People have come up with some curious ways of raising money for charity. But have you ever heard of anything more remarkable than selling a snowbank?
On Saturday Montrealer Michel Levesque sold his two-metre-high snowbank to the Fraser family for $3,500 in an eBay auction – the proceeds to go to Operation Enfant Soleil, a Quebec charity that supports children’s hospitals.
Today the Fraser family are selling bags and balls of snow from the snow pile, hoping to raise even more funds for the charity. Claude Fraser says, “People can give whatever they want. We’ve already received a few hundred dollars.” Potential donors may contact Claude Fraser on his cell phone at 514 – 668 – 8888.
Presumably the snow that fell overnight and today will increase the size (and value) of the snowbank.
Have you ever heard of a more imaginative way of raising funds for charity?