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Chicks, you did it!

We asked you to join in the fight against Ebola, specifically to help the children who, in addition to losing their parents are also victims of social stigma as villagers fear for their own health.  These children are left to fend for themselves while we shop for Christmas gifts.  I know that is not what anyone wants to hear but it is reality.

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Dear ChickAdvisor Community,

Like all of you, Alex and I have been watching the Ebola crisis unfolding in horror.  Over 14,000 victims, over 5,000 deaths and the thousands upon thousands of newly orphaned children.  They are the poorest of the poor and mostly left to fend for themselves because no one wants to touch them.

We are reaching out to you today, our ChickAdvisor community and...
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Ask anyone who has had the opportunity to attend a summer camp and they'll tell you about the great crafts, games, campfires, singalongs, new skills, and fun in the outdoors they enjoyed. Most of all, they'll tell you about the new friends they met and lasting memories they created.

We recently told you about a special fundraiser happening in Toronto this September, and it's...
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Recently we told you about a fundraiser for an important cause, specifically the Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women's Cancers. This 2-day walk through scenic Toronto in September directly benefits women's cancer research and patient care at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

Why should this matter to you? Statistics tell us that 1 in 9 Canadian women will develop breast cancer...
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It's a sobering statistic: approximately 1 in 7 Canadian women will be diagnosed with some form of breast or gynecological cancer in their lifetime (source: EndCancer.ca). As scary as that sounds, there is also good news. Early detection is on the rise, survival rates are climbing, and treatment options are expanding!

These advancements have mass awareness campaigns and fundraisers to...
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Most of us have a Cause near to our hearts and we do what we can to support it. Usually that means putting money in an envelope or training for a marathon, but the charity we're introducing you to today is really putting the "fun" back into fundraising.

The SickKids Foundation raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children, a pediatric health science centre for patient care...
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In the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, it can be easy to forget those who are less fortunate.  Thankfully, many charities are pairing their products with great causes and offering a menu of specific projects you can support!  It truly is the gift that keeps on giving.

Here are a few of the charities near and dear to our hearts at ChickAdvisor HQ:

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Louis Vuitton has snagged Bono and his wife Ali Hewson for their latest Core Values campaign, which was shot in Africa by acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz.  What's so unusual about this image: the pair aren't wearing anything by Louis Vuitton!  They are dressed in Hewson's own organic ethical label Edun (which Louis Vuitton recently acquired a major stake in). 

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Any excuse to get together with friends is a good one, right? What about doing it for a good cause?

The Canadian Cancer Society Ontario has launched Girl's Night In where you bring your friends together for a good cause. In lieu of going out and spending money on dinner, drinks, movie tickets and taxis, host your pals at your place and ask them to bring a cash donation in the amount they would...
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Ok you're really down to the wire here. Christmas is next week and you still don't have a gift for that impossible to shop for person on your list who truly has it all.

Why not get them a goat?

Seriously. At Ten Thousand Villages you can buy a goat for $33 that will feed a family in Africa. By making a donation on behalf of someone you are giving a gift to multiple people that will actually...
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