“When you win prize money, they do tax it at 48 percent - it's taxed high. I was a mentor, and I worked in mental health for twenty years and I've been a mentor with the Dawn project in Indianapolis and with the Department of Education and Department of Corrections. I've started a new organization called Kids Help - Kids Helping Each Other Live and Prosper - that is gonna take abandoned, distressed properties from the city, work on them with the kids and turn them back over to the kids. It's what I used to do - but I'm gonna do it on a larger scale,” said Rupert.
“When I - if I win a million dollars next Thursday a quarter of it will go to my non-profit charity. Talk about a kicker to start off a new program in Indy - that would be great!” he said.
His philosophy is a simple one: “If you don't want to do it, don't say it. But if you say it, do it.”
Tuesday, May 11, 2004
What Rupert will do with the money
Rupert Hopes to Start Charity with Winnings: