Giving Small

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

* Lend Me Your Ears

What should we do locally?

There are three ideas so far. I like the idea of trying to do a match - whatever we raise is matched by an individual or organization and the amount donated is doubled.

  1. Station 20 West --

    Despite losing provincially committed funding of $8 million for the unique community health and social services centre, the organization is moving forward.

    Station 20 West is looking for folks to help out with fundraising and donate.

    I have a donor who will match all that we raise up to $1000. So if we raise a $1000, they'll put in a $1000, to make the donation $2000.

  2. SCAT Street Cat Rescue Program --
    The Street Cat Rescue promotes the implementation of feral [wild] cat population control through the internationally approved trap/neuter/release (TNR) program. Street kittens are brought into foster homes for socialization and adoption whenever possible.

    Compassionate caregivers work diligently to improve the life of feral colonies by providing aid and comfort, including food, water, shelter and medical care.

    Feral cats deserve our compassion and our protection from cruelty and abuse.

    Matching Contributor Wanted
    If you know someone or an organization that will match what we raise for SCAT, please let me know, even if it's just a part of it.

  3. Spectrum Core Community Services, SCCS Inc. - Under the Rainbow Community Centre umbrella --

    Spectrum was a new organization for me. There tackling tough issues - "programs and services for the relief of poverty, with particular emphasis on the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless" and in particular seniors."

    Matching Contributor Wanted
    If you know someone or an organization that will match what we raise for Spectrum, please let me know, even if it's just a part of it.

Please suggest other groups or causes to the list in the next 2 to 3 days and then I'll set up a poll and ask people to vote, leave comments or email.

Leave a comment here or email me if you'd prefer.

The cows would like to suggest that we carry out this marketing campaign with the funds raised from collecting bottles :

Eat more chicken sign held up by 3 cows

CoWg0eSm0o~! !'s via Flickr
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At July 11, 2008 1:45 PM , Blogger James said...

Darlene, you inspire me! Kate and I alway recycled and didn't bother getting the $ back from our deposits - we always felt the the receiving agency could use it - but this gives new meaning to our recycling and certainly gives me a new enthusiasm for it. To be able to contribute to 'giving small' projects is wonderful. (Having contributed one of the six legs on the first cow made me feel very proud!)

Now it's something that I'm always aware of. I went for a walk at lunch today and found two pop cans for our new collection bag. It's made recycling these things personal and, somehow, more real. Thanks for such a real way to contribute!

At July 15, 2008 9:23 PM , Blogger Fichter said...


If someone had told me a year ago I'd be excited at finding a bottle or a can, I would have LOL.

A little thing can change one's perspective and suddenly you start to see possibilities everywhere to help out.



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