Help UGM Feed The Hungry This Thanksgiving


A Life-Changing Meal – Only $3.29

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the Union Gospel Mission needs your help. On Monday, October 12, UGM will host their 22nd 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 am asking you to join me in helping to feed the hungry this Thanksgiving. A complete meal cost only $3.29. 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 Sunday. 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! Any reader donating $1,000 or more will receive a free review as well.

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 12 is less than a week away. 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. I want to give away a lot of money. Please help me do so.

Help Feed The Hungry This Thanksgiving

46 thoughts on “Help UGM Feed The Hungry This Thanksgiving”

  1. Wow, this is a great thing to support. And like John said a no-brainer for obtaining a link. Will they accept paypal? Big ups John.

    1. John Chow says:

      Yes, they accept paypal.

      1. Benjamin Cip says:

        It’s nice to accept paypal as it’s a place most of bloggers keep money from advertisement, and other commissions. At least that’s where the money I earn goes most of the time.

        1. Yeah paypal is awesome, it makes transactions like these so easy.

        2. Yah, it is really great that they accept paypal. It is easier for blogger.

      2. Donation receipt sent.

  2. lisa says:

    thats a great cause

    1. nathan says:

      I can see that you’re very passionate about this. I hope that He will bless you more so you could help more.

  3. Brilliant way of paying it back to the community..thats the power of a successful blog and a big heart of a successful blogger …donation details sent

    1. Lee Ka Hoong says:

      I can see John is really a big and famous blogger, John did a lot of donation and helped in many charity functions. I believe that’s one of the big reason of a successful blogger. πŸ™‚

      1. EarningStep says:

        agree with you lee.. i believe john receive lot of good karma because of this

        1. Yah, and surely it is a good karma. πŸ˜€

          1. Yah, and hungry people get to eat as well.

  4. I’m really liking all this charity work coming from a once “evil” blogger πŸ˜‰ Great way to encourage people to donate with link bait. Good stuff.

    1. nathan says:

      Evil with a heart. That’s something you don’t see everyday.. LOL

  5. Misty Mays says:

    Thats an awesome gesture! There are so many in need everywhere and alot of people believe that one person can not make a difference…well you are a living witness!

  6. Money-Era says:

    I am amazed by John’s recent ‘charity’ activities. This is so great! John is enjoying helping others.
    He is able to share, which is worth mentioning.

    1. Yes recently we saw it … first he organised selling off his old and new stuff for charity purpose and also this one.

      Good to see that bloggers like you and Jeremy are taking active part in charity.

  7. Michael Kwan says:

    Donation made and receipt sent. Thanks for doing this again, John.

  8. Socialcouch says:

    Made the donation and forwarded the receipt.

    So nice of you John πŸ™‚

  9. Ok, so it is time to share our earn and get link from john chow as well . πŸ˜€

  10. Donation made and receipt sent.
    Thank you for the opportunity and your big heart!

    Greetings from Colombia!

  11. Lee Ka Hoong says:

    That’s great that they accept Paypal, it’s easier for us to make payment. Well, I’ll send the donation later on as I can’t access my paypal account right now. I hope this helps to feed the hungry.

  12. Lee Ka Hoong says:

    John, receipt sent. I hope it helps to feed the hungry. πŸ™‚


  13. I am really interested to see the nett results of this charity drive. Hats off to John for extending his hand to the less priviledged in this manner, and hats off to the people who are donating. This is truly awesome! If the whole world could reach out to each other like this it would be truly heaven on earth!

  14. Angus says:

    It is great to see people being so generous, especially your contribution John.

    Thanks for all the advice. Your website is the driving force behind my new venture.

  15. fas says:

    I like the I will match your donation bit :p

  16. That’s good. I really satisfied wit your word

  17. Hey John, I just made a donation and emaied you the receipt.

  18. It’s a great gesture! I admire “I will match your donation” idea very much. I shows commitment. Terrific!

  19. Kevin says:

    Donated and receipt is e-mailed. You have a big heart. πŸ™‚

  20. Go, John! What a fantastic effort to give back to the community on his part.

  21. Eric says:

    Hey John,

    Great idea!! I love it when you do this every yr…what a great giving person you are and very thoughtful. May you and your family have a blessed thanksgiving as well. Always to much to be thankful for! Lastly, I have sent you my receipt

    Thanks again,


  22. Coach T.I.A says:

    Sweet! I just donated for one person. Each little bit counts. Happy Thanksgiving! Tia

  23. Vincent Woon says:

    Thanks for the Giving spirit …..just donated and receipt sent

    God Bless!

  24. Just donated and sent you our receipt. Thanks!

  25. I have also just donated for the first time to UGM πŸ™‚


  26. Daisy says:

    Bless you and your big heart. I think it’s great you’re not denying where you came from and that there are people worse off.

  27. Donation made, receipt e-mailed, and happy to help πŸ™‚

  28. Hey John,

    I am always up for the noble cause, feeding the hungry is the greatest task in my opinion and I appreciate your attempt to make it public.

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