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Nigerian Scam with a Charity Twist

Colorlogo150dpiSome of you know that I founded a 501c3, Binky Patrol, Inc. in 1996.  We make blankets for children who are ill and abused and give them away. That's it.  100% volunteer, local chapters are self-supporting through their own fundraising and donations. 

I'm quite familiar with the Nigerian Scam that has been around for several years but this was a new spin.  I recognized what it was from the first letter, but kept the correspondence going until they began to ask for the money.

Charities, I know times are tough, but be very careful of free money, "partnerships" with unknown entities, people who start their letters, "beloved in Christ…" etc.

Here's how it went:

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Bink-A-Thon Season is HERE. Choose to make a difference

Colorlogo150dpi_smDid you know October 24 is National Make A Difference Day?  September 9 is National Hoop Day for hoola hoopers, but that's another topic.

During National Make a Difference Day, Binky Patrol Comforting Covers for Kids celebrates by having their local chapters gather for the day to make as many blankets as possible. These blankets are then delivered to children in need of comfort. Those who are ill, abused, experiencing trauma, binky angels who never get to come home – they all get binkies.

In the Portland/Beaverton, Oregon area, we are gathering on my daughter's birthday – Saturday,October 10 from 9 – 3 to sew as many binkies as possible for local area shelters and make the hand-tied fleece binkies.  If you can barely sew, have a machine, want to donate fleece or want to help, please let us know via email:  [email protected]. Learn more on the Binky Patrol webiste >>

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