Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Vancouver's 1st Holiday Charity Craft Fair

Vancouver's 1st Holiday Charity Craft Fair! Your one stop shop for gifting & contributing to local/global social welfare - Saturday November 30th: 11am-2pm at BCIT Downtown Campus. 

MEDIAN Fundraising is hosting a charity craft fair where you will find gifts for your family and friends while being be able to pay it forward to the less fortunate in our global social community. The organizations being featured provide such an amazing contribution to our society so to keep their costs at a minimum we will also have business vendors selling their products. The following organizations are participating at this event: Shanti Uganda, Beauty Night Society, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of VancouverAtin Afrika FoundationEast Van RoastersGlobal Mothers & more. On site gift wrapping services will be provided with a food/monetary donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

The best part? Admission to the craft fair is through a suggested donation of $5 to cover venue & equipment cost. MEDIAN Fundraising is keeping 0.00 from this event - any additional donations will go to Pancreatic Cancer Canada - our nation's leading research & development center for pancreatic cancer.

Vancouver's first Holiday Charity Craft Fair will be on Saturday November 30th at 11:00 am - 2pm at the convenient BCIT downtown campus located just a few blocks from the Canada Line, Waterfront Station and major transit routes on Seymour & Dunsmuir.

If you are a charity wishing to obtain table space; a business hoping to take part and or a consumer wanting more information please contact for more information. 

xo Maria

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Light the Night

This past year I had devoted a significant amount of my time to assist with organizing the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Vancouver walk. The reason behind this commitment was for a close family friend battling multiple myeloma. And I come out of this 9 month long experience feeling privileged to have been part of a wonderful non-profit organization and have met amazing new friends.
Last night as Sharon Pulse, the patient services manager for the Vancouver Leukemia Lymphoma Society, stood on stage and asked us to spend a minute to remember those we had lost to blood cancer and hundreds of golden lanterns stood in the air. It brought goosebumps and overwhelming emotions within me for those who had lost a loved one. It also reminded me of the loved one I lost to pancreatic cancer. But soon after those holding white lanterns celebrating their survival & red lanterns offering their support also held theirs in the air as they commenced their walk to Light the Night.  

We raised $550K for blood cancer research & patient services with a turn out of 2000 + crowd last night. I came out of the event feeling more grateful and privileged. Thank you for your amazing support!