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Desk@ freepress. mb. ca Letters to the Editor Letters@ freepress. mb. ca PUBLISHER Bob Cox 697- 7547 DIRECTORS Editor Margo Goodhand 697- 7234 Director of Sales and Marketing Laurie Finley 697- 7164 Director of Finance Dan Koshowski 697- 7425 Director of Operations and Technology Glenn Williams 697- 7045 Privacy Policy and Questions winnipegfreepress. com. info/ policy INSIDE C HARITY may begin at home, but it counts only if there’s an audience. That’s the implied message of what some are calling “ competitive compassion,” a trend quickly turning philanthropy into an exercise in selfcongratulation. Putting the “ I” in charity, Facebook’s Causes application allows Canadians to flaunt their benevolence with all the subtlety of a Pride parade, displaying everything from the money they’ve personally raised to the number of friends they’ve recruited for their preferred charity or non- profit. On TV, Celebrity Apprentice and Oprah’s Big Give have transformed philanthropy into a game show, with players competing as teams but being judged as individuals in the fight to be the ultimate altruist. Of the latter show, the Hollywood Reporter writes: “ Shallow as a bird bath, the program would appear to exist less as a true philanthropic exercise than yet another selfaggrandizing vehicle in Oprah’s divine quest to become synonymous with all that is virtuous and good on Earth.” Even those with seemingly genuine intentions are having their efforts scored — something actress Drew Barrymore learned this month when her public donation of $ 1 million to the World Food Program was met with widespread suspicion, as well as accusations that the gift was disproportionate to her robust celebrity salary. “ The cynicism surrounding today’s celebrity associations with charitable causes is understandable and arguably warranted,” says Patricia Leavy, a sociologist and pop culture expert at Stonehill College in Massachusetts. “ Charitable giving has become both a fashion trend on the red carpet and a competitive sport on TV, with celebrigiants like ( Donald) Trump and Oprah vying for first prize in the PR game. I think the public knows that real giving has no entertainment value, nor is it likely to occur with cameras flashing.” Though the sheer number of charities and non- profits has made competition for people’s compassion a longtime reality for fundraising insiders, it’s only recently that individual donors have embraced the same aggressive — and highly public — approach to philanthropy. Just as wealthy seniors demand their names on marquees or university buildings in exchange for their cash, it seems ordinary Canadians want as much recognition for themselves as their cause. This bears out on Facebook, where the developers of Causes — which supports roughly 60,000 charities and nonprofits — say their application has been downloaded about 11 million times since it launched last May. Because users’ activities show up in a “ news feed” for all their friends to see, accruing status by enlisting members and raising funds is said to be one of the incentives for active participation. “ Overall, I’d say any generation of awareness is positive,” says Lisa Hartford, communications manager for Imagine Canada, formerly the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy. In recent years, Canadians have trended strongly upward when it comes to opening their hearts and wallets for causes that move them. According to an Imagine Canada survey, Canadians donated $ 8.9 billion to registered charities and non- profits in 2004 — a stunning increase from the $ 4.9 billion claimed in 2000. The average annual donation, which has increased every year since 1998, was $ 400. In general, Hartford doesn’t believe people’s increased interest in giving is related to the rise of philanthropyas- fashion- statement — think Bono’s Project RED campaign — nor does she credit the influence of television shows such as Extreme Makeover: Home Edition or, most recently, Oprah’s Big Give and Celebrity Apprentice . “ I’ve always viewed that type of thing as entertainment rather than philanthropy,” remarks Hartford, noting that Canadians who are “ predisposed to give” will do so regardless of whether or not it’s fashionable. Few would argue, however, that the movement of philanthropy into the entertainment sphere has helped raise awareness of the need to give. The fact that it’s considered trendy to do so can only help organizations angling for much- needed support, says Toronto’s Ken Wyman, who has been called one of the world’s greatest fundraisers. But “ delighted” as Wyman is about the hip new face of philanthropy, he cautions there are pitfalls that come with pop culture. “ Ultimately, the only thing charities have that enables them to do their work is the trust the public has that they’re genuinely good people doing good things. Anything that undercuts that makes things very hard,” says Wyman, a professor at Humber College and author of seven books on fundraising. “ When you know that somebody who’s today’s hero could be in tomorrow’s police lineup, the charity has to worry very much about not being overly identified with ( a public figure).” — Canwest News Service Celebrities making charity a compassion competition TIM FRASER On the set of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, the construction team gets busy renovating a house in Oak Park, Mich. Tory ridings favoured THE federal Conservative government’s ridings in Quebec are getting a disproportionate cut of Ottawa’s economic development money, but the minister in charge denies partisanship is in play. / A 7 By Misty Harris Afghans love our cars KABUL — Canada likes to say it is the engine that drives Afghanistan’s reconstruction, but that it’s the Afghan people who are in the driver’s seat. In Kabul, folks take that literally. Driving a “ Canadian car” has become a symbol of prestige among residents of the Afghan capital. / A 9 ;