Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity
Sometimes giving everyday can be as simple as setting aside $1 a day for your favorite charity. This year, I’m donating my daily donation to my favorite charity: Foundation Escalera.
I have spent 2 Christmas-es with them building schools and installing wood burning stoves with them in Chiapas, Mexico. I have seen their work first hand and have witnessed the impact we’ve made together! It’s truly inspiring.
Foundation Escalera is privately founded for administration costs so 100% of the public donations made to the organization go directly to their efforts to improve access to education.
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The 826CHI annual fundraiser will take place at the Stan Mansion, one of many places that exist in two places, on a street very close to the Logan Square blue line L stop and on the web. To thwart any possible confusion, the event will take place at this address: 2408 North Kedzie, Chicago, IL 60647, not this address: http://www.stanmansion.com.
They encourage folks to dress in second-hand formal finest and/or as a person, place or meme from the Internet.
Tickets are 20 bitcoin or $40 [$50 at the door] and can be purchased … through the very internet we’re celebrating. Ticket includes bottomless cups of Haymarket beer, Virtue Cider, snacks, access to a silent auction, music, and dancing, dancing, dancing. All proceeds from the evening go to support 826CHI’s free writing programs for thousands of Chicago students.
Get Tickets here: http://www.826chi.org/prom/home.html? (Beware of flashing .gifs)
CONTEST: If you would like to win a chance to be my guest, I have an extra ticket and will give it to one lucky random person, who donates $20 or more to the team page. Winner will be notified on Thursday, April 19th at 10am CST. Airfare and Lodging not provided. Make a donation for chance to win here: http://www.crowdrise.com/lp-826chi
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Bottom Line (@bottomlineinc) Success Story: Javier Hernandez
Javier is a student in Bottom Line’s College Success Program and a graduating senior at UMass Boston. He gave this speech at Bottom Line’s 2011 Get In, Graduate, and Go Far Dinner.Visit bottomline.org to learn more.
Bottom Line is Living Philanthropic’s featured charity for March 2012. Join the team at Crowdrise.com/lp-mar12
Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distresses of every one, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse. - George Washington #giveeveryday
It doesn’t matter your age, your religion, the color of your skin, the place you grew up, none of that matters, what matters is that you have the power and the unique heritage to become an impressive leader of philanthropy in your community. Watch this video, take up a cause, and lead the charge. You are a Philanthropist.
March 2012 Featured Charity: Bottom Line
My mother worked so hard to ensure my five sisters and I attended college. She knew that obtaining a college degree would be an important step in our careers and improve our placement in life. Taking a cue from my mother’s wisdom, I believe in the power of education to improve our future. This is one of motivating factors for much of my philanthropic work, from the literacy programs at 826CHI and Literacy Works, to the school building and scholarship programs of Foundation Escalera to this month’s feautured charity Bottom Line, you can begin to see a pattern in my giving. Education is power.
This month marks the 12th featured charity of the Living Philanthropic Year 2, at the end of this month it will mark 2 years of Living Philanthropic, which begs the question what shall we do for Year 3?
Bottom Line is dedicated to helping disadvantaged students get in to college, graduate from college, and go far in life. They achieve this mission by providing low-income and first-generation students with one-on-one guidance through the application process and during college. Since 1997, 74% of Bottom Line college students have graduated within 6 years. Currently, Bottom Line is providing mentoring and support to more than 1,900 students from our offices in Boston, MA; Worcester, MA; and New York City, NY.
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Living Philanthropic was founded in April 2010 as one man’s mission to give to charity everyday for a year. This mission is built on a belief that you don’t have to be rich in dollars to make a difference; you only need to be rich in spirit. After completing his 365 day mission, the spirit of giving everyday carries on through his friends and in his mission to continue his micro-philanthropy for a second year. For more information, please visit: www.livingphilanthropic.com