Meet the Nicest Couple in the World

by alphamonkey on January 11, 2005 · 4 comments

in News

Kroum and Eva Pindoff of Toronto have donated 5 million dollars to the Red Cross for tsunami relief efforts, making it the largest single personal donation the organization has ever received. 

The Pindoffs had already donated twice before in the previous weeks for 100,000 and 500,000 respectively.  Their 5 million donation was timed to coincide with the Ottawa government’s offer to match individual donations made by January 11th, which effectively makes the couple’s donation 10 million total. from the article:

The Pindoffs survived two world wars in Europe and came to Canada as immigrants in 1955. “I can’t sleep at night. I don’t have peace of mind when I go to bed,” said 89-year-old Kroum.

“There is so much suffering,” he said, as he tried unsuccessfully to hold back his tears.

“We’re getting older,” he told reporters “we can’t take it with us.”

Eva Pindoff, 79, said she hopes other Canadians will donate what they can. “We hope today and tomorrow the Red Cross gets lots of calls,” she said


Bravo to you, good couple. 

(information on various aid agencies and how to donate are in the extended text)

The following non-profit organizations are among those collecting donations to help survivors of the Dec. 26 tsunami:

Canadian Red Cross


(or donate through your local Red Cross office)

Save the Children Canada

1-800-668-5036 or 416-221-5501

4141 Yonge Street, Suite 300

Toronto, Ont., M2P 2A8



2200 Yonge St., Suite 1100

Toronto, Ont. M4S 2C6

Oxfam Canada


Asian Earthquake/Floods Relief, Oxfam Canada

200-215 Spadina Avenue

Toronto, Ont. M5T 2C7

World Vision Canada


CARE Canada


Médecins Sans Frontières

1-800 982-7903

Foster Parents Plan


Canadian Relief Organization for Peace in Sri Lanka


Indonesian Embassy in Ottawa

Tsunami relief fund


ICNA Relief


Canadian Tamil Congress


Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace


Christian Children’s Fund


Mennonite Central Committee


Salvation Army

Donation line: 1-800-725-2769

SOS Children’s Villages


Unitarian Service Committee Canada


Ottawa, Ontario

ACT: Action by Churches Together

Donations can be made through local member churches

Canadian Lutheran World Relief

Hope International Development Agency


The United Church of Canada

Canadian Food for the Hungry International

Human Concern International (HCI)


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1 olivesmarch4th January 11, 2005 at 6:50 pm

Ever notice it’s the people who’ve suffered the greatest who give the most?  I’d like to think it’s nature’s way of balancing everything out.

2 Shadow Stalker January 11, 2005 at 9:03 pm

Great, now Canada will have to sell their half of the Niagra Falls.

3 .alphamonkey. January 11, 2005 at 9:21 pm

Nah. They’ll just raise the hooker tax.

4 Boss Robot July 23, 2006 at 2:52 am

Take that Apple Computers! You and your measly 1 million dollar donation just got smoked!

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