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3 Days Left in Chase’s Community Giving Facebook Campaign — 6 L.A. Orgs in the Running for $1M

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If you’ve been on Facebook in the last couple of months, then you might have been inundated with requests to vote in Chase’s Community Giving Facebook Campaign. With financial resources drying up for many organizations, this campaign has been a rare opportunity for non-profit orgs to come by cold, hard cash by simply leveraging their social media muscles. Out of more than a half million eligible organizations, the Top 100 vote getters in Round 1 have moved on to the final round of voting, which is happening now. Top 100 orgs are already the recepients of a $25,000 grant, but the top organization gets $1 million.

Six Los Angeles area organizations are in the running for the $1M: [links go to Facebook pages]

  • Center For The Pacific Asian Family Inc (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Hope For Paws (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Imaging Foundation (Malibu, CA)
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Inc (El Segundo, CA)
  • Tiziano Project (Calabasas, CA)
  • Trevor Project, Inc. (West Hollywood, CA)
  • In the spirit of full disclosure, I have been supporting the Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) in this campaign, since I feel that their “big idea” has the greatest potential for immediate impact on those who are living in Los Angeles, right now. CPAF was founded to help address domestic violence and sexual assault in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Up to 60% of Asian and Pacific American women experience domestic or sexual abuse in their lifetime, and are the least likely to report the abuse. Since the economic downturn in 2008, domestic violence has been on the rise. With cutbacks in state funding, non-profits like CPAF are forced to turn away more callers trying to flee a violent home.
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    Help feed the homeless here in the SGV

    Every community has people at its core who believe in giving back and helping where they can.  In my little corner of LA its Donna Baker.  Her latest project was to accept the challenge from Renew America Together and Obama to honor Martin Luther King by doing good, a service project if you will in your community.  The Christmas Holidays are over, we still have homeless and the hungry.  Donna is organizing a food drive as her service project in the SGV.

     I’ve had the pleasure of crossing paths with Donna on a few things and have admired her get it done attitude.  Those efforts won her dual awards here in Monrovia.  First is the Mary Wilcox award from the Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills for Youth Advocacy & Community Involvement.  The other is from the Chamber of Commerce’s Iris Award for Citizen of the Year.  People like that don’t need to be reminded to provide service to the community.  They do it as it is the right thing to do.

    Details on the Food Drive: Monday 1/19/08 10AM-5PM, Bring non-perishable items or food gift cards to Dickson Podley Realtors, 242 W. Foothill Blvd. Monrovia, CA 91016.

    If you can’t get yourself over to Donna’s office at Dickson Podley you can always sign up directly with Renew America Together.  If you are a facebook type with some time to spare you can sign up for the “Give a Day for MLK” event there.