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Old 12-09-2009, 09:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anonymous Donor Gives $8500 For Christmas Dinner

CBC News - Windsor - Anonymous donor feeds more than 1,000

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I don't know quite what to make of this.

I try to give to worthy causes when I can afford to do so, and I've never been overly concerned about getting credit or accolades for such a thing -- the giving is what's important to me. I can understand why someone who did something so generous would want to remain anonymous, as an act on this scale would probably be very disruptive to the donor's life.

What really struck me about this story is that the individual in question saved for several years to make this possible. This wasn't a case of someone ultra-wealthy seeking a tax deduction; it would seem that it was an individual of thoroughly ordinary means who felt strongly enough to create a plan and then execute it over a long period, all so that those in need could have a good meal and a joyful occasion.

Have you ever, or would you consider doing something like this? Do you know anyone who has?
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