Before spending stimulus check, think of who really needs it

I would like to suggest three ways for people to use all or part of their Economic Stimulus Tax Rebate. 1. Make a financial gift to charity and help a neighbor in need who is suffering from layoff, injury, illness or the effects of poverty.

I would like to suggest three ways for people to use all or part of their Economic Stimulus Tax Rebate.

1. Make a financial gift to charity and help a neighbor in need who is suffering from layoff, injury, illness or the effects of poverty.

2. Spend some of rebate at a nonprofit thrift store —stretch your funds and help a worthy mission.

3. Finally, if you really have to buy a new furniture set or plasma TV, contact a charity and offer your good-conditioned used one.

Your Economic Stimulus Tax Rebate can help a family or individual in need. Isn’t this the kind of action we need to stimulate?

Richard Bray

Director of Donor & Community Relations

Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle/King Co., Seattle

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