If I didn’t already have multiple jobs that I love dedicating my time and energy to, I would probably be working full-time with JUMP! foundation.
The same group LumDimSum teamed up with to initiate the Haiti Rise Campaign that raised over RMB 430,000 last January 2009, JUMP! foundation is a non-profit organization that links underprivileged youth with international resources and creates team building and leadership programs to inspire, engage and empower youth through sustainable community development projects all over Asia, Africa, Southeast Asia and Central America. Each of these tailor-made programs highlight themes of “responsible travel, cultural understanding and career development abroad”.
Join this international discussion and learn about their exciting upcoming projects at their upcoming Global Leadership Project Launch this coming Thursday, January 20 and find out how you can possibly get involved with a network of incredible individuals dedicated to making a difference in the world, taking action on poverty, the environment and other global issues.
About one year ago, LumDimSum and JUMP! foundation joined forces and created the Haiti Rise Campaign where Beijingers united and generously contributed to bring immediate aid to Haiti during a time of desperate need, raising a grand total of over RMB 430,000 in just 2 weeks!
Nearly one year later, JUMP! will be hosting an informational event this Wednesday, January 12th from 7:00 – 8:30PM at NOLA Cafe featuring JUMP’s on-the-ground contact, Tara Yip-Bannicq, who will be giving a presentation and an update of where Haiti stands one year after the earthquake.
Join JUMP! for an informal discussion on the current status in Haiti and find out how you can get involved.
HAITI RISE Campaign Finale Party @ Hatsune Sanlitun Village Spotlighted on the Home Page of CityWeekend:
Date: Thursday, February 4
Location: Hatsune Sanlitun Village
In only three hours, the HAITI RISE Campaign Finale Party raised a total of RMB 72,200!
A BIG Thank You to everyone who came out and for actively doing your part to bring change in the world.
Every little bit counts, and in this case, we did pretty, pretty good.
LumDimSummary of the HAITI RISE Total Breaking Down:
Jan. 22, Campaign Launch @ The Bookworm: RMB 103,768
Jan 24-Feb. 3, Eat for Haiti Campaign: RMB 175,600
Jan. 30, Model Citizen Auction Party @ BLING: RMB 59,601
…And the numbers are in!
With about 13 models & including Bling’s very own DJ KEZA, David, Hill & myself included, the ‘HAITI RISE’ auction raised a total of RMB 53,500 for Haiti!
Thank you to all models for being good sports, to all the big ballers who placed their bids (thank you Gireesh for bidding on me!), to Wes for being the best MC of all time, to Bling for hosting the auction, and a BIG shout out to Tami Zhao for the brilliant idea, for making this happen and for closing the event with the biggest sell of RMB 14,000!! DAMMMNNNN GIRL!!
Check out the Model Citizen ‘HAITI RISE’ Party @ BLING with LumDimSum Photo Gallery:
See below an interview by China Radio International (CRI) featuring LumDimSum as the event coordinator for the HAITI RISE Relief Campaign and our string of fundraising events.
With a goal of raising 200,000RMB in two weeks for quak-stricken Haiti, you can do your part to contribute by participating through some or all of our upcoming events from my “Eat for Haiti” initiative, Model Citizen Party @ BLING this Saturday & last but not least, the “Celebrate for Haiti” Campaign Finale Party @ Hatsune Sanlitun on Thursday, February 4th.
Please come out to support Haiti! Every little bit helps.
Before these 10 days fly by, I want to encourage every foodie in Beijing to go out and literally EAT FOR HAITI. Each voucher is RMB 200, which can be used in any participating “HAITI RISE” restaurant, so that’s RMB 200 off your total bill, and each restaurant will donate 100RMB directly to the HAITI RISE Fund. THIS EVENT ENDS ON WED. (FEB. 3) SO PLEASE BUY NOW! (contact me directly to purchase vouchers).
It’s a great excuse to rally your friends and organize dinner parties and have a great night knowing you are supporting a worthy cause.
Now here’s a story to hopefully motivate you and get you into gear to make a difference and have fun while you’re at it: