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June 21st, 2007

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03:38 pm - Really, just an open thank-you note
Today, I got a notification that someone (anonymously) purchased me a permanent account with LiveJournal. I'd like to say "Thank You" to that person (I am, of course, assuming that said person actually reads my LJ).

Apparently, LiveJournal donates $25 of any payment for a permanent account to one of four charities, and I got to make the choice about which charity my permanent account would support. My choices were actually pretty varied, given that I only got 4 choices. Options included free speech and privacy, sexual assault, creative commons, and human rights.

I mean, how can one go wrong, really?

My choice, after looking at the options, was pretty obvious to me, though. While each charity is certainly worthwhile, and I was tempted to just let "my" donation split evenly four ways, I settled on one above the others:
RAINN: The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Over the past few years in particular, I've had a lot of contact with survivors of various forms of sexual assault, and since becoming clergy, that role has grown a lot.

When I saw this option, then, I thought about what I'm doing with this journal, my life, and everything else, and it was this charity that I felt was most useful and important. It's not so much that the cause is the one that appeals most to me: the Creative Commons actually is more "me" than the others, as I define myself. But this charity, I think, fits best with my journal and my life as I'm living it now.

There are a lot of times that I don't know how to help. This just gave me the chance to do something positive that related well to me.

So, to whomever donated the account, I say again: thank you, and now you know how I've used the donation, and why.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: thankfulthankful
Current Music: "Truckstop Salvation", -JB
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Date:June 21st, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)
Yay for you!

That's a cool new promotion - the charity donation particularly, but also the part where if you have any paid time left on your current lj subscription you can gift it to another user instead of having it go to waste.

They put some thought into this one. . . .
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Date:June 21st, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC)
If I had the money for a permanent account, that's who I would have given my donation to. I'm glad you did.

[User Picture]
Date:June 21st, 2007 10:53 pm (UTC)
I thought of you earlier today. Well, earlier as in after we chatted. It was good.
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Date:June 22nd, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
Hey, I have a permanent account. Where do I go to choose where the money is donated?
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Date:June 22nd, 2007 02:29 am (UTC)
It's just for people who buy permanent accounts NOW during their current promotion/sale. They go on sale once in a while, for a limited time only.
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Date:June 22nd, 2007 03:14 am (UTC)
Today, I got a notification that someone (anonymously) purchased me a permanent account with LiveJournal.

You suck, you suck, you suck, you suck, you suck!
I am sooo bitter jealous.
I hope you... eh... get a temporary 'bout of writer's block when trying to remember what you ate that was so divine the day before, or something similarly miniscule (but that makes you think of me and my wrathy fist-shakey!!)

heh. just kidding.
enjoy... and umm... should your sugar daddy/mama be reading this- spread the love around? ;)
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Date:June 22nd, 2007 06:53 am (UTC)
RAINN is good people. They helped me out immensley after my assault last yer.

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