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Let’s talk poverty

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Meet Jay Baydala

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Jay wants to change the face of the world

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Jay finished school, got a job, made some money & acquired things - but he felt empty

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Jay started travelling the world and discovered inequality

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Jay sold all his worldly goods and reinvested it all in ChristmasFuture 2003-2004

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Jay is on a mission! “ChristmasFuture exists to inspire and empower North Americans to refocus a portion of their Christmas spending towards strategic and sustainable projects in the developing world to help them eradicate poverty”

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What is Poverty?

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Poverty is hunger

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Poverty has no shelter

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Poverty is being sick and not able to see a doctor

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Poverty is not having access to schools and not knowing how to read

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Poverty is not having the security of a job

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Poverty is surviving one day at a time Breakfast with friends

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Poverty is not having access to clean water

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Poverty is powerlessness

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Poverty is living on less than $1.00 a day

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That’s 1. 2 billion people or 1 in 5 people

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We dare you to live just one week on $1 a day

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This is poverty

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Give differently this season

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Give me the gift of Hope

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Give me the gift of Respect

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Give me the gift of Safety

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Give me the gift of Freedom

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Give me the gift of Knowledge

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Give me the gift of Autonomy

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But most of all, give me the gift of choice

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Facts North America & Europe combined spends as much on pet food than the global priority spend on women’s reproductive health – every year Source: World Food Bank

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Facts North America & Europe combined spends twice as much on perfume than the global priority spend on education – every year Source: World Food Bank

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Facts North America & Europe combined spends eight times as much on alcoholic drinks than the global priority spend on basic health & nutrition – every year Source: World Food Bank

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Facts North America & Europe combined spends five times as much on cigarettes than the global priority spend on water & sanitation – every year Source: World Food Bank

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Facts It’s time you changed your spending habits! Source: World Food Bank

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“Even if I raised money to start a small business, who would I sell to if everyone around me is poor?”

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If people have jobs, they have money – if they have money, they can buy – if they can buy, there is a market

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But first, you have to survive

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ChristmasFutureTM empowers you to give a new kind of holiday gift - one that helps eradicate extreme poverty and changes the way we all think about giving

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Projects that work Projects that empower communities to build sustainable infrastructure such as schools to raise the basic standards of living. Projects are done by local organizations creating jobs. Infrastructure Projects that create equal entrepreneurial opportunities for individuals enabling them to achieve a sustainable independent livelihood Economy Projects that create equal opportunity for individuals to gain knowledge that allows communities to develop independently Education

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Projects that work Projects that empower communities to lift itself out of poverty in a sustainable way through self and social development. The projects create an actionable plan that includes all members of the community. Community Development Projects that empower communities to build sustainable sources of clean water and appropriate sanitation. Water & Sanitation Projects that empower women through financial management, health, and leadership training, allowing the women to play a significant role in the development of their community Gender Equality

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Projects that work Projects empowering communities to develop sustainable food supplies and creating equal opportunity jobs that benefits the entire community. Agriculture Projects providing communities with basic health and sanitation services increasing basic standards of living . Projects also provide health education for individuals. Health ChristmasFuture empowers you to invest in projects that directly impact communities and individuals in a powerful way. The choice is yours

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Create lasting change Projects are intended to shift the entire system in a lasting way - ending poverty for good!. Not just a temporary band-aid Projects tackle the problem of poverty in all aspects. This holistic and coordinated approach can and will end poverty for good! Holistic approach

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We give it all!

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Proof of Impact Christmas Future offers “Proof-of-Impact” that allows you to see how your choice made a difference. All projects on the ChristmasFuture website are updated with blog posts, photos, or videos, so you can watch the world change for good.

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How it works

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#1 www.christmasfuture.org

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#2 Click Here >>

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#3 Give to someone you love

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Done!

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Canadians will spend some $28.7 billion this Christmas Americans will spend at least $470.4 billion That’s nearly 500 billion dollars! Just give a little different this year!

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What would 500 billion dollars do for extreme poverty? 1. 2 billion people would increase their daily income 10 folds!

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A message to Wall Street Are you worried about the current global economy crisis? Are you worried about the sustainability of businesses? Are you worried about the shrinking consumer market?

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Imagine what could 1.2 billion people coming out of poverty could do for your reachable market Percent of Population Now Able to Consume Goods

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Yes you can!

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www.christmasfuture.org

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Created by: Denise Caron for ChristmasFuture Please! Download Embed in your blogs Distribute to your friends We need you!

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World headquarters ChristmasFuture Foundation 4007 - 11 Street SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 3H1 Canada Phone: 1.866.629.0516 Fax: 1.403.252.7685 General Inquiries info@christmasfuture.org Help help@christmasfuture.org Information about Investing in ChristmasFuture fundraising@christmasfuture.org Website www.christmasfuture.org

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Thank You

Summary: ** If this presentation wins, all proceeds will go to ChristmasFuture TM ** This Christmas, change the world for good! ChristmasFuture empowers you to give a new kind of holiday gift—one that helps eradicate extreme poverty and changes the way we all think about giving.

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