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Offline koduck

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Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« on: December 23, 2022, 10:07:37 AM »

In keeping with the spirit of the holidays, I'd like to say THANK YOU to everyone in the Non-Sport hobby for making 2022 so bright.

And in keeping with the holiday spirit, I'd like to return the kindness with a little giveaway. I want to find a good home for my new 2022 Holiday Camera art! Here's all I ask:

Between now and January 1, I encourage forum members to give to their favorite charity. Any charity will do.  As you know, there are a lot of GREAT causes to give to!

Just a few "rules":  I work on the honor system, so I don't need any proof. Just reply to this post and let me know that you donated to a cause (any cause, any amount) and you'll be eligible.  All I really need to know is that you want to be included in the giveaway. For those who've already made a recent donation to a cause, you're eligible, too! Just post your name and you'll be included, too.

To keep things fair, I'll let my daughter Halsey pick the name out of a hat on Jan 2, 2023 (around noon EST). I'll contact that person in a message to get your contact info and mail it promptly.

Thanks again to everyone for making 2022 a little brighter!  May the rest of your holiday season be merry and bright!

Neil & family

UPDATE 1/2/23:
As promised, it's time to pick a name for the 2022 Camera Holiday art! My faithful assistant,  Halsey has just picked a name from the hat...drum roll, please...and the winner is MARC SIMON!

Congrats Simon! I hope this makes your day a little shinier! I'll send you a PM and get your contact info so I can mail your art.

And a HAPPY NEW YEAR to all! Hope it's full of joy, prosperity (and giving)!!!

Neil
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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2022, 10:20:39 AM »
Brian Levan
Donated to the local food bank.

Offline RawGoo

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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2022, 10:58:29 AM »
You're the best, Neil!!

I gave to a local food bank, too.

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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2022, 11:40:48 AM »
American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Alzheimerís Association

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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2022, 12:50:27 PM »
All great causes! Glad to see the spirit of giving is alive and well!

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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2022, 02:26:46 PM »
I donated to several animal not-for-profit organizations, as well as to some people organizations!
Marc

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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2022, 02:35:16 PM »
Blue Chip Animal Rescue, Plains 24/7 animal hospital <---saved my cats life!!!

(obscene amounts)

Jim

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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2022, 03:41:46 PM »

  I donate to a local Lutheran Mission each year at this time.

   
 



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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2022, 04:32:39 PM »
Sure, throw my hat in the ring! I've brought several carloads of donations to Goodwill as I prepare to move, and I regularly donate to the Sierra Club and Boy Scouts. Will that do?

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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2022, 04:45:47 PM »
Please enter me in the giveaway! We donated some items to the cause, like groceries to our local food bank, boxes of different items to Goodwill, and I parted with some Star Wars toys for the annual Toys For Tots drive.

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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2022, 05:13:29 PM »
I moved this year also and donated carloads of items and am still donating into the last week of this year!
White Elephant sale for the Oakland Museum, Out of The Closet, Turnabout Shop among others. I've even donated rolls of pennies as there was a change shortage due to sales taxes now being collected.
Please put me into the drawing!
Alex

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« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2022, 01:58:43 AM »
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, American Diabetes Association, Ukrainian Relief.

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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2022, 05:07:03 AM »
Not an established charity, or organization, but I donate my free time to assist individuals navigating the process of American citizenship. Mostly providing transportation to/for biometrics, visas, and other immigration-related appointments in Boston and Rhode Island. When needed, I also provide tutoring for citizenship testing and job-placements, rides to medical/legal appointments. The greatest reward, for me, is being invited to attend an individual's citizenship ceremony, and the subsequent life-long friendships that were created during these journeys.

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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2022, 07:29:17 AM »
What about those Salvation Army kettles to drop coins and bills in?

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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2022, 07:43:16 AM »
That counts, too Daryll!

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« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2022, 03:59:10 PM »
  I donate to a local Lutheran Mission each year at this time.

   
 
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« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2022, 04:00:16 PM »
Not an established charity, or organization, but I donate my free time to assist individuals navigating the process of American citizenship. Mostly providing transportation to/for biometrics, visas, and other immigration-related appointments in Boston and Rhode Island. When needed, I also provide tutoring for citizenship testing and job-placements, rides to medical/legal appointments. The greatest reward, for me, is being invited to attend an individual's citizenship ceremony, and the subsequent life-long friendships that were created during these journeys.
George, That is super cool!

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« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2022, 06:17:04 PM »

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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2022, 09:48:46 AM »
Merry Christmas, Nick Camera! Hope we see more Wacky work by you in 2023 - even if Topps Wacky Packages Monthly continues with the Wonky Packages inserts. Hope there's also a series 3 of Wonky Ads in 2023 as well!

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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2022, 11:27:58 AM »
Merry Christmas to you and yours, Neil! I hope you find my suggestion for the next Wacky Halloween Postcards set usable!

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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2022, 01:57:53 PM »
Neil thank you for doing this. You do so much for the hobby.

We donated to Dodge County Head Start and also to The Bridge

Have a wonderful holidy!

Jeff

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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2022, 05:26:54 PM »
Merry Christmas everyone!   Thanks Neil for the drawing.   I give to the local commercial-free classical radio station and to local animal rescues.


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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2022, 05:42:28 PM »
My wife and I, each week in December, go out to dinner and pick out deserving person, couple, or family and buy their meal. It is so rewarding to see their reaction when they find out a 'Secret Santa' just gave them a free meal.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!!!

Semper Fi,

Douglas



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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2022, 06:32:24 AM »
I donated to a go fund me for a dog that became paralyzed chasing squirrels.

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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2022, 10:16:10 AM »
Neil I just want to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2022, 04:52:55 PM »
Likewise, Joe! Here's to a bright and prosperous New Year!

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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2022, 09:46:51 AM »
Donated to No More Kids with Cancer - also donated to a Go Fund Me for a co-worker who suffered a house fire on 12/23/22

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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2022, 12:58:08 PM »
Very sorry to hear about your friends house fire! But glad to hear your donations went to good causes!

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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2022, 01:01:10 PM »
Very sorry to hear about your friends house fire! But glad to hear your donations went to good causes!
Thank you Neil!

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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #29 on: December 29, 2022, 09:49:07 AM »
Anyone who can spare any extra funds,  George Webber a great guy and a great sketch card artist has fallen on some medically bad times.  He is in and out of the hospital with having to carry an oxygen tank.  Funds are low for him and he could use any help so he can continue on.  I included a link to all of his sites, most of you have seen his work (the Monsters series).  The link includes a link to the go fund me page (just copy and paste).  Again any help would be great.  Thanks               allmylinks.com/gwebberarts

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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2023, 08:52:34 AM »
Hi Joe, Thanks for making us aware of George's situation! He's such an incredible talent and could definitely use our support!

Here's the link again for those that can help: allmylinks.com/gwebberarts
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Re: Happy Holidays from the Cameras!
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2023, 09:55:37 AM »
WOW! January 2nd is already upon us! Hard to believe where 2022 went!

As promised, it's time to pick a name for the 2022 Camera Holiday art. My faithful assistant,  Halsey has just picked a name from the hat...drum roll, please...and the winner is MARC SIMON!

Congrats Simon! I hope this makes your day a little shinier! I'll send you a PM and get your contact info so I can mail you your art.

And a HAPPY NEW YEAR to all! Hope it's full of joy, prosperity (and giving)!!!

Neil

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« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2023, 10:00:57 AM »
Thanks so much Neil and Halsey!  I will treasure it!!

Marc
Marc

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« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2023, 10:31:56 AM »
Thanks so much Neil and Halsey!  I will treasure it!!

Marc

Congrats, Marc!!

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« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2023, 11:22:57 AM »
Thanks so much Neil and Halsey!  I will treasure it!!

Marc

Congrats Marc!  Wonderful thatís itís going to one of the finest Wacky collection ever!

 

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