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Making Christmas Merrier VII - BC Children's Hospital

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Introducing Making Christmas Merrier VII

A Hearthswarming Gift - Day 5 of 30

 

 

 

This topic will contain information found in every other topic for a single place to go to for MCM history, the charity, goals, prizes, donor links, and FAQ. If you are looking for a specific topic check on these links below. 

 

MCM Navigation 

BC Children's Hospital Donations PageGenerosity Badge Announcement
HearthsWarming Helper (Secret Santa)
Name Change Raffle
Solo Staff Song
User and Staff Duet
Pie Face Challenge

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MCM Background and Charity

Each year around the holiday season, the entire Poniverse community rallies around one of our marquee events dedicated to providing a better Christmas to various charities. This year we return to our roots and will be supporting The British Columbia Children's Hospital again. This is one of our favorite organizations to support and one we have a strong relationship with. 

 

The young patients at BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver Canada. The money raised will go toward their Christmas fund and an effort to ensure that each child will have a better holiday. For a family dealing with some of the medical conditions common in a pediatric hospital setting, a showing of generosity from a stranger can and does make a profound difference. It inspires hope and love. Hope that there is more than just struggling and concern about tomorrow. That is at the heart of this campaign. We aim to show, all of us together, that there are individuals out there that care.

For a great idea of what we can do as a community, check out the past MCM events.

2011 - The initial event. This started based on a simple status update from a member. Look where it took us. <3
2012 - We made $1810.00 and introduced some traditions that carry through to this very event.
2014 - Surpassed our goal of $3000.00! Also much much embarrassment was inflicted on the staff.

2015 - We surpassed $4000.00, and added the Ban a staffer element which has become a tradition. 
2016 - This is the year that we spread our wings and supported Charity: Water and raised over $4200. This is also a very personal year for me, as I will discuss at a later time. 

2018 - We continued to push on past $3000 and the big highlights was the inclusion of getting Jeric to crossplay as a character. 

 

At last tally we have raised over $12,000 for charity! That is humbling. The goal this year is a respectable $2000.00. 


 

 

 


About the Charity - BC Children's Hospital. 

These are the people your donation is helping to support. If you can spare seven minutes I would definitely give it a watch.

 

 

 

Donations

Just like last year's fundraiser we are continuing to use BCCH's direct site to donate to collect donations to go along with the MLPF's own system. Hosted directly on the event page of BC Children's Hospital, you can make your contribution via credit or debit card (Visa, Mastercard and American Express only).

 

 

BC Children's Hospital Donations Page

 

 

IMPORTANT! To ensure that your donation can be credited to you individually for specific perks (hint hint), please disclose your member name in the field dedicated to announcing a pseudonym. Alternatively you can PM me to validate :)

Example of where to enter your member name when making a donation:

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FAQ

 

Q: What if I can't pay via credit or debit card, or my card isn't accepted by the hospital?

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A: Use our PayPal donation page: PayPal Donations

 
 
Q: What if my card is declined or otherwise runs into problems?

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A: Call your bank and ask them to allow the charge. If that doesn't work, use our PayPal donation page: PayPal Donations

 
 
Q: I cannot or don't want to donate in Canadian Dollars. What do?

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A: Use our PayPal donation page PayPal Donations - it has an option to donate in US Dollars

 
 
Q: What is the goal of this event?

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A: Making Christmas Merrier is about collecting donations to support the purchase of Christmas presents for the patients at BC Children's Hospital. We hope that a meaningful gift from Poniverse to BC Children's Hospital will make the holidays better for them and their patients. Besides, it's also a perfect chance to show the world how kind and caring bronies can be!

 
 
Q: How much money are you looking to raise?

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A: As much of it as we can!

There is no upper limit to the amount of money BC Children's Hospital will accept - like any other non-profit organization, they'll find a use for every last cent of it.

However, if you are looking for a number to attach to the event, with $2000 is the goal we are striving to hit this year, If we reach that, we have plans for later stretch goals. 

 
 
Q: I donated, what else can I do?

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You can still help us out by promoting it everywhere you can! Link to this thread in your signature on other forums, tweet about it, tell your Facebook friends, shout out in your personal blog - every little bit will help! If you see a message from @Poniverse or MLPForums ... please retweet. :D

 

 
Q: Can I donate the old teddy bear I had as a child?

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A: No.

We are not accepting physical item donations this year.

 

 

Q: Will MLP Forums/Poniverse keep any of the money I donate?

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A: No.
All of the money this fundraiser collects will go to BC Children's Hospital. This fundraiser is separate from the contributions we accept for Poniverse's upkeep. 
 
Please note: if you're donating via PayPal, PayPal will deduct a small processing fee, which will be reflected on our public donation page. USD donations will be converted to CAD at our bank's exchange rate when we deliver PayPal donations to the hospital.

 

 



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Stretch Goals & Theme

 

While we would likely all agree that helping to bring a smile to an ailing child requires no reward or recognition, the MCM is also about celebrating the virtues of our community and saying thank you to all of those that participate. Bringing joy to others, celebrating the spirit of the season, and having fun in the process is an enduring element to this tradition. Last year we introduced stretch goals for certain fundraising objectives. Some were thank you's to the community, and others were designed to embarrass staff and give everyone but the victim a hearty laugh. I am pleased to announce that we have brought this back for this years fundraiser.

Below are the goals, hidden and ready to be opened as we reach each level. As we reach each goal, it may trigger other threads or events. As we will be using two platforms to raise money this year, the sum of both will count toward these goals. 

The theme .... well it will be slowly revealed as the charity goes on .... but here is a hint. 

 

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 $50 Goal

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$100 Goal

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$250 Goal 

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$500 Goal 

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$750 Goal 

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$1000 Goal 

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$1250 Goal 

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$1500 Goal

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$1750 Goal 

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$2000 Goal 

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Nice, while I am not sure if I will be able to donate this year because of my own financial situation I just want to let everyone know that I support you all 100 percent and you are all doing gods work! MERRY CHRISTMAS! :love:

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Ohhai, let’s unwrap that first package. Apologies for the strategic cropping, but financial information, yo.

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One thing for sure: PIES WILL BE RAISED!!

Pony Kindness: WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW!?

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I think it's funny that the $50 goal was met within one minute of the post going live.

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Looks like I know what I have to provide for the MCM this year. If you were around for the one last year, you should have a pretty good idea as to what I'm going to be doing.

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This is the first MCM I’m participating in, and the first MCM I’m participating in as an official staff member. I’m so excited ahh!!! :yay:

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We reached $250 overnight! 
 

Looks like I have a few posts to create :)

 

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Just now, Jeric said:

Looks like I have a few posts to create :) 

It is going to be a long day.

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And this is how your day started.

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Just now, Ganondorf8 said:

Looks like I know what I have to provide for the MCM this year. If you were around for the one last year, you should have a pretty good idea as to what I'm going to be doing.

Looks like someone is going to get dirty. :P

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Seems odd the paypal link makes you enter your address details when paypal will give you that automatically :)

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@Jeric I clicked on the link you gave and made a donation. I got a PayPal receipt. I put my name in the info section. Are you able to see it?

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It's been too long since I've joined in on one of these.  For old time's sake, I'll help you all out a bit. ;)

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When the MCM donor color is super close to the banned member color, and your mind thinks that a bunch of people got shitcanned. :ButtercupLaugh:

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18 minutes ago, Holiday Troblems said:

When the MCM donor color is super close to the banned member color, and your mind thinks that a bunch of people got shitcanned. :ButtercupLaugh:

I thought the same thing earlier.

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We hit $622.00 in less than 24 hours. 
 

(O_o)

 

So much love! 

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12 hours ago, Bas said:

Looks like someone is going to get dirty. :P

Not really. All I need is about a couple of hours to come up with some questions and the rest of you can answer them.

Did I just give myself away? Of course I did as everyone knows what I do around here.

5 hours ago, Jeric said:

We hit $622.00 in less than 24 hours. 

(O_o)

So much love! 

That was quick... quicker than anything we've had around here.

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7 hours ago, PiratePony said:

I thought the same thing earlier.

Whelp, I wasn't going to mess with the CSS of the site because ya girl just ain't that brave. I was thinking a gradient for the title would be cute, and I have the technical know how, but knowing my luck I add something pretty, because IT HAS TO BE PRETTY, and suddenly everyone's blog posts are gone. So instead I added a unicode tree to make the title look a little less like donors have been banned.

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22 minutes ago, Holiday Troblems said:

Whelp, I wasn't going to mess with the CSS of the site because ya girl just ain't that brave. I was thinking a gradient for the title would be cute, and I have the technical know how, but knowing my luck I add something pretty, because IT HAS TO BE PRETTY, and suddenly everyone's blog posts are gone. So instead I added a unicode tree to make the title look a little less like donors have been banned.

> Changes it to green just to mess with you 

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Just now, Jeric said:

> Changes it to green just to mess with you 

See, I thought about that, but Alice and Bori's group is green. Not very helpful.

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7 hours ago, Jeric said:

We hit $622.00 in less than 24 hours. 

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So much love! 

Well that was fast

Let's get it to $1000 in just under a few days too!

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