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1st Annual Take Care of Our ThePhins.com Family Drive

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Fin Fan In Cali, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    To our ThePhins Family,

    We want all of our ThePhins.com members to have toys for their children and food for their Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas celebrations. This is a time of great need and we want to join you to help our members who may not have adequate money to buy food or to give a present to their children for holidays.

    To make that possible, we are starting the First Annual Take Care of Our Family Drive. "ThePhins.com will match the first $500 in donations" Donations can be made via Paypal without your name, and can indeed be mailed in if you like.

    Those Brothers and Sisters that are in a tough situation this year, will need to sit down with their other significant one, and figure out what they really need for this Holiday Season. Then, once they have done that, the family member will need to PM me with what they are in need of, and the number of children in the family as well. This will be kept confidential (site admins only). Please be considerate of what you need, and what others may need as well. We will make a priority of food on the table first, then a present for the children.

    If you can spare a few dollars to help a member in need of food for the holidays or gifts for a member's children, please either mail or donate via the Contribute link.

    If you are a member in need of food for the holidays or gifts for your children, PM me and let me know what you need and what you think it will cost to make your family's holidays enjoyable.

    If we receive a lot of donations we will be able to do more. If we don't receive an ample amount of donations we will make a priority list and go from there. We will post what we collected, and sent out after Christmas. The donations will be sent out in the form of a gift card only. This is the goal of ThePhins Family to ensure each family member has the very best Holiday Season that they can possibly have. If you have any questions at all, please contact John (Fin Fan In Cali) via PM.


    Click Here to Donate Directly

    Make checks out to the following:
    ThePhins.com
    8870 N Himes Ave, Suite 319
    Tampa, FL 33614

    Click here to send a private message (PM) to John


    No amount is too small, and all donations are greatly appreciated.

    We thank you for your kindness.
     
  2. dolfan94

    dolfan94 New Member

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    Great idea. I'll be sending as much as I can
     
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  3. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    Thank you very Brother! It will mean a lot to a loving family this year! Thanks again ever so much!:knucks:
     
  4. anlgp

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    I think my post got deleted?
     
  5. alen1

    alen1 New Member

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    Nope, Steve. This thread is stickied in each forum and you posted in the Other NFL thread. Your post is here.

    Also want to say that you guys (mods, admins and everyone else donating) are great people and I love how you all look out for each other. Its a great loving and caring family here and as Brandon said in the CL, it all starts from the management. You guys have done a great job here and this just gets better for some families. I wish I could help but I can't so I just want to wish everyone safe and joyful holidays. I hope you enjoy the time with your families and friends.

    Alen
     
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  6. anlgp

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    I'll also say I wish everyone the best holidays. If you can't afford turkeys or food I know it might be embarassing but check to see if you qualify for food stamps as well. Go to a kitchen if you have to.

    It will only be embarassing to you if you take it with current society in mind. In todays world it's simply not enough to have a studio apartment if you're one person you have to have a house. Oh and by the way you can't just have a car it has to be a "current" model and has to be environment friendly.

    Remember at our most basic we are based on survival. All that is enough is food, water and shelter. How you get it matters not. Cheers and keep your heads up. I know I am.
     
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  7. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    Brother this is our goal to take care of our family here. We want to make sure we can get food on the table, and ensure every child of our family has a present to open for Christmas. We have wonderful Brothers and Sisters here, and we love, appreciate, and are very proud of each and every one of you all. Any pm to myself will be kept confidential with our Admins, and you have my word on that.:wink2:
     
  8. anlgp

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    If we need it here you can bet your butt I'm pming you. Right now we look OK :)

    I was just stating that because that's really how I feel. While I'm sure the extra attention this site would give person X there are also other ways to get it and one need not feel embarassed to get funding that the government has set up for these kinds of things. At one time I went and applied for (medicaid? medicare? I get them mixed up) anyway, I was told I make too much. It was seriously only by 3 dollars or something ridiculous like that.

    The point is if you don't at least try to do it when you know you need it and the option is available you're not making the best use of your resources. The best anyone can do is put a step forward and try.
     
  9. SCall13

    SCall13 ThePhins QB


    What a great idea! Kudos to all who came up with this idea and those who donate. Fantastic!
     
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  10. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

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    Thanks to all who have donated. You guys never cease to amaze me. :)
     
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  11. GISH

    GISH ~mUST wARN oTHERS~

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    Absolutely fantastic. I can't donate much. But it will help someone.
     
  12. baboo72

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    That was my question too...

    Ah now I know! :up:

    Further proof that this is the greatest group of people around! :up:
     
  13. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    If you need help this year, please feel free to pm me. This will be a yearly event, so if you and your family need help this year, then please ask for it, and possibly next year you could help contribute to this great cause.:hi5: We are all family here, and we want to reach out and help our Brothers, and Sisters in any way we can.:yahoo:
     
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  14. dolfan94

    dolfan94 New Member

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    One other thing.

    Christmas isnt the only holiday around the time.
    Hannukah happens around the same time, and I believe Ramadahn and others as well.

    And dont bring on the stereotype that all jews are rich, because you have no idea.
    Just a thought that you might want to add that
     
  15. Celtkin

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    Hannukah is mentioned and Ramadahn ended just over a month ago. :)
     
  16. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    Sorry bro no offense was meant by that. No stereotype was even thought of. We will be recognizing all those as mentioned in the first post.:wink2:
     
  17. FINintheMOON

    FINintheMOON Moderator Luxury Box

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    How can anyone find a way to make this a biased effort is beyond me... The money being raised is for ALL members of this family that need it!!! There are no requirements to meet other than you are in need... This is regardless of your ethnic background, current job status or your religion...

    Jeez! IF you need assistance PM FFIC... IF not, don't degrade the effort of the site and give a little!

    Grrrrrrr!:angry:
     
  18. Celtkin

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    Well said brother Ken.
     
  19. funkdat

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    I as well wish everyone the best of Holidays.

    I had a friend a few years ago who tried to see if she could qualify for food stamps and they told her since she was making 12k a year she made too much money, her rent was 950$.So you have to be dirt poor to get food stamps.

    And what you said about are current society................I don't know any single friend of mine that owns their own house.I have friends that are couples and have a house, but a'lot of them couples have had to sell their house in the pass year.......They were not poor ether, they were making from 60k to 130k a year.

    And as far as cars go..............the only current model car i've ever been in was a rental.

    Where do you live? .....and how do i get to your America?

    It really touch me that this site is doing this.I've been going to FH and now here, for the better part of a decade.I always thought the cream of the crop came here from FH and this just proves it tenfold.

    I don't own a home or have a new car but i have had just about every toy i've ever wanted, as a kid and now, and i will do what i can to help others here have the same.

    On the other hand, i also know what it's like to be a young boy from Miami hialeah and get penny rolls as a christmas present.So i 'll do all i can to help.
     
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  20. shelby

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    That is outstanding....what a great group of Admins y'all have here.

    When i get paid next week, i will see what i can donate.

    You guys are amazing....well done!
     
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  21. SICK

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    my check will be sent in a lil bit....this is incredible.....and makes me proud to tears to be apart of this amazing family/site......

    go phins!
     
  22. Absolutely fantastic idea -- what an incredible group of people we have here... count on me to make a donation.
     
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  23. njfinfan

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    Shelby - class act all the way, and from a rival AFCE fan. I think we could ALL learn a lesson from you. I applaud your generosity and your spirit and thank you very much for your support.

    Mary
    njfinfan
     
  24. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    Thank you very much Shelby!:up: We greatly appreciate it.:hi5:
     
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  25. anlgp

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    this is not "my" america. this is how I view it. and "this" america is not somewhere you want to be IMO. please let me explain. i'm just saying people in general tend to spend beyond their means and live up to societies expectations not their own. for example. someone sets a trend 40,000 people seem to follow it. someone came out with an "iSomething". How many of those do you see? it's not so much "owning" a house as it is "having" a house. besides if you look at it like I do (which you probably don't and that's cool) even when you pay the house off you don't "own" it anyway. we own nothing on this earth. everything owns us. we truly are a product of our material possesions.. unless we've trained ourselves to think otherwise. once we die that house then belongs to someone else - be it a bank or another person. it's no longer yours and it never was in the first place. you simply just lived there for a period of time and made it a home with the love and things inside it. what I mean by "you don't want to be in this america" has nothing to do with the country we live in, the government running it (I banned myself from the POFO) or a lack of patriotism on my part. It's really a generalization of the things I see going around me and that I hear going on with others. I realize that can and probably will bite me in the butt though that's my explination. reading the first bit of "walden" i gathered the impression that he thought they had too much back then.. and that was in the 1800s. He's probably spinning in his grave right now.

    anyway, that's not what this thread is about. this thread is about helping people who don't have the means to put food on the table or to buy a gift for their loved ones. we can discuss this further via PM if you would like :).

    FFIC and others: I really wish I could contribute to help this year. We're not sinking but we're not exactly floating, either.
     
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  26. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    Thanks bro. If you need a little help please send me a pm.:wink2: That is what this is about.:hi5:
     
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  27. funkdat

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    Me saying that was a " Play on " how i think that other person sees our current society.

    I don't think he has a "real" take on our society.That society with a new car every year, and have to have a house, is very uncommon.I have friends who are millionaires who have never gone after that white rabbit.

    As far as what you said, i agree 100%, not just about owning a home but friends, lovers , family as well.

    So have fun with your new husband, or new girlfriend kids because odds are your just renting them as well.

    Back to the house, it only makes since to pay off a house before you die if you plan on selling it or leaving it with your loved ones.
     
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  28. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    Family as you are aware that holidays are upon us. We have a lot of proud men on this site. Please look at your family, and your current financial situation. We have collected an outstanding amount from our terrific family here to help others. If you need assistance this is what the holidays are all about. If you have too much pride to ask, your spouse or children can contact me via pm or use the contact us on the site, and that will only go to the admins. We will keep this in the highest confidentially. This is for all members. I know what it is to be going through tough times, as I have been out of work since July.

    If you are in need for Thanksgiving please contact me immediately, so we can ensure in time delivery of a gift card for a awesome family meal.

    We are going with a cut off date of December 15th. So please get your pm's to me as soon as possible. If you need help after that date, please contact me, and we will do our very best to assist.[​IMG] It may not come until after Christmas, but it will be on it's way.

    If you need help this year please take it, as in next year you could in return help another family during this time.:hi5:

    We love you all, and want to ensure that this time of the year has some cheer in it for you and your family!
     
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  29. Celtkin

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    I want to emphasize part of John's original post -- most of the members here are guys who are too proud to ask. I am like you. I love beer, knowing that I can take care of my loved ones and scratching my balls BUT this is more about your family than about your pride.

    Look your children and wife in the eye and if you have a need and are still too proud to ask for help, have them contact us.
     
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  30. aesop

    aesop Well-Known Member

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    Awesome. I wish I wasn't so strapped for cash right now, I'd love to contribute. I'm a tweener, got enough money to get by but not quite enough to help other people yet.

    Just thought I'd show some recognition of the great efforts put forth by the admins here.
     
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  31. Fin Fan In Cali

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    It is the thought that counts brother. Thanks for the nice comments. There will always be next year.:wink2:
     
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  32. Fin Fan In Cali

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    We have helped a couple of families already for Thanksgiving. If you need some assistance to make your holidays a little brighter, please send me a pm, or have a family member send it to me. We have been truly blessed with outstanding support this year from family. We want to make sure everyone has a smile during this holiday season. Family takes care of family through thick and thin. If you need assistance this year, just let me know, and it will be taken care of. Then if next year is better for you, you can contribute and help someone else out. This is going to be a yearly family drive to take care of our own.

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!:wink2:
     
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  33. aesop

    aesop Well-Known Member

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    Good to hear people are taking advantage of the generosity put forth here. Hope everyone has a nice Thanksgiving.
     
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  34. Fin Fan In Cali

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    Happy Thanksgiving to you as well Brother!:wink2:
     
  35. vt_dolfan

    vt_dolfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Hows the drive goin FFIC?? Hopefully we collected enough to make a difference....

    And Happy Thanksgiving to All!!!!
     
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  36. Celtkin

    Celtkin <B>Webmaster</b> Luxury Box

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    Brother, the members here who have contributed have done so generously. Between what the members have given and what ThePhins.com is matching, we are in a position to help several members this year.

    We collected enough to send out an early round of Walmart gift cards to deserving members for Thanksgiving and will send out a another round for Christmas (Walmart, if you are watching, we would welcome your help ;) )

    My deepest gratitude goes out to all who gave.

    If you find yourself in need, please contact Fin Fan in Cali. We are ready and happy to help.
     
  37. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    Thanks to all the awesome members for the warm pm's! We sincerely appreciate the support, and the requests for assistance.[​IMG] Please do not wait, if you know that this holiday season is going to be tough, whether it's food, toys, or presents, please send me a pm with your needs, and an address, and we will take it from there.:hi5: We love the family here, and we are doing our very best to take care of our loving family. We have had some requests for the upcoming holidays, and to those family members, I say thank you very much for coming forth.:wink2:

    Happy Thanksgiving! May you have family, friends, health, and laughter.:yes:
     
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  38. dolphindebby

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    You guys are truly "The Best".
     
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  39. dolfan94

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    Guys, I previously said I was going to help out, but unfortuantley, I wasnt available to. Times have been hard lately, but hopefully I can contribute next year. Maybe for next season, I can donate some preseason tickets, since this year, my tickets for the first game went unused
     
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  40. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    It is the thought that counts. Perhaps next year. Thanks for the thought bro.:wink2:
     

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