With the economy still kind of in the toilet and Christmas just around the corner, many food banks are finding that their coffers just aren’t as full as they used to be. Recently in Chilliwack there was a big food bank drive to try and remedy some of that. While many people have the luxury of being able to afford a nice Christmas dinner at home with their families, not all of them do. To that end, Dale and I have put together a Food Bank Drive where the proceeds will go towards the purchase of many non-perishable items that will hopefully make Christmas a bit brighter for a few families. For every dollar that is donated, Dale and I […]

Entry #16 – A Big Thanks

I just wanted to personally thank everyone who has donated to my Blogathon campaign so far. I’ll list the people who have indicated that they don’t mind their name being given out. Right now, I’m sitting at about the $750 mark $1,000 mark, which is great considering I’m only about 1/3 of the way through the event. Here’s a list of the current donators: Tia & Richard Everitt Darren and Nicole Johnston Tom Storey Raised on Indie Cathy Webber Jane Smith Lorraine Toor Kimberley Schellenberg Jamie Billingham Peter Andersen Kasia Finkelstein Paul Schaap Keira-Anne Mellis Austin Paul Eileen Good Amanda Finnigan Val Storey Jeff Black Dan Lazar Jennifer Stoddart Melanie Karlik Matthew Hawkins Thank you very much everyone — your […]

Entry #43: The Final Stretch

Well, we’re down to only three hours left now. Raul, Rebecca and John stopped by to hang out for what’s left of our shift. In total, I’ve had about three cups of coffee and 6-liters of diet coke so far, which is probably pretty close to the LD50 for caffeine consumption. There haven’t been any donations since the last time I blogged about it, which means we’re still sitting at around $550. I’d like to push it as close to $1000 as possible, so if you haven’t donated yet and were meaning to, please head on over to the blogathon page and give a pledge. You actually don’t have to pay now, so you can you pledge an amount and […]

Entry #38 – Charity Update

I did a quick tally of all the emails pledge I’ve received from Rebecca’s site, and we’re sitting at around the $400 $450 mark, which is great. Thanks to everyone who has pledged so far. My own personal goal was to try and hit $1000, and we’re doing pretty good so far. There are only about ten entries left, so if you’ve been sitting on the fences waiting to potentially donate, now’s your chance. As I mentioned in my last entry, Matthew Good has also generously donated a signed copy of his last album, Hospital Music, which hit #1 in Canada when it was released last year. Anyone who donates at least $10 is eligible to potentially win it. Also, […]