Fanshawe Dragon Boat Festival
It seems that come warm weather, the opportunities to raise some money for your favourite charities just keep increasing! In the past week, our team has been involved in many great events, and not all of them golf tournaments!
Last week Saturday Robin Martin of our London Ontario team participated in the Fanshawe Dragon Boat Festival in support of the Rowbust Breast Cancer Survivors of London. Robin was rowing with a squad from the orthopedics department of LHSC. Their team “Bad to the Bone” ended up winning the consolation final in their division. Robin shares:
The weather was beautiful and we had a lot of fun. Rowing in a dragonboat is not as easy as it may look. Sprinting for 500 m and trying to get everyone to stay in sync is not easy when the majority of those in the boat are doing this for the first time, myself included. But I would definitely participate again. There were 47 teams in total and each team was guaranteed at least three races.
Heart & Stroke Big Bike Event
Our team has also been helping out with the Heart & Stroke Big Bike event in London all week, even in the hot weather! Lastly, our team in Lethbridge Alberta participated in the Canadian Tire Care for the Kids Golf Tournament yesterday. So many fun ways to raise money worthy causes!
For over 100 years, Christopher House has been helping with early childhood development. Usually helping children in low-income families, Christopher House helps build a foundation so that the children can attend school. We all know that education is one of the most important tools to help someone pull themselves out of poverty, and that makes Christopher House so valuable to our youth.
Philanthroper.com is featuring this charity today, and we feel it is a WORTHY CAUSE for your consideration! Can you spare a dollar to help an at-risk preschooler?
Another very successful Jail & Bail fund raiser for the March of Dimes in Port Huron, MI. They raised over $174,000 in one day for healthy babies! A number of our Nerds were on hand to help out with the day’s events. In addition, our Development Team donated the website development as well. Nerds from Michigan and Ontario donated their time to help out for this very worthy cause.
Our team also held a 5 store “Fill the Beetle…Feed the People” during the Jail & Bail and FILLED all 5 to benefit the Hunter Hospitality House! What an awesome display of our International Teamwork to help a small community!
Arthur & Melody Helping at the March of Dimes
Our team in Port Huron Michigan USA are doing the March of Dimes Jail and Bail to help premature babies again this year. We are broadcasting the event live at http://marchofdimesph.com. You can also help by making a donation to the Nerds On Site team by clicking on the prisoner link on the marchofdimesph.com homepage. We have a very modest goal of $1500.00 which we should not have a problem making with your help!
Today is World Cancer Day, and hasn’t it touched all of us? Cancer counted for 13% of all deaths in 2008, and here at Nerds On Site we lost a good friend and colleague to it last year. James Keenleyside-Richter lost his battle in 2011, but there are over 10,000 children in Canada alone still battling cancer. Perhaps we could all take a moment to help a child battling cancer? http://childhoodcancer.ca/get-involved/donate-foundation
A new social app suggests micro-donations to worthy causes instead of something else you were considering, such as buying an expensive cup of coffee. The app is called “Instead” and it’s designed to get your charitable juices flowing by putting small donations to worthy causes in context to other everyday small purchases that you do. From the app description: “Instead of eating out, how about brown-bagging a lunch to work? Instead of seeing a movie, how about renting a film?”
“Some children will come to the US, seeking to reunite themselves with their mother. The child comes and realizes the mother is in an abusive situation. The girls can become sexual abused. the girl doesn’t know anyone, doesn’t speak the language. Then they find they’re completely alone in this country.”
Today’s Philanthroper charity protects immigrant rights within the legal system. They actually work with law enforcement and other agencies to help immigrants who are stuck in particularly hard situations. Learn more about how you can help: https://philanthroper.com/deals/Ayuda
For the price of a bottle of water in Canada or the US, Blood: Water Mission (BWM) can provide someone in Africa with clean drinking water for an entire year. That is amazing to us, and we humbly recommend this project to you. Can you donate $1 to this cause today? https://philanthroper.com/deals/blood-water-mission