Not like I would forget but if you’re just logging onto the blog for the first time and wonder why I have over 40 posts so far over the last 24 hours… yeah I’m not just an eager blogger. The point to this entire day and night of madness is to get pledges. Like a PBS pledge drive, although I have no tote bags to give away.
If you’d like to keep me going to complete my 24 hours of blogging (from 6am Saturday to 6am Sunday posting every 30 minutes) please click on the “sponsor me” button on the sidebar. Once everything is said and done, pledges will get an email with the exact details about how to finish up their donation. Donation to whom you ask? Well the charity of my choice, which is the WHOLE reason why I’m doing this.
Our annual operating budget is about $420,000 / year. Our biggest expense is the cost of distributing the food hampers which includes staffing, rent & utilities, vehicle fuel & insurance and food purchases. As you can imagine, it takes a large effort to collect, warehouse and distribute hundreds of tons of food, supervise over 50 volunteers, assemble thousands of hampers every month and coordinate the events that the food bank has each year to raise food, resources and awareness.
The Surrey Food Bank receives no core government funding. We assist about 14,000 people per month from the communities of Surrey and North Delta. 42% of our clients are children and babies. Children DO NOT choose poverty. [Surrey Food Bank]
It’s all for the Food Bank. The reason I woke up at 5:30am, the reason I’m still up at 2:30am posting photos, blogs and being silly… and hallucinat… errm…. it’s all to help out. So far my readers have pledged an amazing amount and I can’t wait to announce a grand total at the end of my 24 hours.
*Added incentive for Vancouver locals… I do have a prize to give away by putting all pledger’s names in a hat and drawing out a lucky winner.
Blogathon: Post #42