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joewtc


Mar 14, 2011, 10:35 PM
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Hi there! Fellow climbers @ Vancouver Rock Climbing Group have launched a Climbers Unite! $1-1Climb for Japan climbing/fundraising series! Seeing the devastation in Japan, we are really sad and really want to help out in whatever ways we can! We would like to extend this to the whole climbing community to UNITE ALL CLIMBERS to help out Japan! We Climbers support each other's life on the rope and have a strong tradition of mutual help spirit, love for life/climbing, and triumph over hardships! Let our unity triumph over this challenge!

Event signup:
http://www.meetup.com/...ing/events/16923446/

Facebook group: Climbers Unite! $1-1Climb for Japan! http://www.facebook.com/...?eid=152959664765657 First event: Mar-20 Sun 12-9pm at the Edge, North Vancouver. We are at $100 right now! Sign up at http://www.meetup.com/...ing/events/16923446/

*All donations will go to Care for Canada. If you want to donate to other agencies, feel free to! You can also climb/belay at your own time, outside the events. It's all about a collective involvement, spirit and help for Japan.

We need volunteers! (Please contact Joe at www.vrcg.ca) Thanks guys!


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This campaign is OPEN to all! You can climb/fundraise at your own time and donate whatever amount to any agencies you see fit. $10, $100, $1000, it doesn't matter! But please join the facebook group to show the Climbers' Unity! Joining the event in our group www.vrcg.ca and donating through the Care for Canada site we set up is only one of the many options!


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joewtc wrote:
This campaign is OPEN to all! You can climb/fundraise at your own time and donate whatever amount to any agencies you see fit. $10, $100, $1000, it doesn't matter! But please join the facebook group to show the Climbers' Unity! Joining the event in our group www.vrcg.ca and donating through the Care for Canada site we set up is only one of the many options!

How do you make sure its getting to the Japanese victims? How would someone know that if they donate $10 its going to help the victims and its not some scam?
I'm hoping some doctors will volunteer and help the Japanese people through this crisis.


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Great question! Very important to always check 2 things before donating:

1. Check if the charity is real and not a scam: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/dnrs/menu-eng.html

2. Check the efficiency of the charity e.g. http://www.charitynavigator.org/. How much $ goes to helping the people and how much goes to admin cost.

I have worked in non-profit and I know donations can be hugely wasted by excessive admin overheads and staffing.

To be honest, the best way to make sure the money goes directly to the cause is to go there ourselves volunteering money and skills. Unfortunately, it's not always (if not most of the time) possible in real life and we have to trust some professionals hopefully they will deliver our money without costing too much in the middle process.


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Thanks everyone for the support! We are now at $875 (counting only donations through our site)! Keep sharing this global facebook group http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152959664765657 to the whole world, showing Climbers' United Power!

Useful info for donations:
1. Check if the charity is real and not a scam: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/dnrs/menu-eng.html

2. Check the efficiency of the charity e.g. http://www.charitynavigator.org/. How much $ goes to helping the people and how much goes to admin cost.

First event: North Vancouver The Edge this Sun (Mar20) 12-9pm (drop by anytime! We will have chocolates!) The Edge has sponsored us admissions: $0 for Belayer, 50% for donating Climbers! Thanks The Edge for their support!

Remember, you can also climb with your friends at your global locations, have lots of fun and unite climbers!


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Hi Everyone!

THANK YOU so much for your awesome help and support! We are at $1025 (counting only donation through our site)! Climbers are UNITING to fight! Super exciting!

3 Updates:

1.
Thanks to the sponsorship by the Edge and Cliffhanger, we will have 2 group FUN events:

- Mar 20 Sun 12-9pm (drop in anytime!) North Vancouver The Edge
Organizer: Jesse Robertson
Admission: $0 for belayer, 50% for donating climbers
16+ climbers are coming!!!

- Mar 27 Sun 5-9pm (drop in anytime!) Richmond Cliffhanger
Organizer: Jesse Robertson
Admission: $0 for belayer and donating climbers
*since Richmond gym is small, you can do $5/boulder. $30/V8, etc. or any style.

- We will potentially have 2 more weekends events in Cliffhanger Vancouver and Coquitlam (TBC).

Please sign up at: http://www.facebook.com/l/8eec7zCH7UoWtSy4Wdcso018vOQ/https%3A%2F%2Fspreadsheets.google.com%2Fccc%3Fhl%3Den%26key%3DtFLBYzVC1Q-4qkJH2kz8XVw%26hl%3Den%23gid%3D0

2.
Official posters are out! Thanks to volunteer Designer Lidia! Please help us to print out and post it at your location to unite ALL CLIMBERS! *We have already posted the posters at these locations so you can skip them:
- Cliffhanger Richmond/Vancouver/Coquitlam, The Edge

(you can print either version, the one without the specific date)
http://www.facebook.com/l/8eec7iuWcIf62Z__iYl9bciWRkQ/https%3A%2F%2Fdocs.google.com%2Fviewer%3Fa%3Dv%26pid%3Dexplorer%26chrome%3Dtrue%26srcid%3D0B2lv25yiVrcDODdiNzQzN2EtMzhlMS00Yjk3LWI5MzctY2NhOTVkNDA2NGEz%26hl%3Den

http://www.facebook.com/l/8eec7loZNKH-ExpuMRSNpvOVAjw/https%3A%2F%2Fdocs.google.com%2Fviewer%3Fa%3Dv%26pid%3Dexplorer%26chrome%3Dtrue%26srcid%3D0B2lv25yiVrcDMzZkOGRjMDMtMzc2OS00YzJiLTlmNTQtNTcxZGFhMGExYmUy%26hl%3Den

3.
Please continue to spread the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152959664765657

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Joe 778.999.7104 cell/text!

Thanks!
Joe


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Hi Guys! Thanks to the support of Richmond Cliffhanger: Gym Admissions WAIVERD for belayers and donating climbers.

Our second fundraising $1/boulder/climb event is confirmed:
Mar 27 Sun 5-9pm Richmond Cliffhanger
3771 Jacombs Road #520 Richmond, BC

Suggested style:
You climb and for each climb or boulder you top, you raise $1 by asking your friends (or yourself) to sponsor you.
- V0: $5/boulder
- V4/5: $25/boulder
- V8+: $50/boulder
*This is just a suggested donation/style. You are welcome to join us to climb, belay, cheer for each other, take photos, hang out... even if you aren't donating financially!

How/where to sign up and arrange carpool?
https://spreadsheets.google.com/...8XVw&hl=en#gid=0

Gear you need?
- happiness and kindness
- water bottle (no water foundation at the gym)
- belay gloves

Donation Info:
Our site set up free by Care for Canada: http://my.e2rm.com/...p%3Fen%26holdanevent

*Or you can donate to other agencies, you see fit, remember:
1. Check if the charity is real and not a scam: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/dnrs/menu-eng.html
2. Check the efficiency of the charity e.g. http://www.charitynavigator.org/. How much $ goes to helping the people and how much goes to admin cost.


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