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|Tuesday, January 24th, 2017|
10% Donations WIshList for 2017!
Originally posted by avad
at 10% Donations WIshList for 2017!
Dear 2017... Here we GO!
As part of a vow and dreamvision that is at the basis of my art and life, I am so grateful to have been able to pulse out a record number (for me) of 10%s to special causes and intitiatives in 2016...and I'm Determined to pump it up megafold in 2017!!. I believe in the accumulating power of all our small positive actions...and so while I'm here on this planet, no matter what, and in whatever small way, I vow to be part of a nourishing rain on as many beautiful endeavors as possible to help them grow. <3 Let there be thousands of us, reaching out to millions- wherever needed. Let us help to nurture the more compassionate future we want to see.
Continuing from where I left off...and with the new energy boost of the New Year...Here are my jottings for the 10% 2017 'Wishlist':
(where I want to donate something from my next art sales)...
These are currently what is left from my list of 2016 and once I've gotten to pulse a support to most of these I will be adding a bunch more of the causes I support annually and new ones! This 'Wishlist' is immediately followed (scroll down) by a continually updated list of donations Made so far this year! I've made most of them hotlinks so please do learn more about any each...and if any of these causes touch your heart, please Join me and others to help crowdfund and continue to nourish them! "We are the ones we've been waiting for." <3You Caring Campaign for Syrian Refugees stuck in Izmir TurkeyThe Retreat Domestic Violence Services
(artshow donation entry deadline Mar 17)Coalition for the Homeless- Ending Homelessness Solutions88.3 WPPB Local Peconic Public Broadcasting Radio NPRMalala Fund for refugee educationWild Bird Fund NYC in honor of VB (again)Give the Gift of Sight: Vision Varanasi Eye Hospital Sonoma AshramBotshabelo Orphanage
(again) (Angels in the Dust film)PeaceCorps Project: Uganda: Improving the Girls DormitoryPeace Corps Project: Books for Swaziland/New LibrariesVive Boriken
Puerto Rico (again)Shadhika.org: Investing in Girls for India's FutureShinnecock Preschool wishlist
(again)Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and MuseumWorld Wildlife Fund
(again)Defenders of Wildlife
Amy Starkey's CareKits for the HomelessCenter for Biological Diversity Pollinators Protection FundSobornost for the World Foundation
(again)Southampton African American MuseumHealing Hands of Joy
(again)FountainHouse.org Mental Health resourcesGlobalGiving: Centro COMParte: training, jobs & peace in Bogota
2017 Donations so far!:Amal Shop project for Syrian refugees stuck in Izmir, TurkeyBonac Tonic Art Collective 12 year fundraiserGoFundMe Campaign for Brenna's ABA Therapy
(again)Help Fred Kumwenda who lost everything in Sag Harbor fireHelp Michael Lynch Displaced by the Sag Harbor FireThe Art Bus Project fundraiserThe Parrish Art MuseumUNICEF for SyriaOXFAM
for Syria and more
The Art Garage (fundraiser on Indiegogo
is over but still can donate Here
(again for Syria and Haiti, Nigeria etc)Sag Harbor Partnership Rebuilding fundDonations List 2016Donations List 2015Donations List 2014Donations List 2013Donations List 2012Donations List 2011Donations List 2010Donations List 2006,2007Donations List 2002,2003,2004,2005
|Tuesday, April 28th, 2015|
Reaching out to Nepal- 7 ways to help!
"As images of devastation and tragedy in Nepal and neighboring countries rattled by Saturday's earthquake pour across social media and TV, the natural question for many people is, "What can I do to help?"
After disasters, the best way to help is generally to donate money to effective and efficient charities that have an established presence on the ground. Charity Navigator is one of the leading resources for evaluating the work of nonprofits, and the organization has posted a list of highly-ranked charities that have mounted relief operations in the aftermath of the 7.8 magnitude temblor that originated outside the capital, Kathmandu. Here are seven nonprofits that say they will provide relief in Nepal and that have received either a three- or four-star rating (out of a possible four) from Charity Navigator: http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-04-25/how-help-nepal-7-vetted-charities-doing-relief-work-following-earthquake
|Saturday, April 11th, 2015|
10% Donations Wishlist 2015
OK Here my 10% donation wishlist (and growing list of donations) for 2015 so far..
As part of a vow and dreamvision that is at the basis of my art and life, I am so grateful to have been able to pulse out so many 10%s to special causes and intitiatives in 2014...and I'm Determined to pump it up megafold in 2015!!. I believe in the accumulating power of all our small positive actions...and so while I'm here, no matter what, and in whatever small way, I vow to be part of a nourishing rain on as many beautiful endeavors as possible to help them grow. <3 Let there be thousands of us, reaching out to millions- wherever needed.
Continuing from where I left off...and with the new energy boost of 2015...Here are my jottings for the 10% 2015 'Wishlist'
(where I want to donate something from my next art sales). If any of these causes touch your heart, please Join me and others to help crowdfund them! <3Amistad International for Buddha's Smile School Varanasi India
(Lynda Chick's dream of an intentional community and respite retreat for people with special needs and those who share their journey)
Amy Starkey's CareKits for the HomelessSouthampton Trails Preservation SocietyHumanitarian Aid for Gaza through United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)Greenpeace InternationalPeaceCorps Partnership Project #14-631-010: GHANA: Basic School Renovations Project (again)Afghan Institute of Learning :Womens Education Fund
through GlobalGivingSadhana Forest initiative in KenyaHumane LongIsland/ LION LongIsland Orchestrating for NatureEvelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue membership donation renewal July or general donations for food/care Radios:A Lifeline to Safety for Nicaraguan Women through MADRENepal Youth Foundation Freedom Loan Fund for Rescued Kamlaris
(again to NYOF)Quogue Wildlife Refuge
family membership donation
National Audubon Society (mail in)
Save Sag Harbor Friends of Cambodia: Youth services
(again)2015 Donations So Far:Wild Bird Fund
in honor of Victoria Booth's birthdaySue Braiden's IndieGogo campaign for Adventure Lab/Rock Paper Estrogen project Serene Celia's Crowdrise page for Buddha's Smile School India Girl's Dormitory Fundraiser/ShadhikaSobornost for the World Foundation
(again, + again for Pattye's Birthday)PeaceCorps Project Community Library Development- TanzaniaEvelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue donations for food/careBarefoot College India: Rural Women Solar EngineersABA Autism Therapies for Brenna through GoFundMeProject InReach: Community Development in Puerto Mallarino Colombia/GoFundMe/Mercedes YamilkaLocal Public Radio WPPB/88.3/NPRThe Artblog ASR - Artist and Social Responsibility program/IndieGoGoCenter for Biological Diversity Rana Clothing ethical fashion startup campaign on Pozible Sankalpa Art Journeys- Art Therapy India
(again)OXFAM's Emergency response for Vanuatu after Cyclone PamCARE International for Cyclone Pam recovery in VanuatuCARE.org for Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund
For a list of donations made in 2014 click here
For a list of donations made in 2013, click here10% Donations List 201210% Donations List 201110% Donations List for 2010Donations List 2006,2007Donations List 2002,2003
|Sunday, March 1st, 2015|
More Than Me- Determination video
I rate this currently as my #1
'determination' video (and song)...and I watch it often. This is Katie Meyler the founder of MoreThanMe:
From NJ to the slums: My Story
Check it out. Inspiring?- Yes. Let me know what you think!
|Wednesday, January 16th, 2013|
|Thursday, July 7th, 2011|
Turning Beer Clear/ Dan's CharityWater
Dan's donating 25% of his bar tab to fund clean water for people in need: "We all know that there comes a point in the night where you shouldn't have had that last beer or to have another beer wouldn't do you any good... I want to try and turn that wasted money into something more meaningful." He's starting small and simple; a great idea. Read more and consider joining him in something similar: http://mycharitywater.org/Clearbeer
|Thursday, May 6th, 2010|
Fair Trade shopping as another way to give
The World Village Fair Trade Market has started a blog!
Find out more about one of my very favorite shops and causes out here.http://worldvillagefairtrademarket.blogspot.com/
Not only is everything in the shop Fair Trade but the shop proceeds from any sales go to support a large and wonderful group of orphans in Kenya and Zambia through Sobornost for the World Foundation. I try to get all of my gifts and cards here as well as jewelry and clothing. Such beautiful and Meaningful things. Shop Fair Trade as much as possible.
Do you have a local fair trade store near you? I would love to hear anything about it. These things give me much hope.
(cross-posted to the 10percentclub
|Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010|
|Friday, January 15th, 2010|
Earthquake in Haiti (texts, ripples and swarms)
Spent Jan 13th, 2010 researching/learning more about the devastating earthquake in Haiti and relief efforts while plugged into Facebook as the messages and pulses spiralled around. Watching/listening for the swarmspeak, mass action and effects.
Please contribute to the Texting campaigns -a great idea for getting the masses to help immediately/ accumulating an abundance of small donations:
Text 'Haiti' to 90999 to donate $10 immediately to the Red Cross. amount will be added on to your monthly phone bill.( more info
Text 'Yele' to 501501 to donate $5 to Yele.org, Wyclef Jean's grassroots campaign for Haiti relief and development. I tried doing both but did not get the reply confirmation that is supposed to come immediately after...?
In my research, Doctors Without Borders still felt the best bet for donating...they were already on the ground and working there....a major facility of theirs damaged...and now working out of temporary structures doing what needs to be done. So many injuries...let's help them help. I chose to go through Facebook Cause for Doctors without Borders
"Besides the contributions from major countries, innovative text message services and internet campaigns had brought in millions....
A cellphone campaign set up by the US Red Cross had raised more than $8m early on Friday, with the money pouring in at the rate of $100 000 an hour, officials said.
Celebrities urged the world to help as well, and a text message campaign run by Yele Haiti, a grassroots group founded by former Fugees singer Wyclef Jean, who has Haitian roots, had raised more than $2m." - news24.comDonating by Text: Haiti Fundraising Goes Viral- TIME mag
U.N. launches Haiti emergency appeal for $550 million:... See More
please continue to help with any donations you can and spread the word/encourage others.
The mass fundraising and relief efforts for Haiti and the behavior of geese out here this week bring to mind my hopes for what we are capable of. As we try to develop a global helping hand... let this inspire:
|Tuesday, December 8th, 2009|
Birthday WIsh: 2 Legs to Walk On, please.:)
It felt so wonderful last year to be able to raise some money on my birthday for a cause I really care about-Sobornost's work with the orphans in Africa- Posted it on Facebook using Facebook Causes Birthday Wish and I thank you all who participated/donated- it was so satisfying. My birthday is tomorrow again...there are so many causes that have moved me this past year...that I want to DO Something about...so I've been looking forward to the Birthday WIsh for a long while.
Lately, I've been thinking a lot about basic things...and what it takes to feel 'capable'. Whenever I've felt overwhelmed, or focused on what I 'need'...I've been reminding myself often of the gift of having two legs to walk on....and starting from there...knowing that I can do so much in this life. So that was my inspiration for this year's wish: I wonder if you would help me...in honor of my birthday.....to join me in giving that most basic starting point to someone somewhere in the world who does Not have it.Prosthetic Outreach Foundation
's Mission is to create opportunities for children and adults in developing countries who suffer from limb loss and deformities to lead more fulfilling lives.
POF creates opportunities for children and adults in developing countries who suffer from limb loss and limb deformities to lead more fulfilling lives. POF provides access to prosthetics, orthopedic surgery, physical rehabilitation, and non-medical assistance, such as micro-lending.
I think that would be the most meaningful birthday gift of all this year to me. Remembering the Gift of having 2 legs to walk on...by giving that gift to someone who shows us how to really appreciate it. The thought/reminder alone puts me in a stronger place, a thankful place, a Capable and powerful and generous place. Maybe it will feel the same for you. Visit the Prosthetic Outreach Foundation's website and or watch the video if you'd like to find out more...they have an amazing program in place...creating a sustainable loop of even training people to be able to create the prosthetics there, giving employment opportunities in areas of such great need. If you can donate just $10 (or any amount) to this wonderful organization it would mean so much. Someone can walk, someone gets a job, and we remember that we can always Do something.
Please go through the Birthday Wish page here
if you're on Facebook (so that it shows in the total- which is so inspiring) and if not please just donate through their website
and let me know about it in a comment here on LJ? I've raised over $300 so far and I'm excited to see if it can go much higher and do much more!!? THANK YOU!! muchlove, Darlene
|Thursday, September 17th, 2009|
|Tuesday, August 4th, 2009|
|Thursday, July 9th, 2009|
The Uniform Project
Simple, Cute and Creative projects using blogs, youtube and social media can raise awareness and funds for worthy causes. Check out The Uniform Project:
donate something to support this sweet endeavor and/or start your own creative fundraising project for your favorite cause! brainstorm ideas? :)
|Friday, June 26th, 2009|
A Walk to Beautiful (documentary)
Something that inspired me recently in my 10% journey was watching a PBS documentary 'A Walk to Beautiful' on hulu.com one evening. I found myself crying and utterly hopeful... this is a terrible suffering that we CAN do something about. 'Fistula used to be present in the U.S. and Europe, but was largely eliminated in the latter part of the 19th century and early 20th century with improved obstetric care in general and the use of c-sections in particular to relieve obstructed labor. " ...however in developing countries it is still a huge problem due to lack of knowledgeable health care.
I was so incredibly moved by the work that these doctors are doing in Ethiopia....so thankful that they are doing this and giving so much of themselves to cure these women that that night I decided that The Fistula Foundation was definitely the next organization I needed to donate a 10% to. Fittingly, one of the artworks of mine that then sold that I could 10% from is called 'Iteration: The Beauty of Life':)
you can watch the documentary here:<http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=90008283906&h=w4fip&u=ayhyn&ref=mf>
I would love to know your thoughts.
|Thursday, June 25th, 2009|
welcome new member:)
Warm welcome to sravakavarn
!. Thanks for joining the 10percent club- and thanks for reminding me/us to not give up on livejournal for this sort of thing! I've been away for a while...trying different postings on facebook and such..but we need to share, support and inspire eachother in as many places as possible..and livejournal has always been a wonderful community. Would LOVE to hear from some of the members again- update me on you and your 10% /microphilanthropy related adventures of any kind...!
I'll be back soon to update as well on some of the great projects I've come across and am supporting with my 10%s- today I'm off to the wedding of 2 good friends.:)!muchlove and peace,Darlene
PS in the meantime I'll leave you with the link to one of my very favorite 10% browsing lists:
Peace Corps Volunteer projects: check em out! <https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.donors.contribute.donatenow>
|Saturday, March 14th, 2009|
I guess I've always been interested in volunteer work and giving back, but I've been really busy with life the past few years and have sort of forgotten to be involved until recently. So I was very excited to find this community!
I work as an educator for Paul Mitchell the School (yes, Paul Mitchell the hair care line) - but what some people don't know is how much philanthropy work we do.
John Paul DeJoria has a quote that I love - "Success unshared is failure."
Here is the Head for Change
website where you can find out more.
Each year every Paul Mitchell school participates in a huge fundraiser and the schools to raise the most money get to choose a guest artist. Some of the charities that we raise money for are:Food 4 Africa
The Larry King Cardiac Foundation
The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation
The Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation
and many, many more
The school I work at does a fashion show each year as part of our fundraising - I'll put the video behind a cut because this post is getting long!
( PMTS Style WarsCollapse )
I am very happy to be part of a company that does so much.
|Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009|
|Monday, February 9th, 2009|
Just wanted to show you all these websites and share what I'm in the process of doing. I've applied to be a mentor at the second chances foundation. ( http://www.ffscinc.org/
) Basically I want to provide empathy and guidance for children who aren't or haven't been raised in an ideal environment, or given ideal chances. I found it through a great website that can display mentoring opportunities by zip code. ( http://www.mentoring.org/
). I am going to an orientation and if all goes well I should start soon. =) I'm stoked. I will be really happy to give back in a way that suits me because I love working with children. (At least I think I do. Fingers crossed.) jk, I do. But I do think I will get some inner peace from this. I hope this is the kind of post that is wanted here. Thanks all! :)
|Sunday, September 14th, 2008|
Facebook Causes- quick survey please
Are you on Facebook? (or MySpace)
If so, do you use the Causes App?
Can you take a second and tell me in the comments section?(questions below after paste)
(cut and pasted from the Facebook site)
"Facebook Platform presents an unprecedented opportunity to engage our generation, most of whom are on Facebook, in seizing the future and making a difference in the world around us. Our generation cares deeply, but the current system has alienated us. Causes provides the tools so that any Facebook user can leverage their network of real friends to effect positive change.
The goal of all this is what we call "equal opportunity activism." We're trying to level the playing field by empowering individuals to change the world. Existing nonprofits must raise hundreds of millions of dollars and leverage massive direct marketing campaigns to attract members. We're democratizing activism by empowering activists with an arsenal of tools for users of Facebook who want to leverage their network on Facebook to effect positive change.
Any Facebook user with a little passion and initiative can create a cause, recruit their friends into that cause, keep everybody in the cause up-to-speed on issues and media related to the cause, and, most importantly, raise money directly through the cause for any U.S. registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit or Canadian registered charity. We process the donations automatically via credit card, tally the results, and report the donation activity via a public "scorecard" in the cause. This allows us to reward people who grow their causes, donate, and successfully raise money.
This is a natural evolution of social networking. Leveraging real world social networks is an important part of activism, fundraising, and political campaigning. This is especially true of grassroots activism, local-chapter style nonprofit organizations, and the walks/runs used by many charities to raise money. Given all this, it's a bit surprising that online social networks haven't been more aggressively leveraged until now."
so some quick questions, if you can answer in the comments I would sO appreciate...I'm just trying to get a better idea about where Causes stands with my peers right now in awareness and action:
1. Are you on either Facebook or Myspace?
2. Do you know about and/or use the Causes App?
3. If so, what causes have you joined?
4. Of the causes you have joined, have you donated to any?
5. any further comments/thoughts about it would be lovely but only if you have time. short quick answers will help too.
ps additionally if anyone wants to gather some more perspectives/answers from their friends/readers we can consolidate/discuss here?...
|Thursday, September 4th, 2008|