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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.
“I was very close to my Granny and she was a strong influence on all of her twenty-four Grandchildren,”
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/
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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.
Page Updated Last on: Mar 06, 2012