Pay It Forward - At the grocery store checkout

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Pay It Forward -  At the grocery store checkout

Whenever I'm checking out at the grocery store using the card swiper at Pavillions, they usually have another screen that comes out asking for a donation to a well-known charity.

I almost always decline because this type of thing seems so impersonal to me.  It just seems like it goes out into cyberspace and I don't really know what happens with the money.

Well, for some reason this time I decided to hit the "yes" button and made a small donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation.

I hope my Cyber Dollars have gone to good use!


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Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere - Salem, OR
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Was there more to this post?  or just a reminder to pay it forward?

Aug 08, 2011 12:59 AM #1
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Darn Draft button!

Great advice though. Simple, clean, open to all possibilities....

Enjoy the day Ralph!

Aug 08, 2011 03:24 AM #2
Donna Malone
Waterfront, Luxury, Family, Affordable, Cottage, Deals - Bridgewater, NS
Homes and Property for Sale Nova Scotia

Ralph, I think yours is the shortest blog I've seen. I love the concept of Pay It Forward. I'm thinking there may be a longer post coming from you in the near future.

Aug 08, 2011 09:13 AM #3
Doug Rogers
Bayou Properties Realty - Alexandria, LA
Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent

I am a sucker for those grocery store campaigns. Who wouldn't donate a dollar to feed hungry people?

Aug 08, 2011 10:24 AM #4
Erika Rogers
Re/Max First Realty - Saint George, UT
St George Utah Real Estate & local info.

This is a great reminder of a simple act that can help others.  I'm sure you'll have more to say about it in the future;)

Aug 08, 2011 11:19 AM #5
Leslie Prest
Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ - Payson, AZ
Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,

I was at a store the other day where they asked if I wanted to "round up"  my bill and donate the change. I thought that was a smart way to do it.

Aug 08, 2011 02:30 PM #6
Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% o... - Portland, OR
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Good for you Ralph . . . it all adds up.  I've done this a few times.  The only time I can't do it is at PetSmart -- I've taken in so many strays that I feel I've done my civic duty on that issue.  Your post is a nice reminder to us all to "round up" when we can!!

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