Thursday, December 19, 2013

Money to support the independent arts

Today I've decided to contribute to an independent music internet radio station run by a man named Erik from Dunfermline, Scotland.

This small $50 gift will hopefully help Erik continue his efforts to share great music with people around the world.

You may have noticed that most of my publicized free money has gone to individuals in need or for very specific purposes. Occasionally, I like to change things up a bit. In this case, I happen to be a musician myself and Erik's cause really caught my attention.

So even if you don't think your need is "worthy" or is as significant as some else's, remember that there are many reasons I give and those reasons change from day to day.

I appreciate everyone's emails and hope you'll continue to share your stories with me and that you'll continue to help others when you can.

See you all again soon.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Help a blind man keep his loyal guide dog

I will make a contribution to this GoFundMe effort on behalf of I hope you will consider doing the same for a good cause.

GoFundMe Page: Help Cecil Williams and Orlando the Lab
Some background on the story from Fox:
New York City blind man saved by guide dog will have to give up dog over insurance coverage
The blind New York City man who credited his guide dog for saving his life Tuesday when he fell onto the subway tracks said he is going to be forced to give up his dog because the dog is nearing retirement and his insurance will no longer cover him.

The lab, named Orlando, will be 11 on Jan. 5, and will be retiring soon, Cecil Williams, 61, said. His medical benefits will cover a new guide dog but won't pay for a non-working dog, so he'll be looking for a good home for Orlando.

"If he had the money," Williams said, "I would definitely keep him."