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Re: [atheists-331] Walk for Hunger

From: Tanya W.
Sent on: Sunday, April 15, 2012 9:30 AM
Also, I apologize, I got stuck on the "Foodshare does give to religious organizations" and then went blind - and didn't read further..

So yes, you did get it, and again, I'm sorry for my above tirade.. my bad, whip me with a wet noodle the next time you see me... *hangs head in shame*

On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 9:28 AM, Tanya Walker <[address removed]> wrote:
You're missing the point. I pointed out that technically, you are correct - there are religious organizations that do get donations, however INDIVIDUAL walkers, of which, I will be one, get to choose an organization (out of a LONG list of organizations) that their donations go to and MY donations are NOT going to a religious organization.

On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 9:13 AM, Scott <[address removed]> wrote:
On 4/15/2012 8:41 AM, Tanya Walker wrote:
> I am walking. Individual walkers get to choose what organization gets their
> donations. My donations are not going to foodshare, but are going to an
> organization that gives food to the hungry through the public schools
> systems.
> I hope that this clears up the confusion.

Yes, it does. I investigated Foodshare, and its website shows that it
donates food to many religious organizations for distribution. That's
why I wrote my first email.  Since your donations are going to a
different organization, I've donated at your page,

(BTW, I support the Billerica Food Pantry.)

As others have written, we could be more visible, and collect checks for
a charity, to be sent with a cover letter indicating our group. That way
everyone gets their individual deduction, and atheists get noticed
because of the larger total. What do people think?

`-- c8 ]

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