Hidden Mickey for Haiti REVEALED!!! - $2035 raised.

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  1. Slippy

    Slippy Hidden Mickey for Haiti

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


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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.:confused3

    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! :smickey:

    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. :chat: Here is an email of support I received:
    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. :yay: 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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  3. Slippy

    Slippy Hidden Mickey for Haiti

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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??
     
  4. Slippy

    Slippy Hidden Mickey for Haiti

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    Another word of support, this one from the fine people at findingmickey.com:
    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?:cheer2:

    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? :littleangel:
     
  5. Hidden_Mickey

    Hidden_Mickey DIS Veteran

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    I've donated elsewhere, but it sounds good to me!

    :thumbsup2
     
  6. Slippy

    Slippy Hidden Mickey for Haiti

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    I just received this private message:
    Thanks, Natalie, for getting the ball rolling! Your Hidden Mickey email with pictures and directions is on the way.
     
  7. mickeywho?

    mickeywho? <font color=teal>I think when they became trendy p

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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!
     
  8. Slippy

    Slippy Hidden Mickey for Haiti

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    Mickeywho?,

    I have just emailed you the information on the Hidden Mickey for Haiti! I hope you'll make a pilgrimage to go see it one day; I think it is really cool (you'll see in the pics!)

    Okay, folks! Who is next? If you can spare a buck, you can make a difference! If you've ever been to Disney, then I am sure you can spare a dollar. Let's band together and help some people out!:cheer2:

    Tell your kids that Mickey would be proud of them, and I am too! What are their names? I'll put them on the list!
     
  9. mickeylove2

    mickeylove2 DIS Veteran

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    This is an awesome thing you have done! I have been donating to Yele Haiti for a few years now so naturally after the earthquake I donated to them, but since reading your post, I have also donated to the ARC, Unicef and Doctors without Borders. My girls are also wanting to get involved with some fundraising to donate to Unicef, they are really wanting to do a car wash but that'll have to wait til it gets warmer!
     
  10. mickeywho?

    mickeywho? <font color=teal>I think when they became trendy p

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    Just showed the boys the hidden mickey - very cool!
     
  11. Slippy

    Slippy Hidden Mickey for Haiti

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    $190, plus an unspecified amount, raised so far!
    Won't you please join us? Even small amounts help! Just think if every thread viewer was to give something, even if it is JUST A DOLLAR.

    Click here for a "super-quick" way to donate to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund. You can use your credit card (again, even if it is just for a buck!) or Amazon Payments.

    Send me a message, or post on here, once you have, and I will send you the Hidden Mickey for Haiti details!

    Those poor, suffering souls, with little hope right now, need us... and we need you.
     
  12. LuvCuteBoys

    LuvCuteBoys <font color=blue>Doing good is not a competition<b

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    I just sent you a message.

    After all of the negativity I've seen in regard to this tragedy, this brought tears to my eyes!

    THANK YOU :goodvibes
     
  13. disney1990

    disney1990 <font color=royalblue>Wow, it make my heart skip a

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    Even unemployed, I had to help by donating to the Red Cross.
     
  14. MickeyMomOfThree

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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!!!
     
  15. MickeyMomOfThree

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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.
     
  16. Tinkermom76

    Tinkermom76 Gawrsh

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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! :goodvibes
     
  18. jad215

    jad215 Mouseketeer

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    Love this and how everyone on the DIS comes together...it's like one giant family!
     
  19. WebmasterDoc

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    This has been approved by the DIS.

    Thanks! :)
     
  20. Slippy

    Slippy Hidden Mickey for Haiti

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    Hooray, I'm glad the thread is back up. Thanks Doc and all the rest!

    I just got in from dinner, and saw this message that was left on my profile:
    Little by little, we are getting there!

    Thanks, all, for the support.
     
  21. lilallybean

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    I am so very proud to be a part of this! Thanks again for organizing it!:thumbsup2
     

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