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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.”
A three-on-three basketball tournament is coming to Oakland on Saturday, February 9th, as Chris Bolaza’s project that he created in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program. ‘Homegrown Hustle’ is open to young men and women age 16-20, and will take place at the Bushrod Recreation Center, which the event is benefiting.
Registration for the event is $50, and in addition to competing to win the tournament and an engraved trophy, each player on each team will receive their very own digital copy of their games, as each game played will be documented by Homegrown Hustle’s own videographers. Read more at http://homegrownhustle.org.
One man has been at work creating a film celebrating the lives of seniors in the town of Lewes, according to a blog about local projects created in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Programme. Steve Lovell shares why he undertook the project:
“I want to build an archive of lives experienced in Lewes that could be built on in future years. There are some amazing stories out there that may otherwise be lost to time.”
One woman created soundtrack from unsigned artists in the city of st albans as her project in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Programme. The project began with people share their original songs inspired by living and working in St Albans, and has turned into an CD which is about to be released. See st albans calling on Facebook.
According to an article in The Saanich News, a community meet-and-greet at a local horseshoe club is taking place this Saturday (October 20th) in Victoria, British Columbia. The project, created in Landmark Education’s SELP by Janet Lum, is taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Victoria Horseshoe Pitching Association on 620 Kenneth St.
The event is designed for the community to be able to come together and socialize, while enjoying horseshoes. A hundred volunteers from the horseshoe club are helping make the event a reality, and local businesses and community groups are also pitching in. “When I was a child we used to have block parties and everybody knew each other,” said Lum. “That doesn’t happen any more and not many people know their communities.”
Amy Reiss Levitt created a project in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program to raise $20,000 to fight Celiac Disease, money that would specifically go to the The Celiac Disease Center in Columbia and the Healthy Villi Group. She notes that three million people in the United States are affected by the disease, but 97% are undiagnosed. The two organizations she is supporting helped restore her to normal health, as she herself has the disease.
To begin to raise the $20,000, she teamed up with over 40 partners from the Silpada Designs jewelry business and put on a week long fundraiser in March – all of them gave a portion of their sales proceeds to the two organizations. She wasn’t done yet – Amy has continued to fundraise through the Silpada network to reach the $20,000 goal, and has committed to making her fundraiser an annual event. Find out more at the Sisters Support Celiac Disease blog.