Friday, May 19, 2006

a gold star sticker and a cookie.

god, i just spent two and a half hours at a united way luncheon, clapping for huge corporations who have so magnanimously donated .00001% of their profits to the little people. and watching poorly produced promotional video. and eating hotel banquet food. and did i mention clapping for banks and insurance companies?

someone shoot me.

4 comments:

Toast said...

That's funny. I work for an insurance company. Mrs. Toast works for a bank. And yet I totally feel your pain.

Amy said...

I have never supported United Way. This is the reason. Please tell me I'm wrong so I can fit in with everyone else who thinks they are awesome: They do not give money to clinics who provide abortion as an option (not that they provide the abortions but that they educate the people who are in there pregnant with the option)

kate.d. said...

amy, the abortion-related restriction thing is news to me. i'll certainly have to look into it. of course, i won't have any choice but to continue to clap for them and send them applications and generally supplicate myself at their feet because of my job, but it'd be good info to have regardless!

Cinnamon said...

I'm actually proud to say that I've convinced my corporation's giving committee to choose a different non-profit organization to donate a huge amount of money to. Why? because they support the boy scout troops banning gay men from being leaders: United Way makes it very, very difficult for small organizations to receive UW money; I've also heard that they are not cool with orgs that provide abortion information; and I know that they've turned down a number of orgs in Illinois for supporting gay rights, women's rights, etc. Not to mention the fact that they've had some very big scandals in the last 10 years or so and have sounded like a corrupt organization from a friend who used to work for them.