Category Archives: Humanitarian
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
On Saturday, August 10th, a group of ten local artists in Belfast will come together to exhibit and sell their work, with a portion of the proceeds going towards The Welcome Organisation, a charity for housing the homeless.
Different types of arts and craftwork, including jewelry, ceramics, painting and more, will be on display at the event, which is taking place at the Presbyterian Church on Berry Street (behind Primark), from 10am-4pm.
On July 20th, Schools 4 Change held its first Ramadan dinner in London. The dinner, the Self-Expression and Leadership Program project of Aamna Khokhar, was both a fundraiser for a school in Pakistan and an opportunity for religious acceptance, cultural equality and generational togetherness, as both Muslim and non-Muslim were invited to come and share with us the possibility of building bridges in communities.
Schools for Change is building a school in Pakistan for females. They have established a choice of curriculum, gotten a team in action and secured 11 acres of land on which to build the school. They have had a number of successful events over the last year and intend to continue to have more to entertain and raise money at the same time. Their job now is to raise enough funds to be able to start the building work and for that £20,000 is needed, of which ‘a feast of conversation’ started the work towards.
The following is an excerpt from an article in the Fullham Chronicle about a project created in the Self-Expression and Leadership Program.
Dog lover puts best foot forward
A dog lover went walkies for a good cause to support two animal charities. David Watson, of Brackenbury Village, planned the three-mile sponsored walk around Wormwood Srubs on Saturday.Despite blustery winds, 35 people turned out with their pets to raise £160 for Blue Cross and the Dogs Trust.Dog owners had the chance to get their pets microchipped free and pick up some dog product vouchers.
Mr. Watson was prompted to organise the fundraiser while studying a self-development course with Landmark.
“I love dogs. I had dogs when I was a child, and we adopted Lucy from Battersea Dogs Home two-and-a-half years ago,” he said. “When she was in a little scrap, Blue Cross treated the other dog.”
And on Sunday, the charitable man was busy taking part in the London and Brighton bike ride to raise cash for the British Heart Association.