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article imageFacebook Group Wanted to Help Poverty Issues Special

By KJ Mullins     Apr 1, 2009 in Internet
When an enterprising young woman teamed up with a Salvation Army Church the results could be wonderful. That was the goal of Jane who created a Facebook Group in support of the fight against poverty.
The Facebook Group said it wanted to take a stab against poverty and a local Web design company came up with an initiative to raise money and donate the proceeds to the Salvation Army Agincourt Community Church (a member of the Ontario Central Division of the Salvation Army). However, the Facebook Group did not ask for permission from the church to use its name ahead of time.
The Web design company is run by a woman named Jane who is dedicated to helping with poverty issues.
The goal of the Facebook Group was to support the fight against poverty. It aimed to protect the welfare of adults and children living in poverty around the world.
The Facebook Group set up to encourage companies to place an ad to raise money for charity. In total, $10 from every ad sold was to be donated to the Salvation Army every month.
The Facebook Group first considered donating money to World Vision, but later planned to give money to a local Salvation Army Church. "I want to reach people in my own community and knew that this Group could work well with people's own community," Jane said.
When Jane speaks, it's obvious she is very committed to the cause. However, the whole Group was set-up without prior consent from the Salvation Army. Captain Darlene Anderson of the Salvation Army Agincourt Community Church said she was not aware of the Facebook initiative.
Upon learning she needed prior permission to use the charity's name, Jane closed the Group on Facebook and said she planned to approach a different church and ask for permission ahead of time.
Despite having ambitious plans to raise money for charity, the lesson from this story is always seek permission from a charity ahead of time.
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