Vancouver Supports Haiti And So Should You

Hey, you want to do something that will make you feel better about yourself and help an earthquake ravished nation as well? Then donate $10 to Haiti and pass it on. Members on Facebook and Twitter are challenged to donate $10 or more through World Vision’s website. They’re also encouraged to invite friends to do the same through a status updates, tweets and emails. However, a blog post works just as well too! Together, we can make a difference and show the world the power of social media.

Vancouver Supports Haiti Benefit

If you live in Vancouver, or happen to be in the area, please join me this Wednesday for the Vancouver Support Haiti Benefit.

Date: Jan. 27, 2010
Event time: 7 to 10 pm (club is open till 2 a.m)
Set up time: 6 pm
Location: Ginger62 Lounge/Club 1219 Granville St and Davie.
Cost: $25 which include appetizers and one drink ticket
Ticket info: 604-809-6317 or 604-817-8005

To buy tickets online, make a donation of $25 (or more) to World Vision, then print out the confirmation number and exchange it for a ticket at the door.

When you think about it, this is a really great way to help. The $25 is tax deductible as World Vision will issue you a tax receipt. Then the Canadian Government will match the $25 donation to bring your total contribution to $50. On top of that, you get to go to a great event with free appetizers and a free drink. Be warned however, I’ll be giving a knock your socks off speech to try to get you to give more!

The Vancouver Supports Haiti events will include musical performances by local talent (Joanne Chiasson and Jason Buie) as well as a pause to light candles to recognize the fate of many and the millions of people affected by the life-devastating earthquake.

Proceeds from the evening will go directly to World Visions’ efforts to provide food, water, temporary shelter, medical services and emotional support to those affected. World Vision has to-date pledged $6 million in relief aid to the region. The Canadian Government has pledged to match donations to registered charities in aid of Haiti Earthquake relief dollar-for-dollar.

Whether you choose to join me this Wednesday at Ginger62 or pass it on, I thank you and the people of Haiti thank you. Today we are all Haitian.

Vancouver Supports Haiti | Donate Now and Pass It On


19 thoughts on “Vancouver Supports Haiti And So Should You”

  1. chester says:

    I think I’ll check it out. I love Ginger 62 and Haiti.

    1. John Chow says:

      Looking forward to seeing you!

  2. Usdbot says:

    It’s really sad what’s happening there in Haiti, hope they can get out of that situation real soon.

  3. I will see if I can make it. Might be in Seattle on that day though 🙁

  4. Haiti really needs our help!

  5. I think I`m going to move back to Vancouver just to hang out with John Chow dot Com.It would seem all the action is taking place there.

  6. Certainly our whole friend circle is going to contribute.

    Guys … Haiti needs us …

  7. Jom Adastico says:

    We should all support such a cause, and get together to provide relief to the people in distress.

  8. what happened in Haiti was just crazy. As if they weren’t impoverished enough as it was.

    really sad

  9. We should all contribute to donate in Haiti

  10. fas says:

    If wikipedia helps then they can make a huge difference.

  11. It is at times like this the true power of the internet really comes to the fore. When it comes to fundraising there has never been a tool such as the internet.

  12. I donated the week it happened & donated again last week. These people need all the help they can get.

  13. Bidet says:

    This is a great event and it goes to a good cause. I myself have donated 10 dollars to red cross many times already.

  14. We should all contribute to donate in Haiti

  15. nada says:

    everybody should support haiti

    cheers
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  16. I did the most I could to help the Haiti efforts. I did the standard $10 text and also worked directly with a private jet charter to get aid from my community to Haiti.

    I know $10 isn’t significant, but hopefully the numbers will prove to be enough to help relief efforts.

  17. Haiti really needs help

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