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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2017, 02:17:46 PM »
I donated
(didn't write there in honor of DDF - so letting you know here if it will help morale)

Thanks! It will help, it's the idea that other ddf's should be encouraged to give..

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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2017, 03:08:01 PM »
I'm glad I found this thread and didn't start another one and get it over the head :-[

I know the family personally and they can use much more then the amount being raised!

"Where is Mommy? "Asks 4 year old Shusha, a spark of glimmer in her eyes.
"You said she is coming home today."
"She is not coming home today"
"But you said the same thing yesterday"

Three months of total chaos..

If you are reading this please DON'T stop, click on the link and continue. Every donation is needed & will HELP the family!
Thank you, It is much appreciated!

https://thechesedfund.com/cause/friedns-for-dvorahle

IF YOU (CAN) DONATE, KINDLY POST THAT YOU DID, TO ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO FOLLOW. TY


This doesn't explain what the funds will be used for.

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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: July 05, 2017, 03:41:55 PM »

This doesn't explain what the funds will be used for.
Let's make the situation clear:

There's one breadwinner, who's self-employed and struggling to support his family. For the past 3 months while his wife was battling a terrible disease, he was there for her and for his family, not being able to put too much time into work.

There are young kids in the family, and no mother (who also took care of everything that needed to be done at home, besides regular mother/wife duties) around. They will need to hire extra help to make up for everything the deceased mother would do, to help the young kids with counseling and anything else they might need to alleviate the situation, and the father will need to spend more time at home, and less time at work, reducing his earning capacity.

Do we need any further explanations? Everyone involved in this is doing it to help the family, no-one involved will take a penny. It's all in order to help keep the family from collapsing financially.

P.S.
I am trying to arrange for someone to actually go and help out the widower's business a few hours per week. If anyone is interested in joining me in this, please PM.
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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: July 05, 2017, 03:47:47 PM »
Let's make the situation clear:

There's one breadwinner, who's self-employed and struggling to support his family. For the past 3 months while his wife was battling a terrible disease, he was there for her and for his family, not being able to put too much time into work.

There are young kids in the family, and no mother (who also took care of everything that needed to be done at home, besides regular mother/wife duties) around. They will need to hire extra help to make up for everything the deceased mother would do, to help the young kids with counseling and anything else they might need to alleviate the situation, and the father will need to spend more time at home, and less time at work, reducing his earning capacity.

Do we need any further explanations? Everyone involved in this is doing it to help the family, no-one involved will take a penny. It's all in order to help keep the family from collapsing financially.

P.S.
I am trying to arrange for someone to actually go and help out the widower's business a few hours per week. If anyone is interested in joining me in this, please PM.

Thanks for beating me to it! Not necessary but very clearly explained.


This doesn't explain what the funds will be used for.

Please don't plant hesitation in the hearts of others that would give! Now that it was explained to you, i'm going to look out for you donation - pls write your ddf username.

You could've just looked through the thread - see below>>>

I personally know this situation.

The Husband / father is self-employed very ehrlicher Yid, and obviously in the last 3 months as his wife's situation deteriorated faster than even the doctors thought when she was given the diagnosis, was barely able to work. He now needs to be there for his kids (and hopefully manages somehow to get his business to survive).

Last night, when my wife walked out of the shiva house, she was in tears. She told me that the little 4 year old girl is sure that her mommy is coming back after the shiva is over.

I also checked out the campaign, and can vouch for the fact that 100% of funds collected will go to the family. No one is taking any cut, commission or management fee.

I gave, and asked anyone I know from around the world to give. Please give, and encourage anyone you know to give.

If you need additional details you can PM me.

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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: July 05, 2017, 07:10:49 PM »
I was thinking it would be a good idea to create a(nother) tzedaka website.
The point of it would be to be a central platform for all the "big" organizations that people like donating to.
Advantages:
It would be commission free- so 100% of the money will go to tzedaka (so people don't need to worry that 49% is going to some fundraiser).
It would have a "sign in" option- which would keep track of the total money you donated to all campaigns- to help with you maaser calculations,
It would consolidate all your tzedaka giving (even the small amounts at a time) into one tax deductible receipt.
(It can also keep track of all moneys raised for each campaign- and make special incentives at certain milestones...)

Does anyone think this would be a good idea?
And would anyone with computer skills be willing to "donate" time to help create this?

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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: July 05, 2017, 07:47:23 PM »
I was thinking it would be a good idea to create a(nother) tzedaka website.
The point of it would be to be a central platform for all the "big" organizations that people like donating to.
Advantages:
It would be commission free- so 100% of the money will go to tzedaka (so people don't need to worry that 49% is going to some fundraiser).
It would have a "sign in" option- which would keep track of the total money you donated to all campaigns- to help with you maaser calculations,
It would consolidate all your tzedaka giving (even the small amounts at a time) into one tax deductible receipt.
(It can also keep track of all moneys raised for each campaign- and make special incentives at certain milestones...)

Does anyone think this would be a good idea?
And would anyone with computer skills be willing to "donate" time to help create this?

You're late on the game. There was one that opened up, precisely like you request and shut down..
https://www.newswire.com/news/charitybox-announces-launch-of-new-charity-platform

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Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: July 05, 2017, 10:16:01 PM »
I was thinking it would be a good idea to create a(nother) tzedaka website.
The point of it would be to be a central platform for all the "big" organizations that people like donating to.
Advantages:
It would be commission free- so 100% of the money will go to tzedaka (so people don't need to worry that 49% is going to some fundraiser).
It would have a "sign in" option- which would keep track of the total money you donated to all campaigns- to help with you maaser calculations,
It would consolidate all your tzedaka giving (even the small amounts at a time) into one tax deductible receipt.
(It can also keep track of all moneys raised for each campaign- and make special incentives at certain milestones...)

Does anyone think this would be a good idea?
And would anyone with computer skills be willing to "donate" time to help create this?
How would commission free be sustainable? Sounds like the people who think there's no overhead for eCommerce because they don't have to pay rent.

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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: July 05, 2017, 10:21:23 PM »
Thanks for beating me to it! Not necessary but very clearly explained.

Please don't plant hesitation in the hearts of others that would give! Now that it was explained to you, i'm going to look out for you donation - pls write your ddf username.

You could've just looked through the thread - see below>>>

I will ask questions I feel are relevant

It wasn't explained well enough. $320k is a lot of money and can support a family for a decent amount of time (even in these terrible circumstances). I wanted to know why such a large amount is needed.

I wasn't going to bring it up but since you put at my feet... I find the idea of attributing donations to DDF extremely crass. You shouldn't make a show of charity. Charity should be given simply or better yet anonymously. 

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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: July 05, 2017, 10:24:54 PM »
How would commission free be sustainable? Sounds like the people who think there's no overhead for eCommerce because they don't have to pay rent.
Either through donations directly to the website (like charity.com does), or through a minimum "commission"- but that's not really commission, its 100% tzedaka - the same way the organizations need to pay an accountant and secretary etc - there are many expenses besides for the money they give out, but it's not the same as a "fundraiser" taking a 49% paycheck ...
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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: July 06, 2017, 09:09:28 AM »
I will ask questions I feel are relevant

It wasn't explained well enough. $320k is a lot of money and can support a family for a decent amount of time (even in these terrible circumstances). I wanted to know why such a large amount is needed.

Are you married?

Do you have 9 children with the youngest having recently turned 4?

Do you have a mortgage to pay?

How about tuition, seminary and everything that goes along with that?

Are you a sole breadwinner who is self-employed and needed to spend the last 3-4 months dealing with spouse's illness, while trying to keep the household operating in a normal way?

I wasn't going to bring it up but since you put at my feet... I find the idea of attributing donations to DDF extremely crass. You shouldn't make a show of charity. Charity should be given simply or better yet anonymously.
I mostly give anonymously. However it מצוה לפרסם עושי מצוה, and the main (or sole) reason for any attribution or publicity is in order to encourage more giving, it has been proven to work!
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #40 on: July 06, 2017, 09:13:24 AM »
I mostly give anonymously. However it מצוה לפרסם עושי מצוה, and the main (or sole) reason for any attribution or publicity is in order to encourage more giving, it has been proven to work!

+1 I've seen it first hand

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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #41 on: July 06, 2017, 11:03:47 AM »
I was thinking it would be a good idea to create a(nother) tzedaka website.
The point of it would be to be a central platform for all the "big" organizations that people like donating to.
Advantages:
It would be commission free- so 100% of the money will go to tzedaka (so people don't need to worry that 49% is going to some fundraiser).
It would have a "sign in" option- which would keep track of the total money you donated to all campaigns- to help with you maaser calculations,
It would consolidate all your tzedaka giving (even the small amounts at a time) into one tax deductible receipt.
(It can also keep track of all moneys raised for each campaign- and make special incentives at certain milestones...)

Does anyone think this would be a good idea?
And would anyone with computer skills be willing to "donate" time to help create this?
I might be interested in putting together something like this, but it would have to be able to somehow tie into The Chesed Fund since at the moment it's the leading website for Online Charity
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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #42 on: July 06, 2017, 11:18:41 AM »
Whoever this was, thank you very much!

From campaign page;
ANONYMOUS DONATED
1 hour ago $500.00
In honor of DDF (and a very special member)


I mostly give anonymously. However it מצוה לפרסם עושי מצוה, and the main (or sole) reason for any attribution or publicity is in order to encourage more giving, it has been proven to work!

Chevra, we can do it! Give an inspire others to give!

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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #43 on: July 06, 2017, 12:02:31 PM »
It wasn't explained well enough. $320k is a lot of money
Is it?

Life insurance companies don't necessarily think so. They don't want to insure people for more than they are worth alive, so they set financial underwriting guidelines. GIYF.

See a few examples below, and pay attention to how they look at non-working spouse:

https://www.sunnet.sunlife.com/files/advisor/english/PDF/810-3877.pdf
http://static1.squarespace.com/static/52a53e3de4b0d9959707caee/t/568c0010c21b86066aedf286/1452015632089/financial-underwriting-guidelines.pdf
http://www.resourcebrokerage.com/pdfs/la/underwriting-guides-2015/special/Non-Working-Spouse-Oct2014.pdf
http://www.genre.com/knowledge/publications/bulletinlh1412-en.html


It seems to be that at the surviving husband's age, the guideline is about 15x income, and for a non-working spouse companies vary between 50% to 100% of working spouse insurable amount. This is what they consider reasonable, without taking into account our lifestyle, which could easily justify larger amounts.

Also read: http://www.cbn.com/finance/scalici_spouseinsurance.aspx

Most importantly, I will refer you to this. Pay special attention to Rashi!!!!
« Last Edit: July 06, 2017, 12:06:20 PM by ExGingi »
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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #44 on: July 06, 2017, 12:22:47 PM »
Thank you Menachem and especially, exGingi for your efforts. May you be rewarded min Hashamyim with all good, always.