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Mobile giving for Haiti earthquake relief raises $500,000 in Canada

The Mobile Giving Foundation Canada (MGF Canada) has announced that donations made via mobile phones for Haiti...


February 3, 2010  


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The Mobile Giving Foundation Canada (MGF Canada) has announced that donations made via mobile phones for Haiti Earthquake Relief in Canada have surpassed $500,000 across all the short codes managed by the organization.

 

Currently, MGF Canada has enabled mobile giving campaigns with some of Canada’s largest national non-profit organizations (NPOs).

 

MGF Canada and the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) work with Canadian wireless service providers to enable the pass-through of funds raised by all the mobile campaigns that it manages.

 

By texting a keyword to a designated short code via a mobile phone, a micro-donation of $5 or $10 can be made to aid the millions of people affected by the devastating earthquake.

 

“The response for Haiti earthquake relief in Canada has been terrific, having raised more money in its first few days than the entire first year of mobile giving in the U.S. in 2008,” said Jim Manis, CEO and chairman of the Mobile Giving Foundation.