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giving back…

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back in december i ran a cans for comments campaign. the purpose…comments = cans…resulting in equivalent donations to a local food shelter. in the end, i translated my cans to dollars and rounded the total up to $100.

some good friends decided to match my contribution. mike contributed to moveable feast. scott gave me a $100 cash to tack on to wherever i was donating. thanks so much guys!

i have been deliberating over where to donate for quite some time. jennifer (a friend/co-worker of scott’s) made me aware of a philly charity….back on my feet…that is starting up a pilot program in baltimore. one look at their website and i was blow away by the unique approach and the amazing effort in progress.

i found my charity!

that being said, i took my $100 and scott’s $100…tacked on another $50 to make it nice and round….and made a donation. i’m hoping whoever reads this might take a minute or two to check out back on my feet and decide to donate whatever they can to the cause…whether it be time, money…or in my case…photography.

i’m running an active campaign to support the baltimore chapter HERE.

any local yocals that have an interest in attending the kick-off meeting, please check out the evite HERE. hope to see you there.

thanks everyone!

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Written by john

January 23, 2009 at 10:27 am

back on my feet…

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if you’re feeling charitable or looking for a great cause to become a part of, please check out this pilot program getting ready to start up in baltimore.

a kick-off happy hour is scheduled at 6PM on wednesday, 28Jan08, at coburn’s tavern & grill.

check out the evite here and hopefully i’ll see you there!

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January 16, 2009 at 1:27 pm

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upcoming event….

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a friend forwarded this to me today and i thought i would help to spread the word.  thanks heather!

check out this great cause HERE.

cans for comments final tally…

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the final comment tally for the cans for comments campaign is 66.  because i’m a pretty simple guy and especially because i like round numbers….i’m going to round up to 100 🙂

i want to thank everyone who participated.  it’s small efforts like these that really go a long way.

i hope you’ll continue to play an active roll in your community and tune in periodically to the happenings on my blog(s).

cheers!

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December 16, 2008 at 8:14 am

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cans for comments…last day

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53 comments and counting.

thru the end of today, i’ll be donating 1 can for every comment received on any blog post….on either of my blogs. if you haven’t seen my other one, you can find it here.

please share this with friends & family and participate.

i have received a number of unsolicited offers to match the final totals. how incredible is that?

thanks to everyone that has joined the campaign!

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December 15, 2008 at 8:27 am

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cans for comments

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Tis the season.  I won’t take credit for coming up with the idea, but when I heard about it I wish that I had.  For every comment that I receive on my blog (between now and 15Dec08), I will donate 1 can of food to a local shelter in Baltimore.

So browse around.  Check out my world.  Leave a comment on any post that you’d like and I’ll be tallying up the totals and sharing them with you on 16Dec08.  Please note, this includes my John Waire Photography Blog as well.

Spread the word & share the cheer.

Thanks so much for helping out!  From my family to yours….have a great holiday season!

Cheers,

John

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December 8, 2008 at 10:31 pm