Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Extend the Pakistan matching donation deadline

Donations for Pakistan are still sorely needed as the above video highlights. Good for Angelina Jolie for using her celebrity to push this cause.

The Canadian government has set a deadline of September 12th, Sunday, at which time its matching of Canadians' donations will end. Given that more time is clearly needed to help the people of Pakistan, that deadline seems unnecessary and arbitrary. There are calls now for the government to extend the deadline. Hopefully the government will reconsider in order to encourage as much giving as possible to this unfolding tragedy.