a peek inside the fishbowl

24 Nov, 2010

Help young people Dream. Believe. Achieve.

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Yaktivism

ETA: I’m going to do the draw on December 3! So please make your donation by then so I can include you. Thank you!

Some time ago I wrote about my involvement with the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa. I also wrote about a big gala fundraising event starring Jim Cuddy. WELL, the big night is November 25, and there are a handful of tickets left. I’d love nothing more than to see this become a sell-out event. So if you were thinking about it, NOW IS THE TIME. I’ve been on the planning committee, and I can tell you, it is going to be great.

Earlier this year I was asked to be one of 50 people to ask 50 people to donate $50 to the YSB. I started off with a bang aaaaaand then I felloffthebandwagon. I am not good at harassing people for cash. But I am taking this last-minute opportunity to climb back on that bandwagon and continue with the harassment. But this time I’m going to sweeten the deal.

If you live in the Ottawa area and give $50 or more to my campaign (please use this link so I can track you) I will enter you in a random draw to win one 90-minute outdoor family portrait session. (You know I do family portrait photography, right?) This is a $200+ value. People who’ve already given $50 or more are automatically entered.

Thank you! And please give!

4 Responses to "Help young people Dream. Believe. Achieve."

1 | andrea

November 25th, 2010 at 11:15 am


Yay! I see a couple of you have given. Thank you! For the rest of you, at this point you have a 1/26 chance of winning a photoshoot. :)

2 | Last night >> a peek inside the fishbowl

November 26th, 2010 at 9:11 am


[…] it’s not too late to donate to my campaign … and maybe win something interesting. […]

3 | Natalie

November 28th, 2010 at 6:14 am


Andrea keep doing what you do, it’s amazing. Thank you for taking on such a great leadership role. The community is blessed to have people like you who do make a difference. Keep it up and good luck!

4 | Housekeeping and loose ends >> a peek inside the fishbowl

December 6th, 2010 at 10:16 am


[…] draw for a family photo session has been extended because the donation system has been offline for the past few […]

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