$6,132.48 To Help Feed The Hungry This Thankgiving


Four days ago, I asked readers to help me feed the hungry, hurting and homeless in Vancouver by raising money for the Union Gospel Mission 21st annual Thanksgiving Dinner. Even with tough economic times and a looming recession, you guys open your wallet and gave to a worthy cause. For that, myself and the UGM wholeheartedly thank you.

In only four days time, the John Chow dot Com community stepped up and donated $3,066.24, which I am more than happy to match. I’ve sent the UGM my donation for $3,066.24 to bring the total donations to $6,132.48. That’s enough to feed over 2,300 people!

I like to give special recognition to Quinton Pullen’s $1,100 donation. That was over my $1,000 limit but I matched it anyway. Thank you Quinton. There were a few other big donors. However, they wish to remain anonymous. A big thank you goes out to the following readers who donated.

Benito and Verney Kho, Linda Bustos, Aaron Fedora, Michael Kwan, Daniel Ferreira, John Gregg, Merendi Networks Inc., Duane Storey, Chris D, Tony Chung, Laidback Geek, Jamie Harrop, Wayne, Deborah A. Freeman, Bonnie Sainsbury, Cadillac Blog, Hubcaps, Wait Til A Commercial, Nishadha Silva, Matthew Kidd, Gary Ng, Lyndonology, Kat Sanders, Elaine Yu, Chris Guthrie, Rain Coaster, Credit Cards, American Express Platinum, Dan Williams, Webkinz, Ryan Green, John Lee, Grip Money, Jordan Garn, Pushpalata Shah, Cool Gadgets, Webtraffic ROI, Ben Collins, Bryn Youngblut

Once again, a big thanks to everyone who made a donation to feed the hungry this Thanksgiving. I can’t express how proud I am of the John Chow dot Com community. If you haven’t made a donation but wish to do so, there’s still time to feed a few more! You may donate online at the Union Gospel Mission website.

Thank You for Your Support

56 thoughts on “$6,132.48 To Help Feed The Hungry This Thankgiving”

  1. Great cause. I donated last year, too. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! (well, Canadians.. haha)

    1. Ryan McLean says:

      I agree….great cause

  2. Lyndon says:

    That is frikkin awesome!! I’m so glad I could have helped πŸ™‚

  3. H. says:

    Congratulations on the nice gesture to all donors.

  4. fixthepig says:

    Great cause John! I’m a firm believer in giving to get and this was good example of giving.

  5. Nishadha says:

    2300 people , feels nice to be part of that although I have no idea what thanks giving is πŸ™‚

  6. Neeshes says:

    Nice work, everyone. The Downtown Eastside really needs this kind of support.

  7. mike says:

    Hi John,

    You are an amazing person. Time and time again, you have shown your generosity with your wealth, time and knowledge. I salute you.


  8. Always willing to help a good cause, especially for us Canadians πŸ˜‰

  9. Raul says:

    Great job, John and thanks to everyone who donated. I was also very happy to see you contribute in such a generous way, hence had to blog about it πŸ™‚ You set a great example!

  10. Thats a good amount within 4 days.
    This shows how popular you are…
    keep it up.

  11. Josten says:

    good that people will be able to have a good meal this thanksgiving

  12. Congratulations man. I am happy you are doing this because so many people need money so that they can have food on the table. There are only more of these people after how bad America the economy has got.

  13. Glad to see affiliate marketers giving back even though the economy sucks!

  14. Glad I could help πŸ™‚

  15. Vik Dulat says:

    That’s awesome! I’m glad that John matched all the money rather than up to $1000. I mean I’m sure he can afford it πŸ™‚

    Sharing is caring!

    1. John Chow says:

      You must have miss-read my original post. I said I would match everyone up to $1,000 per donation. If 10 people donate $1,000, I would donate $10,000.

  16. Seems like a great cause. If you run something like this again I will definitely participate. We need more people with influence doing things such as this.

  17. Brandon Cox says:

    Very cool to hear! The power of collaboration.

  18. wisdom says:

    That’s a good amount of support. Great to hear.

  19. Tushar Dhoot says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

    Great cause to raise money for John.

  20. Very cool. This year I forgot, but last year I was among donators. Will try to remember in 2009. This is a very worthy cause.

    Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

    1. Keron Calame says:

      hopefully by then i will have money to donate too

      1. Tommy Dean says:

        If you want money, perhaps you should try implememnting a few techniques shared by chow. Or you could use my technique…

  21. raincoaster says:

    I live on the Downtown EastSide and I just want you to know that your donation will, quite frankly, change the lives of several people. I’ve seen the power of generosity time and time again living down here, and something of this size will make a life-changing difference to its recipients. You should be very proud of what you’ve done here.

  22. Thanks John for the opportunity

  23. The specifics of this announcement are what attracts people that would want to help, because individuals don’t want to see general terms used when dealing with an issue such as fundraising. You have laid out the information to the penny, and this provides readers with a sense of assurance that actual figures are present and the result served its purpose as it was laid out.

  24. Keron Calame says:

    thats great and to know its for a worthy cause

  25. Chow, no one can tell you don’t use your power for good.

  26. WOW, amazing stuff, I see you listed the website above. I’ll check it out. Worthy cause, great people with big hearts. Excellent! πŸ™‚

    1. Ben Pei says:

      Yeah amazing..especially the $1.1k donation.. heartwarming

  27. Ben Pei says:

    Wow thats a very nice movement.. too bad I missed it .. Be sure to get in the next one!

  28. VeRonda says:

    What a great effort! I was glad to be part of it. There’s really nothing better than helping others in need.

  29. Kevan G. says:

    Amazing, John — amazing. Your readership and your own generosity continues to impress us here at UGM. I just posted a “thank-you” over on The Street about your campaign, but wanted to drop by to extend a thank-you personally. 2,367 people can eat because of this.

  30. James says:

    Why bother to match?

    Why not just donate the $10,000, if you’re willing to in the first place?

    I don’t think, for a cause like this one, you should be trying to “match” anything. I get the whole point — don’t get me wrong.

    But it seems kind of foolish, and rather cheap, to say if all your readers put up $10,000 only then will you put up $10,000.

    This cause isn’t a game. Why make it one?

    If you would do it if everyone put up $10,000, then why not put it up regardless?

    Either way, what you did was thoughtful and caring for the most part.

    1. John Chow says:

      Once you have a better understanding of fund raising and marketing, you’ll understand why I did it this way.

  31. Proxy says:

    U did a great Job John No one will have such a mind to serve but u are doing

    I appreciate ur efforts and ur work

    Good luck

  32. To be honest, I have been homeless myself, I really appreciate what you are doing. I actually got off of the streets using the internet. I looked for change on the streets with which I was able to get in to an interne cafe, make a web site and start to make enough money to get back in an apartement. Now, I live quite comfortable, making my money off of the net.

  33. Øyvind says:

    Hi John, just dropping by to say that I’ve tagged you in my latest post.

  34. That is amazing and I love to donate everytime it is possible to me. I am not a big online donator but I donate in public locations. I truly look up to you and if my business becomes as successful as yours I will follow in your footsteps and donate a lot too.


  35. Typhoon says:

    Good Job John! Keep doing Charity onwards.

  36. Amar says:

    THats a very great step taking by you john.

    I wish i could help you too

    A very very good job done. I appreciate it.


  37. Rizzo says:

    Absolutely unbelievable – very glad to see some charity work here at JohnChow.com

  38. Felix Makmur says:

    Really great cause John. Thanks for your generosity to donate to the people who are in great need.

  39. Dfunda says:

    keep doing the good work.the one that really pays when you are in trouble

  40. Great cause John! Absolutely unbelievable

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