Did you donate this evening?

@michelyn (717)
United States
April 9, 2008 7:56pm CST
I've been sitting her watching American Idol Gives Back and I just wondered how many other people are motivated by these stories and end up donating when normally you might not. I have not donated yet this year, but I did last year. Are you planning on donating? No, you won't be struck down by lightning if you aren't going to.
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
10 Apr 08
I donated $50 last year but won't be able to this year. Too many commitments at the moment. I am enjoying listening to the music though :)
@michelyn (717)
• United States
10 Apr 08
I fully understand! We donated last year as well, but this year things are tight and I have prom coming up on Saturday night for my daughter. I'm counting pennies just to get her hair done. I'll just donate later in the year so I can feel like I contributed. Thank you for your response!
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
10 Apr 08
It is tight for us too :) My sister in laws wedding is coming up in a few weeks and it's costing us a fortune to get there but looking forward to her wedding and seeing our inlaws again :)
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@rowantree (1190)
• United States
10 Apr 08
I donate to almost any good cause. I donated last year and I donated again last night. Will donate next year if they do it again. The stories on the show do not influence my decision. I would like to see a break down of where all the money goes. I know they have to pay for the studio, the utilities, employees, etc. Just wondering how much of that $22+ million goes towards actually helping people.
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@michelyn (717)
• United States
11 Apr 08
I have the hardest time donating to certain organizations because of that very thing. I know that with the American Red Cross, a very small portion of what you donate actually gets used to help people. Their administrative fees, overhead and etc., eats a majority of the money donated. It's not an easy thing to find the details behind that either because the more accessible it is, the less people want to donate.
@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
10 Apr 08
Not today im too broke. Id love to help if I could. I do other stuff for charities like collecting donation for the walk for autism aka stuff that doesnt require me to donate out of my wallet but give my time which i have.
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• United States
16 Apr 08
Thank you for best response.
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