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Thank You Thursday!

December 3, 2015

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Wow, what a fantastic way to start December! Giving Tuesday was a HUGE success and Growing Chefs! most successful ever. We want to say THANK YOU to everyone for their support.

We had a goal of receiving no less than 500 views of our new video in 1 day and that was well surpassed with a total of nearly 1,400 views in 24 hours! This was all thanks to our amazing network of supporters who viewed and shared our video via social media and email – our Twitter and Facebook was overflowing with a continuous stream of kind words and shares of our video. It’s wonderful when smaller charities like ours receive this much attention and you helped us do it in a big way.

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A sample of some of the many tweets that went out on December 1st from Social Venture Partners, Les Dames d’Escoffier, Cook Culture, Chefs’ Table Society, Klipper OrganicsDarren Stott, Mark Yuen, and Pier 73. View more on our Twitter!

Thank you again to Eight Solutions for their commitment to supporting our organization on Giving Tuesday and donating their pledge of $1 per view for our first 500 clicks.

Another truly fantastic part of the day was the online donations we received from some very generous individuals. These gifts are a large part of what makes our gardening and cooking program possible and to them we are extremely grateful. A few of these donors even joined our Champion Radish Club, our group of dedicated monthly donors that provide us with a consistent and reliable funding.

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December 1st was also the day Brock Elementary held their stir fry competition and we were honoured to have local celebrity guest judges Ann Luu from CTV, Johnny Staub from Virgin Radio, and Mark Yuen from Vancouver Sun. Click here to see Mark’s blog about his visit to the classroom.

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Growing Chefs! would also like to thank BC Place for glowing green on November 30th in support of us the day before Giving Tuesday. It was a wonderful way to help draw attention to our campaign!

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“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For indeed that’s all who ever have. ” – Margaret Mead

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