Feel Good Ripple - Credit Union Gives Customers $10 for Free

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  1. Fergal

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    Servus Credit Union has launched http://www.feelgoodripple.ca/. They are giving 20,000 visitors to their branches $10 each and asking them to do some good by passing on that $10 to help someone else. You can see how it works in the video below;

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    What good deed would you do with $10?
     
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    For $10, I will donate it to a private institutions that are helping the typhoon victims in our country.
     
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    I'd buy food or clothes for homeless people.
     
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    There lives a kid near by my home whose parents are homeless (almost like beggers) I would buy that kid an ice cream and chocolates.
     
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    That's very thoughtful of you dahlia84 and I'm sure it would make his day, but would you not buy him more healthy food?
     
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    Wow what an amazing way to spread goodwill and harmony. This is really nice.
     
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    well, If I get 10$, then I will try to invest in some good business on the net that starts with less and maybe with the profits, will try to buy some gifts for people in our place (poor relatives) who are really in need of it.
    Because even with just 10$, you can help people who are really in need.
     
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    The concept behind the idea is that you take the $10 and "Pay It Forward" to help other people. It's not intended that you invest it in a business.
     
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    I agree with Fergal, ice cream is not that healthy. It can be considered a junk food.
    Fruits, sandwiches, or maybe treat him/her to McDonald's, are more healthy than ice cream. :D
     
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    Yes you are right but he has to check his pocket if he afford it then he may take him to some of food hotels not so expensive but enough to feed his stomach.
     
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    Their idea is really cool! It is really a pay it forward task! If I have the chance to partake in this activity, I would be real honored. I think I would make use of the money to help add fun to a certain orphanage. You know I can help them a little with their food, supplies etc. :)
     
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    Well, McDonald's is so cheap. It just cost less than a Dollar for a meal. :D
     

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