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    50-50 Raffle Etiquette

    50/50 raffle for a CHARITY event...

    You win...
    what do you do?


    Donate
    Keep it
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    keep it. the items were donated, and your donation is the money you spent on the tickets.

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    I mentioned something to a co-worker, saying I was not going to participate in the 50/50 because I didnt want to donate it. He looked at me like I have 3 heads. He had never heard of that before.


    Ive always been taught, that for a charity event, you are expected to donate it towards the cause.
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    I mentioned something to a co-worker, saying I was not going to participate in the 50/50 because I didnt want to donate it. He looked at me like I have 3 heads. He had never heard of that before.


    Ive always been taught, that for a charity event, you are expected to donate it towards the cause.
    Then what's the point of the raffle, why not just collect donations?

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    bigger tax write off
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    I won a 50/50 and I kept it and then asked a bunch of people the same question and they all said keep.
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    Keep it. I already donated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morphinity View Post
    Keep it. I already donated.
    not if you win - you get your money back
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    That doesn't rescind my donation. They still keep 50% of it.

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    so when you go to the casino and win money, you still lost money to the casino?
    no
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    If you don't understand how the two situations are quite different, I don't know what to tell you.

    I really think it all depends on your initial thoughts when entering the 50/50. If you entered the charity 50/50 with true altruistic purposes, then I think you are absolved of any "need" to give more money to the charity.

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    My son's high school football program had the 50/50 discontinued by the principal because people who won always gave it back. Not sure if it was fixed. But been to fundraisers for injured cops and firemen and in one case a very sick teacher with small kids who were the beneficiary of the party, and they were "directed" and nobody had any problem with that. Kinda knew going in the 50/50 was another way to help.

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    keep it. i gave at the office
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