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PLEASE DONATE HERE FOR OUR SPRING 2021 CBSAP/SUNLIT EARTH! FUNDRAISER!!!

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www.solarastronomy.org to donate

Welcome to our Spring 2021 CBSAP/Sunlit Earth! fundraiser!!! Jeff Eyrich started us out with a very generous donation!
We are a global nonprofit that teaches the science and beauty of Sunlight through Solar Astronomy Outreach and Nature/Wildlife STEM in 28 countries around the world. We are named in memoriam to friend and fellow air traffic controller/veteran Charlie Bates who died from suicide in 2007.
We have been a registered nonprofit in the USA since 2008 with no salaries ever paid and admin costs of less than 4% since our inception.
Your tax deductible donations of cash or equipment will go towards program expenses in teaching the material and distributing computers, cameras, telescopes, mounts and solar glasses and diffraction gratings to students around the world.
Please visit www.solarastronomy.org to click the links to donate or go direct to http://PayPal.me/cbsap
Our goal this time is $25,000 US. Please help us spread more science and kindness in a world desperately in need of it.

Stephen W. Ramsden
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Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project/Sunlit Earth!

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Fabulous Stephen and good luck :) we all need to keep Solarchat alive and solar outreach :hamster: many many thanks for all your great work :bow

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Exactly as Alexandra has just said Stephen and thanks so much for this invaluable web-site.

Hopefully this year, I will be able to contribute..

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Montana wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:05 pm Fabulous Stephen and good luck :) we all need to keep Solarchat alive and solar outreach :hamster: many many thanks for all your great work :bow

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Hi,
I would really like to contribute as I have been using this site more and find it extremely useful.
What might be a reasonable contribution to make ?
I don't expect to re-mortgage the house !

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Boso36 wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:37 pm
Montana wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:05 pm Fabulous Stephen and good luck :) we all need to keep Solarchat alive and solar outreach :hamster: many many thanks for all your great work :bow

Alexandra
Hi,
I would really like to contribute as I have been using this site more and find it extremely useful.
What might be a reasonable contribution to make ?
I don't expect to re-mortgage the house !

Magnus
I would say with whatever you are comfortable with ...

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Hi and done

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Yes, exactly as Rainer said, please donate anything you feel you can. Surely Solarchat for a year is worth the same as a round of beer with your friends at least?


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Rainer! Thanks, man. I think the $2.5 Million you sent will do us well! You did mean to type all those extra zeros, right? :)

Thank you so much for your generosity, donors !!
We are at $1,150 raised so far on our first day of the $25k goal.
Please consider supporting our awesome STEM/Nature nonprofit 501c3 at www.solarastronomy.org or directly at paypal.me/CBSAP
Financial records available on request.
4% admin costs over 12 years and no salaries paid.
These fine folks have donated to our Spring fundraiser so far:
Ben Kennedy
Betsy Franklin
Richard Jakiel
Michelle Hamner
Valerie Butterworth
Penelope Krump
Jack Dunn
Buddy Harrell
Rainer Ehlert
Sherry Rosen
Jordan Konisky
Nicole Renee Boquette
Pranvera Hyseni
Filip Szczerek
Pedro Re

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Thank you Stephen for the update and well done- so far.

I have literally just made the arrangements for my best mate to send you the donation via PayPal as we spoke about.
That should be with you within the next 24-hours of so.

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Thanks to John Lynes, Robert Arnold, and Terry Jacobs for your generous donations to our Spring 2021 fundraiser for the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project/Sunlit Earth!
To participate in our STEM science/nature nonprofit fundraiser please visit www.solarastronomy.orgf or donate directly at PayPal.me/CBSAP. Fundraiser ends at the end of the month.

We are at $1800 or the $25,000 goal so far!
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Thanks to Mark Townley, Stuart Green , Tracey Armstrong Collins , Marc Tomlin and Carolyn Train for their generous donations to the Spring 2021 CBSAP/Sunlit Earth! fundraiser bringing our total raised to $2350 out of our $25k goal!
Please consider a tax deductible donation to support our Science/Nature STEM program at www.solarastronomy.org or PayPal.me/CBSAP
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The tax benefit donations are for US members, the rest of us do it - because we can!!


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Special thank you to Alan Diamond, Ken Harrison, Michelle Ramsden, Patty Matassi Kappmeyer, Bruce Girrell!!, Shawn Johnson!!, and Carole Stroupe for boosting our total raised to $3300 today during our Springtime 2021 fundraiser for the nonprofit science/nature STEM program The Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project/Sunlit Earth!
If you want to get in with the cool kids who are helping change our communities through teaching more science and nature, please join our Facebook group and go over to www.solarastronomy.org or donate directly at http://paypal.me/CBSAP.

Thanks you to donors! You make our grassroots program successful!

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3,278 members
so far 5 donations.

we can do this people.

we keep it advertiser and ad free with unlimited photo resolution and storage space. its not free. :)


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C'mom folks $100 will buy precious little gear but the knowledge gained from this forum with some of the top people in our hobby is invaluable.


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Indeed, imagine what would happen if SolarChat as we know it - disappears from the web.

The work that Stephen (with the help from Mark T. and Alexandra H), put-in to keep it going and
the overhead costs - since its' inception about 10-years ago, is well worth even a small donation from
the many users of this informative/and by far the best Solar-Chatting website - on our planet...

Being a NON-PROFIT charity - NEEDS YOUR HELP !!!

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Thank you so much to Jose Castro, Chris Calavera, Kevin Sherwood, Lela Elaine Wiedeman, Sarah Draper, John Candy, Krista Grecco, Denis Godin, Kwong Wai Man, Bill Anderson, Brenda Morris, and Stan Chapman for their generous donations which bring us to $4000 raised so far of the $25,000 goal for our Spring fundraiser. Fundraiser ends April 30th.
Please consider a tax deductible donation to our worldwide STEM/nature nonprofit! We need ya!
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C’mon guys, We’ve all enjoyed the benefits of Solar Chat for many years.
Now is the time to giive something back.
Just do it'!!!!!!!


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I agree, I have already donated.
Everyone please give something, and keep things going !
If everyone gives something, even a few dollars, the target could easily be beat. For the cost of a 1 or 2 coffees, surely that is a worthwhile cause!

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Thanks so much to Izzy Grogg, Steve Kelly, Susan Griffith Berthelot, Tich Wykes, anonymous in UK, and Amy Sloan Fike for your generous donations to the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project/Sunlit Earth! nonprofit 501c3 fundraiser!
Please consider a generous donation to our Spring fundraiser to help spread the love of the Sun, Nature and STEM in our community.
www.solarastronomy.org or https://PayPal.me/cbsap to make your tax deductible donation.
We are at $5,010 on our way to the $25,000 goal by the end of April.
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Stephen:
My donation was sent by my wife.
Thanks for all you have done for the Forum.
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With 10 days left in our Spring 2021 fundraiser, things are going pretty slow. We are still at $6150 or our $25k goal for this fundraiser.
I would greatly appreciate you helping us to help the communities we serve in 28 countries through our science/nature nonprofit 501c3 STEM program.
Please go to www.solarastronomy.org or http://PayPal.me/cbsap to help us stay alive another year.
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