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Do you think this would work?

Anonymous
Posted by Anonymous
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Would you donate NO MORE than $5 towards someone that was trying to buy a house? 

A single mother, two kids, no child support, ex is an alcoholic narc. 

My co-worker and I had this insane idea to set up a Go Fund Me page to help pay for a down payment. I was like I'll set the limit at $5 then when people donate I'll make a brick pathway in the yard and peoples names on it. 

Like Jane Doe owns $1 of this house brick and John Doe owns $5 of this house brick. 

P.S. I have a plan set up to save about 50k in 6 years plus a small amount already saved. It's not like I'm just hustling $$ out of people without saving myself.  

I'm just intrigued to see if this would work. 


Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 15, 2018 at 2:07 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 15, 2018 at 2:09 PM
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I don't donate to GoFundMe at all unless it's a medical emergency. Getting others to contribute to your lifestyle is tacky.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 15, 2018 at 2:10 PM
It might, but I personally wouldn't donate to that.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 15, 2018 at 2:11 PM
Gofundme should be utilized for emergencies only, in my opinion.

However, if people want to donate, they will.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jan. 15, 2018 at 2:12 PM
How much does it cost to have a brick engraved?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 15, 2018 at 2:12 PM

That's cool. I've donated only once and it was to a personal friend whose house was ravaged by Hurricane Harvey. I help other people out though when I can, I just don't really do it through Gofundme. 

Quoting Anonymous 3: It might, but I personally wouldn't donate to that.


Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Jan. 15, 2018 at 2:13 PM
I wouldnt donate even a dollar. I have no desire to own a brick on your walkway or house
JalynSpoon
by CajunTarHeel on Jan. 15, 2018 at 2:13 PM

Gosh, no.

LadyGigi
by Platinum Member on Jan. 15, 2018 at 2:13 PM
I agree. As is putting monetary amounts on fundraising (donation?) bricks.

Quoting Anonymous 2: I don't donate to GoFundMe at all unless it's a medical emergency. Getting others to contribute to your lifestyle is tacky.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 15, 2018 at 2:13 PM

LOL, No clue, I was thinking I'll just paint them. LOL. Probably more than the brick is worth. So if someone donates $3, I spend 2 on the brick then another 3 engraving it I'm just SOL aint I? 

Thanks! I didn't think about that. 

Quoting Anonymous 5: How much does it cost to have a brick engraved?


DezarooMama
by Ruby Member on Jan. 15, 2018 at 2:14 PM
I am that woman starting over. And I would donate a few dollars to something like that. Because I’ve walked that path.

But the brick walkway sounds expensive.
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