Category Archives: Fund Raising
A charity run in July in Arizona might seem like an exhausting experience, but Dan Hill’s project from his Landmark Self-Expression and Leadership Program has found a unique way to beat the heat and raise money for a school for homeless children. A 5k ‘splash mob’ run will have runners bombarded by 25,000 water balloons pre-filled by area children.
The event is on July 20th at the Big Surf Water Park in Tempe, starting early at 7am to further keep the heat away. A $35 registration fee goes towards the Children First Academy, a ranch school for homeless and underprivileged children in Central Phoenix and the East Valley. Find out more by going to www.splashmob5k.com.
A recent article in The Gazette of Maryland tells the story two parents, Debbie and Scott McCauley, who, as their project in Landmark’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program, created The Staff Sgt. Michael McCauley Foundation Fund to provide grants to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students. Michael McCauley was their son who served three tours of duty in Iraq and who took his own life shortly after leaving the service.
“We feel passionately about sharing Michael’s story, and how we regained hope in our lives,” said Scott McCauley. “Michael’s death has meaning and purpose. It is our hope that by establishing this fund, we can help family members of military suicide overcome obstacles that suicide brings.”
In addition to the fund, the McCauleys are working with the Wounded Warrior Project to create a group therapy program for veterans. For more information on the fund or to donate visit The Community Foundation of Frederick County website.
The project created by Andy West in the Landmark Self-Expression and Leadership Program to collect Christmas presents for underprivileged St Albans children has led to long term support of the Home-Start Charity by First Capital Connect.
Home-Start provides support to families and their children in need, and was the vehicle through which West’s project collected presents through donations from commuters. First Capital Connect supported West’s project, and is now offering long-term support to the Home-Start charity, according to the St Albans and Harpenden Review.
FCC will arrange fundraising events, donate raffle prizes, and arrange for days out for Home-Start support families. According to a Home-Start spokesperson,
“”This initiative will see local commuters becoming more aware of the vital work we do with families, through information displays at the stations. Schemes will benefit from money raised at the stations, through events such as carol singing at Christmas.”
On April 13th, a series of running and walking events are being held at Owen Beach, near Tacoma, Washington, to raise money for It Takes a Village Foundation, a charity that benefits children and families affected by Autism.
Created by Kimberly Hoffpauir as her project in Landmark’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program, the first event will be a 5k run that begins at 9am. A 5k walk and a 1k kids dash follow shortly thereafter.
“Autism is the fastest growing disability affecting our children. It is estimated by the CDC that 1 in 88 kids are on the autism spectrum, 1 in 54 boys. Early diagnosis and treatment can reduce the cost of lifetime care by two-thirds,” noted Hoffpauir. “When I saw an opportunity to create a project that would make a difference in a community it was a natural.”
A participant in the Landmark Self-Expression and Leadership Programme in London named London has created a fundraiser to support the Jodie O’Shea Orphanage in Bali, which supports more than 50 children between the ages of 2 and 18.
Just for Kicks, the fundraiser project created by Zaynah Khanbhai in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program to raise money to build soccer fields for poor Brazilian children, held its second fundraiser on November 13th at the Caju Flavours restaurant in Toronto.
The event, which funded the fields through the Love Futbol organization, featured Brazilian street food, musical artists Mistura Fina and DJ Vilton, and a host of impressive silent auction items for sale, including signed soccer memorabilia. See more at the Just for Kicks Facebook page.