Social media for charity and social change roundup (Vancouver)

For those of you who are looking for places where you can effect change and be charitable, here are a few causes you might want to consider:

- Via Jenn Watkiss – Riann Batch is looking to be a Superhero for a Day! The Drop Zone Vancouver is organizing a fundraising event, and Riann is going to be descending single-handedly, as she lost the use of her right arm in a skiing accident last year. Link to Riann’s page is here.

- Via Jay Grandin – Giant Ant Media and The Urban Project are partnering to create a really cool project. In their words [Giant Ant Media - Tanzania]:

Giant Ant Media will be producing a film and web series that follows a group of street youth in the pursuit of recording a hip hop album, with the hopes of breaking out on the Tanzanian music scene. Urban Project, a Vancouver-based charity, will be providing funds to ethically compensate the youth involved via a salary and school fees, while also funding recording studio time.

Their next fundraiser will be a concert at The Anza Club on Sep 10th. Sadly, I won’t be back in Vancouver yet but you’re more than welcome to attend and let me know how fun it was!

And three causes I had already highlighted, but just in case you need a reminder :)

- Tanya Davis is joining Buzz Bishop’s Team Diabetes and will be running a half-maraton and she’s now going putting her money where her mouth is! Go check her blog entry right now and donate to her cause here.

- Karen Parker is doing the Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath, and you can sponsor her here. Karen is one of the kindest-hearted persons I’ve met. One time, I was feeling down and she took me out shopping and to the Apple Store. How’s that for geek friendship? :)

- And last, but never least, Barbara Doduk, Keira-Anne and Matt Good are all doing Paws for a Cause. You’ll find their personal donation pages in each of the posts I’ve linked here.

My friend Gus indicated that he was going to do a charity round-up, so I’ll link here and update the post when he puts his up. UPDATE – Go check Gus’ entry on charity, it’s up already!

Related posts:

  1. Social Media Club Vancouver launch
  2. My recent Social Media Club Victoria talk: “Towards an Action-Focused Agenda for Social Change Using Social Media” (#smcvictoria) @smcvictoria
  3. On being jaded with social media for social change
  4. Canadian social media and social computing data/statistics
  5. Video as a tool to effect social change – An example from Giant Ant Media

Comments (4)

Barbara DodukAugust 27th, 2008 at 2:16 pm

Thanks honey for the link love.

I reached my goal of a mere $500 today with my Mom’s donation.
Anything extra now is just icing on the cake.

Thanks to both you and Keira-Anne for your donations to my walk, and everyone for donating to a cause I have supported and raised money for, for the last 15 years of my life. I donate every month to the SPCA, and this will be the 3rd Walk – in a row – I have been able to participate in.

The animals thank you too.

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