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  • robert mendiola

    Hi my name is Robert Mendiola, I just lost my Apartment, my car, and my ex-girlfriend stole all my money from my bank. I get SSD!! I have bone cancer, I am 50 years old, My birthday is on 9/25/2012 It"'s so hard when you have no money? But life goes on, I wish i could get some help to get back on my feet. If anyone can help me I promise i will give you back all your money? I really need money for a Car were i can call Home? My acct# number is 9792087463 at Wells Fargo Bank. May the person from up about bless you all in this matter..In this page it say DISCUSS I have something to say and so I did? Thanks for letting me shear my story. You can wright back at bobbymendiola@hotmail.com or call me at (818)450-4771 or (818) 934-6600 I need $150:00 dollars to get a new phone! I lost my phone..Thanks again just me Robert

  • Develop Africa

    Alexandria, We use the texting option through global giving. Just seeing it online does not really encourage people to donate, but I think it is a great resource for when we are out working an event, We can simply display a sign saying Text blank to donate $5 towards such and such.

  • Alexandria Jarvis

    This is interesting. I recently heard something on npr about charity donations through texting. I wonder about how that compares to the online giving, though it seems that it is more of a "one-time-giving" sort of situation. I wondered if there was something more tactile/personal about donating through the phone? But the potential for "tweet" like giving seems strong because of broadcasting your support and building social capital. Maybe there is something about an online experience that seems too anonymous? One minute I am not a donor, i click a button then I am. Or maybe the exchange is too immaterial? Interesting article.