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Place2Give creates Emergency Relief Fund for Philippines Typhoon Haiyan 2013

Donations can be designated to support the relief fund directly through


November 14, 2013

Calgary, Canada – In response to the massive typhoon that hit the Philippines on November 8th, 2013 and resulted in mass destruction, Place2Give has created a Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund to assist in the recovery efforts needed.

“Due to the fact that the situation on the ground in the Philippines is disastrous and since access to many locations is limited, we have decided to include organizations that have a long and proven history in international aid and disaster recovery and will be able to provide long-term help.” Says Gena Rotstein, CEO of Dexterity Ventures Inc.

The Place2Give Foundation’s Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund will be supporting the following charities:

Donors can designate their donations to a specific charity by clicking on that charity's donate button or select the ‘Place2Give Fund’ for our team to direct the donation to areas of greatest need. A 2.9% credit card processing fee plus a 2% administration fee will be applied to all transactions. The Place2Give Fund is managed by First Calgary Financial and tax receipts will be issued directly upon donation.

To donate the Place2Give Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund for Philippines Typhoon Haiyan, please visit:

In addition, the government of Canada has created a matching fund. For every eligible dollar donated by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities in response to the impact of Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippines and other affected countries, the government will set aside one dollar for the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund. The government will use the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund to provide assistance through international and Canadian humanitarian organizations, employing established channels and procedures. For more information on the government’s matching fund, please visit:

Thank you to the organizations who are helping out with this initiative and supporting those organizations who are working on the front lines. If you would like to make a corporate donation please contact Gena Rotstein at 1-866-936-GIVE (4483).

About Place2Give: Place2Give is a Canada’s largest charity search engine. It provides donors with the tools they need to: search, evaluate and give to the charities that align with their passions.



Karine Aviv

Dexterity Ventures Inc.

+1 (866) 936-GIVE or +1 (403) 909-8235

kshoham-aviv at place2give dot ca

Meghan Somers

The Agency

+1 (587) 899 0615

meghan at theagencyinc dot ca

Notes to Editors:

Dexterity Ventures Inc.

Place2Give was developed by Dexterity Ventures Inc. Dexterity Ventures Inc. focuses on creating leading edge technologies that support the philanthropic and social visions of individuals, families and businesses supporting North America's charitable sector. Dexterity Ventures operates Dexterity Consulting, Canada’s first philanthropic brokerage firm, and Place2Give.

Place2Give is a donor-centered charity search engine. It provides donors with the tools they need to search, evaluate and give to Canadian and American charities that align with their passions. Place2Give is tackling a number of goals: to integrate big data for the North American charitable sector using our algorithms and prescriptive data analysis; to provide a valued resource for donor decision making; to improve financial advisors’ workflow pertaining to their clients’ philanthropic investments; to help charities articulate their Key Performance Indicators; and to provide third parties aggregated data on the charitable sector.

Place2Give Foundation is registered charity 833678840RR0001 in Canada. The Place2Give Foundation has partnered with Tides Foundation in the US to process donations from American donors.

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