Supbreh’ your heart is always in the right place I was able to pull off a donation, and receive 44 throws almost two years ago, thanks to the many who contributed (you of course). For those who were not around then, the throws were mailed to NH Yo-Yo Club. NH Yo-Yo Club has gone on to grow in membership, they ran their first contest last Spring, and they now have an indoor facility, and Andre’s support too. It was pretty cool, because being willing to accept throws in any condition and in any style, as long as they played true, was the key to getting some really useful stuff.
My most recent effort, with the contest, was not quite what I expected. But, on the other hand, it makes sense that people who hang out on a yo-yo forum, probably already have several good yo-yos. We had some fun in there anyway.
I wouldn’t mind doing another one like I did for NH Club, but they would have to be mailed to some reliable source for me to get behind it. I had people mail the NH Club donations to the founder, and I know him personally, so I was confident to get behind it, and help him get throws in case kids showed up but did not have one.
But, I’ve learned that making a cause where there isn’t a need, does not work out well. The idea can definitely work, but for me to ask people to donate their property, there has to be some credible information about what will happen with the stuff. In other words, some organized situation, where a club or organization is legitimately set up and already running toward a specific goal.
That donation thread was so much fun…I miss it.