One Cool Granny Inspires a Movement

In 2008 GIV3 was launched to encourage us to help charities by donating more, volunteering more and encouraging others. The mission was inspired by one cool Granny, who had a unique way of teaching others to be Caring, Connected and Charitable.
 
 
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March 6, 2012 - PRLog -- Montreal, QC – March 6, 2012:  In 2008, GIV3 was launched as a movement to encourage Canadians to help charities by donating more, volunteering more and encouraging others to do the same. The organization’s mission was inspired by one cool Granny, who had a unique way of teaching the next generation to be Caring, Connected and Charitable.

“I was very close to my Granny and she was a strong influence on all of her twenty-four Grandchildren,” says John Hallward, Chairman of GIV3. “She really taught us about our responsibility to those less fortunate.”

On their 21st birthdays, Granny invited each of her Grandchildren to join Granny’s Birthday Club by sending them a gift with strings attached: they were given a sum of money that they had to donate to charity. After they had made their donations they then received a matching amount of money to keep for themselves. “This gave me my first real opportunity to feel great giving,” said Hallward.

GIV3 has created a video that tells the story of Granny’s Birthday Club. To celebrate Granny’s inspiration, GIV3 is inviting all Canadians to start a Birthday Club of their own.  Between now and April 15th GIV3 will pledge one dollar to charity for every share the video receives (up to a maximum of $1,000).

You can see the video and read about Granny’s Birthday Club at GIV3.ca (http://giv3.ca/english/things-to-do/grannys-club/).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLR3I4YPc20



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GIV3 is a movement to encourage more Canadians to be more charitable

GIV3 stands for more donations, more volunteering and more encouragement.
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