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Old 10-19-2010, 04:30 PM
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Dear folks:

Fist of all, a definition of PLEDGE:

PLEDGE: A solemn promise or agreement to do or refrain from doing something. Example, a pledge of aid; a pledge not to wage war.

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More or less, all of us are aware of the importance of IV.org and how much IV means to us as an organization AND as an entity that strives to help us get out of the gut of current immigration situation.

We also know that a day will arrive when we (and spouse/kids) will have Green card in our hands.

If not next month, perhaps in another 6 months for some people. Or perhaps a year or two away and to some people, unfortunately, even longer.

But we will get it one day.

IV is a very active organization who is working hard in our best interest and it does not matter how you get the Green Card, IV will have, direct or indirect, contribution to it.


Proposal:
There was a thread going around few months ago on "how will you celebrate the day you get greened?" Some prefer throwing a party, some prefer vacation, some would overload gallons of alcohol in their body or some would donate money to their respective temples or church.

These are all good things to do. (OK. May be not the alcohol part)

In addition to the above, I invite you to celebrate that day by flowing some donation to IV. Just as a token of saying THANK YOU. This will help IV to continue to fight for other folks out there.

I invite you make a sincere pledge TODAY on how much money you would like to donate to IV on the day you get greened.

Nobody is going to twist your arm if you decide not to donate, but I trust that most of the people takes pride in keeping their word once given.

Even if 50 people among us get their green cards each month and each one of them decides to donate $100, it will amount to $5,000 to IV and it will help them fight for a cause for rest of the people out there.

No pressure.

Just an idea.

I myself pledge for $250 donation today.

Others are welcome to participate.
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I will donate same amount i.e. $250 when I get GC.
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Aw, I can't say.. Who knows what will be the value of a $ that time?
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Nice idea, but here is what I think...

Whats the point of donating after you get your Green card? Donate now in place of later and you can benefit from your own donation...and IV can get that money sooner
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:35 PM
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I would donate 500$ if I get the GC before 2012. If not I would reduce it by 50$ a year there after.
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This is understandable.

I do wish that you donate $500, before 2012.

Thanks to all who decides to chip in.

garybanz:
You are right. We need contributions in present time. There is no attempt to discourage people from contributing now. Instead, just another way to celebrate the green day with a sense of gratitude.


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I would donate 500$ if I get the GC before 2012. If not I would reduce it by 50$ a year there after.
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I donated 50$ recently. It is nothing compared to what others did but it is a start

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Nice idea, but here is what I think...

Whats the point of donating after you get your Green card? Donate now in place of later and you can benefit from your own donation...and IV can get that money sooner
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Nice idea, but here is what I think...

Whats the point of donating after you get your Green card? Donate now in place of later and you can benefit from your own donation...and IV can get that money sooner
I am trying to do just that. Realized that I can save $25 per month in many different ways from my current expenditure itself and signed up for $25/month donation.

Every little bit helps.
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:44 AM
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pledging and donating regularly is a novel concept for immigrant population, there has been some market research as well done on this when I was back in business school - feels a long time back!

Good to see folks coming out and signing up for recurring donations - every small amount counts as long as it is recurring.

For folks who want to celebrate the procurement of Greencard, it is fine as well but let's try focusing on the present than on future or past (courtesy: dialog from Rang De Basanti)...not trying to demean but trying to emphasize on the importance of present day!
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I would donate 500$ if I get the GC before 2012. If not I would reduce it by 50$ a year there after.
I understand your frustration, but its like holding IV responsible for getting your GC - that does not seem right.

Contributing now is important; and after getting gc's, its equally important to support the people who are still stuck in the process.
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I understand your frustration, but its like holding IV responsible for getting your GC - that does not seem right.

Contributing now is important; and after getting gc's, its equally important to support the people who are still stuck in the process.
Yeah I agree, I'm a regular donor anyway. If my GC is getting delayed, then for every year after 2012 I would cut my rent by 100-200 a month All other expenses too.
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I understand your frustration, but its like holding IV responsible for getting your GC - that does not seem right.

Contributing now is important; and after getting gc's, its equally important to support the people who are still stuck in the process.
My First donation was in Jan 2006. The latest one was, 100$ for the Washington meet this year. And I had a lot more in between. This will be just on top of it. How is my GC is related to IV. I dont think I am holding anybody responsible for it.
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Dear IV and members:

With a feeling of gratitude for the IV efforts, I donated $200 to IV today (transaction id: 2VP65609MG754245X) after getting the Green card. I pledged for $250 but I do not know how to do one time contribution of $50 to IV.

Please let me know, if you do and I will complete my pledge for additional $50.

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Dear folks:

Fist of all, a definition of PLEDGE:

PLEDGE: A solemn promise or agreement to do or refrain from doing something. Example, a pledge of aid; a pledge not to wage war.

Situation:
More or less, all of us are aware of the importance of IV.org and how much IV means to us as an organization AND as an entity that strives to help us get out of the gut of current immigration situation.

...
...

Even if 50 people among us get their green cards each month and each one of them decides to donate $100, it will amount to $5,000 to IV and it will help them fight for a cause for rest of the people out there.

No pressure.

Just an idea.

I myself pledge for $250 donation today.

Others are welcome to participate.
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Dear IV and members:

With a feeling of gratitude for the IV efforts, I donated $200 to IV today (transaction id: 2VP65609MG754245X) after getting the Green card. I pledged for $250 but I do not know how to do one time contribution of $50 to IV.

Please let me know, if you do and I will complete my pledge for additional $50.

Thanks!
You can send a cheque or sign up for $50/month.
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