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  1. dm_n_stuff

    dm_n_stuff Global Moderator
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    I'm trying to put together something for the kids there that would involve at most 10 or 12 of us, and our cars, providing rides for the kids at CHoP or the RM House this spring.

    I have gotten a generous donation of FerrariChat.com swag from an fchatter to give to these kids. I'd like to combine that with our providing some of the everyday items the Ronald McDonald house needs to survive. We can stuff our cars and head down.

    I'm still waiting for an ok from these guys, so this is very preliminary, but is anyone here interested in spending a couple of hours on a Saturday in the spring making this day happier for patients at CHoP and their sioblings who are at RM House.

    If you'd like to help, bring a car, provide some rides, or whatever ChoP will let us do with the kids, let me know.

    Dave
     
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    If this is after May 9th, I might be able to convince the guys at BMW of Main Line to help out. Loan a car or two. If that does not work out, I wish to help in anyway possible
     
  4. dm_n_stuff

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    I think you need to change your name!!


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    done :D. why is it that when I ever offer to help I'm not taken seriously?
     
  6. dm_n_stuff

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    YOUR BAD BOY REPUTATION PRECEDES YOU.

    Another ten years or so, and you'll get some of the others to take you more seriously.

    But, I'm Listening!!

    Dave M.
     
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    so being a so called "bad boy" automatically makes people think I don't want to help others or I don't care about others...?



    Anyway, what kinda stuff would you need? toys etc?
     
  9. dm_n_stuff

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    Don't get your freakin' panties in a knot over this. And stop hijacking my thread :)

    And yes, if you're not serious, ever, or a wise ass all the time, people tend to assume that it isn't a persona, but that it is instead a character flaw.

    Unfortunate, but that is the way of the world.

    Dave
     
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    ok this is my last post i dont mean to hijack. you responded before I could get the edit in.

    what kinda stuff is needed besides the cars? toys etc?
     
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    It sounds like a lot of fun! As long as it fits into my schedule I would be very interested in driving there. By the way where is CHoP or the RM House?
     
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    Great idea, met me know the date when you settle on it.
     
  14. Ferrari0324

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    Dave, excellent idea. Not sure if anyone remembers, but I tried putting this together a couple months ago for someone i met at my car show last year. Tried CHOP and a few other hospitals in the Philly area, plus the Ronald House. Unfortunately, CHOP is in the middle of construction and claim to have no where for the cars to go, the other hospitals all claimed their policy does not allow the children out of the hospital. They told me, the kids wouldn't even be allowed out to see the cars, the problem with the Ronald house was they have no parking as well and couldn't think of any local areas. Now if you get a different response, i would love to help and i know the person i was helping would love to join in too. PM me if you find any reason.
     
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    dave, count me in if you put it together. im always willing to help out the kiddies
     
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    This sounds great. Count me in. I can follow John up and I promise we won't get lost. With the Mondial I can 3 at a time. MBG
     
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    Should have the XLR-V in a few weeks and will be more then happy to help out. Also, if they wanna ride in a g wagon I can have someone drive that as well. Dave keep us posted :)
    Erik
     
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    Working on it. Apparently the RM House in Philly has parking/space issues.

    I'm going to see if there's another one nearby we can visit. I'll try the Wilmington area and South Jersey.

    [edit] contacted Wilmington DE RM House, I'll see what they say.[edit]

    IF anyone has contacts within the Philly system, maybe an email or phone call to them would help.

    Dave
     
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    Dave any ideas how far that is from Baltimore area?? Would be nice ride if we could get some MD/VA guys to head up. We could ALL stay at Lamours place and talk about breasts all night...
     
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    Dave-

    If you need help setting up with this event please let me know and I would love to help.

    Baltimore is about 1 1/2 to 2 hours south of Philly.



    Antony
     
  21. dm_n_stuff

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    about 75 miles from downtown Baltimore to RM House.

    IF you want to mapquest it, there address is.

    Ronald McDonald House
    1901 Rockland Road,
    Wilmington, DE 19803

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    definetly doable for me--let us know date when you can..
     
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    my door is always open to a f chat buddy
     
  24. dm_n_stuff

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    The RM House in Wilming has replied.

    They are very interested, and are going to clear some of the details with the high muckety-mucks, but it looks like this will be a go.

    As things progress, I'll post details, along with a couple date options.

    Dave M
     
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    Count me in!!! Details, details please.
     
  26. coolestkidever

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    hopefully its not on the same day as a rugby game. If not, im sure ill show up.
     
  27. dm_n_stuff

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    Like you play rugby.

    Maybe, just maybe, I would have let you play hooker, back in the day.

    Les, We don't have a firm schedule yet. I'm gonna make it happen, probably on a saturday in April. but it really depends on what RM house says.

    what I'd like to do is get 8 or 10 of us, with cars, and get them loaded with the things they need down there on a daily basis. Everything from batteries to cake mix, it's quite a list. Then we head down, spend some time with the kids, give 'em the goodies, and head home.

    I'll post details as I get them.,

    dave
     
  28. Ferrari0324

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    I'm more than willing to help, as you know i like these things. And i'm sure my guy would love to be a part too.
     

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