Giving Away A Million Dollars: Hubbers Who Have Hearts

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Giving Away A Million Dollars

Recently on hubpages I was searching for a creative topic and something interesting to write about. We know as someone who blogs, writes, or is just starting out what a task it can be when it comes to writing on a new subject and our thoughts race, are they going to like it? I decided to submit something interesting on the forum and had been anxiously waiting for the responses to come. One click of the mouse, two click of the mouse and here they came. The topic was "Giving Away A Million Dollars", the question was ," If you could give away a million dollars at this very moment, how would you disburse the funds? Keep in mind you do not need it and cannot keep it for yourself". Continuing to check on the responses and nobody realizing that the intention was to write this article, I started to document comments and noticed the heart of a hubber. In this faltering economy there is still sunshine on the horizon, dreams that each person has and hope for a brighter tomorrow. Sharing the comments with you is not only a joy, but a reflection of some of our favorite hubbers who have hearts that are golden. When they write many hubbers challenge them with what they feel or believe , arguments erupt and all h*&^^ breaks loose. Through the storm , light does prevail and reading there comments will touch your inner soul. You may look at them in a completely different light or you may realize yourself that you as well have a heart of a hubber.

badcompany99: I would give to 3 charities, Cancer Research,Heart Foundation and the blind.

Herald Daily: Help my friends and family, set up a trust fund for my grandson, donate to Crohn's disease, Tourettes's Syndrome, depression/anxiety research and Children's Wish foundation. Actually, is $1M enough for all that?

Also, I would buy as much undeveloped, beautiful land as possible. Use to be determined in future but it would be unspoiled so probably good for a park, wildlife preserve or retreat of some kind.

I can probably think of more things but I've probably run out of money by now.

earnestshub : So little money, so many causes.My own family has needs, but I think I would like to give it to those who need clean water and food first. My family already sponsors children in Africa. My daughter sponsors two kids overseas although she has five of her own, and it is a very affective way to make a difference.We see the results, and it is good.

Donna C Smith: A certain church mission I am supportive of, my family, and then I'd want to set up a youth outreach program involving horses.

DameScribe: Thanks BC99 I could use a new heart as I think mine is broken lol...k couldn't resist...uhmm... my children, feed the world charity, save the children charity,is where I would send me $1M.

DarkSide: I'd split it among 12 Hubbers and tell them to write full time for a whole year.

Three conditions:

1) it can't be hubs with affiliate links (clickbank and similar) or about 'making money online'.

2) They've also got to write more articles to do with the same topic that they publish at HubPages but publish at other sites with backlinks to their related hubs.

3) The money from their Adsense, Amazon and Ebay earnings from that year goes towards a trip to Australia for a party at the end of that year.

R.Blue: I'd personally travel to Africa and spend a month determining how I could do the most good with a million dollars.....and then stay there and see to it that the starving children and people who needed it got it. BC...all those are good causes, but immediate funds in Africa would bring immediate results.

Generique Media: That depends,I would probably use an offshore account, creating a shell company and invest capital into it to further my evil plans.

Then I'd give some to Rael, that French crazy guy. Just so they can finish their temple and I could laugh at the aliens for not coming...or bow if our new planetary overlords do arrive on schedule.

There's also a cool TESLA thing up in Northern California I'd like see restored and stuff...

Oh, and I'd try and find room to buy out MTV..probably leveraging Viacom's stocks in some sort of takeover bid, just so I can finally take off such an oxycotton mornic pop punk poppy cock of a station. We've Fuse now, and all is better.

Curious Traveller: I would split it three ways:

1) I would give one third of it to my Church Minister to distribute per his wisdom.

2) I would give one third of it to the child sponsorship groups in the Third World, who look after not only the children whom we sponsor, but their entire communities, in teaching them how to plant crops, dig wells for fresh water and a whole host of other wonderful things.

3) I would give one third to deserving charities such as Cancer Research, etcetera, etcetera.

In the process of doing so, I would have addressed Faith, Hope and Charity - and hopefully made a difference in a very real respect.

SweetiePie: Personally I would keep all the money and use it to help my family. This may sound selfish and uncharitable, but my family and myself have many debts, plus living in Southern California is not cheap. However, I would use my money wisely and not waste it. In the past I saw how money was wasted when donated to one large charitable organization, which makes me skeptical of how some use the funds. If I did have a lot of money I would rather buy someone a meal and see how it was being spent rather than leaving it up to others to decide.

sufidreamer: I would give it to my friendly local neighbourhood hit-man to finally eliminate Paris Hilton and Britney Spears.

Seriously, though, following the three charities route, Medecins sans Frontieres, The Royal National Lifeboat Institution and some type of 'Save the Sealife' charity.

Colebabie: I would buy two of my friends houses. One friend lives in a one bedroom house with her grandma, brother, sister, and cousin. Another friend lives in a very small house with her mother, father, sister, and grandmother. She lives in the den, and her sister lives in a closet converted to a bedroom. Then I would buy my boss a car. Hers is falling apart and she gives so much to other people. Those are the things I wish I could get for people.

The rest of the money would help out Invisible Children, I would create a scholarship for the students at my former high school, and a few more organizations.

Aragon 5000 : Will give to Charity and Church
Charity 1. Displaced street kids 2.Refugee camps, people dying from starvation and disease 3.Kids living with Hiv without money for drugs

Magic StarER: Seriously, I would run two charities:

1) Run a homeless shelter where people could live 24/hrs a day and not have to be in the street all day. The shelter would provide medical/dental/vision care, mental health assessment and counseling, job counseling, housing assistance, and independent living classes. It would not just be a place to stuff people into to get them off the streets, but a place for people to get the real help they need, which is to become self-sufficient. By removing the barriers that prevent them from succeeding, and by teaching necessary skills, it would help people succeed! This system would also find the people who are slipping through the cracks, and who need substance abuse or mental health help, and get them the help they need.

2) I would run a shelter for animals - I would take all kinds of animals: dogs, cats, birds, and also farm animals. I would also provide free food for peoples' pets if they can not afford to feed their animals, if they can show that they are not able. Included would be help for poor people to get veterinary care for their pets if they can not afford it.

Eaglekiwi : would research fully some needy charities ( or maybe Individuals) that never seem to get much from Govt and secretly donate or provide a worthwhile service or product for them

i.e Car/Van/Truck
Buildings

Create a business and hire who society deems 'unhireable'

pay them a decent wage for a decent days work so they have their dignity back again

Treat the Elderly , maybe a final reunion for some including the Vets...Honor them

Teach the poor how to grow food and money for enriching their soil

Education ....Education.....Education ....

send people overseas to open their minds more.

Shreekrishna : I will give away all to poor people living in bad areas in India , (I don't know the situation about other countries) so that, they can start their own business, or can make a good source of income, from which they can live a good life.
so they become another millionaires and donate their money to others to help others and
the help goes on, I will get blessing, I don't want anything from them. I only want such people to live a good life.

MissJamieD: I would use the money to build a home, out in the middle of an unknown paradise (island or uncharted land)for victims of domestic abuse and their children. The home and its surroundings would be practical but also a dream come true for its guests. Surrounded by water, land, and wildlife, this would be a safe place for guests to get their lives together while enjoying much needed peace and serenity.

With any money left over, it would go towards a program to aid poor individuals in getting an education. Possibly have college teachers/professors go to its students houses to teach if internet is not possible. School needs to be cheaper!

LondonGirl: My head of Chambers does that every year - in tax! He's more than a little pissed off about the new 50% tax band for high earners.

Maukat : I have always wanted to just randomly hand out money to people, and then see what they do with it.

So if I had a million dollars that I couldn't spend on myself I would give $1,000 each to 1000 people. All different types of people. Rich people, poor people, people in my country, people in other countries. And I would do it anonymously.

Then I would watch (without stalking!) and see what happened.

Then I would write a book about it that would become a multinational best seller, and I would give all the proceeds to charities that are staffed 100% by volunteers.

Risky Invest: Giving is the key to financial success!
from the scripture" Give & its shall be given
unto you and its good to Give than to Receive.
As for Me I will give the Church!

Adrianna's Pages: I would give a good portion of it to autism research (a lot of autism in my family), some to cancer research and the rest to habitat for humanity.

Jaded Poet : I would do things in my own strange way. First off, I WOULD NOT donate to any charity that solicited me asking for money. I know this sounds strange, but I know of hundreds and hundreds of needs out there. I also hate the buzzard approach, where the minute a person gets a spare dime, the begging calls come in. Also, in my perverse way, I would remember all those places, agencies and churches who DID NOT help me, or passed judgement on me during some of the hardest times in my life. Instead, I would look for individuals who had great needs. I would focus on the single adults, who are childless, and the elderly, since society looks down it's nose at both groups. I would put people through school, help with medical bills, buy homes, whatever I could to ease suffering in these two groups. I'd rent a handicap equipped bus to take seniors shopping, letting them stock up on nutritious foods. In short, I would get personally involved in seeing that people were helped, directly. And I would refuse to tell them my name, or address. I would have the pleasure of being their angel for the day.

icewave5 : If I had a million dollars i would invest in a business and when it grows, it will get more income. By the time my business expanded into all areas e.g. health, technology, alternative energy etc. I will keep investing my money until I dominated the world market with my products becoming a trillionaire. Now I can donate to science, peace, kicking out military dictators and terrorists, gang members, arsonists, bla bla bla....., end world poverty with GM food, donate for a better life for all people and animals and aliens.

Tottie: I have always had a plan for this. A million though will not do all I want - but I'd like to build quality houses for elderly lone women - the appalling government housing for this sector of our community is disgusting. I'd like to do that, but I suspect I'd need more than a million.

Mother Hubber : Agreed with SweetPie

Compu-Smart : 1-The Blue Cross who have helped my kittys and & The Red Cross who have helped me!!!

Herald Daily : Help my friends and family, set up a trust fund for my grandson, donate to Crohn's disease, Tourettes's Syndrome, depression/anxiety research and Children's Wish foundation. Actually, is $1M enough for all that?

Also, I would buy as much undeveloped, beautiful land as possible. Use to be determined in future but it would be unspoiled so probably good for a park, wildlife preserve or retreat of some kind.

I can probably think of more things but I've probably run out of money by now.

Sharing these in the exact way they were written tells a story of the person behind the keyboard. Each one of them has forgotten themselves for a moment, and decided that if they had a million dollars, they could give it to there favorite organizations, family members, friends,strangers, wildlife retreats , shelters for animals, the poor, the homeless and the starving. If I had a million dollars, I would give to each person who has given to me and to those who are poor, I would buy homes and give them a safe place to live. If you could give away a million dollars at this very moment, how would you disburse the funds? Keep in mind you do not need it and cannot keep it for yourself.

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TheSandman 7 years ago

I'd find away to keep it all for myself and find away to give my cancer fighting wife all the chances she could have to live..and that is why I did not answer you question, but I love your thought.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Sandman: That is actually quite a thoughtful thing to do, as I know she has been fighting for a long time. :(


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tony0724 7 years ago from san diego calif

Quite Interesting on the answers AEvans I would split It 4 ways .

1. There Is a school I wrote a hub about called " Mi Escuelita " They work with children between 3 to 5 years old who come from homes that are violent and they get therapy , preschool Ed , and some TLC from the staff who get these kids before the damage sets In permanently .

2 . Father Joes Villages locally here . Father Joe takes care of and feeds alot of homeless and broken families here In San Diego .

3 Feed the Children foundation . If there Is anything that chaps my hide and breaks my heart , It Is children going hungry and not getting loved . That Is something I am passionate about !

4 I would leave the other 25% for my young nephew and niece for college funding and clothes . My sister Is a bit of a mess right now so I want to make sure they are well taken care of . Fortunately I have siblings who live close to them that are watching over them.

Would I like to keep the money .sure ! But In reality I may not have all I want but I actually have more then I need !

Lots of good answers there !


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sheenarobins 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

How come I never got the chance to answer this one. I like to be friends with Darkside now. (hurrying up to see if she is already a fan.) LOL


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

tony0724: That is so kind of you , as you as well are very giving. :)

Sheena: You must become a friend (hurry ) LOL :D , it was on the forum. :)


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thelesleyshow 7 years ago from US

I hope one day I can make this list! Great hub. Rated it thumbs up!


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MissJamieD 7 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

Love you AE, this was an awesome question:)


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

thelesleyshow: You will make it to the list , it doesn't take that long.:)

MissJamieD: I am glad that you responded and all answers were all of your words. :)


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Vladimir Uhri 7 years ago from HubPages, FB

I suggested to Mr. Obama to give to everyone 1M dollars, but he did not. He gave it to bankers. It is interesting topic, but still it is only fantasy. If you get 1 M, then you will think differently. One won 1 M. He bought beautiful house and swimming pool. Later he became short of money and grass started grow in the swimming pool. Well you know the story. Did Mr. Obama restrained give us money since we do not know how to manage them? But I know what is real story. :-)


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singedwingangel 7 years ago from Kentucky

Wow interesting comment and some very kind, giving people here on the hub. Glad I joined. Now for me I already know what I would do. Our church is working in our local section of Appalachia to bring hope and healing to battle scarred mountain famlilies. Our pastor was born and raised there and if you did not see the Diane Sawyer special watch it. Currently we do a program called Angel food ( another thing you should look into, great food, good price), we donate to give so many boxes of food to those in Appalachia and we are refurbishing an old building to turn it into a 52 bed rehab facility for men in the area. Unfortunately when the pain drug oxycotin came out it flooded the region of Appalachia, doctors perscribed it for everything from a toothache to a stubbed toe without the knowledge of it's deadly addictive properties. We are bringing hope back to a generation before it is lost. I would give every dime into getting that facility up and running full time adn one for women as well along with food and clothign for job interviews and educational funds.


adrianna's pages 7 years ago

AEvans..

Thanks for the "honorable" mention;-)

I am an incurable optimist. No matter how many times I get knocked down...I always believe in humanity.

Take Care,

Adrianna


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Vladimir: It certainly would have been nice if each one of us would have recieved a million , I am certain that the economy would have been booming. :)

singedwingangel: I certainly did watch that special and it brought tears to my eyes , how could we forget our own people? It was so sad, digging coal from the side of the road to stay warm. Thank you for commenting.:)

Adrianna: Always I never forget great people as that is what makes our jobs so special. :)


adrianna's pages 7 years ago

Sandman...I think that your comment about you keeping it all for you "cancer-fighting wife" is a wonderful use of the money.

I understand the "cancer-fighting" thing. My closest and dearest friend was given 6mos to live, after being diagnosed with carcenoid syndrome...It's been 6 years and many surgeries and chemo trials, but she keeps on fighting.

Good Luck ,

Adrianna


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Darn, I missed the forum where you asked the question. I would  first of all contribute to the two organizations that helped me after I was downsized during the aftermath of the 9/11 in NY. I have the memory of an elephant, never forget an act of kindness, especially since I was treated with dignity. I am in a better place these days, so contribute to a third organization that helped in a small way, by becoming a donor myself.

Don't know how I would disburse the rest of the money, but I have a good instinct and would use it where its needed at the moment, whatever catches my attention, probably women and children and would contribute to helping others be able to participate in programs that boost self esteem and emotional wholeness, such as EFT. 

Beautiful question!

  


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Violet Sun: That is a beautiful way to spend the money and I am certain that you would definitely figure it out. :)


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mayhmong 7 years ago from North Carolina

This is so not fair! I have too much catching up to do on hubpages!

Anyway, that million dollar giveaway reminded me of that one show created by Oprah Winfrey, The Big Give.

What I do with that kind of money, is to help our poor villagers back in our homeland to have a safe place to call home. Because every they go, they get chased out by higher military power. :(


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

May: I know that feeling (catching up)that is , don't worry I have many other articles in the future and what you would do for your country would be wonderful.:)


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cobraski 7 years ago from Maryland

I would use half to pay the fees for young kids to attend summer events this summer.

The other half I would use to pay for half the fees for as many high school seniors 2009 class

sweet deal!


Janetta 7 years ago

gotta love those wonderful hubbers :)


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

Great hub with a very thought provoking question. It is interesting to see how each person decided to give away this money.


Iphigenia 7 years ago

What a great idea for a hub - I missed the forum question (don't go in there that much) - it was so interesting to see how many different ways this moany could be creatively and usefully - and kindly - resdistributed.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

Sniff sniff you never asked me LMAO. Some very kind hearts here, good on you guys


badcompany99 7 years ago

That hub must have taken you ages to put together and like the question it was a great subject matter and a great read. I am a big believer in Karma and also it's better to give than to receive so I found it easy to answer. I always donate to the Blind, every day when I do a simple thing like watch a good soccer match I feel for someone who is Blind. I guess it all happened when I was really young and saw a Blind guy begging in the street and couldnt understand people just walking past and blanking him. For many years I feared going Blind, we really all are lucky to enjoy the simple little things in life, even being able to read on here we take for granted. Anyways sorry to ramble on, my fear of ever being blind does that to me. Well done AE on putting all that together, it turned out GREAT, enjoy your day all you hubbers and be grateful you can read this. !


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall

I would set up a home , where a community of single parents , could live, support and share their lives and problems. A community where no one is better than anyone else and fill it with all the amenities needed for a happy stable life.


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Like this topic much AEvans! Enjoyed the read. Lots of places to donate I didn't know existed and fun to see what fellow hubber faves would do with their cool million under the circumstances. Thanks for sharing. Great idea!


badcompany99 7 years ago

Must say I love that idea Hawkesdream, really great thought!


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R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

Now BC...lets tell everyone why you were afraid of going blind......your Mother told you you'd go blind if you didn't stop playing with that thing!!! Me....well I just did it till I needed glasses.

Good job AE....I didn't even know I was participating!


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DynamicS 7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

AE, I am still learning about hubactivities as I am new to all hubbing.LOL! I think your question and research was awe inspiring. What I'd do with the million dollars? I'd donate to third world countries, including Africa to purchase mosquito nets, to securer clean drinking water and perhaps to build a school. Then I'd need more money to purchase books and other supplies.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Cobraski: What a generous thing, I knew you had it on you. :)

Janetta: All of you are wonderful!!! :)

SweetiePie: You answered it with heart.:)

Iphigenia: It is o.k., and it was quiet interesting you could feel the hearts of people. :)

BP: It is O.K. I will have others out there in the future, just watch for them as you never know when it will be an article. :)

badcompany: It did take time , but I enjoyed doing it, and I am still going back into edit as a couple of hubbers links are not matching there names, but I didn't want them to think that I was leaving them out. I am also enjoying other hubbers comments as it such a positive way for people to imagine what they would do. :)

Hawkesdream: That is an excellent idea, as people always need support especially when they find themselves alone with /or without children. It can be very complicated. :)

Frieda: I enjoyed doing it, as sometimes I just have to break the ice and write what I am feeling. :)

R. Blue: I see you are also here, and you had a big heart as well. :)

Dynamic S: By the time you completed your journey of giving a million dollars I can bet that someone would give you another million just so you could continue giving. :)


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

Good hearts indeed and a great hub from a greater hubber


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William F. Torpey 7 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

It's nice to see all the hubbers who obviously would love to have a million dollars to give to charity. For me the answer is easy: I'd give it all to the Salvation Army. Great hub, AEvans.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

C.C.: Thanks and there are really great hearts at hubpages and it certainly is so nice to see something positive, thank you as well for the comment. :)

William F. Torpey: That is so kind to give it all to them as they feed thousands of mouths, and clothes so many people. :)


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RGraf 7 years ago from Wisconsin

I would secretly pay off all the debts of my mother and mother-in-law as thank-yous for all they have done for us over the years and then set up college trust funds for all the children in our family so that the parents would not have to worry later and could focus on today with their children.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

RGraf: That is such a wonderful thing to do, what a heart you have. :)


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GiftedGrandma 7 years ago from USA

Local charities that work quietly not asking to be noticed but doing from the heart for abused children, homeless children, and others.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Gifted Grandma: You would definitely be a blessing. :)


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Sufidreamer 7 years ago from Sparti, Greece

Lovely Hub, AEvans - a great start to a Saturday morning!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

sufidreamer: I thought you would enjoy it!! You are on the front page.:)


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Herald Daily 7 years ago from A Beach Online

Aren't you the sneaky gal, AEvans?  :)  Collecting philanthropic data like that.

What a nice thing to do to spotlight the hearts of hubbers.  In doing so, I think that you've shone a light on your own heart.

Thanks for sharing the love and showing the world that hubbers are a very caring group of people.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Herald Daily: I certainly did collect data as the spotlight needs to shine on those who have hearts, as sometime life is so busy we all become self absorbed. Hubbers are very caring people as I noticed it when they were writing.:)


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

Give and it shall be given unto you. Your basket will be overflowing.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

C.C.: Thank you that was a nice comment. :)


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Sufidreamer 7 years ago from Sparti, Greece

Curses - I missed that fleeting moment!

Always a bright side - you are now on the front page with this Hub. Well deserved :)


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Peggy CW: Your comment disappeared aarrghhh , well hopefully it will come back.

Sufidreamer: Wow I didn't know that , thank you for the recognition.:)


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Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

Very creative chick!!

I was busy scrolling away and reading the contributions when I got the fright of my life to see me spring up there ( ya upsized it) naughty girl lol....

thumbs up from me for creativety and interest.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Eagle: You looked good in it and I loved showing you off. Thank you for reading the article. :)


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Artisan Walker 7 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

Excellent hub! Sorry I missed the forum. People ARE basically good!

Myself, I would use the money to improve the quality of life of my family and those I care about. I cannot think of a better purpose.


badcompany99 7 years ago

Alas yes I read so many I forget, enjoyed this idea. Have a cracking weekend AE and dont you dare lose that hat : )


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

badcompany: I am glad you stopped by and enjoyed , I won't lose the hat. lololo


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

I would give it to the Hermanus Rainbow Trust to build more kindergarten classrooms in disadvantaged areas and maybe bring in some proper teachers to teach these kids to give them a good start in life.


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GeneriqueMedia 7 years ago from Earth

Neat artical, way to outsource content! ;D Thanks for the name drop!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Generique: You deserve it!:)


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GeneriqueMedia 7 years ago from Earth

*blush* Awe, thank you. =)


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

GM: You are so welcome..:D


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compu-smart 7 years ago from London UK

Wonderful hub and a deffo thumbs up from me!

;)


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

compu-smart: I am glad that you enjoyed and truly could not resist adding you to it. I am certainly happy that you did not mind, after all you do have a heart. :)


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains

I guess the way my mind works, isn't in line with the majority here. But my thought is to set up some kind of business that makes a profit from the money and keep re-investing until you have a nice income. Then you divide that money into percentages X% to charity and X% to grow the business. As the business grows, you generate more and more money to give away. Much easier said than done, I know, but if I had it to give it away, I think I would try to do it in a way that kept giving, instead of a one time - "here ya go." As far as what I would give to... I think I would want to see something that provided education to adults who didn't finish highschool or college - help them get a leg up and become self sufficient, and children's causes help orphans find family's. I think if I could afford it I would adopt 100 kids!

Its fun to think about.

- Harlan


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John Sarkis 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Nice hub -I'll really be different by saying: "I don't know what I'd do???"


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MissJamieD 5 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

I'm deeply flattered that you chose me for this:) Thank you so much, bless your heart!


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AEvans 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

MissJamieD: Glad you found this one. I did choose you and this hub was a great hub to write. Hubber who have hearts. You were definitely one of them. :)


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AEvans 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Harlan Colt: Adopting 100 kids? Now that would be fantastic! :::)

John Sarkis: Me neither. lolo! :)


timothynhelp 5 years ago

My girlfriend died after moving to Florida. It was a big move. I am still paying on the trailer that her mom bought for us. With what little money I have I'm still making payments on the trailer. I cannot sell this trailer because it needs alot of repairs. I was going to fix up this trailer but might have to give up this trailer after its payed off. I am struggling with one big bill. My Girlfriend just had a new born grand child that she will never see in life but hopefully in spirit with the rest of her grand children. If I were to receive 1 million dollars, I would fix up this trailer, pay off this bill that will be around $20,000.00 dollars, help her children out and donate the rest to the charities of my choosing. I just wish & pray I could get the help I need. If not the 1 million dollars donation, then would I would ask for a $100,000.00 dollar donation to pay off a big bill, fix up this trailer & sell it cheap to someone who could really appreciate what would be a nice trailer after being repaired. Anything left over I will donate. Please help? I'm in a big hole after a big move and when my girlfriend died and at the age of 47.


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AEvans 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

timothynhelp: I am so sorry to hear about your plight. I will pray that someone answers your prayers. May God be with you at this time and forever always.


timothynhelp 5 years ago

Its too bad that this is only a discussion about what you would do if 1 million dollars was given to you, what would you do with it?? Does anyone have ever received a million dollars right out of the blue for no reason to help you or themselves out & to donate what you don't need to charitys? I haven't. I don't have a million to donate & I don't think anyone else on here that blogs does either, or anyone who reads these blogs. I guess if everything wasn't so expensive for everything & taxes weren't so high like they are, we wouldn't be blogging on stuff like this. We would be blogging on how good life would be instead! I don't have any money to donate to any charity.


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Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

As always well written and filled with love...

Blessings and Hugs


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Rolly A. Chabot: Sometimes it is so nice to bring old hubs out of the ashes and this was on of them. So glad you enjoyed! :)


Peggy 4 years ago

I would buy my son a dog for his seizure issue. I would fix up our rundown trailer and get a septic. Would get a rototiller to make a garden. I would make a little minifarm and grow organic and help out hungry people in our area. Would fix the trailer so I could have bible studies with others who need fellowship.


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Peggy: That is a beautiful thing to do. All of them are blessings and bible study is needed in so many places. I believe if you have deep faith, God will bless you with all that you ask for. :)


greenloveghana 2 years ago

I am an advocate for safeguarding the environment in Ghana, West Africa...Greenloveghana is a non-governmental organization based in Kintampo, the geographic center of Ghana...tree planting, education on soil erosion, communal labour, just to mention but few...we looking forward to any philanthropist ready to support or give assistance...please visit our website www.greenloveghana.blogspot.com for more information...You could also send me emails through nanafosu177@yahoo.co.uk.....


louise kint 2 years ago

my name is Louise and I am a 45 year old Christian woman I lost my husband to sickle cell disease I lost my job to take off to care for him because I took too much time off I got fired I am in need of $50,000 is anyone on here have a good heart that's in a financial position to help people that are in need and not always charities because charities have money already I made a couple of mistakes in spelling but that's okay I will appreciate any amount if you're interested in helping my paypal information is Louisechurch3 @ Aol.com thank you very much in advance and God bless you all in good luck


greenloveghana 2 years ago

Interestingly enough, I know that no matter how long and winding the road might be it would lead us to our various destinations...but my only problem is how I can get assistance or sponsoship packages to sustain our organization(greenloveghana) because we hardly get funds in our advocacy and practices of safeguarding the environment in the various communities in Ghana, West Africa...please visit our website www.greenloveghana.com to read more about us...Thanks in anticipation to sponsor us...You could write back to us through the following address: greenloveghana, p.o.box 164, kintampo, bring ahafo region, Ghana, West Africa...or email us through nanafosu177@yahoo.co.uk or appiagyasi@yahoo.co.uk....or call +233243215490 or +447926142265...God bless you all...


greenloveghana 2 years ago

Greenloveghana is still waiting on you for your support and assistance...God richly bless you all...

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