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Old 12-22-11, 02:43 AM
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Kid says "Send me $2 and I'll donate it all once I get $2,000,000"

The short story:
"Staring into a camera and speaking with a confidence beyond his years in a YouTube video that has been featured on CNN and other media outlets, Leitner tells viewers “you are the lever” and asks for a donation of just $2.

Those who donate can also vote on one of three charities the funds will eventually benefit.

Once the $2 million goal is met, Leitner says the charity with the most votes will receive the money. Each of the charities listed benefits disadvantaged children in the United States or abroad."


SOURCE/FULL STORY: http://www.katu.com/news/local/Portl...136017598.html


Yes, I'm ready to send him $2 because, I as a functioning human being, am incapable of donating to a charity on my own. I'll refrain from making any young Bernie Madoff jokes.
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Re: Kid says "Send me $2 and I'll donate it all once I get $2,000,000"

Fucking hipsters.
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Re: Kid says "Send me $2 and I'll donate it all once I get $2,000,000"

I want my two dollars! TWO DOLLARS!!

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Re: Kid says "Send me $2 and I'll donate it all once I get $2,000,000"

As I've gotten older, I've gotten more cynical about charities. Much of fundraising goes to administrative costs and some exec's salary.
Old 12-22-11, 06:20 AM
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Re: Kid says "Send me $2 and I'll donate it all once I get $2,000,000"

His talking about getting 10 people to donate $2, and those people getting 10 people to donate $10, and so on, is just like those chain letters we used to get in the mail. In theory, yeah, it would work, but how many people are really going to do it? He put that video up in August, and it only has a little over 3,500 views as of right now. The news coverage will probably up that some, but I doubt he ever reaches $2M.
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Re: Kid says "Send me $2 and I'll donate it all once I get $2,000,000"

What happens to the money and where is it while he's waiting for it to get to $2mill?
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Re: Kid says "Send me $2 and I'll donate it all once I get $2,000,000"

Wouldn't surprise me if he has it in an account gaining interest, and if he collects the $2M, he'll just pocket the interest and donate the money he promised. Even if he doesn't get to the $2M, he can still donate everything people sent and make a nice little sum from the side %.
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Re: Kid says "Send me $2 and I'll donate it all once I get $2,000,000"

^
So someone has already thought this through. Nice.
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Re: Kid says "Send me $2 and I'll donate it all once I get $2,000,000"

Originally Posted by big whoppa View Post
As I've gotten older, I've gotten more cynical about charities. Much of fundraising goes to administrative costs and some exec's salary.
They are the 1%.
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Re: Kid says "Send me $2 and I'll donate it all once I get $2,000,000"

Look, I've been contemplating whether or not to bring this up...Oh shoot, here goes.

So, I've got this new charity and I'm hoping all of you will help. It's for a good cause and might even benefit you too!

It's a charity for people. People, you say? Why, Yes, People!

My endeavor is to help people, people like you and me to do the things they or I want to do.

If you choose to go on a trip to Kathmandu, you or I, we can with the help of my People based charity.
Do you want to help people like you, me specifically, but you as well maybe?

You can by donating to 'The Human Fund'...."Money for people".
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Re: Kid says "Send me $2 and I'll donate it all once I get $2,000,000"

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As I've gotten older, I've gotten more cynical about charities. Much of fundraising goes to administrative costs and some exec's salary.
Then you can either volunteer your services or donate goods instead of money.
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Re: Kid says "Send me $2 and I'll donate it all once I get $2,000,000"

And I should do this instead of donating directly to the charity of my choice why?
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Re: Kid says "Send me $2 and I'll donate it all once I get $2,000,000"

I gave to The Human Fund this year.
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Re: Kid says "Send me $2 and I'll donate it all once I get $2,000,000"

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Then you can either volunteer your services or donate goods instead of money.
Naw, I just donate my kids time instead of mine. I had my son helping with Feed My Starving Children yesterday.
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Re: Kid says "Send me $2 and I'll donate it all once I get $2,000,000"

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I had my son helping with Feed My Starving Children yesterday.
Word is that he was delicious!
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Re: Kid says "Send me $2 and I'll donate it all once I get $2,000,000"

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Word is that he was delicious!

Thanks just sprayed diet coke all over my laptop...
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Re: Kid says "Send me $2 and I'll donate it all once I get $2,000,000"

Originally Posted by d2cheer View Post
Naw, I just donate my kids time instead of mine. I had my son helping with Feed My Starving Children yesterday.
Forced Humanitarian aid? I hear that's how Ceausescu got his start too!
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People should always check out the charities they are donating too, here is a great resource:

http://www.charitynavigator.org/
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Re: Kid says "Send me $2 and I'll donate it all once I get $2,000,000"

Originally Posted by big whoppa View Post
What happens to the money and where is it while he's waiting for it to get to $2mill?
And what are the 3 charities? I guess you can only vote once you put your money in
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Re: Kid says "Send me $2 and I'll donate it all once I get $2,000,000"

This kid's just going to shut down the site when he's got $1,999,998 and keep the money.
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Re: Kid says "Send me $2 and I'll donate it all once I get $2,000,000"

I can't wait to send my money. I'm absolutely certain that every penny will go to charity and none will go into the parent's pockets.
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Re: Kid says "Send me $2 and I'll donate it all once I get $2,000,000"

Originally Posted by big whoppa View Post
As I've gotten older, I've gotten more cynical about charities. Much of fundraising goes to administrative costs and some exec's salary.
Sadly in many cases "much" is actually most. Basically the charities are often an afterthought in many of these business ventures.
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As I've gotten older, I've gotten more cynical about charities. Much of fundraising goes to administrative costs and some exec's salary.
So I assume you don't think it isn't important to find qualified people to account for and administer the donated money?
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Re: Kid says "Send me $2 and I'll donate it all once I get $2,000,000"

Originally Posted by big whoppa View Post
As I've gotten older, I've gotten more cynical about charities. Much of fundraising goes to administrative costs and some exec's salary.
You can easily offset this travesty by donating $2.50, instead of $2.
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Re: Kid says "Send me $2 and I'll donate it all once I get $2,000,000"

Sounds legit.

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