CBC report on Charities and spending money

September 23, 20101 CommentGeneral

How does Hope and Healing spend its money? There was a report this week from CBC on Charities that pay extremely high percentages to external fundraisers. This is an important issue. I love it when prospective donors ask us for our ratios and percentages – it is important for people to know how the money they give is being used. We owe...

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Month of Miracles

This is our month of miracles. We want to raise enough money each day for 500 miracles – 500 cataract surgeries. I know that some people might think that we are using hyperbole in our choice of the word “miracle”. I wish and hope that each of you could witness what a cataract surgery does for a family living...

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Compatible web sites

There is an interesting news item. Donna Jodhan, who is blind, is suing the Canadian government because she could not access online application forms for jobs. There is software available now for word recognition for certain web sites. We know from our experience that it does require our web masters to ensure that our site is compatible with that...

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Life lessons – do they stick?

Learning.  Lessons. How do we learn? How do we take those lessons to heart? How do we let it change us? I have been searching for and following blogs that are written by people with disabilities. Increasingly in my mind it has become important for me to hear and learn from these voices. Too often people like me think...

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A day in Pakistan – Guest Blog by Brian Hatchell

I received this morning the following report from Brian Hatchell in Pakistan. He is the emergency coordinator for cbm. Brian was also interviewed on CBC Newsworld on Wednesday.  Brian is from Toronto. (Fri, Sept 3): Yesterday was a busy day. In the morning we loaded up a truck with food packages for 371 people living in a village northeast of Peshawar. Apparently...

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Join us for a miracle!

500 surgeries today! 500 tomorrow! 500 for each day of September! That would be a miracle. Actually each of those surgeries is a miracle. September is cbm Canada’s month of miracles – the miracle of sight. Last November I met Ledess in Malawi. I witnessed her cataract surgery and was there when her bandages were removed the next day....

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