Biloxi Blues

June 1, 2008 0 Comments

“I was so upset that the Bush administration’s answer to the latest crisis was to go shopping, so like the response to 9/11, that I immediately thought to give it away to my favorite organization. I sent mine to Habitat for Humanity after seeing the devastation in Biloxi, Mississippi while working at a Habitat project …

Donating to a NYC Parks Organization

June 1, 2008 0 Comments

“I donated $250 to the Friends of St. Nicholas Park, a non-profit group dedicated to keeping up this beautiful park in Harlem, NYC. The money will be used to purchase doggie bag dispensers at the entrances to the park. “ William Mullin, 38, Project ManagerNew York , NY

Investing In My Future

May 31, 2008 0 Comments

“I’m putting some of my money into the Barack Obama campaign, and the rest of it into savings.” Andy, 22, StudentMinneapolis, MN

I Gave it 4 Good!

May 31, 2008 0 Comments

“I didn’t get a check, but I donated 10% of my imaginary stimulus check to fight global poverty. I gave it to Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation in support of their work toward fulfilling the Millennium Development Goals. Since overspending got our economy in this mess, overspending is not the solution. We have already taken more …

Graduations

May 29, 2008 0 Comments

“I gave it to my daughter for her collage graduation. ASU! YEAH” Liz, 48, HealthcarePhoeniz, Arizona

It All Went to Charity

May 28, 2008 0 Comments

“I never felt like this money was “mine”. I gave it to the government in hopes that they’d make good use of it and they didn’t, so I felt it was my duty to give it back to the country in some way. I donated it all to charity. Nonprofits that usually get a contribution …

Did some stuff I needed to do

May 27, 2008 0 Comments

“I paid off my car, bought a new pair of glasses, and gave $10 to Barack Obama. Take that, Smirky McFlightsuit!” Jinx, 46, Tech SupportLas Cruces, NM

Invested in my future!!

May 27, 2008 0 Comments

“I used my stimulus check to update my resume. Now I will really start making the big bucks!!! “ James, 27, Sales RepColumbus, OHIO

Give it for Good

May 26, 2008 0 Comments

“I’m donating half of the check to organizations whose work furthers the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Main recipient: Episcopal Relief and Development, for aid in Myanmar. “ Katherine Johnson, 58, editorDurham, NC

Crazy for cooking

May 25, 2008 0 Comments

“Sent my mom, my uncle, my best girlfriend, a niece getting married a basket of my favorite seasonings for the kitchen. I usually do the cooking but recently moved 4 hours from home, now they can enjoy the same and feel like I am there cooking for them… aleviates my guilt of not being there …