Kinyei wrapped up Coffee, Cycling, and Community, far surpassing the campaign’s tipping point goal by raising $18,105 from 147 backers! With that, it has become one of the largest amounts raised through StartSomeGood and the largest amount raised by an Australian led campaign to date, so join us in congratulating Kinyei’s team—it’s been a really exciting past couple of weeks for them. Kinyei will use the money raised to train staff to manage its social enterprises, making the projects one hundred percent locally driven and self-sufficient.
The North Korean Human Rights Film Festival (NKHRFF) is a film festival in Toronto, Canada that will raise awareness about the lack of human rights and current humanitarian crisis in North Korea. The money raised will be used to secure a venue for 200 people for three days to screen films and live speakers. With a few hours left in the campaign to launch the film festival, NKHRFF has reached its tipping point, raising $2,545, and is seeking pledges to move the campaign towards its total funding goal.
Quality Food for Everyone Program is designed to provide natural and organic food to homeless shelters and food pantries. This in an effort to increase the health of those who cannot afford healthcare. Contributors to this cause will receive free online personal empowerment life coaching by the founder. This model will be presented at the United Nation’s World Assembly of Youth Conference in an effort to expand the efforts world wide. Funds raised through the campaign will be used to purchase food and improve the website, which will be used for life coaching.
Prolapse Health is seeking funding to create “A woman’s Secret Dilemma” a documentary following five women who have prolapse, a condition affecting 50-75% of women. With this funding, additional equipment, such as cameras and lights, will be purchased and support staff will be hired to help create a quality documentary about this potentially serious condition.
The Ummah Shop is a store in Austin that will sell Islamic and modest clothing, books, and gifts. The Austin Muslim community has increased and is still growing rapidly, thus placing greater demand on the current market’s location, the shop owner’s home. As a result, she is seeking funding to open The Ummah Shop. All funds raised will be used to open the store by securing a location and increasing inventory so she can offer a wider selection of merchandise.
Shawn D. Ross
Shawn D. Ross is a Northwest Native living in Washington State. A graduate of Washington State University and University of Phoenix with degrees in Architecture and Education he writes about social, cultural, and personal improvement on StartSomeGood and SDRinspire. He is 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, he wears ‘em). He is currently at work on his first feature length documentary. Follow him on twitter @shawndross and visit his websites: www.sdrinspire.com and giraffeandpenguinproductions.tumblr.com
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