We Raised Over $1,000 For the Union Gospel Mission

I want to thank everyone who donated to the Union Gospel Mission’s Easter Meal drive. I asked for help and you guys answered to the tune of $507.07 in donations! As promised, I will be matching your donations to bring the total gift to $1,014.14. That’s enough for nearly 400 Easter dinners. I like to acknowledge the following readers who made a donation.

Because the UGM does not accept PayPal at this time, some readers have PayPal their donation to me in trust. I have received PayPal payments totaling $180.71. I will be adding that to my matching $507.07 donation and present the Union Gospel Mission with a check for $687.78.

Once again, a big thanks to everyone who made a donation to feed the hungry this Easter. I can’t express how proud I am of the John Chow dot Com community. If you haven’t made a donation but wish to do so, you may do it online at Union Gospel Mission Vancouver or Union Gospel Mission Seattle.

26 thoughts on “We Raised Over $1,000 For the Union Gospel Mission”

  1. Wow.. that is a sure sum of money to feed the hungry folks! Applause for the contributers!

  2. bryce says:

    Wow, congrats 🙂

    Why only a check for $687 though?

    1. John Chow says:

      Because the rest of the money was donated by readers directly to the UGM.

      1. bryce says:

        Duh. I’m a bit silly sometimes 🙂

  3. revyd says:

    John, Way to go. It kinda destroys you’re evil reputation though. 👿

    Another great organization that does and awesome job helping people is kiva.org.

    1. David says:

      No kidding!!! Where is the evil in this???

      But…congrats…its good to see you reaching out like this 😀

  4. derrich says:

    Great job…everyone that donated should be commended. This was a great idea, John…and I think I may do this on my blog for my community.

  5. Tom says:

    That wasn’t very evil.

    1. Matthew says:

      every other post is evil but this one 😉

    2. This is one of grace, nothing less. 😀

  6. Aris says:


    Didn’t you promise to list all the contributors? Are you going to list them in a batch too? 😆

    1. I’m seeing a list of contributors – with a link to their websites…

      1. I guess what he meant that the above is not the full exhaustive list of contributers.

    2. John Chow says:

      That is the full list.

  7. Ashish Mohta says:

    thats really good, its a cause that everybody should support in one way or other.If not by donation by words.It boosts the moral of people atleast.


  8. Steve says:

    Good show to all who donated! We personally donate to our local Salvation Army.

  9. bobbarama says:

    Wow. That’s terrific. This was such a great idea, John. Really. Great, great, great job!!!

  10. Shawn Knight says:

    Excellent turnout, and as others have said, a big thanks to everyone who participated, give yourself a pat on the back, you deserve it! 😎

  11. Matthew says:

    wow congrats, that sounds like a nice accomplishment i hope i can achieve someday… giving back

  12. Andrew Chen says:

    I just notice the post received over 20 thousand views which is unreasonably higher than other post. I am wondering why?

  13. Aris says:


    I went back to read your email response to me and I just realized that I misread it. Somehow I got the impression at that time that you “CAN” read the UGM link that I sent you after, and didn’t think that you actually said you CAN’T read and I soon forgot about it. I made the online contribution using the link Ryan mentioned in his reply on my comments at the original thread. I just forwarded you the email from UGM they sent me after I received your reply. Now I know why mysattrack.net wasn’t in your list. Could I get it added to the list John? Thanks.

  14. I’m happy to see that your charity event was a success!


  15. Ryan says:

    Glad to see so much was raised for helping some people in need! Nothing evil about that. :mrgreen:

  16. Great job everybody! I’m glad to have been a part of this.

    Maybe John should set up a John Chow Foundation that regularly collects donations? But then he would of course lose some of his evil status – and he probably doesn’t want that happening 😈

  17. Way to go you guys.

  18. Zach says:

    wow, way to put the money towards a great cause

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