Posts tagged philanthropy
100 Long Valley Middle School students were inspired to make a difference to Change the World after listening to Malcolm Sutherland-Foggio. He came to their school and shared his story of battling bone cancer, having his hip removed, his fight to remission, and his desire to make a difference for other kids.
13 year old Malcolm founded an organization called “Make Some Noise” to raise research money to find cures for the 12 known types of childhood cancers.
In less than 3 years since forming the foundation, more than $750,000 has been raised. $200,000 was raised in the More >
I am happy to see everyone blogging again. I have been very busy with Tennis Season in full swing — juggling my training, tournaments and my school work. But I wanted to blog about this one tournament that I just played in.
Palencia Tennis Center in St. Augustine, Florida hosted its 2nd Annual Charity Tennis Tournament April 12 – 14th with the proceeds going to support Camp Boggy Creek.
Camp Boggy Creek opened in 1996 and is free to seriously ill campers and their families. Donations cover the $4 million dollar operating cost of the 232 acre site. It More >
Nice Blog Forrest! While I am focused on sports, here is an example of kids using their bikes to make a difference.
10 years ago Bike For Change was created by Jay Westmoreland, a volunteer at First Baptist Church of Charlotte to help the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina.
The first year about 20 boys rode bikes around a track to raise awareness and money for the Children’s Homes. To date Bike for Change has raised almost $200,000 and both boys and girls have logged more than 1800 miles.
Bike For Change is overseen by leaders of More >
While we’ve all blogged about kids making a difference. I wanted to write about an article I read about kids who used digital tools to accomplish their goals.
There is even a new term given to people who are raising awareness of issues digitally, called “clicktivism.”
Here are several kids who were successful:
1. Salem Middle School Kiva Club — An after school club committed to ending poverty in developing countries used the micro-lending service Kiva to help 350 entrepreneurs in developing nations start businesses and improve the lives of their families.
2. 25 Days to Make a Difference More >