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Cross Marketing

January 14, 2010 21:45 ET

San Francisco Charity to Donate $100,000 to Haiti Victims Upon Winning Nationwide Charity Program

Opportunity for A GOOD IDEA to Win $1MM in Chase Community Giving Program on Facebook; January 15 - January 22

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 14, 2010) - A Good Idea, a volunteer organization which provides direct services to the homeless and underserved youth in San Francisco, plans to donate $100,000 to Haiti earthquake victims if the organization is selected as the winner of the Chase Community Giving contest sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

  "While A Good Idea focuses on homelessness within the Bay Area,
  we feel that it is of the utmost importance to contribute to the
  people of Haiti," said Jared Paul, Founder and Executive Director
  of A Good Idea.

A Good Idea was among 100 small charities out of 500,000 eligible nationwide to garner enough Facebook votes to receive a $25,000 grant as part of the Chase contest. Entering the second round of voting on Friday, January 15, A Good Idea will donate $100,000 of their winnings if they are able to earn enough Facebook votes to propel them to the top spot in the contest.

  "We are grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in
  Haiti," said Paul. "By connecting people in need with people
  that want to help, our organization has the ability to offer
  courage and support."

In two years, A Good Idea has built a strong following of volunteers and produced a string of impactful community service events in the Bay Area. The group recently attracted national attention for its 24 Hours of Service Event, which included distribution of goods to the homeless and other civil outlets. Gaining nationwide notoriety for their work, A Good Idea was awarded the "Acts of Kindness" award from the American Red Cross and has been recognized by Mayor Gavin Newsom and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

  Paul said, "Our volunteers are vital to our efforts and have
  Dedicated thousands of volunteer hours to help us accomplish
  our goals. We now hope that those who are Facebook members will
  mark their calendars and vote for A Good Idea in Round 2 of the
  contest on Facebook."

About A Good Idea

A Good Idea, a San Francisco-based nonprofit 501(c)(3), is a vehicle for positive social change ideas that connect people in need with people who want to help. A Good Idea will be bringing a fully accredited residential high school for homeless teens to San Francisco called Hope Academy of Arts & Sciences (HAAS). To learn more please visit

For more information about the Chase Community Giving Campaign, please visit


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