Charity – The Fun Way

Spotted @ The Forum a couple weeks back, this new gadget is a fun new way to give to charity. Just put a coin in and it’ll spin all the way to the bottom. Provides endless entertainment to kids and gives to the cancer hospital at the same time.



14 Comments so far

  1. MakeMoney (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 8:56 pm

    Finally people are being creative.

  2. zoya (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 9:10 pm

    sorry to be rude though it would be fun to kids ,but my question is why shokat kahanam want donation and fund fron karachi while when the patients from karachi go there for cheep treatment of cancer their they do not addmit them as in karachi u have better hospitals and if they do then their is no more charity for them
    why this discrimination

  3. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 9:19 pm

    I spotted one of these at Al-Fatah in Lahore too!

  4. MakeMoney (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 9:35 pm

    @ ZOYA

    If they really do this discrimination then its pitiful.

    Do you know somebody first hand with whom they did that?

  5. d0ct0r (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 9:52 pm

    @zoya they’re making a hospital for karachiites too ..

  6. Hani (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 10:19 pm

    with the currency rate and inflation.. would coins accomplish anything? shouldnt machines take bills instead?

  7. ed (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 9:42 am

    I recall the days when I and my friends used to sell “coupons” for collecting donations for Shaukhat Khanum Memorial Hospital. Even as kids we were a bit skeptical about the ultimate utilisation of the money we collected. Now, more than a decade and a half later, the feeling of satisfaction I get by knowing that the project did come through and is flourishing is hard to describe.
    …. and by the way… yes I’m a Karachite.

  8. Obi Wan Kenobi (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 10:55 am

    I have not heard a single bad word about Shaukat Khanam Hospital. If it were a case, MQM would have brought up that by now :-).I guess some times when they think the patient can’t be cured, they ask the family to take the patient to his home city for his last days. That is not discrimination by the way. I myself would not like to die in a hosital in Lahore when all my family is in Karachi. Be realistic please.

  9. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 11:49 am

    Zoya I was definitely put-off not by the rudeness (as you claimed) but the thought behind … isn’t it one major flaw in us being pakistanis, we haven’t still learnt to be first pakistani and then punjabi sindhi, lahori or karachitte …!

    Though SKMCH’s one branch is in process in Karachi, but even if it wasn’t, are you not HAPPY that Pakistanis from a wider region (Punjab, Kashmir, NWFP, mostly) have a place to go when they are diagnosed with cancer and they don’t have money …!

    Shaukat Khanum Memorial cancer Hospital & Research Center ONLY DENIES a PATIENT if he/she is in later stages of cancer and not on the basis of WHICH CITY THEY BELONG TO? Since, the treatment of one patient on average costs 3-10 Lacs so you can well imagine the case.

    You can read my personal experiences with SKMCH here and here.

    And interesting step by SKMCH :>

  10. Concerned (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 6:24 pm

    Ms. Pineapple

    Zoya made a very important point, Khi has always paid the most for everything and gotten little in return. If it was just once in awhile tht would have been ok but this is a very common story for the city.

    Some said it correctly, as a kid abt 15 yrs ago I rem walkathons and coupons being sold in khi and we raised quite a decent amount of moneyu (dont rem how much.) but there was no such hospital made in khi. I am not sure where it is being made now but if it is then thts a good step.

    I am sure they do good for the country but until they invest more of that money back in Khi, I wont donate a penny to it.

    And MQM cant say anything because technically it is a charity, and speaking against a charity would be a bad step

  11. Salman A. (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 9:35 pm

    If MQMers believe that Shaukat Khanum Hospital has a discriminatory policy, then why doesn’t Altaf Hussain or his loyal servants build a similar hospital in Karachi? Why is this such a big deal for them? After all, both the ruling party and the army is on their side. Remember, BS does not go a long way, only actions do.

    Hats off to the great Imran Khan for achieving the 2 most unachievable things for Pakistan.
    1- Build a Cancer Hospital
    2- Win the Cricket World Cup

  12. Xelestial (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 2:07 am

    I mean no offense to any one here, positive criticism is a healthy thing..I think ppl like ‘ZOYA’ and ‘Concerned’ need to grow up and think out side the box. They shouldnt forget that you are a Pakistani first and then a Karachite, and YES I am a Karachite. If nothing is getting invested in Karachi is coz of the hoggs in MQM. From the Qurbani Ke Khalaaan to collecting Bhataa…how much of that got invested in Karachi?……i can rant here all day long and i know dorky followers of MQM will still follow them no matter what. Peace Out!

  13. ELIZAMANTIN (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 4:58 pm

    I went through a similar experience as A FOR [PINE] APPLE with the prostate cancer of my father last year and I have nothing but praise for what Imran Khan has done. I live in a western country and had been hopistalized here as well but I must admit that Shuakat Khanam is as good as any in world in cancer treatment. No, I will not vote for Imran as I do not agree with his politics [his bedfellowship of Qazi and company] but I must give the credit where it due.

    There is nothing for Karachiites to feel bad about as Agha Khan Hospital is excellent in almost all aspects and its construction and maintenance is paid for another benevolent philanthropist.

  14. Concerned (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 5:10 pm

    Hey dont get me wrong ppl, I am happy that there is at least one good cancer hospital in Pakistan. And hey I did my part to collect money for SKM, but the whole point of the matter is discrimination.

    Jab lainay ke baat aati hai tu sab karachi aate hain, lekin jab khi ko kuch denay ki baat aati hai tu sab haath per haath rakh kar baithay rehtay hai.

    The most clear cut example of this is the current load shedding situation, I admit the entire country is going through this but only in Khi is it upto 8-10 hrs perday (even 14 in some areas). Ask any one in the country.

    So everyone who has their head in hole, please get it out. Discrimination exists and will continue to exist. So dont give me BS that we are all considered equal. PPL in khi are baali ka baqra which is slaughtered whenever our leaders (the chaudaries) want.

    MQM atleast tries to help. And ppl who say tht the army is on their side, u guys need to wake up too, Army is run by chaudaries, they will only support the chaudaries. If MQM tomorrow breaks of ties with PML Q, no one is going to come to their aid. Musharraf personally supports them is another thing, but the army doesnt.

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