Matching Gifts (Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is)

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Okay, here’s the deal. I recently came into a little money, and I feel called to give $500 of it to World Vision (in the form of one-time gifts like medicine, livestock, school supplies, etc.).

I’m not 100% sure what I should spend the money on, though. The last time I had some money to spend, I bought a donkey. I’m not as clear right now.

Then it came to me. I should let you decide. So I’m going to put my money where my (virtual) mouth is. I’m going to match the first $500 in gifts to World Vision that y’all give. Just comment or message me and tell me what you gave, and I’ll match it.

For example, if you go to “Gifts the Multiply” where big sponsors have already multiple-matched gifts (up to 12X), and  give $420 worth of medicine for $35, I will duplicate that, giving $35 to buy another $420 worth of medicine.

And yes, if you buy a donkey, I’ll buy a second donkey.

I’ve got $500 to do this with, so if you ‘go over the top’ (say, I’ve given $450 and have only $50 left, and someone buys a $225 donkey), I won’t be able to match your whole gift, but you’ll get to tell me what to do with the remaining money.

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3 comments on “Matching Gifts (Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is)

  1. Steve Mark says:

    Why are we not giving money to help Americans instead of people in other countries? There are plenty of people here in the US that could use help. I guess I do not understand any of this.

    • Tim Dedeaux says:

      My response ended up being almost ridiculously long, so I wrote it up as its own post. I think it will be easier to read that way. The comments sometimes get shrunken into thin, elongated columns in this WordPress theme. It’s the only thing I don’t like about it. Sorry.

  2. […] I repent that I ever said or even thought to complain about my taxes going to these “leeches.” I repent every time I offered up private charity as an option, and then failed to give sacrificially to actually help the poor.  As a symbol of my penitence, I’m giving $500 of my personal spending money to World Vision (and trying to raise some additional money by matching donations). […]

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