ChristmasFuture Foundation

ChristmasFuture Foundation

October 16, 2007 11:00 ET

ChristmasFuture Launch Event: Nov. 5th, Change the World...for Good

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 16, 2007) - On November 5, 2007, at 2:30pm MST ChristmasFuture will release Web-based technology, on www.christmasfuture.org. This technology will let North Americans give a new kind of holiday gift-one that helps eradicate extreme poverty and, like a gift card, allows the gift recipient to choose how to direct the funds.

ChristmasFuture will demonstrate this online technology during our Nov. 5 launch event at Ideaca (110, 308 11th Ave. SE, Calgary, AB) from 2:30-3:30pm. Media scrum at 1:45pm.

Given the success of our 2006 pilot project, ChristmasFuture eagerly anticipates empowering everyday North Americans to change the world for good. By offering people a meaningful and trustworthy way to refocus holiday spending, ChristmasFuture enables powerful collective giving that will help the poorest of the poor begin to achieve economically sustainable lives and a real vision for their future.

ChristmasFuture's goal for the 2007 holiday season is to support our partners in the effort to begin bringing 30,000 people out of extreme poverty by refocusing $1.5 million dollars of holiday spending.

ChristmasFuture's opensource technology, called DonorTrust, allows people to:

- Give a gift to someone they care for, while allowing the gift recipient to choose a project to put their gift towards.

- Browse a database of projects from a number of implementing partners.

- Allocate the monetary gift to a specific project, each project helps to lift communities out of extreme poverty.

- Track the progress of projects from implementation, to completion, to impact.

As ChristmasFuture makes DonorTrust available to all of North America, we will continue to funnel 100% of donated funds towards the eradication of extreme poverty.

ChristmasFuture partners with implementing organizations that do, or participate in, integrated community development. All the projects on the ChristmasFuture website will help bring people out of extreme poverty in a lasting and sustainable way.

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