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Just one click could save a life!

Posted in Finds, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , on February 5, 2011 by Mitch Leuraner

The Ottawa Hospital Foundation needs your help – and it won’t cost you a cent!

The Foundation has joined a new crowd sourcing initiative called FundChange.  The idea is that charities can sign up for micro-financing, that over time will accumulate. The initiative is being sponsored by Telus, who has agreed to match any donations that are made – but only for the initiative that gets the most votes.

The Foundation is promoting its Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) Program. From the site:

The P.A.R.T.Y. Program aims to reduce the number of teen injuries, and it works ­– a study by the Hospital showed that six weeks after completing the P.A.R.T.Y. Program, participants had significantly improved knowledge of risk factors for injury.

So what can you do?

First you can click THIS LINK, which will take you the the Foundation’s area on the FundChange site. Once you are there, click the VOTE button. It won’t cost you any money, and you don’t have to sign up for anything. Just click the button. And come back tomorrow and vote again!

If you are feeling particularly giving, you can also click the FUND button.  That one will cost you however much you are willing to donate.  But in the end, your vote could be worth a lot more if the Foundation wins.

Want to see more about the program:

Did you vote?

Posted in Thoughts with tags , , , , , on October 26, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

I did – though I was disappointed by the results.

But what really stood out for me last night was not the results of the election – it was the ease with which I was able to cast my ballot.  This is the first time I’ve had the opportunity to vote in an Ottawa Municipal election, and I have to say that it was done better than any election I have ever participated in.  And since I had moved in the last few years, I wasn’t even on the voter list!

The Federal and Provincial election people should take note.