Petition to Apple
Let Us Donate to Charity for Free
AdWap (Advertising with a Purpose) is a website and mobile app that allows you to watch commercials to donate to charities for free. We have over 80 organizations raising money on our platform for things like ALS and cancer research, humanitarian relief, and recently, for the victims of the Manchester bombing. Since officially launching in December 2016, we have raised over $10,000 for charity. Last week, AdWap was removed from the app store because Apple "found that the primary purpose of your app is to encourage users to watch ads, which is not appropriate for the App Store". The primary purpose of AdWap is not to encourage users to watch ads, but rather, to make giving back free and easy. It allows you to donate during your downtime and support important causes while you watch TV, or eat, or wait in line for your coffee. So, being able to use the app from your phone is critical. Please consider supporting our petition to let Apple know that principle is more important than policy and that AdWap is a valuable app and appropriate for the App Store because it provides people with a free way to give, so that they can make a positive difference, anytime, anywhere, everyday.
Petition to Justin Elliott, ProPublica
MAKE THE AMERICAN RED CROSS ACCOUNTABLE
The Wide Open Thieves.It is time for this to S T O P ! Do you donate to the American Red Cross? They won't but I will thank you for making their paychecks, spending accounts, photo opps, vacations for a lot of them, personal gain, car's, gas and insurance to drive back and forth to work. Thank you for going to work everyday and your families doing without so they can enjoy life on your dime.I was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and work tireless hours and worked under some of the best staff members there are. Sad they are all gone now. Why? Because they would not steal from you.How long are we as Americans going to sit on our tails and talk about the rich getting richer? Wake up people, we make them this way.I worked the Superstorm Sandy, the Peoria, Il. tornados, Detroit Floods, Mississippi tornados and many others. I fought for what was right, I seen donations turned away to other organizations to sell, I've seen the waste. I've stayed in the finest hotel in Chicago, Atlantic City and other places on YOUR dime. Guess what, I asked for a staff shelter because I've seen the families come and be turned away. I've seen things thrown away and not given. I've seen the numbers padded.Now we come to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Where your dimes have put over a thousand people in hotels, but kept a few in shelters. My guess as to why is, because they will have a country music star concert for your dollars. The people are NOT going to get the money. This is a way to show numbers. To dip into your wallet. We're all saps. STOP the giving. The Red Cross has the money to give. Big businesses give this money for their write offs at tax time.I urge each and everyone of you that has a heart to contact your media outlet and Government and demand accountability of the Red Cross. STOP the discrimination across America of whom they help the most.Please see below a plea made and think about what you need to do.Sue RussellDecember 2 at 12:22pmMy cousin who is a nurse and volunteering at the Command Center in Gatlinburg just called me in tears and asked me to post this to face book. If you are sending donated items to the fire victims PLEASE make sure to indicate it is for the the fire victims as the Red Cross is re-directing items to other areas of the country. They are also turning away donations saying they do not need them. A lady drove from Georgia with a truck load of disposal diapers and was told they do not need them. Volunteers chased her down and told her to take them to the distribution center that was set up in Pigeon Forge. The need is great in this area....PLEASE do not let them turn your donations away and PEASE indicate on mailed items that they are to be used ONLY for the fire victims you are donating to help. PLEASE SHARE
Petition to Facebook
Sign the Petition to save the Salvation army kettle collection at the Pittsburgh Airport
The single Salvation Army kettle collection at Pittsburgh Airport is a reminder of the importance of helping others in need. The worker who sits next to the kettle all day, 5 days a week, is a beacon of light to all who come in contact with her. She will lose her job that she has faithfully served for 16 years. It was noted in an article that the kettle collection raises $40,000 in charitable donations. This is not an irritating solicitor trying to collect. Marilyn simply smiles and says hello to all that go past her and she rings her bell. So many families benefit from this work. Please open your hearts and sign the petition to save the kettle at the Airport.
Petition to Starbucks
Starbucks: Donate a portion of their proceeds from the 2014 Planners to the Typhoon Victims
I was browsing thru my News Feed the other day. I was in a state of shock and dismay as I witnessed, post after post the aftermath of the Typhoon Yolanda. It reminded me of how I was in that very same situation back when Reming hit Bicol in 2006. In the midst of my browsing I came across one post from a page about an Unboxing of the newly-announced "Starbucks 2014 Planner". I was quite offended by the untimely release of such thing that most of us consider as a "luxury" to have. I thought of the mechanics on how to get the planner since I'm already aware on how to avail such - You just have to be able to collect 18 stickers from Starbucks beverages. That's when I felt worse because I thought of all the people sipping on their Choco Java Chip Frappuccinos or Gingerbread Latte Frappe just to be able to collect stickers for the planners while somewhere in Visayas, some thousands of people are wailing for potable water. Just plain, lukewarm and stock water. I felt like I needed to do something about this. And here I am now, my friends, suggesting that for every 18 stickers that customers complete, just the cost of 1 sticker will go to the survivors of the Typhoon Yolanda. This will cost around 150.00 only but guys, 150.00 per person who will get a planner is not bad! In fact it's going to be a great help and will surely go a looong way! Starbucks' facebook page 's cover photo encourages us all to "Create Wonder, Share Joy" . I think this will be the best oppurtunity so that they'll really be able to live up to what they're trying to promote. Let's understand what the essence of Christmas truly is. Let's help Starbucks realize that we can indeed create wonder and share joy by hitting two birds with one stone - buy yourself a drink and give a little Christmas cheer to the survivors of Yolanda! WE never know, the first thing you might write on your brand new planner is an entry about how you were able to collect the stickers, get the planner and give back to our brothers and sisters in the Visayas.