A project created in Landmark’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program is on its way to raising $10,000 to build an emergency water system in Quezon City in the Philippines, an area still impacted by the devastating 2013 typhoon.
The crowd sourced fundraising campaign is culminating with ‘Drinks for Drinks’, an open bar event at Mystic Celt in Chicago, where supporters pay $25 for unlimited drinks and have a chance to win a variety of raffle prizes. Children International is the beneficiary of this event and the $10,000 campaign, with 100% of the money raised going directly towards building this particular water system.
The event is being held this Friday, February 28, starting at 9pm and going until midnight – Mystic Celt is located at 3443 N. Southport in Chicago.
To contribute or find out more, check out the Water Well Wishes Crowdrise campaign.
Back in 2011, one resident of Wakefield, Canada, took on creating the Wakefield Covered Bridge Run as her project in Landmark’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program. The Ottowa Citizen reports that since then, the planned one time event has expanded into an entire event management company which has raised more than $42,000 for community charities.
Dayne Chicoine’s Aegle Events has raised money for a hockey pad project, the Wakefield Emergency Fund, and the Wakefield Grannies, who provide financial assistance to women in South Africa who are caring for AIDS-orphaned grandchildren.
The second covered bridge run last year drew 438 participants, and Chicoine hopes this year’s run in May will reach 1,000 people. Her group also started a separate nighttime ‘Moonlight Run’ in September. Chicoine credits the support of the people around her:
“The community supported me 100 per cent.”
One Landmark graduate has fulfilled a longtime dream of establishing a foundation to help the needy in his community. Real estate entrepreneur Justin Jarboe and his wife Alice founded the Jarboe Foundation in 2013 with the goal of assisting the underprivileged in various ways such as food support and help around the holidays.
“While in my Self Expression and Leadership program at Landmark Worlwide I discovered that I am not doing this world a service by hiding in the shadows,” said Jarboe in an interview with Golocal Worcester. “The world doesn’t need any more people settling for mediocrity. At that moment I knew I wanted a bigger life. I wanted to help people.”
During the last two months, the foundation fed 28 families at Thanksgiving, and provided presents (buying and wrapping the requested gifts) for 40 families at Christmas. Find out more at The Jarboe Foundation website.
According to LGBT Weekly, the project Jeff Gelder created in Landmark’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program to bring joy to sick kids has entered its 11th successful year, delivering more than 7,000 holiday CDs to children’s hospitals. This year’s CD is an original holiday tale with songs and stories from recognized music and voice talents.
In addition to the CD, there are variety of activities also part of this year’s project, including a CD distribution event at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, where there will be live holiday singing and CDs will be delivered directly to patient’s rooms. Read more about this year’s festivities and Gelder’s non-profit in LGBT Weekly and watch the video.
From India comes this video which highlights projects created in Landmark’s Self-Expression and Leadership Programme in Bangalore.
One man is creating a unique kayaking/poker family event to fundraise for palliative care at San Diego’s Mission Hospice. Developed as his project in Landmark’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program, the event, which is is being held at Mission Bay’s Bonita Cove, takes place on October 27th with an 8am check-in time.
The event is a family kayaking trek that includes five check-in points. At each point, the participant receives a playing card. The teams that can put together the best poker hands from their five cards can win a variety of valuable prizes, including an iPad Mini.
For more information, visit the website at www.paddlingforpalliativecare.com