No. I haven’t forgotten. I did make a donation on November 30th as I do each year around this time but just didn’t get around to post about this until now. Although I briefly posted about it on my Twitter and Facebook accounts, I didn’t get to writing up this post until now.
For those who are not familiar with what I do each year around this time, here’s a quick explanation. Every year around this time, I tally up the money I receive from proceeds I receive for the year, calculate the fees that I will have to pay for next year plus other possible expenses for giveaway contests and other costs and will make a donation to a charity organization. Previous years, I have donated to both World Vision Canada and Plan Canada (formerly Foster Parents Plan of Canada) and since I donated to World Vision last year, I decided to donate to Plan Canada this year.
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Here are some screen print taken of the online donation I made at Plan Canada’s website:
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I have also requested a physical card to be mail to me as well. Once I receive it in the mail, I will make a video of the card and post it up.
Last year, $90 was donated to World Vision Canada and bought 2 hens and a rooster and two rabbits, in 2007, $85 was donated to Plan Canada purchasing clean water for a child, pigs for a family and a birth registation for one child. In 2006, $20 was donated to Plan Canada. This year, thanks to your generous support, Palm Discovery has donated $90 to purchase the following gifts:
Classroom Essentials in Sierra Leone for one child ($15.00 x 2)
Schools obliterated, classrooms destroyed, children killed or forced to become soldiers. That’s what 11 years of civil war did in Sierra Leone. Ever so slowly, the people of this country are working to heal. Plan is there — building children’s futures by rebuilding the education system. Our breakthrough program is an all-out blitz, restocking schoolrooms as quickly as possible so they’re ready for shaping young minds. The classrooms are rebuilt, then filled with chairs, desks, textbooks, chalkboards, maps: all the tools children need to grow and learn about their past, their future and just what they’re capable of achieving if they’re given the chance. This is your opportunity to give them that chance.
Rabbits (six rabbits) ($35.00)
Yes, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail are cute and cuddly and make nice pets. But they also make a great livelihood. Litters of up to 10 babies every 31 days means a lot of essential income for a family. Thirty-five dollars buys six rabbits, along with training on turning the bunnies into a hopping business.
Birth Certificate for one child ($25.00)
It’s more than just a piece of paper. It’s legal armour: proof of existence, and protection against child trafficking, exploitation and abuse. It’s also a key that opens the door to social, educational and political rights. It’s a simple document we take for granted in Canada, but every year 48 million children are not registered at birth. Slumdog Millionaire star Anil Kapoor donated his entire fee for the movie to Plan’s birth registration campaign. You can lend your support for just $25.
So, this year, two children will be able to have the essentials needed to go to school in Sierra Leone, one family will receive six rabbits to help them start a family business and for food, and one child will receive a birth certificate.
WOW! You have helped made a difference to others all over the world simply by supporting Palm Discovery. I know that these are not huge donations but Palm Discovery isn’t a big or popular website, and it’s still much better than not making any donation. I think even a little bit can go a long way. I am only glad to have done this on behalf of all Palm Discovery readers and supporters. So far, a total of $285 has been donated to both World Vision Canada and Plan Canada since 2005! Thanks, everyone!. Give yourself a pat on the back for this. I’m proud of you all!
Here are the virtual eCards detailing the donations:
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If and when I get the physical cards from Plan Canada in the mail (I never got one for the last donation made so I am not sure if I get one this time either), I will update this post with the info and video.
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