|A frame from L&F's video. You can see the whole of the thirty-three-seconds-long video at the bottom of this post.|
This is, of course, a baldfaced lie, an act of treatchery, to deceive potential donors -- subliminally if not openly -- that any wee bit of money YOU give to Loaves & Fishes will somehow result in a spectacular amount of great good getting done.
|$1.42 donation plea at L&F's homepage as of 11/24/12.|
One-dollar and forty-two cents won't even rent a lane for a game of bowling at Country Club Lanes. It is just not much. But you should hold onto it -- don't send it anywhere -- and find good you can make of it, at home. With a bunch of piles of "one-dollar and forty-two cent" amounts you can buy yourself or your whole family some Swanson turkey TV dinners.
What Loaves & Fishes is doing is solely one dastardly thing: To mendaciously, perfidiously get into your wallet or purse and extract as much therein as possible.
What? You think I'm carrying on about all this a bit much? You say you know Loaves & Fishes wildly exaggerates things, but you just take it as their mostly-benign way of making their need for donations known?
Sigh. Please, please don't support this crass fall from authenticity. We don't have to become a nation where lying is OK when you get away with it, such that it becomes believed and then a truthy truth. We don't all have to succumb to Romnesia. Romney lost the election, y'all! C'mon!! Support the True, the Good and the Beautiful by telling Loaves & Fishes to go jump in a lake. OR, tell them that you want only truthful, authentic, understandable donation-seeking correspondence sent to you, henceforward. That it is what you are told and shown that is REAL that you might respond to with a donation of your hard-earned money.
You, the donors past, who are seen as donors future, have a lot of leverage to make things better for the homeless. Be courageous for us. Don't be easy, giving your money away, blindly.
Below, Loaves' viddie that came with their texted plea for that one-forty-two:
* I think by "Starbucks," a cup of coffee is what's meant and not a franchise.
Note: It is never explained why $1.42 was chosen as the mystery amount. Nor is it explained why, in the video, a menorah is the important symbol of this plea for Thanksgiving-turkey meal money. Am I ignorant? Was it Moses who introduced the Thanksgiving tradition in America??