Give a Limb for 1958 Cadillac Fleetwood? @limbsforlife

Limbs for Life is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to providing fully functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and raising awareness of the challenges facing amputees.  One of the ways they raise money is to raffle off desirable automobiles; this month they are raffling off a 1958 Cadillac Fleetwood:

1958 Cadillac Fleetwood

Win This Raffle Prize

This raffle is for a fully restored 1958 Cadillac Fleetwood with the following features:
– 70,400 miles
– Hard top
– Bench Seats (Leather)
– Power Steering
– Power Brakes
– Power Windows
– Air Conditioning
Click here for more info on the Limbs for Life Raffle: Raffle LINK
The winner will be drawn on Feb 26, 2011.
The 1958 Fleetwood had the cast iron 365 cubic inch V8.  Only 12,900 of the 58M-60 were sold in 1958.  The vehicle has a 133″ wheelbase, and stretches to just over 225″ long.
Wikipedia notes:
1958 saw extensive design changes, even though the cars were entirely revamped for ’57. Horsepower from the 365 cu in (5.98 L) engine was now at 310 hp (230 kW). Sparkling “studs” decorated the wide new grille, while the rubber-tipped bumper guards were moved further out towards the edges of the car – leaving a lower, wider look. Four headlights, a style that appeared on last year’s Eldorado Brougham, were adopted for all Cadillacs, including the $6,117 Sixty Special. Full fender skirts practically hid the rear wheels from sight, and the massive ribbed stainless steel trim occupied the lower half of the rear fender. Small vent windows were added to Sixty Special’s rear doors, and newly available power door locks were optional. Sales for the 4,930 pound (shipping weight) car slid to 12,900 units – nearly half of last year’s production.
I hope this classic Cadillac goes to someone who will appreciate and enjoy it.

Re: Help Haiti Blog Challenge #haitiblogchallenge @kellydiels

Writer Kelly Diels author of the Cleavage Blog and weekly contributor at Problogger asked for help on this effort to assist with disaster relief in Haiti:

Here’s how we can share, together, so we can give, together, to our people who need and deserve help in Haiti.

  1. Sign up for the Help Haiti Blog Challenge (below). Write about it on your blog and tag it “Help Haiti Blog Challenge“. Ask your people to join you and do the same.
  2. Add the Help Haiti Blog Challenge badge to your blog.
  3. Make your offer: I will donate ________ dollars to _________ on behalf of the next person who buys _________ from me.
  4. Make your donation and tell us how much you donated.
  5. Tweet about it using the hashtag #haitiblogchallenge. Update your facebook status with a request to pass on the message and the call to action. Send e-mails. Everywhere you are, online, talk about the Help Haiti Blog Challenge, tag it, and call your friends, family, colleagues – your people –  to action.

Let’s gather our online people to help our real-life people.

I feel doing things to help our neighbors in Haiti in a time of crisis is correct. Haiti is barely functional as a country on good days, which makes getting aid in to the right places very complex. Please be careful to give money to established Aid Agencies who are in a good position to ensure that funds and help get to people in need.

10% (a tithe) of the income from Caddyinfo goes to help feed the hungry (see This Blog Tithes for the Hungry).  In addition, I pledge to forward a 2nd 10% of income received this Month (Jan 2010) to the effort for Haiti Relief to UMCOR.

This Blog Tithes for the Hungry

Tithing is the practice of taking 1/10 (a tithe) of the produce of an activity and setting it aside for charity.

The idea of “This Blog Tithes for the Hungry” is to pledge 1/10 of the income of a website / BLOG / endeavor to the charity of your choice that is involved in the fight against hunger.  It is something that I would like to get started, and to spread.  Can you help?

Which or what charities qualify?

Any charity that is involved in helping feed the hungry.  The money given must end up going to help feed the hungry.

How can I select a Charity? supports the North Texas Food Bank

You can pick a local Food Bank, or other organization or cause that is involved in helping feed the hungry.

How is 1/10 measured?

The measure is 1/10 of the income produced by the website.  In other words, 1/10 of the net income after expenses.

How is the Tithing checked?

The program is voluntary and self-moderating.  Let your conscience be your guide.

Isn’t this a religious thing?

This is a thing to help those who don’t have enough to eat.  If helping the poor or hungry is a religious thing to you then yes this is a religious thing.  If it is not a religious thing to you, but just something you want to do, then that is okay too.

Can I still claim This Blog Tithes for the Hungry” if I don’t have any income from my BLOG?

That’s a personal choice.  I would decide based on whether your efforts resulted in helping feed the hungry.  For example if your BLOG has NO income but you choose to contribute monthly to help feed the hungry out of some other source of funding, or by volunteering time or effort to help feed the hungry then you are doing it right.

Why would I want my BLOG to join?

  • To Help feed the Hungry
  • To Encourage your Readers to Help and Give to Charities
  • To communicate publically that a portion of the proceeds of the website go to Charity

Is there a Cool Logo?

In work.  My thinking is to have a 125×125 graphic patch that is easy to display, perhaps in a widget that contains the guidelines etc.  Volunteers needed here with suggestions & ideas.

Image Idea BN-01

Image idea BN-02

Button 3 suggested & created by Sweetie of (Thanks!)

Image Idea SB-03

How do I get started with “This BLOG Tithes for the Hungry”?

Think about it.  BLOG about it.  Suggest improvements.  When you are ready, pledge to give 1/10 of your web income to help feed the hungry.   Then put up a cool logo that says that you did it.  Let the charity of your choice know that you are onboard so they can celebrate as well.

Hey, This is Cool but what if…

This is very much a work in progress / idea in progress.  If you have helpful suggestions or want to help move this idea along please comment / replay / let me know.  I am much more analytical than social, so help is appreciated.

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