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called TORONTO ENTERTAINMENT HAVEN (TOEH).
Toronto Entertainment Haven ( TOEH) & bitzNbitez teevee, we're building momentum.
Gordon King Welke
For a FREE MEMBERSHIP in their all artists welcomed and all equipment, supplies, screening rooms, board rooms, healthy meals and coffee and much much more are "Almost Free because that is the TOEH Cooperative Way!"Watch this nine minute uninterrupted video voiced by MOBIMOTO (also Flip) a humungous... more
3 years ago
For my birthday, I've decided to give up my time and energy to encourage people to donate to Haitian earthquake relief. I don't have the right skill set to help the people of Haiti directly, but I can use my skills to raise money and awareness for what's happening.
What this means is that for every person that donates, I am donating to them an equal amount of time, sweat and knowledge. So far I will be doing everything from jewelry photography to recording a wedding video.
Overall, the response has been phenomenal, however the amount of need is far higher. I started out with a goal of $1,000 and surpassed it in hours. My goal now is $10,000 and I am 3/4 of the way there.
I'm hoping everyone at Current can help me spread my message to people they know and inspire people to contribute.
You can go to my website http://billysbirthday.tumblr.com to read about progress and learn more about my mission.For my birthday, I've decided to give up my time and energy to encourage people... more
A moral argument can be made that for any large organization to maintain wealth and power, competitive barriers must be erected to prevent young start-ups from moving in too quickly and eroding the margins. Some barriers such as price fixing or dumping goods below cost have been ruled illegal, but others have been encouraged due to their social benefits, and include trade secrets, copyrights, patents, and proprietary software and business processes. No such moral argument can apply to non-profits. A non-profit is supposed to be driven solely by its mission.
http://information-security-resources.com/2009/12/10/open-source-software-design-spurs-growth/A moral argument can be made that for any large organization to maintain wealth and... more
On a daily basis, CRMS students, despite their hectic school schedules, are reaching out and helping those less fortunate or simply in need of assistance. From Operation Smile and Face AIDS to Soles 4 Souls and Random Acts of Kindness, CRMS student-initiated clubs and efforts are raising funds and awareness in our community and beyond. Most recently there has been a tremendous amount of student interest in global humanitarian causes, and our clubs reflects this social awareness.
Two years ago, seniors Olivia Mertz and Mima Strong began an Operation Smile fundraising chapter on the CRMS campus. Operation Smile is a global organization that provides free surgeries to cleft-palate children around the world. Since its inception in 1982, Operation Smile has given over 135,000 children a new chance at life by providing them with safe, effective reconstructive surgery to correct their facial deformities. Utilizing All School Meetings as a platform to raise awareness surrounding this organization and bake sales as their key fundraising mechanism, their club enjoys 11 student members, has raised over $2,200, and has funded eight cleft-palate surgeries.
Last year, junior Katie Grant was inspired by a passage she read in her sophomore history class from Mountains Beyond Mountains, which chronicled Dr. Paul Farmer’s decades of service in Haiti and Africa treating patients with tuberculosis and AIDS. After much research and thought over the summer, Katie discovered Face AIDS, a student-based organization dedicated to mobilizing and inspiring students to fight AIDS in Africa, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Dr. Farmers non-profit organization, Partners In Health (PIH). Since 2005, Face AIDS has raised over $1.4 million for PIH to fight AIDS in Africa via their income generating projects with HIV associations in Rwanda.
Katie debuted the new CRMS Face AIDS chapter at the beginning of this school year, and recently gave an inspiring all-school presentation encouraging our community with the following advice, “Sometimes what stirs your passion doesn’t have a pre-existing structure. Sometimes you have to be the one to begin. When you find a cause that touches you, it becomes easy to dedicate yourself to it.” She finished her presentation with the following advice, “With the coming holiday season, and a seemingly endless supply of food and gifts, it can become easy to forget how fortunate we are. This can be a time when we take our good fortune for granted, or we can use the holiday spirit to appreciate what we have, and to share it with others.” To-date the CRMS Face AIDS chapter has raised over $500 and recruited 23 members.
(source: http://3blmedia.com/theCSRfeed/Community-Service-Way-Life-Colorado-Rocky-Mountain-School# )On a daily basis, CRMS students, despite their hectic school schedules, are reaching... more
Colorado Rocky Mountain School is an independent high school in the heart of the Rocky Mountains where student-initiated philanthropic clubs abound. From Operation Smile and Face Aids to Peace Jam and Souls4Souls, CRMS students continually expand their interest in, and fundraising efforts surrounding, global humanitarian causes. And while all these clubs enjoy strong membership, an amazing thing happened the other day when one student proposed starting a Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) chapter. Based on an international foundation that promotes kindness (established in 1995 as a 501c3 nonprofit organization) the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is a resource for people committed to spreading kindness.
So Grady, a CRMS senior, announces at a weekly all-school meeting that he would like to start a RAK chapter and to simply reply to his email if anyone is interested in being involved. Well, as a small school with only 145 students and 35 faculty/staff, over 55 people immediately responded and joined his effort. So one week into the new RAK club, over one-third of the school is involved in promoting kindness and unexpected gifts of gratitude
http://3blmedia.com/theCSRfeed/Colorado-Rocky-Mountain-School-students-start-Random-Acts-Kindness-club#Colorado Rocky Mountain School is an independent high school in the heart of the Rocky... more
A modern day "Forrest Gump" is running from one coast of America to the other in order to raise money and awareness for homeless teens.
The goal is to raise $100,000,000. A very lofty goal that was insipred by Sir Richard Branson .
The large goal is nearly dwarfed by the fact that unlike Tom Hanks character Forrest Gump, Tellman Knudson is running across the country BAREFOOT.
3000 plus miles on America's rocky asphalt roads with no shoes is a crazy feat to undertake but not for this self-made Internet Millionaire.
http://runtellmanrun.com/A modern day "Forrest Gump" is running from one coast of America to the... more
It’s official. The Blue Dog’s fundraising slowdown was not just a symptom of the dog days of summer. Newly released public disclosure forms indicate that over September, the coalition’s PAC took in its smallest monthly total yet this year.
Our analysis of the fiscally conservative and increasingly influential Blue Dog Coalition and its funding noted that the group’s political action committee had averaged more than $176,000 in receipts from other PACs over the first half of 2009. Their monthly haul dropped to a surprisingly low $27,000 in July, rebounded somewhat in August, and but then dropped again to just $12,500 in September.
That September money came from just three donations — $5,000 from accounting and professional services giant Ernst & Young’s PAC, $2,500 from the Food Marketing Institute PAC, and $5,000 from the National Rifle Association of America Political Victory Fund.
After raising $1.1 million from January to June, the committee raised less than $87,000 between July and September — less than it brought in during any one of the preceding five months. And in just three months, the Blue Dog PAC’s monthly fundraising average dropped by more than $50,000 — probably not the sort of fiscal conservatism the 52-member coalition was hoping for.It’s official. The Blue Dog’s fundraising slowdown was not just a symptom... more
Goldsboro, NC - Wayne School of Engineering Students raised more than $1600 in a day to promote awareness of homelessness. About 50 students spent 7 hours in boxes in a cool day in October. Money raised went to support local shelters and soup kitchens.Goldsboro, NC - Wayne School of Engineering Students raised more than $1600 in a day... more
In a marked reversal of the time when Democrats overpassed the Republicans long-standing fund raising advantage, it now appears that could be over.
It may be related to large donors withholding their contributions because the Democrats have been attacking the conduct of financial firms and set their sites on rewriting laws that regulate their conduct. Their combined receipts were down by 20 percent. In addition to business interests, individual donors are also disappearing.In a marked reversal of the time when Democrats overpassed the Republicans... more
Water for Schools is a student-led campaign to raise awareness and funds for water projects at schools in developing nations. Get your school involved and start helping people in need get access to clean, safe drinking water.
charity: water uses 100% of your donations to fund freshwater projects. Our operational costs are funded by a separate group of private donors so your money can go to the people who need it most.Water for Schools is a student-led campaign to raise awareness and funds for water... more
Nonprofits are working hard to change the world, but change starts at home. Perhaps some of the change nonprofits want to inspire, requires internal changes as well. Our work with nearly 100 nonprofits over the past year reminds us that change is a process, but we see it happening...Giving is Changing.Nonprofits are working hard to change the world, but change starts at home. Perhaps... more
Former FBI Language Specialist Sibel Edmonds finally gets to testify under oath, after being hit with a gag order.
Bombshells Under Oath: INCLUDE: CONGRESS MEMBERS NAMED IN ESPIONAGE, BRIBERY, SEXUAL BLACKMAIL SCHEMES; NEW BREWSTER JENNINGS / VALERIE PLAME DISCLOSURE...
Long gagged under the "state secrets" privilege by the Bush Administration, the Obama Administration's DoJ chose not to re-invoke privilege, paving the way for this information to finally make its way on to the unclassified public record.
LINK TO ARTICLE: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=7348.
Former FBI Language Specialist Sibel Edmonds finally gets to testify under oath,... more
APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (WCCO)
―Three-year-old Mary O'Keefe has Neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer that starts in the adrenal gland and quickly spreads to the neck, chest, stomach and pelvis.
What would you do if doctors told you, your child only has a month to live? That's what doctors told a family in Apple Valley.
Three-year-old Mary O'Keefe has Neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer that starts in the adrenal gland and quickly spreads to the neck, chest, stomach and pelvis.
It is a grim prognosis for Mary but at least for one day some of the sadness was eased by the kindness of neighbors -- and strangers.
"Your children are your most important things in your life. Mary is more than we could ever hope for or dream," said her father Peter O'Keefe.
Little Mary was diagnosed with cancer a year ago.
"Mary is doing OK. She's just OK for right now," said her father.
She's had 6 months of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. It looked good for a while but then the cancer came back in June.
"It comes back with a vengeance when it relapses," said Peter.
"They gave her one month to live," said Mary's mother, Christine O'Keefe. "I cry…that's all I do is cry."
"Why my daughter? She's so special, she loves to sing and dance," said her mother. "I was going to sign her up for dance lessons."
"This is my only granddaughter and it's very, very hard to go through," said Mary's grandma Anne Sommer.
But the family is not going through this alone. Their neighbors decided to have a garage sale to help the family.
There were no tags on the items -- people paid what they wanted. Many donated cash.
"People just started bringing their things and we started setting up and this is what you have," said neighbor Nancy Duehn.
"God is good, he got everybody together, it just morphed into this huge ordeal and the donations (sighs) I'm speechless," said Christine.
One woman drove more than an hour to donate items.
"They're a great family. You want to anything you can to try to help. You don't ever want anybody to have to go through something like this," said Brooke Foley, who drove all the way from Green Isle, Minn.
The woman who delivers the O'Keefe's mail donated a trumpet -- she knows what the family is going through.
"I see the cards and I see the bills and I know what's going on. It get's personal," said mail carrier Mary Davis.
Although money is needed, the family is holding out for something more.
"That's what we're down to right now -- is a miracle," said Mary's father.
Below is more information on Mary and the garage sale.
Mary's Caring Bridge Web Site: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/maryokeefe
Mary's Fundraising Web site: http://www.marymoonokeefe.com/
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
13658 Flair Court
Apple Valley, MNAPPLE VALLEY, Minn. (WCCO)
―Three-year-old Mary O'Keefe has Neuroblastoma,... more
Social media is about connecting people and providing the tools necessary to have a conversation. That global conversation is an extremely powerful platform for spreading information and awareness about social causes and issues. That’s one of the reasons charities can benefit so greatly from being active on social media channels. But you can also do a lot to help your favorite charity or causes you are passionate about through social media.Social media is about connecting people and providing the tools necessary to have a... more
ONE was present in Milan and featured in U2's 360 tour, which kicked off Tuesday night in Barcelona and will be seen by over 3 million people this year. ONE will campaign at all tour stops in Europe this summer and throughout the North America shows, which begin in September.
Weldon Kennedy, campaigns manager of ONE, tells about the goals of the organization, its relationship to U2, and the need of the G8 heads of state to deliver on their promises of aid to Africa.
Bono during the show changed the script and spoke directly to Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy: "I only write songs, but you write history, and it's not too late for you to end your mandate in dignity!" and dedicated him the song 'One'. He was referring to Italy's aid being currently at only 3% of what has been originally promised
ONE is a grassroots campaign and advocacy organization backed by more than 2 million people who are committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Cofounded by Bono and other campaigners, ONE is nonpartisan and works closely with African policy makers and activists.ONE was present in Milan and featured in U2's 360 tour, which kicked off Tuesday... more
The Dawn of Quixote: Chapter the First has been invited to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland! Two solid weeks of shows, running from August 8th-22nd, are already booked and listed in the official festival program... now we simply need to GET to SCOTLAND!
Written and directed by Juli Crockett and starring Shaughn Buchholz (Scrubs) as Quixote, Christopher Goodson (Cold Case) as Sancho, and Lisa Dee (Evangenitals, Killsonic) as Dulcinea, the Dawn of Quixote is a philosophical and musical exploration of the first chapter of Don Quixote. Live original score is performed by Los Angeles art-country band The Evangenitals featuring lead guitarist Henry Bermudez, drummer David Hurlin, fiddler Andrea Baker, bassist Matt Ticciati, accordion squeezer Ari DeSano, and singer/songwriter Juli Crockett.
Donate here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/635470598/dawn-of-quixote-rides-to-edinburgh-fringe-festThe Dawn of Quixote: Chapter the First has been invited to the Edinburgh Fringe... more
In an effort to raise a little capital for urgently needed new gear, I have put together two galleries of my street photography in hopes of selling some open edition prints. They are not expensive and would make for excellent gifts or an exciting addition to your print collection.
Images approximate between 12x8 and 13x9 inches on 11x14 inch Fuji Crystal Archive stock and sell for £35 apiece.
I need to raise an additional £500 to get video and audio equipment by summer's end for a series of short films I'm developing. I'm relatively new to motion capture but I see it as an increasingly important part of my professional activities going forward.
If you know anyone who might like some off-kilter street photography for their walls, then please let them know about this material. I would be enormously appreciative.
Paul TreacyIn an effort to raise a little capital for urgently needed new gear, I have put... more
The exhibition will feature Photography Stills of his Music Videos as well as Behind the Scene Still of Music artists and raw footage video installations, to emphasize the artistry that goes into creating hip-hop, rock and pop music art.
[Click the top link to read article]The exhibition will feature Photography Stills of his Music Videos as well as Behind... more