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Post: # 10407Post Opie Macleod
Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:13 am

Some members like what Jedi Living Provides and wish to donate to keep it running. I am going to tell you how you can do that.

Step One - Pick a Worthy and Verified Charity (such as Charity Water or simply donating to a local School and their Arts/Music Program). Donate Said Amount in the Jedi's name. Share your awesomeness with us in the forum.

Step Two - Still have mad money left over? Cool! Why not buy something you may use and enjoy? That is what our book and t-shirt sales are for. We have books. We have t-shirts. We have ... nope that is about it. Proceeds to go Jedi Living Costs (and our own charity events). If you have no want or desire for these things - see Step One.

Look - Jedi are not the Charity. This goes to that whole Self-Betterment for World-Betterment thing. If you are not in a place to be donating - which is understandable, life is not always easy - then you should not be donating. Get to a place in life where you can donate freely and without worry. When you get there we will talk, even if that is 30 years from now. Note, I'll refer you to Step One.

Jedi Living is my responsibility. The other Administrators have decided to share this responsibility. It is not a paid position. It is a pay position. We give our time and resources (effort, money) to this group/organization. When I created this place I did so because I believe the Jedi Path is worth Sharing. I believe the Jedi Path needs solid and sound material available. And honest and earnest Jedi - Veteran or Newbie - need a sanctuary they can grow as Jedi in. So Jedi Living exists and will do so for as long as I am around and see those needs.

But should our group vanish tomorrow, what changes? Nothing. The Jedi Still Exist. The Way can still be followed. Nothing changes. There are many great Jedi out there. Chances are by being here you have met some new ones. Nothing changes. We are NOT the Charity. Many worthy causes out there. Many things you can help create in the world with your money.

The JAO is my responsibility until I die. And then it will either die with me or someone else will pick up the slack. But it will not hide behind tax exemptions. It will not ask you for your money. Want to buy a book - cool. If not, don't sweat it. This place is a service for all who wish to learn about the Jedi - our path, our history, our whacky adventures in life. All free of charge.

So - still want to donate? See Step One and Use Sound Judgment.
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Post: # 11112Post Tionne
Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:06 pm

[quote="Opie Macleod"]
Some members like what the Jedi Academy Online Provides and wish to donate to keep it running. I am going to tell you how you can do that.

Step One - Pick a Worthy and Verified Charity (such as Charity Water or simply donating to a local School's and their Arts/Music Program). Donate Said Amount in the Jedi Academy Online's name. Share your awesomeness with us in the JK Garret forum.

Step Two - Still have mad money left over? Cool! Why not buy something you may use and enjoy? That is what our book and t-shirt sales are for. We have books. We have t-shirts. We have ... nope that is about it. Proceeds to go JAO Costs. If you have no want or desire for these things - see Step One.

Look - Jedi are not the Charity. This goes to that whole Self-Betterment for World-Betterment thing. If you are not in a place to be donating - which is understandable, life is not always easy - then you should not be donating. Get to a place in life where you can donate freely and without worry. When you get there we will talk, even if that is 30 years from now. Note, I'll refer you to Step One.

The Jedi Academy Online is my responsibility. The other Administrators have decided to share this responsibility. It is not a paid position. It is a pay position. We give our time and resources (effort, money) to the Jedi Academy Online. When I created this place I did so because I believe the Jedi Path is worth Sharing. I believe the Jedi Path needs solid and sound material available. And honest and earnest Jedi - Veteran or Newbie - need a sanctuary they can grow as Jedi in. So the JAO exists and will do so for as long as I am around and see those needs.

But should the Jedi Academy Online vanish tomorrow. What changes? Nothing. The Jedi Still Exist. The Way can still be followed. Nothing changes. There are many great Jedi out there. Chances are by being here you have met some new ones. Nothing changes. We are NOT the Charity. Many worthy causes out there. Many things you can help create in the world with your money.

The JAO is my responsibility until I die. And then it will either die with me or someone else will pick up the slack. But it will not hide behind tax exemptions. It will not ask you for your money. Want to buy a book - cool. If not, don't sweat it. This place is a service for all who wish to learn about the Jedi - our path, our history, our whacky adventures in life. All free of charge.

So - still want to donate? See Step One and Use Sound Judgment.
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One of the best donations, I would imagine, would be time and effort.  Those are priceless.  :)

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Post: # 11140Post Opie Macleod
Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:57 pm

[quote="Tionne"]One of the best donations, I would imagine, would be time and effort.  Those are priceless.  :)
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Post: # 11575Post Baru
Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:12 pm

you could donate by purchasing the books associated with this site.
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Post: # 11586Post JT
Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:59 am

I personally think that Jedi Opie has a best seller in him. He just doesn't know it yet  ;)

"By the Force - Story of a Real life Jedi" or similar......
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Post: # 11587Post JT
Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:10 am

Step 2 mentions T-Shirts. Are the T-Shirts sold online? I did a google search and only found this:
http://www.tshirtbooth.com/Star_Wars/JE ... _SHIRT.php

One of the best T-Shirts I seen this year was a black T-Shirt that had the classic Darth Vader from torso up clenching his fist in his usual menacing pose. Underneath was scribed "The Galaxies Number 1 Dad". Pure Gold.
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Post: # 11590Post Opie Macleod
Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:44 pm

I have tried to write my story. It doesn't work out so well. :) I wouldn't hold my breath for that one.

As for shirts:
http://jediliving.spreadshirt.com/
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Post: # 12317Post Max_Casco
Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:23 am

the shirts are pretty neat. Just sayin'

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Post: # 12318Post Opie Macleod
Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:18 pm

Thanks. I updated the link to our store. http://jediliving.spreadshirt.com/ Might have to make some Jedi Living ones here soon. :p
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Post: # 12320Post Sammy
Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:53 pm

[quote="Opie Macleod"]Might have to make some Jedi Living ones here soon. :p
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I would support this. :thumbup: :3
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Post: # 12322Post Revan550
Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:13 pm

Bought the three books I saw on Kindle.  My favorite way to donate is that when I see someone who is homeless or a poor traveler going through town and in front of a store I like to buy them some food and something to drink when I could.  Usually wind up using food stamps since I am on disability myself but since I am better off I do what I could.
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Post: # 19788Post PurplePuppy
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:12 pm

Thank you for saying this Jedi Macleod.

I've tried to find a Path for me, in the Jedi community, but a lot (I'm sure most were valid ones) needed money.

Being 14, my parents were like: "No."

I'm glad that this is free for those who cannot donate money, but I will donate other things- such as my time.

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Post: # 19791Post Opie Macleod
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