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So...I've got this Chick-fil-A gift card. (A student gave it to me as an "end of the school year" gift.) I have no temptation to redeem it, because (A) my family and I have never really liked the food, and (B) I don't want to patronize any business that financially supports anti-gay causes. (And no, those aren't listed in order of importance.)

However, if I leave it unredeemed, Chick-fil-A gets to keep the money that my student's mom spent on it, so I kind of want to redeem every penny of it. But as much as I want to do that, I can't even stomach the thought of setting foot in the place.

I thought about mailing it to my sister-in-law as I know she'll have no qualms about eating there, but encouraging her to go seems wrong. I don't go into Philly on a regualar basis, but when I do, I always see panhandlers at certain intersections. Maybe I'll give it to one of them the next time I go. I know it'll get spent, and he/she will get a hot meal.

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Date: 2012-07-29 05:50 pm (UTC)
edom: (Default)
From: [personal profile] edom
An idea is to go and redeem it and then give the food to the first homeless person you see! If it could be a homeless gay teen it would be even better. That way the money would be spend on something good :)

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Date: 2012-07-30 12:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gehayi
Maybe you could donate it to the Attic Youth Center? According to their website:

The Attic creates opportunities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth to develop into healthy, independent, civic-minded adults within a safe and supportive community, and promotes the acceptance of LGBTQ youth in society. The Attic is proud to be Philadelphia ’s only independent LGBTQ youth center.

For more information about ways in which you can support The Attic, please contact alyssa@atticyouthcenter.org.

So I guess you could email them and see if they'd take the card. I bet they would.

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