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To my children, Every time we go through a drive-thru my kids have a blast. I started following this page a year ago. Every time my kids come home from school they want me to read them all the good stories. The stories about people who pay it forward and good deeds done in and around the city. It makes them so happy to hear about all these awesome people that live in our city. Now this is where it gets good...
The get some money every week for completing their chores, and birthdays and such. Every time we go through a drive thru they ask me to find out how much the order behind us was. When I do and if it’s something they can afford they ask if they can pay for it. I allow it and I sometimes chip in if they do not have enough on them. (It’s usually only 2-5 bucks). The reaction they get from people as they wave to them saying thank you is what they enjoy most. They tell me they feel so good after that and they love it. I am very proud of them for how much they are growing up caring about others and realizing how great it feels to do something kind for another person. They have since collected can goods/ clothes and small gifts and dropped them off at local charities and organizations. This all started with a couple stories from last December I read to them from this page. I just wanted to give you guys a shout out and possibly a story to share with others. Merry Christmas and I wish you guys a very awesome 2015!!
Every Time You Are Able To Find Humor In Some Difficult Situation,
You Win..- Avinash Wandre
Cancer has touched a lot of people around me. This is a local comedian from Windsor who is dealing with it the best way he knows. Josh has created a video with more to come to maybe help himself deal with Cancer by helping others see it through his eyes.
Like/ Share/ Comment if you would like to support Josh.
I adopted Bella on July 10, 2014, from the Windsor/ Essex County Humane Society where she sat unwanted for two months. She was the very last dog I looked at and well, she chose me.
On Sunday November 30, at 10:45AM, I was bringing Bella home from her trip to the park and what she did next amazed me.
Sunday was the first time Bella refused to listen to me. We walked in the apartment building and when the elevator door opened, Bella refused to get in, she promptly dragged me into the lobby at full speed and went behind a couch and out of sight from everyone was an elderly man laying on the floor having a heart attack, I called 911 and Bella laid next to him with her paw in his arm and wouldn't budge until the paramedics got there. Way to go Bella, I'm so proud of you!!!
With the holidays just around the corner, please be careful when donating to charities
Watch out for charity scams
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Since fraud artists hope to profit from people’s generosity, the RCMP would like to remind Canadians to be wary of false charity scams. Consider the following precautions to make sure your donations benefit the people and organizations you want to assist:
•Be wary of appeals that tug at your heart strings, especially pleas involving current events.
•Ask for written information about the charity, including name, address and telephone number. A legitimate charity or fund-raiser will give you information about the charity's mission, how your donation will be used and proof that your contribution is tax deductible.
•Ask the solicitor for the registered charitable tax number of the charity. Question any discrepancies. Confirm the charity’s registration information through the Canada Revenue Agency (1-800-267-2384).
•Check out the charity's financial information. For many organizations, this information can be found online.
•Ask for identification. If the solicitor refuses to tell you or does not have some form or verifiable identification, hang up or close the door and report it to law enforcement officials.
•Call the charity. Find out if the organization is aware of the solicitation and has authorized the use of its name. If not, you may be dealing with a scam artist.
•Watch out for similar sounding names. Some phony charities use names that closely resemble those of respected, legitimate organizations. If you notice a small difference from the name of the charity you intend to deal with, call the organization to check it out.
•Be skeptical if someone thanks you for a pledge you don't remember making. If you have any doubts about whether you've made a pledge or previously contributed, check your records. Be on the alert for invoices claiming you've made a pledge. Some unscrupulous solicitors use this approach to get your money.
•Refuse high pressure appeals. Legitimate fund-raisers won't push you to give on the spot.
•Be wary of charities offering to send a courier or overnight delivery service to collect your donation immediately.
•Be wary of guaranteed sweepstakes winnings in exchange for a contribution. According to law, you never have to donate anything to be eligible to win.
•Avoid cash gifts. Cash can be lost or stolen. For security and tax record purposes, it's best to pay by cheque.
•To file a police complaint, contact your local police force. To ensure that your complaint information is shared with other law enforcement agencies, also file a report with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre by calling 1-888-495-8501.
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I just want to send out prayers to the families of anyone affected by this and I hope they find everyone involved. Very scary that it's happening and I am hoping everyone I know in Ottawa stays safe.
More to the story here...
http:/ / www.thestar.com/ news/ canada/ 2014/ 10/ 22/ one_person_shot_at_war_memorial_in_ottawa_police_say.html
Tonight's shot of the Peace Fountain.
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I was curious to find out where would I be able to find more information on the candidates running for the election?