Fun Fundraiser for Global Good...

Hi Everyone

I'm holding a fun, fundraiser in downtown, near Stanley Park. And promoting this thru a few meetups and will expect 30+ people. With some prizes being handed out. I feel like it’s important to have fun & it feels good to help make a difference. Make a difference by doing some real-time, local good and dream of long-term, global good, at the same time.

As a result, half of all proceeds will be donated to the wonderful Hearts on Noses Pig Sanctuary located in Mission, BC and the other half will go to vegan micro-finance entrepreneurs. Here's some info about the former,

About the latter, for those who don't know, microfinance is a form of investing money (usually small amounts) in entrepreneurs that helps them create a sustainable business. Doing so is the difference between people living on the street, begging for food or entrepreneurs having a home, food on the table and the resources to feed, clothe & educate their children. Usually the entrepreneurs are women and reportedly their loan repayment rate is nearly 98%. Meaning 98% of the money is returned to the investor or put into other entrepreneurs.

I want to invest money, into entrepreneurs with vegan business ideas. Still working on details, it's definitely a long-term project, but I'm getting the ball rolling and hopefully will figure out details along the journey and will attract like-minded folks with similar ideals, ambitions and passions, so that together we can create the optimal impact.

There's an expression,
1. `Give a man a fish, feed him a day,
2. teach him how to fish, feed him a lifetime,'
3. & I would add, if you teach an entire community how to fish, and take care of it's fishery, then they can feed themselves for generations & centuries to come.'

Setting aside, the non-vegan & gender politics part of the phrase, I tend to see creating constructive change as doing all of the above three steps, Giving to those who can't do for themselves, (ie giving a fish), training those who can be self-sufficient (ie teaching how to fish), and 3rd transforming the problem and changing the paradigm (training communities to feed themselves).

I am happy to collaborate and work with like-minded, good hearted people, who want to do more good. Right now I have 3 people on this event, me, myself & I:-)

If you have any feedback or questions then please post it below in the comments section, and I'll respond as quickly as I can…Date is in the process of being chosen, probably be a Wednesday in a week or two. Hopefully this will be an ongoing fundraising event.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Everyone
    Thanks to a spontaneous suggestion from a meetup member, Renee, I'm in the process of doing a 50/50 draw to raise more money.

    I’m sure you know how it works, people buy tickets ($2 for 1 tix, $5 for 3 tix and $10 for 12 tix) , 50% goes to the cause &, 50% goes to the winner of the draw at the end of the night.

    Bring your friends, I'm sure we'll have a great time.
    Thanks Renee
    PS I'm promoting her without asking permission, I like paying it forward & back

    April 19, 2013

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