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Monday, April 3, 2017

Financial Pledge

Financial Pledge

When I was part of an upper middle class family, I could give away 10% of my income to local children's literacy charities and promise that another 10% would be poured back into the blog for improvements. They were my Halcyon Days. *wistful sigh*

Sadly, this has changed.

I will continue as always to donate 10% of my Paypal one-time donations to Oakland Literacy charities. It's a lot less than it used to be, but now that I have rent and groceries and utilities to pay, and the budget is pretty shoestring. My Patreon details how much and at what income levels I will begin to donate greater amounts of one-time donations and portions of my income donations to the same charity.

I can no longer post my financials publicly. There have been some professional encouragements that I avoid this particular method of staying transparent. I will have to settle for crossing my heart and hoping to die and sometimes the kids write letters thanking donors and I can post those. Perhaps some day I can make for a very boring day on the part of some investigative journalist when they call up the library and/or ask me for my receipts.

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