Do your part this Christmas (fwd)
Matthew Adkins (msadkins@MTU.EDU)
Thu, 15 Dec 1994 10:43:51 -0500
I don't quite know if this is valid material for this group but I
thought it was something important that should go out.
> > Want to do a kind thing for some hungry kids this holiday season?
> > If not, press delete now. If you have a heart and a minute, read on.
> > Sun Microsystems is donating $0.10 to a food bank each time an Internet
> > user sends an email msg to any (or all) of the three addresses below:
> > firstname.lastname@example.org
> > email@example.com
> > firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Doesn't matter what the msg contains; it could be an empty msg, full of
> > invisible holiday spirit. Pick your favorite and send email there a few
> > times. If *everyone* on the net were to BCC all three addresses with every
> > msg they posted to a list for one day, the counter would top out almost
> > instantly, so this is like a weird and wonderful test of Mass Human Kindness
> > You can do your part to help big fat international corporations make
> > good on their Promises of donations to charities. It only takes 250,000
> > msgs to reach the $25,000 Sun promised to donate to a Bay Area food bank
> > for homeless families. Other corporations are donating to selected causes,
> > including a banking firm in Washington DC that will donate up to $5,000 to
> > the Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage (only 50,000 msgs...li'l baby
> > birdies...furry baby rabbits... c'MON now! :)
> > Other corporations are participating too: any firms wishing to add matching
> > funds should contact Luther Brown at <email@example.com>. The
> > announcement's in the Dec 94 Advanced Systems magazine (pg 22). Who knows,
> > someday you might see companies all across the globe donating part of their
> > obscene profits to children's charities in Sarajevo, San Francisco, Manila,
> > Mogadishu, Bombay, Moscow, Port-au-Prince, Bucharest, Shanghai, Rio de
> > Janeiro... everywhere Santa stops in.
> > Remember: any user can send multiple msgs, so please be counted at least
> > _once_, OK? There are not many such opportunities to directly affect
> > something with your computer, and it doesn't take the Compassion of
> > Siddhartha to see what's good about putting food in the mouths of little
> > children with no home, wherever they are.
> > "So this is Christmas,
> > And what have you done?..."
> > -John Lennon
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