Help Feed The Hungry This Thanksgiving

Life-Changing Thanksgiving Meal – Just $2.59

On Monday, October 13, the Union Gospel Mission, will host their 21st annual Thanksgiving Dinner. Preparations are underway as they expect to serve thousands of meals to hungry men, women, youth and children at their Vancouver, Mission and New Westminster facilities.

The Union Gospel Mission cares for the hungry, hurting and homeless of Greater Vancouver. Founded in 1940 as a small soup kitchen, UGM now has satellite facilities in Surrey, New Westminster, Mission and downtown Vancouver, and provides services from employment training to affordable housing solutions. UGM serves over 280,000 meals each year, and provides shelter for almost 10,000 individuals a year. They are an organization that I support and I’m asking you to join me in helping to feed the hungry this Thanksgiving. A complete meal cost only $2.59. This is an amount I believe we can all afford.

I Will Match Your Donation

I will personally match every dollar donated by John Chow dot Com readers up to a maximum of $1000.00 per person. Simply make a donation at the UGM online donation page, then email me a copy of the receipt to johnchow @ Feel free to leave a comment about your donation as well.

All readers making donations will be recognized in a blog post this Friday. If you have a website or blog, I will link to it. If you think about it, this is a pretty inexpensive way to get a link on this blog. 😈

The meals and other services we provide can be the start of a new life and new beginning for those in need. I grew up in the Downtown Eastside, the poorest neighborhood in Canada. I did not come from money. I am where I am today because I know that in order to receive any blessings in life, you must first give. The more you give, the more you receive.

October 13 is just around the corner. The meals and other services we provide can be the start of a new life and new beginning for those in need. Let’s show the Union Gospel Mission that the John Chow dot Com community cares.

Help Feed The Hungry This Thanksgiving

62 thoughts on “Help Feed The Hungry This Thanksgiving”

  1. Jamie Harrop says:

    Donated, and email on its way.

    I hope it is a great success, John.


    1. Debo Hobo says:

      My donation has been made and my receipt is on its way to you via email. Thanks for the opportunity to help, good luck I wish y’all much success. Oh and thanks for the back link as well.

  2. I would love to do that.

    What’s the minimum we can donate ?

    1. izzat says:

      as honest as you can give maybe.. πŸ™‚

    2. John Chow says:

      There is no minimum but one meal ($2.59) would be nice.

      1. Debo Hobo says:

        Oh really! I bought 10 dinners, I hope they enjoy them. Yummy! Thanksgiving is the best most heart warming meal of the year.

  3. Good thing you set a maximum match number, or you could end up being out millions of dollars. πŸ™‚

    1. Yeah you’d have to give up that condo

      1. yeah but since all the money went to charity he would get a hefty tax deduction and possibly a high $ return. That would put him under the 250k that obama says makes you rich. What a great to give some chow to those who aren’t in a position that we are!!!!!

        1. Ian says:

          The tax writeoff is a good benefit to giving to a charity and worth mentioning. With a 700 billion dollar Wall Street bailout and a war going on, no matter who is getting elected, I don’t see our taxes going any lower. I think if you give to a charity and pick a respectable, legitimate one, you’ll see your money go to the right place instead of the wrong one.


  4. Hey John. Great to see a big of charity work going on. Nothing like a good thanks giving dinner ay! Donation made and email sent.

  5. Tushar Dhoot says:

    You should put up a button somewhere saying “John Chow Community has raised ______ for UGM”. It could help motivate people and even attract more people to donate.

    1. Eh, I think people will donate on their own terms.

  6. Raul says:

    This is great, John. It’s such a worthy cause. I’ll have to write a blog post and link to this πŸ™‚

    All the best.

  7. Rock says:

    Just forwarded you my paypal receipt

  8. Michael Kwan says:

    “Life-Changing Easter Meal – Just $2.59”

    Hey John, it’s not Easter. πŸ™‚

    I’ll be getting on this later this week. Maybe you should lift that $1000 a cap… or make it a maximum match of $1000 per person. πŸ™‚

    1. Yea, I noticed that too. I believe we’re coming up on Thanksgiving there John. But it’s still a great thing.

    2. John Chow says:

      It is $1,000 per person. The last time I did this, I gave over $5,000 in matching donations.

      1. Michael Kwan says:

        Oh good! Let’s see if we can break the five figure mark this time.

  9. Tony Chung says:

    John, I commend you for using your profile as a platform to promote the great work of UGM. And it’s great that UGM takes PayPal as well as credit card payments.It took only 2 minutes, even after I read every single word on their page.


  10. Bonnie says:

    Donation has been made and will send you the receipt today. It’s a good cause, and a good reminder to give thanks ..

  11. OK good
    I donated and receipt mailed.

  12. I donated. Good stuff! πŸ™‚

  13. Kevan G. says:

    John, you’re a rockstar. Thanks for hooking this up. We’re excited to see how your amazing community responds!

  14. Great idea; receipt on the way to I hope you get to match a lot of these.

  15. Michael Kwan says:

    Alright, receipt sent!

  16. Keron Calame says:

    Thats a really great idea

  17. Great Idea John , In order to receive any blessing you must first give …Awesome statement

  18. VeRonda says:

    Hey John… I was happy to give to this effort. I was surprised to come here and see this up, but I was glad to see it. I hope this post receives the most comments, hence donations, you’ve ever received. Thanks for the opportunity!

    The receipt is forthcoming.

  19. Ryan says:

    John – Thanks for the opportunity to help out a bit.

  20. Truly noble gesture!

  21. VeRonda says:

    Yeah, I like the idea of adding a button (Tushar’s thought) showing the progress or monies gathered.

    1. John Chow says:

      Over $650 so far. Not bad for the first day.

  22. cute girl says:

    charity is good. I support this event. I think I should ask my boss to organize charity for local poor child in my country.

  23. Giving to charity is always great. I’ll be sure to donate some money.

  24. Raj S says:

    Hey Johh, thank you for presenting this oppurtunity.

  25. Nishadha says:

    Donated , root of all evil doesn’t suit you john πŸ™‚

  26. ahmike says:

    John u did a great great job. It’s time for gives back now =)

  27. PS3 Trophies says:

    I’ll be sure to donate what I can!

  28. MAtt Borden says:

    Donated and sent you a receipt. I think its really cool that you are willing to match, and that you are throwing in an incentive to get a link. It shows your truly devoted to the mission.

  29. Ganesh says:

    Good to know that you are helping a social cause with your blog.

  30. Done and sent you the email. Wonderful idea!!!

  31. Lyndon says:

    I just made my donation today. But I have to say, for someone who claims to be evil. It’s a really nice thing that you’re doing John!!

  32. John Chow says:

    Almost $2,000 raised so far! Let’s go for more! I want to give the UGM a really big check!

  33. jordan garn says:

    Just sent in a donation and emailed you a copy. Great idea.

  34. Megarudy says:

    I just made my donation. Keep up the good job.

  35. H. says:

    Impressive gesture, really.

  36. Faucet says:

    Very good, i really liked the work you have done. You are really a very good person. Keep doing this , we all are with you.

  37. cool gadgets says:

    Worthy cause, had a chance to make a donation last year and have made one this year…Mike

  38. There’s $20 for you. Glad I could help and thanks for the link too πŸ™‚

  39. Keron Calame says:

    The John Chow foundation in the pipeline i see..

  40. Leo says:

    John, you havent done any posts yet on the current financial crisis. this could very well create poverty all around the world. I’d like to see your point of view on the topic.

  41. raincoaster says:

    I’m in for twenty.

  42. Duane Storey says:

    I’m in for $100. Thanks for the effort around this, John.

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