Chuck Massey wants to provide mobile tents for disaster victims. He is seeking funds to produce a short run of 15 prototype units of an inflatable bed tent. These inflatable bed tent units will be used in disaster relief where victims are provided water and food but are required to provide their own mattresses and tent. Chuck and his team have built several prototypes, but now need funding to get a manufacturer to produce several finished models of his design. Then, Chuck can approach FEMA and other disaster relief organizations with his models.
LBS Baltimore, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, is an organization focused on advocating progressive policy change to advance youth justice. LBS will run Keep Us Home, a youth rehab summer program to teach previously incarcerated youth music and artistic skills, political education, and personal development. Funds raised up to the tipping point will be used to cover summer program costs. All funds raised beyond that point will be used for the summer end celebration showcase for the community and positive culmination for the youth involved.
The Sophia Unfolds 2012 Retreat Scholarships campaignhas tipped! Sophia Unfolds is an organization that facilitates retreats, workshops, screenings, and other types of gatherings, creating a space for women to deeply connect and learn. This campaign raised $795 for scholarships for women to attend the 2012 Retreat. Sophia Unfolds can now award at least one full and a few partial scholarships for some very lucky women to attend the 2012 retreat.
The Building Girls Work Crew campaign also tipped this week. With your support, on August 28th, a paid, hands-on construction experience for twenty 17 to 24-year-old girls in Portland, Oregon will officially begin. This campaign is seeking funding for three of those twenty girls to learn practical construction skills, preparing them for serious careers in construction. They will also receive lessons on credit and banking, nutrition, fitness, and life navigational skills. Just one thousand dollars will support one young lady through this program, leading her toward a sustainable life for herself and her family. The campaign has already raised $1,210, which is enough for one girl to attend the program. Let’s secure funding for the other two girls!
Stories for Change will unite people from all walks of life, career paths, economic backgrounds, and ethnicity to empower and support the largest movement the world has ever seen. It will achieve this through a short story collection and an inspiring documentary film. Documenting the works of people around the globe who have done positive work to benefit the human community, these stories will become food for our souls. The dream of the project is to help people get a clearer vision of themselves.
Pages for Change addresses the lack of resources for survivors of rape and abuse by donating books on these topics to public and college libraries. This is a Middle Way House project, a non-profit domestic violence program and rape crisis center in Bloomington, Indiana. This organization has developed 20 key books on these topics and, of the 19 libraries in Middle Way House’s service area, only 2 have more than 4 books from that list. All funds raised through this campaign will be used to purchase and donate books to each of the 19 partner libraries with bookplates containing shelter information in each book.
LearnToLive provides healthcare and education to communities throughout the world, promoting self-sustaining practices so that people can take charge of their health. LearnToLive’s latest campaign on StartSomeGood tipped this week, raising over $6,500 to cover program costs for the 2012 Indonesian Health Initiative. This allows LearnToLive to run four health clinics where a team of doctors and nurses will deliver primary healthcare to remote villages in North Sulawesi. The team, consisting of 12 doctors and nurses from all over the world, will go to Indonesia to help people live long, healthy, productive lives with the support of reliable healthcare and a self-sustaining healthy lifestyle.
Shawn D. Ross
I am a Northwest Native living in Washington State. A graduate of Washington State University and University of Phoenix with degrees in Architecture and Education I write about social, cultural, and personal improvement on the StartSomeGood Blog and SDRinspire. I am also a filmmaker and owner of Giraffe and Penguin Productions, a single daddy of two beautiful children, avid reader, writer, and hat wearer (Not in that picture but believe me, I wear ‘em). I am currently at work on my first feature length documentary. Follow me on twitter @shawndross and visit my websites: www.sdrinspire.com and giraffeandpenguinproductions.tumblr.com
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