Over $12,000 Raised for Union Gospel Mission

I want to thank all the readers who helped out the Union Gospel Mission this Christmas by donating to their Christmas dinner drive. Thanks to your support, we’ve raised a whopping $12,434.97 to help feed the hungry men and women of Vancouver.

It all started when I donated $5,000 to the UGM and asked my readers to match the donation. You came through big time. Not only did you matched the $5,000, you’ve exceeded it. Special recognition goes out to Quinton Pullen. Quinton donated $1,000 the last time I did a matching drive for the UGM. This time, he initiated a matching challenge at his office and raised over $5,000! Way to go Quinton!

A big thank you and shout out goes to all the readers who made a donation. You have made a differences.

Israel Lagares, Simon Gould, Steve Olson, Deanna, Ryan Burglehaus, Nick Throlson, Jeff Kinsey, Richard Delgado, Steve McGrath, Bruce Nunnally, Colin Klinkert, Kiki Kukiki, Reaper TV, Simon Chen, Faryl Zaklin, Ken Watanabe, Andrew Miller, Gary Ng, Tanya, Kevin Gillett, Lazy Man, Melissa Miller, Jerri Ann Reason, Simon Koldyk, Mike James, Hitesh Shah, Jennifer Unruh, Paul Mudhar, Michael Kwan, Stephen Fung

Once again, thanks to everyone who donated. You’ve proven that even in tough economic times, things are never so tough that we can’t help other people. That is the true meaning of Christmas and you’ve proven it!

42 thoughts on “Over $12,000 Raised for Union Gospel Mission”

  1. wooho, 12k is a good donation… Hope that will help lots of poor children this xmas..

    I received the donation receipt at my home today.. thats good.

    1. Wow, that’s great to hear. UGM is going to have a very Merry Christmas! 🙂

      1. Money Money says:

        I totally agree with you. Fantastic work there guys.

    2. I think chow is going to win the Union Gospel Mission contributor of the year. Not necessarily for how much was given but the fact that he has gotten others to contribute as well. That’s one aspect of a true leader. Great job chow.

  2. Steve Atwal says:

    Way to go John! That deserves a Yuletide cheer. I’ve just been watching channel 46 with the classic movies where Dudley (the angel) visits a vicar and his wife to spread the spirit of good will. Seems like you’re doing that already! Good on you. Hopefully we can all do something similar….Cheers

  3. Thats a huge amount for what I’m sure is a very good cause – you should be very proud that you are able to mobilize such a giving spirit from your loyal readers!!

    You have helped to make the Christmas season for the less fortunate a whole lot brighter 🙂

  4. TripTheLady says:

    I took in two homeless teenagers this Christmas. One kid lost his dad about a month ago. I commend all of you who donated and normally I pick a few off the Angel tree at work but this year I bought for 5 extra kids who wouldn’t have had a Christmas without hubby and I. I am so proud of what you have given the people in your community. I only wish I could have given more during these tough economic times. Hubby is probably going to be laid off from work next week. We got the “warning” today. I can only hope my blog keeps being successful – even the $100 a month it brings in allowed me to be Santa to 4 extra kids 😉 Kudos to you and your drive!!!


    1. I hope and pray that all goes well with you..God Bless, you are going a great job

    2. Tushar says:

      Wow, that’s absolutely stunning.

      The fact that you do so much for complete strangers even when your own economical situation is in peril is a true symbol of your kindness.

      My heartfelt and sincere prayers are with you and husband.

    3. This is a really nice thing to do, I hope your blog keeps growing 🙂

  5. awesome stuff John…paying it forward

  6. wisdom says:

    Good stuff John, nice work with the donations.

  7. Hasib Ahmed says:

    From my view i also thank all the people who helped out the Union Gospel Mission this Christmas by donating to their Christmas dinner drive.

  8. It is good to pay it forward, John…Keep it up..the more you give and the more you received…

  9. DominateIM says:

    This was a good thing to do, especially in the Christmas time, paying it forward and helping others out. Congratulations for the initiative.

  10. Dave Dalton says:

    That’s awesome John, as someone who has been on both sides there, I know. I have given of my time to UGM, serving food and there was a time when they served me in my time of need. A very Merry Christmas to you and everyone who helped make this challenging time of year a little better for those that need it.

  11. LuUeE says:

    I really admire your good deeds. Not many people would do such things for charity. Cool man. And i guess god will always bless you. I support charities too. After seeing your video on the DOT COM life, i am rather impressed. hahaa.. Keep it up.

  12. Ben Pei says:

    Thats a really substantial amount.. You’re really good at raising and making online John.

  13. B. Durant says:

    Awesome! I’d just like to thank everyone who help John with this worthwhile project.

    “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me”

  14. Chester says:

    Glad to hear the good deeds that you and some of the readers have done here 🙂

  15. Thats so sweet of you John! I would have donated but all my funds are locked up in paypal and affiliates.. Yeah I know I could have paid by Credit Card using Paypal.. But I have Maestero and Paypal din’t accept it lol.. Anyways.. Its nice to see you and the others help the people in need 🙂

  16. Melissa says:

    Thanks for the update, John! I’m glad I was a part of this:)

  17. Impressive John! How did you guys do last year?

    1. John Chow says:

      We killed last year’s total. I think it was around $7K.

      1. you might just be their next spokesman. Also, I don’t remember ever seeing a post or comment..but did you ever write what got you to do this

  18. Tushar says:

    Great job John.

    You should be very proud for using what is essentially your workplace and turning it out for the holidays to help the needy.

  19. Does this mean you get another framed award? 😀


  20. Great work, really great. I am glad that so many people got involved to raise so much money!

  21. shun2u says:

    Good! Great job. Hope will help those poor children,,

  22. Definitely one of the bonuses of making enough money, that is to be able to give to those who need. Well done…kudos and keep up the great work.

  23. Glad I donated giving back makes me feel great as an affiliate marketer!

  24. stick says:

    That’s awesome! Love to see the $$bucks$$ rolling into a good charity.

  25. Takumi86 says:

    Nice to see charity during christmas time, merry chrismas John, i’m sure you’ll be more and more successful blogger by sharing what you have 🙂

  26. Keep it up guys. There is no shortage of money in these testing times 🙂

    U need to have the right cause 🙂

  27. John, thanks for using your blog for good. This is a great story. Warm fuzzies all around!

  28. Hope all the hungry men and woman have a very warm Christmas too! $12k is a very large figure and it’s good to donate. We take, we give!


  29. j says:

    that is a lot of money john, keep up the good work and keep us posted Finance Trail

  30. game-girl says:

    I highly estimate your donation and your help to the people. That shows the beauty of your soul. I admire you,John.

  31. Great job John and everyone! It’s always nice to see people that care and take an active part in lending a helping hand; especially around this time of year 🙂

  32. ADuu says:

    hi,absolutely stunning.hv a nice day.BTW,visit my blog plz:”ADuu’s chinese food”.

  33. H. says:

    This a very charitable and noble gesture.

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