Archive for the ‘Helping Others’ Category

Dan Dewey | Dan’s Coffee Run | Starbucks | Cancer

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

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Dan Dewey is my hero.  Truly wonderful how he did this for many years before anyone knew.  He just flew out to LA to be on a talk show that airs on Friday.  Just a couple of weeks ago… someone bought him a car and left it for him.  Val who used to work at Starbucks helped him set up his Facebook Page (which you should like).

Here is the first little video that started it off for him.  Your more than welcome to send some money and buy a round of coffee that happens each week.  He is outside of Detroit.  You can even message him and meet him at Starbucks and help him deliver it to the hospital and hand it out.

In Progress: List3 | 73 of 101 Things To Do in 1001 Days | 100 Loans By Me + 150 Loans By Others Invited By Me

Monday, August 10th, 2015

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As of November of 2015… I have done 32 loans from Kiva by only investing a total of $114 of my own money.  The people I’ve invited to Kiva have made 70 loans totaled.  That’s awesome.  So I’m going to put more of my money into Kiva and also get more people into it.

Step 1: Watch the Video to see what is Kiva.

Step 2: Click the link and try and do a little $25 loan to someone to see how it works..  http://www.kiva.org

Why I Use Kiva & You Should Join Me Also from Dan Deveau on Vimeo.

Salam Neighbor Official Trailer

Friday, June 26th, 2015

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Salam (Hello) Neighbor is a film and campaign to connect the world to refugees. The film follows the journey of Chris and Zach as the first filmmakers ever allowed to be registered and given a tent inside of a refugee camp.  I found out about these two from the little documentary called “Living On One Dollar” which I recommend highly.  I’m going to sit down with my two kids and watch this with them.

From meeting Um Ali, a woman struggling to overcome cultural barriers to the street smart, 10-year-old Raouf, whose trauma hides just beneath his ever present smile, Zach and Chris uncover inspiring stories of individuals rallying, against all odds, to rebuild their lives and those of their neighbors.

Please share this trailer and take action for a more peaceful world.

www.SalamNeighbor.org
Created by Living on One & 1001 MEDIA

 

Living For 30 Days (below): Google Chat with them in the camp.

Pending List3 | #3 of 101 | Volunteer My Time For A Good Cause

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

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A while back around the holidays… I went to a Men’s Shelter in Peterborough and helped out in the kitchen with meal prep and also serving food to Men.  I actually enjoyed it and I also felt bad when I was not working  that I should be helping out between 4:30 and 6pm Monday to Friday.  Since I’m renting a couch downtown and my shifts have been mostly starting in the afternoons… I’ve been going to the shelter a couple times a week in the morning to basically help clean up.  I clean up the food station where in the mornings there is coffee and a good amount of donated bread from the local supermarkets where the men who stay there have some toast in the morning.  I’ve also gone upstairs to help bring down laundry to help do a load of laundry in the morning before I head out to run some errands before starting my shift.  I’ve sat and talked to some of the Men there and I enjoy talking with the staff.

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It’s a humbling experience and I’m glad that I’m volunteering.  I have been working during the suppertime dinner shift… but hopefully I can help out there also if I have some free time that lines up with that time slot.

I’m going to keep volunteering there as long as I can.  I’m also looking forward to volunteering with GreenUp  and help out with some of their events.

My Trees Are Planted | 20 In Madagascar |

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

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Yesterday… TenTree sent me a message that said… “excited to confirm that your trees in Madagascar have been planted! It is with your support we are revitalizing an ecosystem and supporting a village of over 400 residents. We are also happy to give you the first look at the process involved in planting your trees.”  They made a little video to show the process in Madagascar.

I’m waiting for the new summer collection.  I’m looking for a hoody and some T’s.

In Progress List3 | #72 of 101 > Get 70 Trees Planted | TenTree | Yes 10 | Spread The Love | Canadian Company | Doing The Right Thing

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

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I recently got two TenTree products.  From the label you get a little code that you can register on the website and it will show you where your 10 trees will be planted.  They were on Dragon’s Den and from that exposure has made it a great new brand on the Canadian marketplace and now it’s starting to branch out world wide.  I have posted a long video below of them on Dragon’s Den as well as a pretty cool video that explains more behind the scenes look at the founders and the company with starting this venture.  It’s pretty cool and recommend.

It’s on my list of 101 Things To Do in 1001 days… so I need a total of 70 trees.  I presently have 30 trees with 3 things purchased.  Very easy goal.

Update:  30!  10 more trees in Madagascar with a new tshirt purchased 16Mar16

Ten trees can have an incredible impact on the ecosystems they plant in. All trees planted are local species, often times in some of the harshest regions.   They use “pioneer” species to ensure survival and often plant more than ten trees per item to guarantee ten trees SURVIVE for every item sold. They aim to plant in areas that have the greatest need.

Madagascar, where mangrove forests have been devastated, leaving locals with infertile farm land and completely wiping out thriving ecosystems.

Here is the first 20 that were planted in Madagascar from my first purchase.

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At tentree, manufacturing is one of the key areas where they pursue social equity and environmental sustainability. It is a widely held belief that the garment manufacturing industry is oppressive and irresponsible. Not only do they believe that we are capable of changing this; they believe that it is their responsibility to do so.  To make a broad sweeping statement that tentree will avoid all international production is to accept that there are issues that cannot be fixed. Instead, we work to change the apparel industry through transparency, dedication, and diligence.

1-nov tumblr 20141-004I think it’s a cool brand that I want to get the kids connected with.  You can’t have enough hoodies and T’s in your rotation.

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From the website you can get it at “Boathouse” locations at different malls and Sporting Life in Toronto carries the line.

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From the 2015 Fall Collection… these are the ones that have caught my eye below:

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