Monday, May 26, 2008

Helping to end poverty and injustice...through print sales!

Hey everyone,

It may sound silly, but I've always dreamed of being a millionaire philanthropist. Well, I'm a long way from the millionaire part but I'd like to get a head start by donating partial print proceeds to one of my favourite charities: Oxfam. Starting today, for every 8x10 or larger print ordered, I'll donate $2 to Oxfam Canada. I'll hold onto the donation until the end of the year and will report back here with the total amount we've raised!

For those of you not familiar with Oxfam, here's a brief description of what they do: "Oxfam Canada works with people to secure their basic human rights, combining support to long-term development and humanitarian responses with research, advocacy and campaigning against the root causes of poverty and injustice." For more information about this great organization, please take a look at their website at www.oxfam.ca



On a related note, some friends of ours who got married back in 2006 (Sherri & Lee) had a really cool idea for one of their gift registries. Oxfam Unwrapped has a wedding gift registry option, so instead of just buying the happy couple more household items, you can - in their name - buy safe drinking water for 50 people, food growing packs, text books for impoverished children, care for an orphan or vulnerable child, and lots more. It looks like Oxfam Unwrapped Canada doesn't have the wedding registry option, but the New Zealand one linked above and the U.K. sites do, so if this sounds like something you or your soon-to-be-married friends would be interested, I hope you'll take a look.

I look forward to providing you all with beautiful images of your wedding day and at the same time working together to help make the world a better place!

Michael

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! I happened upon your photography site, and was interested in the charitable wedding gift giving! And I wanted to make sure you were aware that even if the charity itself doesn't have it's own gift registry, members of certain online registries like MyRegistry.com can easily create a Cash Gift Fund to collect for any charity they'd prefer. It's very cool.

3:30 PM  
Blogger Michael Moore said...

Thanks for the info! I'd prefer to stick with the official charity websites, but it's good to know that there are other options out there. Thanks for posting.

7:14 PM  

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