New Website Lets Donors Post a Photo, Tell Their Story and Give the Gift
of Clean Water, Safe Motherhood and Food Security
TORONTO, Nov. 28 /CNW/ - This year, Canadians will have the chance to
give a gift that does not just make a difference - they can give a gift that
Clean water, safe motherhood, and energy saving stoves that conserve
trees and benefit the environment are just a few of the projects to choose
from when you sign-up to become a Face of Giving on the new web site
www.faceofgiving.ca launched by Canadian Physicians for Aid & Relief (CPAR).
In addition to donating, the Face of Giving site gives donors the unique
opportunity to post their photo, and tell their story about why they have made
their donation - tell their story about why they believe their gift will
change lives. The site is geared to appeal to a generation which has made
blogging and social networking sites like FaceBook and MySpace popular.
The online donation initiative has launched with six specific projects
that will support the building of healthy communities in Malawi, Ethiopia,
Uganda and Tanzania.
Specific Face of Giving projects include:
- Providing Oxen to Help Ensure Food Security in Northern Uganda
- Safe Motherhood Kits for Traditional Birth Attendants in
- The Construction of a Rainwater Harvesting Tank in Tanzania
- Tree Planting in Ethiopia and Malawi
- Community Support for Landmine Survivors and War-Affected Persons
- Constructing Energy-Saving Stoves in Ethiopia
As soon as fundraising goals are reached new projects will be posted.
Donors can set a fundraising goal in support of a project and solicit
sponsored donations from their friends and family. The compelling story for
each project is seen in the photos and video posted on the web site.
Be a Face of Giving...Make a Donation. Post Your Photo. Tell Your Story.
Founded in 1984, CPAR works in partnership with vulnerable communities
and diverse organizations to overcome poverty and build healthy communities in
Africa. To this end, CPAR supports community efforts to ensure access to clean
water, adequate food, primary health services and a safe and healthy
For further information:
For further information: Roxane Tracey, (416) 369-0865 ext. 26,