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    Amazon total donations to BMWMOA foundation

    Got this in my inbox this afternoon. Not bad, maybe more members will do the same in the future

    AmazonSmile has donated:

    $4,851.54 to BMW Motorcycle Owners of America - MOA Foundation*
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    To each their own, but I think there are far more worthy charitable organizations than motorcycle clubs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    To each their own, but I think there are far more worthy charitable organizations then a motorcycle club.
    That is true, but hopefully this is not your only charitable donation. We have several places that end up with our money and what we would designate to Amazon would not be a large part of the total. It may be an interesting thread to see what charities members think are better than others. One of my favorites is the Army. The Salvation Army. They pinch a penny farther than most. By the way, the BMW OA Foundation works towards educating safe riders. Wouldn't be nice if sates did something besides issue basic licenses and plates? Just Sayin.

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    Our two dogs that came from a rescue organization, SNARR ( https://snarrnortheast.org) that is linked to our Amazon purchases.

    Wilma on the left, Tennessee on the right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowpokepete View Post
    Our two dogs that came from a rescue organization, SNARR ( https://snarrnortheast.org) that is linked to our Amazon purchases.

    Wilma on the left, Tennessee on the right.

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    Has the BMWMOA received these donations? Perhaps one of the head honchos could verify the donations are making it to the coffers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by torque2u View Post
    Beautiful pups…the best things in life are free. Like the love you receive from grateful animal companions. I got these two guys last summer, along with my 1150RS, one of the best decisions of my life11BEABB1-EB7E-4AA3-A10C-66B7B4978C98.jpg
    Looks like you have two Tuxedo Cats. One of our two formerly feral cats is a Tuxedo. Always talking, demanding attention and inserting himself in every situation. I can only imagine how much fun having two would be.
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    That money means 20 more people can become motorcycle riders or take training that improves their skills. With motorcycle fatalities and injuries still high, $5000 goes a long way to keeping us safe. Seeing the foundation at work, every single person on that team lives and breathes motorcycle training and safety. I'm sure they appreciate even these passive donations from our members just clicking a link when buying via Amazon.

    Looking at it this way, people are just doing their thing buying toilet paper and shaving cream and 1-3 % goes to rider training. Passive giving on the backs of Amazon's already high margins is a good thing. Every bit counts. There are a LOT of Amazon smile charities you can give to and not everyone gives to the foundation but I don't see this at all as a negative.
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    Seems some can only see the “-“ (negative) part of any “+” (positive) sign. Keep up the good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkoppa View Post
    That is true, but hopefully this is not your only charitable donation. We have several places that end up with our money and what we would designate to Amazon would not be a large part of the total. It may be an interesting thread to see what charities members think are better than others. One of my favorites is the Army. The Salvation Army. They pinch a penny farther than most. By the way, the BMW OA Foundation works towards educating safe riders. Wouldn't be nice if sates did something besides issue basic licenses and plates? Just Sayin.

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    Many states offer both basic and advanced rider training. Idaho, where I live, does both, but at a cost. As an MOA member you can request up to $250 from the BMW MOA Foundation in the form of a Paul B. Scholarship to offset the costs of professional rider training..
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamchandler View Post
    That money means 20 more people can become motorcycle riders or take training that improves their skills. With motorcycle fatalities and injuries still high, $5000 goes a long way to keeping us safe. Seeing the foundation at work, every single person on that team lives and breathes motorcycle training and safety. I'm sure they appreciate even these passive donations from our members just clicking a link when buying via Amazon.

    Looking at it this way, people are just doing their thing buying toilet paper and shaving cream and 1-3 % goes to rider training. Passive giving on the backs of Amazon's already high margins is a good thing. Every bit counts. There are a LOT of Amazon smile charities you can give to and not everyone gives to the foundation but I don't see this at all as a negative.
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    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...to-BMWMOA-2019

    Looks to be about 1K a year in donations since 2019.
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    I got an email today that provided the quarterly donation to the charity I selected (Shriners Children’s Hospital). It was $28,000. Even more impressive we’re these figures the email provided:

    “ So far, AmazonSmile has donated:

    - $437,560.31 to Shriners Children's

    - Over $355 million to US charities

    - Over $403 million to charities worldwide”
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    I got an email today that provided the quarterly donation to the charity I selected (Shriners Children’s Hospital). It was $28,000. Even more impressive we’re these figures the email provided:

    “ So far, AmazonSmile has donated:

    - $437,560.31 to Shriners Children's

    - Over $355 million to US charities

    - Over $403 million to charities worldwide”
    Red Cross received 2.8 billion in donations in 2020. Shriners is a pittance compared to other organizations that take donations world wide [ unlike the bmwmoa which has a finite number of members who MIGHT donate.

    IMO, neither shriners nor the Red Cross need more donations from me. On the other hand, the bmwmoa can use all the help they can get to support the organization.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownie0486 View Post
    Red Cross received 2.8 billion in donations in 2020. Shriners is a pittance compared to other organizations that take donations world wide [ unlike the bmwmoa which has a finite number of members who MIGHT donate.

    IMO, neither shriners nor the Red Cross need more donations from me. On the other hand, the bmwmoa can use all the help they can get to support the organization.
    I agree with you, but just so everyone is clear, the Amazon donations are for the BMW MOA Foundation - NOT the BMW MOA. These are two distinct organizations. The Foundation's mission is it to support increased advanced rider training and education.
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