Community Involvement

World Cancer Day

Feb 4, 2012

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. […]

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

Jan 18, 2012

The 2012 observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust will focus on the theme “Children and the Holocaust”. The United Nations will remember the one-and-a-half million Jewish children who perished in the Holocaust, together with the thousands of Roma and Sinti children, the disabled and others, who […]

Bill Gates & Charity Infographic

Jan 16, 2012

Since 2007, Bill Gates has given away 48% of his net worth  This makes for an interesting infographic, which you can see here:

App Suggests Good Deeds Instead of Coffee

Jan 12, 2012

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. […]

Helping the Lighthouse Food Bank in Nova Scotia

Jan 9, 2012

Last Saturday, our Nova Scotia team got together at the Chester Price Chopper and held a  Fill the Beetle…Feed the People event.  Our team collected food and donations for the Lighthouse Food Bank, and our team was able to deliver the single largest donation the Lighthouse Food Bank has seen in 30+ years!  Thanks to […]

$1 Protects the Rights of Immigrants and their Children

Jan 2, 2012

“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 […]

Metric, Measurable, Goals

Dec 21, 2011

The metric of success is lives saved, kids who aren’t crippled.  It’s very measurable, and you can set ambitious goals.  (Bill Gates) Forbes recently did a fantastic article on the work Bill Gates is doing around vaccines to prevent disease.  Well worth your read:!

International Human Solidarity Day

Dec 20, 2011

International Human Solidarity Day serves to remind us about the importance of solidarity for the achievement of the international agreements on social development, including programmes of action of international conferences and multilateral accords.

$1 Gives One Person Water for One Year

Dec 19, 2011

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?