" site to have people they know pay to send them on an International vacation.  I was outraged and told them (but they didn't see what the problem was) they should pay for their own vacation and that it's a mis-use of a fundraising tool.  



SO, how do you feel about paying to send someone on vacation? 

WHAT IT SHOULD BE USED FOR: 
We have friends that are undergoing cancer treatments and can't afford them. THAT'S what we think Go Fund Me campaigns are for - to help people who are struggling with the bad hand they've been dealt in life. To help people who lost their home and things in a fire. These sites are also used to help people pay into an invention, clothing design, book, or art project where the people who donate receive something in return.

To use "Go Fund Me" for selfish handouts is 100% wrong. 
  
GENERATIONAL EXPECTATIONS:
I don't understand why the younger generation (Millennials, specifically) wants everyone to hand them everything from paid vacations to free education to outrageous salaries.

BTW- I (Rob)  worked 3 jobs and paid for 3 college degrees over 15 years and had no life, but it's paid for and I don't owe anyone. Although I had no dating life and no social life, it taught me responsibility. In fact, I never flew outside the country until I was  in my 40s when I could finally afford it. 

So, what do YOU think? Is this a mis-use of "Go Fund Me" requests?

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14