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What would you do if you had $1,000,000 you had to give away?

  1. sallieannluvslife profile image85
    sallieannluvslifeposted 5 years ago

    Whenever I hear on the news about a lottery that is some ridiculous  amount, I think to myself what in the world would I do with all that money.  I figured it would be crazy fun to give it away.  I would do some serious research to find some people who have lost their jobs, needed their mortgages paid, needed money to pay off medical bills, etc. and just put an envelope of cash in their mailbox or knock on their door, hand it to them and walk away - no strings attached, nothing....cash appearing free and clear.  Could there possibly be anything more fun than that?!  Wouldn't that be awesome?!

    1. Greek One profile image77
      Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      to answer your question...
      "Could there possibly be anything more fun than that?!"

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      ... and what para said too, I guess

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I Agree! Half and Half!

      2. sallieannluvslife profile image85
        sallieannluvslifeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ok...but that is all temporary self-indulgences, at least until you realize there is more to life or you're dead, but helping others lasts forever and it is not only fun for you but also fun for others!  To each his own, I guess.

    2. camlo profile image84
      camloposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      $1,000,000 isn't that much nowadays. I love the idea of what you'd like to do, but I'd do it first when I have quite a few $1,000,000 all to myself.

    3. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think a million is much. I reckon I could do a bit of good with 100 million though.
      If I had 100 mil to share, I would go to Japan and Haiti, find the poorest and build housing using local labor, plant food, supply clean water with individual water purifiers.
      Oops overspent!

      1. camlo profile image84
        camloposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Do you think it's safe to be in Japan? I was thinking of helping them all move out, and setting up a replica of Japan, without nuclear reactor, in Australia. There's enough space there. It would be called New Japan, just like New South Wales, you know ...

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    "What would you do if you had $1,000,000 you had to give away?"

    I would find the best organization out there that fights our American medical corruption. And I mean the kind of organization that goes after specific hospitals, ambulance companies, and the worst of the individual thieving doctors.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Actually…

    @OP Could you tack on a couple more zeros?

  4. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 5 years ago

    A nice holiday perhaps?

    1. camlo profile image84
      camloposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      For starters.

      1. Joy56 profile image60
        Joy56posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        absolutely.................... new clothes, a piece of jewellery, send a cheque out to Japan

        Maybe go for a meal on a ship in Germany...............................

  5. NateSean profile image85
    NateSeanposted 5 years ago

    A million may not be much. But it's $999,999.68 more than what I have right now, so I wouldn't complain.

  6. Matt in Jax profile image79
    Matt in Jaxposted 5 years ago

    If I HAD to give it away, I'd try to build up some of the local charities and spread the worth semi-equally for the betterment of everyone: kids, elderly, poor, and anyone else in need.

  7. mcimicata profile image61
    mcimicataposted 5 years ago

    If I hadddddd to give it away, it would definitely be through random acts of kindness on the street such as handing a random person a $100 bill

  8. PrettyPanther profile image85
    PrettyPantherposted 5 years ago

    If I had a million dollars to give away, I would find recent high school graduates who are bright but can't afford college and pay for their education at the college of their choosing.

    1. sallieannluvslife profile image85
      sallieannluvslifeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Awesome!  I love this!

  9. Bellamie profile image60
    Bellamieposted 5 years ago

    Although Japan is in a terrible state, I think I would split the million between 40 different families here in the U.S.A. that are in need of food, clothing and a roof over their heads. We have too many American citizens that have been waiting for a leg up for way too long and the number of homeless is rising at a rapid pace.  Not to dismiss or ignor the needs of the Japanese people, but they are getting millions of dollars from many countries including the U.S.A. already.

  10. Tatara profile image61
    Tataraposted 5 years ago

    Give to church, buy my grandma sandals,put up an orphanage.Wise spending.

 
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