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Old 01-27-2010, 04:46 PM   #1
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Exclamation Hidden Mickey for Haiti REVEALED!!! - $2035 raised.

Goal: at least $1000
UPDATE - TOTAL MONEY RAISED SO FAR: $2035, including $360 Gov't of Canada match


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HELPERS OF HIDDEN MICKEY FOR HAITI
The below folks have generously donated:
tinkermom76
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jtanddolly
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Last week I was staying at Coronado Springs with my wife. We had gotten the news about Haiti, and, boy did we feel odd (guilty?) being at the most magical place on earth while just a few hundred miles away so much suffering was going on. Well, we made a donation to the Red Cross via their website, yet still didn't feel quite right.

Now, I'm somewhat known for having half-baked ideas and marching to the beat of a different drummer. So, when I saw a work crew repairing some decorative "stuff" at the resort, it was no great surprise that the idea popped into my head about commissioning a "Hidden Mickey for Haiti." I didn't take the time to think this all the way through, but went ahead and "persuaded" the crew to make a Hidden Mickey in the work they were doing. I must say, I was very impressed at the quality of their work!

There were a few conventioneers still out by the bar area, so I hit them up to make a $10 donation via text (by texting "haiti" to phone number 90999) in exchange for being one of the first people to see this. Well, this generated a little bit of money, but certainly not much...

So, this is where YOU FOLKS come in, being, as best I can tell, some of the leading authorities of "all things Disney," and obviously a good, caring group of people.

Here's how the HIDDEN MICKEY FOR HAITI fundraiser works:
WHAT YOU DO:
1) You pick a charity that is saving lives in Haiti as we speak. I suggest you look at Charity Navigator to see the 4-star charities and their plans if you need help selecting one. Here is a super-quick link to the American Red Cross Haiti Fund.
2) Make a donation of ANY AMOUNT, EVEN IF IT IS JUST A DOLLAR, directly to that charity.
3) Private message me that you have done this, letting me know what name to honor.
WHAT YOU GET:
1) First and foremost, a "warm fuzzy" that you have helped save lives and ease the suffering of the people of Haiti
2) Pictures of the Hidden Mickey, as well as exact directions to it. IT IS A GOOD ONE!
3) Public recognition on these forums (in the name you specified), as well as the "rights" to use the title "Official Helper of Hidden Mickey for Haiti," and the Official Badge, in these forums and anywhere else you'd like.

I have been in touch with Steve and Vickie Barrett, THE AUTHORITIES on Hidden Mickeys about this. Here is an email of support I received:
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Wow, Scott, Vickie here, Steve and I really applaud your compassion and
enthusiasm to help the disaster victims in Haiti.

We have spent much of the day seriously "musing" over your various
proposals and discussing a few of our own.

We do give credit to the first people to submit a hidden mickey on
our website and we list the names of those whose submissions (first to
submit) are in the book.

You must be thrilled to have been responsible for the placement of a
Hidden Mickey (we are impressed !) and to have actively obtained funds for
the relief effort must be gratifying.

Scott we are proud of you, Great Job

Sincerely, Steve and Vickie Barrett
I will grant the largest donor that contributes at least $200 the full "rights" to be recognized as the discoverer, and should be able to secure the support of the Barretts and others, giving YOU (or your Prince or Princess!) the honor of it being "your" Hidden Mickey! The cut-off for this will be NOON on February 7. If you want to "open the bidding" in this forum, great! Of course, I'll need to have verification from the highest donor. All the charities provide receipts, so this should not be a big deal.

MY FUNDRAISING GOAL IS ONLY $1,000. Surely we can meet and exceed that. I know many of you, or MOST of you, have already done something for Haiti. If you haven't, here is an opportunity. If you HAVE, well, can't you dig a little, tiny bit deeper, even if it is just $1?

I wish to thank my nephew, WeatherbySwann, who is a frequent poster on these boards. He inspired me to take the time to give this a go. I'd encourage you to take a look at his website http://www.blakeonline.com, which is a great Disney resource.

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Old 01-27-2010, 07:21 PM   #2
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Thanks very much to jtanddolly for creating the badge for those supporting Hidden Mickey for Haiti!

Here it is!

Now, don't YOU want this in your signature??
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:44 PM   #3
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Another word of support, this one from the fine people at findingmickey.com:
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hello, scott!

congratulations on having a hidden mickey created! i think just the fact that your hidden mickey was inspired by the tragedy in haiti is pretty special. i'm sure others would love to hear your story and see this hidden mickey! i would be happy to blog about it if you would like to supply me with a photo. you don't have to tell me the exact location... just the resort (this is a disney resort?). i could also put a donation link for the red cross and the text information. i suppose (with disney's permission) you could auction a photo of the hidden mickey and location. but i think your story may be better served to inspire others to donate... just my thoughts.

we have also donated to the red cross for haiti. we appreciate what you are doing! sincerely, rosemary & neil garcia
Thanks, Rosemary and Neil, for your support! However, you aren't getting that picture yet Kinda like the free milk and a cow thing right now, but could you help us get a little press anyway?

If anyone has any questions about any of this, please let me know! I'm looking forward to seeing the first person step up with a donation. Who will be the one to start this snowball rolling down the mountain?
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:52 PM   #4
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I've donated elsewhere, but it sounds good to me!

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Old 01-28-2010, 11:31 AM   #5
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Hooray tinkermom76!

I just received this private message:
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Thanks for starting the Hidden Mickey for Haiti

I donated at my church on the weekend but after seeing your thread I just donated $20 through Canada for Haiti and the Canadian Government will match my donation so Haiti relief will get $40

Thanks again and have a great day

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Thanks, Natalie, for getting the ball rolling! Your Hidden Mickey email with pictures and directions is on the way.
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What a great idea! My dh and I had just finished making our annual donation to Free the Children when the earthquake happened. We quickly donated again once we heard of the great need and - being canadian - our government matched our donation.
My kids were asking about how they could help as they watched the telethon last weekend. I showed them your thread last night and they are in! Each are donating this months allowances to Free the Children - so 4 weeks x $6 +$4 = $40 - double by canadian government - + $80 !! Love my boys!
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I am doing it right now through the Red Cross, do I donate it to International Relief?

Never mind, I just needed to scroll down for Haiti, my mistake. Doing it now...

OK, had some trouble with RC website (maybe they are busy, so that is a good thing.) Anyway, I went and did it through Doctor's Without Borders who was listed on the website you posted. Thanks for letting us be a part of this good cause, and Great Idea!!!
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I justed posted this thread info on my Facebook page. Not all (or even many) of my friends are into Disney (crazy I know!) But they all have big hearts so maybe that will help.
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YAY I'm glad so many people are getting into this

Let's keep this thread going
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I donated to the American Red Cross through work, and my company is matching all donations dollar for dollar up to $250,000. So add $100 to your goal!
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Love this and how everyone on the DIS comes together...it's like one giant family!
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What a great thing to do. I just made a $10 donation to ARC.
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I donated $10 to the ARC last week through Publix. Just swiped my CC and added it to my grocery bill, so I didn't even notice it! My DS10 will also be taking in boxes of instant oatmeal, corn flakes, and packs of Gatorade to add to his school's food drive.

Good job Slippy, I'm glad that WM Doc came on with approval!
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Old 01-30-2010, 12:34 PM   #15
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Fantastic! Nice job.

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What a great thing to do. I just made a $10 donation to ARC.
Thanks, SamSam! I emailed you the pictures and information on the Hidden Mickey for Haiti.

We are now MORE THAN HALF WAY TO THE ORIGINAL GOAL OF $1,000.

Can you help us some?

It is nice to see this community working together.
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