China Earthquake Donation

14 May 2008 7:27 PM | Anonymous
Dear CCFA members and friends,

We are all greatly saddened by the recent tragedy happened in China. The earthquake has killed thousands of people and left the lives and dreams of many more shattered. It's heart-breaking to see the parents line up to identify the bodies of their children being dug up from the rubbles.

The CCFA executive team calls upon our community to donate your time and resources to help relieve the impact of the disaster. Here's what you can do:

1. Donate money to the charity organizations directly involved in the disaster relief in China
2. Reach out to your local MP and urge the Canadian government to a) Set up a relief fund for China earthquake; and b) Match citizen's donations dollar for dollar (This was done in the last Asian Tsunami.) 

Type your postal code here to find the contact info of
your local MP:
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Compilations/HouseOfCommons/MemberByPostalCode.aspx?Menu=HOC

To maximize the impact of your donation, the following factors need to be considered:
1. A bank deposit is better than on-line credit card donation as the latter may subject to transaction fees
2. Some charities have higher expense ratios than others
3. Some charities e.g. China Red Cross, do not issue receipts that are tax deductible in Canada

CCFA volunteers have offered to collect the funds and deposit it into the Bank of China (Canada) account set up by the Chinese community in Canada. 
Account Name: China Sichuan Earthquake Relief Fund(中国四川地震救助基金)
Account No.:04009072
This account is in the process of applying charity status, which should be just a matter of time, so that an official tax receipt will be issued later. At this moment, each donor will get a receipt of deposit at the Bank of China. The funds will be send directly to Red Cross of China.

CCFA Donation Process

1. Contact one of the following CCFA volunteer to donate before May 23
  Name   Employer   Address   Email   Phone
Zhen Wu   TD Canada Trust   28th floor, 66 Wellington St. West   zhen.wu@td.com   416-307-0113
Diana Zhang   Scoita Bank   29th floor, 40 King Street West   dianna.zhang@scotiabank.com   (416) 933-7316
Elaine Jiang    RBC Dexia   7th Floor, 77 King St. W.   elaine.jiang@rbc.com   416-9748487
MARK LI   Toyota Credit Canada Inc.   80 Micro Court, Suite 200, Markham   mli@toyotacredit.ca   (905)513-8200 ext. 4240
Jing Zhang   TD Wealth Management   8th floor, 77 Bloor Street West   jing.zhang@td.com   416-542-0025
Michael Liao     BMO Financial Group   23rd Floor, 100 King St West.    Michael.liao@bmo.com   416-867-5123
Yang Han   BMO Financial Group      yang.han@bmo.com   416-867-7289
Gary Liang   Schulich Business School      gliang07@schulich.yorku.ca   647-989-4368
Shirley Cai   TD securities   Ernst yonge Tower 10   ShirleyMingqi.Cai@tdsecurities.com   416 308 3919
Ritchie He   Royal Bank      yeqi.he@rbc.com   
            

2. Provide the following information to the CCFA volunteer:
   Name
   Phone number
   Email
   Preferred charity other than the Bank of China account
   Whether or not you want to have you name appear in the CCFA donation report

3. CCFA will consolidate all the funds and deposit it into the Bank of China account or other designated charity bank accounts.

4. CCFA will coordinate the tax receipt for you.
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