Let’s Celebrate! Recently Tipped Campaigns…
Physicians for Haiti (P4H) was founded in the wake of the 2010 earthquake and created with the goal of empowering Haitian physicians, uniting Haitian and American physicians to share knowledge, inspire one another, and develop the tools necessary to build a stronger, healthier Haiti. Last year, P4H held its first annual medical conference focusing on the current state of medical education in Haiti. This year, on December 9th, P4H looks forward to hosting its second major conference in Haiti. The organization raised $3,929 to expand the conference’s capacity, which will allow double the number of physicians from last year to participate. The funds will be used to rent venues, purchase food, and provide transportation for those who otherwise would not be able to attend.
I Share is an organization that promotes sharing and off-line networking. By displaying an “I Share” sign, neighbors will know who is interested in sharing—helping to save money and time, build a community, and keep our planet green. Piloting in Vancouver, BC, scheduled for this fall, the $1,155 raised will cover the cost of printing and distributing signs as well as conducting surveys to help refine the project for a broader launch in winter this year.
Brand New Good! StartSomeGood’s Newest Campaigns…
The Cross Stitch Project takes advantage of digital media and web technology to help girls develop into confident young women and inspire them to change the world. Launched in the Topsia community in Kolkata, India, The Cross Stitch Project served 36 girls over the course of the 2012 school year. It is a partnership between Kolkata, Trinita Society for Health and Social Research, ASHA for Education in Atlanta, Georgia State University, and the Atlanta Girls School. The program follows a peer-to-peer communication type of curriculum with a goal to build confident self-presentation and improve English skills, leading to more job market potential. The Cross Stitch Project seeks at least $3,000 to develop its own space to work and expand the program in 2013 to reach more girls.
Open Education Institute was created to help parents save time and money on academic assistance for their children by introducing them to free educational resources on the Internet. Using hands-on seminars, an expert team will guide parents on how to use the Open Educational Resource websites using its Learning Resource LrPortal. Open Education Institute plans to launch 10 pilot seminars in the Seattle/Tacoma area in fall of 2012 with a goal of expanding and reaching 100,000+ families annually by 2016. The organization needs to raise at least $5,000 to launch its initial pilot seminars.
Write Through It is a writing project for cancer survivors and caregivers, encouraging expressive writing for healing the psyche at any point in the recovery process. Expressive writing as a tool is an easily included yet underutilized part of an integrated treatment approach. Partnering with local San Francisco Bay Area treatment facilities, the project will provide opportunities for cancer survivors and caregivers to utilize a variety of journaling techniques. Using the free e-book, Write Through It, the Write Through It campaign seeks a minimum of $17,000 to guarantee at least 200 hours of training with participants, helping them learn various journaling techniques. This money will be used to fund supplies, workbooks, administrative costs, and meetings with partner programs.
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 @shawndross and visit my websites:sdrinspire.com and giraffeandpenguinproductions.tumblr.com.
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