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I need not tell you that this year is, and the coming year will be, different from past years. I know of no one who can look at the economic future and feel that he or she is not threatened.
We at Concordia are, for the most part, secure in our jobs. While most of us do not make a lot of money we make much more than those who are being thrown out of work.
The point: Centraide is soliciting your hard earned dollars. We, you and me, should give. I'm almost sure that you already give. How much is the only question. If you need a formula, here is one that is useful.
Take last year's donation and add to it the amount of money you would normally spend on a coffee at the local café across the street. Or add to it the amount of money that you might splurge on a six-pack of beer. Or add to it the amount of money you might spend on a pack of cigarettes or a loaf of bread or a litre of milk or a bouquet of flowers.
The point that I'm trying to make is that Centraide supports people who are in need of support and that we are privileged in that we can help support Centraide without much inconvenience to ourselves. When the envelope comes around, please put a bit in it. Every bit helps.