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Did you hear about Regretsy?

Dec 13, 2011

Apparently a website called regretsy collected a lot of money in donations from their site visitors, with all the money going towards buying toys for children this season.  Unfortunately, Regretsy used PayPal to collect and payout the funds, and PayPal decided that their actions weren’t worthy of a charity status.  Not only did PayPal charge […]

Fill the Beetle…Feed the People in Lethbridge

Dec 10, 2011

The Lethbridge POD just finished a successful Fill the Beetle…Feed the People event, held at the Real Canadian SuperStore.  Their team raised $180.75 in cash for the Lethbridge Food Bank, and also filled one Beetle’s trunk full of food for the Lethbridge Food Bank.  Thanks for all the GREAT people of Lethbridge that turned out […]

It’s Human Rights Day!

Dec 10, 2011

From the United Nations: “This year, millions of people decided the time had come to claim their rights. They took to the streets and demanded change. Many found their voices using the internet and instant messaging to inform, inspire and mobilize supporters to seek their basic human rights. Social media helped activists organize peaceful protest […]

International Anti-Corruption Day

Dec 9, 2011

Today is International Anti-Corruption Day, and Nerds On Site feels very passionate about this cause.  Our team believe that through technology we can achieve the necessary level of transparency to expose corruption at all levels of government and business.  Transparency and openness help hold everyone in our governments accountable to the people. As it says in our ‘Imagine If’ […]

New Social Network for Parents with Autistic Children

Dec 9, 2011

There is a new social network for parents of children with Autism, built by MyHealthTeams. The site, called MyAutismTeam, launched this summer, and already has over 12,500 members. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior.  Autistic disorder, […]

Wes Playing Santa this Saturday!

Dec 8, 2011

Our Ottawa POD Leader, Wes Schnob, will be playing Santa this Saturday!  Wes will be at the Sippy Cup Cafe on March Road from 10am to 1pm, so come and see him!  Don’t you want to see how Santa disguises his bald head? Preston is the manager at the Sippy Cup Cafe, and he will […]

International Volunteer Day

Dec 5, 2011

Today is International Volunteeer Day, and there are many opportunities for all of us to help out today, and every day!  Apart from mobilising thousands of volunteers every year, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme works closely with partners and governments to establish national volunteer programmes to create structures that foster and sustain local volunteerism […]

Philanthroper…a 21st Century Philanthropy Method

Dec 2, 2011

There is a LOT of ways to give money to worthy causes.  It seems, especially at this time of year, that you are constantly being approached by groups looking for support for their charity.  This just underscores how much need there is in the world.  Most of us just don’t know where to put our limited dollars […]

Growing World, Growing Thirst

Nov 30, 2011

The October, 2011 edition of Fortune Magazine has a great overview of the world’s growing water shortage problem and some ideas on how to solve it.  The thing is – everything we consume contains water, including steel and rubber gloves.  Flip through this easy to read gallery: http://cnnmon.ie/rtBhra

Lethbridge, AB Event Coming Up

Nov 28, 2011

Nerds On Site hopes to hold a Fill the Beetle…Feed the People even in Lethbridge Alberta on December 10.  The Lethbridge SuperStore is once again offering space to host this event, and the Lethbridge team hopes to see a large number of people turn out.