We Raised Over $7,500 for the Union Gospel Mission

It started off slow but it got kicked into high gear when I offered to match donations to the Union Gospel Mission’s Easter meal drive at 2 to 1.

Fifty five readers stepped up to the plate and donated a total of $2,505.97 to help feed the hungry this Easter. I want to give special recognition to Free Money Finance for their $1000 donation and Quinton Pullen for his $400 contribution. A big thank you also goes out to the following readers who made donations:

UMG Easter Meal Drive

Adam Rubenstein, JΓΌrgen “ZZZ” Zahrl, Mark Blair, Rachel Duncan, Robert Lam, Jeremy, Mark Givens, Michael Henry, Krishna Pillai, Siva Kyasa, Rick McBride, Gary Ng, Shawn Knight, Mike James, Alan LeStourgeon, ChaoFan Ltd., Joseph Patterson, Christoph Puetz, John Zuncke, Idea Feeder, Brian Nguyen, Jian Jye See, Brandon Adcock, Israel Lagares, Keith Lock, Walt Breuninger, Andrew B, Think Like An SOB, Michael Kwan, Patrick Hankinson, Nick Morlan, Simon Lau, McGrath Info Solution, Ramon Deterink, Jonathan Radande, Dave Chevalier, Raymond Liu, Jimson Lee, Dino Hadzic, Philip Yong, Nick Turner, Gather Success, Nishadha Silva, Greg Morgan, Danny Chang, Alan Whitton, Marita, Tom Tessin, Chris Merrill, John Kim, Melvin Richardson.

I can’t express how overwhelm I am by the outpouring of support you have given this worthy cause. I said I would match your donations at 2 to 1 and I am happy to do so. I’ve just sent the UGM my donation for $5,011.94 to bring our total donations up to $7,517.91. That’s enough to feed over 2,900 people!

Thank you for your support.

41 thoughts on “We Raised Over $7,500 for the Union Gospel Mission”

  1. Gary Lee says:

    Good Job Everyone! I totally forgot about it and missed it! Sorry John, but get me next time for sure!

    1. I’m pretty sure you can still donate to UGM! πŸ˜‰

      1. Uh yeah, the donation has doors open all the time.

    2. God Bless you all, Keep on doing good cause.

  2. Shawn Knight says:

    Congrats to everyone who stepped up! Easter will certainly be brighter for those less fortunate people at the UGM this year!

  3. Mary says:

    Wow, you rock!
    You should do this more often πŸ™‚

  4. Simon Lau says:

    Awesome! I’m glad the readers to JC.com pulled through.
    Big thanks to John for matching 2:1 too!

  5. I’m glad things worked out so well, and glad that I could help.

  6. Wade says:

    Wow, you have a lot of generous and devoted reader! I am really impressed with the amount one “personal” web site brought in to donate. I was also impressed that you matched the donations! You are a good man my friend.

  7. Hannah says:

    That’s absolutely wonderful! I do hope next year I’ll have the funds to be able to donate, what a great cause. Thank you to everybody who did donate, you’re all doing your part in making society a little bit better!

  8. Rachel says:

    Keep me on your list and send me an email next time you do this. I will be more then happy to donate again. I was really happy I came across this page. It was my first time visiting, and the offer, and UGM moved me so much.

    Thanks, you do great things

    Rachel Duncan
    the baked blogger

  9. Great charity, can’t think of a better thing to do on Easter than at least feed the hungry. It nice to see everyone contribute. Thanks for the mention John.

  10. Keep up the good charitable work John. I am glad I could donate to a worthy cause and would do so again.

  11. John, Thanks for the add, but i just wanted to make sure you recieved the donation! Thanks for doing a really great thing with your fame!

  12. Terry Tay says:

    That is awesome John. It’s great that everyone was able to pitch in and you matched it 2 to 1. You’re a really great person for doing this for the Union Gospel Mission.

  13. car345.com says:

    Very Impressive. I am glad you decided to go over your $1000 inital cap for the worthy cause.

  14. Michael Kwan says:

    You got my domain wrong, but I went and fixed it myself. πŸ˜†

  15. John says:

    Oh no! I never sent you the receipt. I was under the impression that you’d be posting the donors list next monday! Oh well, at least I know I gave to a good cause regardless.

  16. Keith Lock says:

    You got my domain wrong too but I can’t fix it myself like Mr. Kwan. πŸ™‚
    It’s keithjameslock.com

    1. John Chow says:

      Ops! Fixed now. :mrgreen:

  17. Sweet! Nice work everyone! πŸ™‚

  18. Joseph says:

    That’s amazing!

  19. Dustin says:

    Thats great, when is the next donation ceremony though, maybe CJ will pay out quicker next time so I can donate something πŸ™‚

  20. Philip says:

    haha yeah John you got my domain wrong as well. It should be http://www.philipyong.com and not http://www.philipyoUng.com.

    Thanks anyway.

    1. Alt-J says:

      Am I like the only one whose domain is actually correct? πŸ˜†

  21. Mike Huang says:


    Looks like you made a mistake for “JURGEN’s” link…oh is he gonna hate that πŸ™‚ *SIGH* I can’t believe I forgot about this πŸ™ I’m sorry..


  22. Great job John. It’s awesome to see everyone come together and contribute to a great cause πŸ˜‰

  23. Monetize Pro says:

    Very nice! 2,900 people will have a nice dinner with easter 😎

  24. Minal says:

    That was a nice gesture…. 😈 turns πŸ˜†

  25. Philanthropy becomes you Mr. Chow, keep up the good works.

    Your good works will be remembered long after your advice for Internet Businesses are forgotten.


  26. FMF says:

    Glad to be a part of it! I’ll be there next time too. πŸ™‚

  27. Syed Balkhi says:

    a job well done … god bless you John and everyone who donated…

    btw: your page title for this post is missing a 7 ….

    1. Alt-J says:

      Seems like $ and 7 doesn’t go well together.

  28. David Chew says:

    That is very good.

  29. Nishadha says:

    Why didn’t you link to me ? πŸ™ , since you put my name you must have got the receipt

  30. Gerri says:

    Congratulations! That was a good amount of money that you managed to raise.

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