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.