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In the past, we've received contributions ranging from $5 and sometimes less, up to $500 and occasionally even more.

Most people seem to choose to contribute between $10 and $100, and more commonly in the $20 - $50 range.

But, we actually misspoke when we said 'most people'.  In sad reality, very few people contribute at all - less than a thousand in a good year, fewer than 500 in a difficult year.

And so your contribution, in any amount at all, automatically places you in the elite category of people who have kindly given back and helped out.  Thank you for the act of contributing, no matter how much it might be.

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If you choose to follow their example, in addition to my even more fervent thanks, you would get a personal Christmas card and, hmmm - not much else except the hopefully priceless personal pleasure and karma from becoming such a valued and key supporter.

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