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Hey guys.  It's that time of year again.  As usual, I have to pay taxes on what I make from the site.  It's low and unpredictable enough that saving isn't really an option, but I've still got to do it.  

Once I manage to get back on insurance and meds (long story) I'm going to start evaluating chat packages and am going to need some extra cash for that.  For the moment I'm paying for health costs out of pocket which ain't easy.  

Here's the GFM link:  

https://www.gofundme.com/cb-winterspring-2016-fundraiser

As usual, if you're on disability, please don't give over $20.   PM me for my address if you'd rather send a check. 

Thanks all.  I really hate having to do this.  

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Right, folks.

Let's round up the change from the couch cushions and chip in if you can. Obviously many of us are on really limited incomes (or no income) and Velvet Elvis is serious about not sending him more than $20 if you receive disability payments.

If you can, though, put in for the general expenses of keeping Crazy Boards up and running, we sure appreciate it.

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Folks, VE needs your help to keep CB on line. Please consider giving whatever you are able in our Spring/Summer fundraising campaign.

Think of what CB means to you and means to all of us. CB is unique. Other mental health forums on the internet censor what you can and cannot say. Here you are free to post your true, raw feelings as you experience them without having to sugar coat anything. We only ask that you don't be graphic about self harm and don't slur people or groups of people. When the world is harsh and not understanding, CB is THE place to come to where you will always find people who understand. Everyone here, including mods and admins, is mentally interesting. We've all been there and we know how it is. And if you disappear, you are definitely missed, and we hope it means you are doing better. There are few forums out there that can say that.

This place has been my home away from home for over six years. It runs on a shoestring with the only sources of income being Google ads and contributions from members; there is no magical font of funds. Please keep in mind that VE has to pay to keep CB up and running as well as devoting his time to its upkeep. So please consider making a contribution during this campaign.

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I'd like to donate but how do I do it anonymously? I don't want anyone knowing my real name or location. And what will the charge look like on my bank statement? Will it say anything about CB? Or will it just say gofundme or PayPal? I don't want anyone finding me here. I've been wanting to donate but I'm very nervous. Is sending $20 cash with no return address or at least no name a good idea? Sorry if that's a dumb question. Thanks in advance. 

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1 hour ago, Wonderful.Cheese said:

And I'm sorry if I sound too "paranoid" or anything like that. I wish I wasn't like that. It's hard to relax. CB has helped me so much though so I'd like to chip in if possible. If anyone could pm me about this I'd appreciate it. Thanks guys. 

I think your concerns are legitimate. I have wondered the same thing. <3

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Cheese, you can send cash in an unmarked envelope. VE won't mind. 

If you donate via the GFM link, there are settings you can check to donate anonymously, and the charge on your card just says WPY*CB Winter/Spring Fundraiser. Six of the current nine donors gave ananymously. It's safe. 

A special thank you to everyone who is being brave by supporting us.

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OK! I have options it seems! I will either be sending cash or try PayPal if that won't work. I heard that it just shows up in the PayPal account but not on a bank statement.

@Velvet Elvis what would you prefer? I can certainly stop by an ATM today that's no problem. If that works for you I will just send the cash if OK. Please PM me where to send it if that's OK. Thanks for all the help guys! Sorry for being a pain!

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