I am holding a pinball party to raise funds for world relief. I will be holding it in Lynnwood this Friday night, Sept. 6 from 6pm to 10pm. There will be about 20 to 25 pinball machines, depending on the weather: if it's good as forecast, I will have some outside. I plan to have Firepower Duel head-to-head pinballs set up, and probably some other rare machines.
I will donate the collected coins to the My Coins Count program at the MCC Festival For World Relief in Abbotsford the following week. Donations are matched 4 to 1 by the Canadian government, so our efforts and funds get a powerful multiplier.
I am doing it yearly as a memorial to my mother who was a tireless volunteer for many MCC activities. She would mostly sell hand made crafts that she made all year to sell at the annual MCC festival. I don't make crafts, but figured I could put my pinball collection to good use for this cause.
If you want to come to the party, PM me your email address and I'll send you instructions. Below are details about this year's My Coins Count project and other links with more info.
Shanti Nepal has been working in primary health care in poor and marginalized communities since 2004. Shanti Nepal has been working in this area to improve the poor nutritional status of women and children under 5. This project will provide nutritional education for pregnant women and mothers with children, while also supporting improved agriculture and income generation through training, inputs, irrigation systems and training on food preservation and storing. The project also provides education in family health.
The last I checked, about 90% of MCC donations go to supported projects and about 10% for administration. I think this might have more details.