Re: Questionable Donation
Dave Livingston (dliving@MINN.NET)
Wed, 12 Feb 1997 11:36:12 -0600
It is an interesting question, and I'm not sure I really have a quick
My first answer is to take it and help the program, since the donation is
from a legal business that is probably mandated to put some money back
into the community. Someone will take it if they don't. Forget the source
and the message, I don't think the youth would take notice. I draw that
from the number of Troops that are funded by, or accept donations from
American Legions, VFWs, etc. Here in Minnesota, there is a thing called
Pull tabs that those organizations run. The profits must be donated to
non-profits. So when a Scout Trip gets a legion donation, where does it
really come from???
However, there are two different problems that I think arise. If the group
takes the money, and does capital improvements to the camp and facilities,
then it is hard to ask anyone else for money. "Why should I give, you
just got $5 million from the casino."
If they don't take the money, then the attitude is "You turned down $5
million, now you want me to give you money to make it up?"
I'm glad that decision is not mine.
dave livingston email@example.com
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