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Canadian jazz artists unite for Haiti

Following the devastating January 12 earthquake in Haiti, the jazz community in Toronto came together inspired to help make a difference through music. After several months of hard work, the World Jazz for Haiti CD is set to be released. The d...

Going bald for Pakistan!

Check out this fun video of Cal Martin, Heritage Presentation Specialist with Parks Canada in Cornwall, shaving his head to raise funds for Pakistan. "When I started my head shaving campaign for the Red Cross, I hoped for $500 in donations, bu...

Mobile giving the next best thing in fundraising?

You may have heard about a text-to-donate campaign by the Red Cross to raise urgently needed funds for Pakistan. All you need to do is text the word “RED CROSS” to 30333 to donate $5 to its relief efforts. Rogers Communications also launched a cam...

Disaster Dining – coming to a Walmart store near you

If you are a frequent follower of this blog, you know how much we like to talk about dining solutions for disaster situations. This month, the Canadian Red Cross along with select Walmart stores across Canada will be hosting disaster dining ch...

CD wants to bring hope to Haiti

Following the earthquake in Haiti, many groups of concerned individuals have started fundraising initiatives in support of Red Cross relief and recovery efforts. I want to introduce you to one of these projects: “Hope for Haiti CD”. The artist on ...

Meeting some of the Red Cross faces in Northern Ontario

On May 1, the Canadian Red Cross Northern Ontario AGM took place in Sudbury. An area of 802,378.67 km2 , with many communities in very remote areas, this area has a set of challenges very different from the rest of the province. The Red Cross has ...

Celebrating World Malaria Day: Special guest blog

Guest blog by Namugenyi Kiwanuka.
A few years ago, I contracted malaria in Sierra Leone. I came face to face with the realities of what it’s like to seek treatment for this deadly and common illness. Even though I had access to the bes...

Pull a net over your avatar

If you haven't already seen it, check out this cool app that allows you to put a net over your Facebook avatar to show your support for World Malaria Day. bites.

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