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Donating $1,700 to Charity. Week 6 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa

Local DJ Sinsear dropped me a line on my Youtube video to offer up his suggestion.  He picked the ever worthy cause of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa.

A quote from their website

“Mentoring is about the power of friendship. The volunteers and young people in our programs experience the magic of everyday moments when they are shared with a friend. Everyone needs someone to laugh with, share a dream with, and just hang out… with friends it’s the little things that mean the most.”

I really couldn’t have said it better myself.  This is such a great cause, helping kids in a special way,  It’s just about being there.

I wanted to take a second to say thanks to everyone who’s touched base and offered a suggestion.  I have made note and will work my way through the list.  I’m trying to work on a first in, first out basis.  Though for any events or causes that are pledges for certain dates I’ll do my best to accommodate!

Donations, and donations on behalf of.

1) Ituneskiller – $50 – Ottawa Food Bank

2) Nuria aka nuri787 – $51 – Canadian Cancer Society pledged to Julia Saltarelli-McCrea

3) Erika Saunders – $51 – Recyclore

4) DoctorPhil – $51 – Down Syndrome Association – National Capital Region

5) DJ Sinsear – $51 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa

Thanks for all your help and input folks!! Keep the suggestions and worthy causes coming!

– Ravi Shanghavi, the CheapIndianGuy

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Discussion

One Response to “Donating $1,700 to Charity. Week 6 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa”

  1. My wife and I just found this organization and started giving on a monthly basis. It’s called SEVA Canada. Their basic emphasis is on restoring sight and preventing blindness in countries like Nepal and the Tibetan part of China. On their website they put it this way – “80% of blindness is preventable or treatable, often with a 15-minute cataract surgery costing $50 or less.” Ugh! A 15 minute/$50 surgery and you aren’t blind for the rest of your life! We also give to food banks and similar organizations but while $50 in groceries will help someone for a week at best, not being blind for the rest of your life seems like a really good investment. Plus, if you look at the statistics of blind people in these countries, people who are blind rarely marry, often don’t survive childhood, and nearly 100% live in poverty.

    OK, enough of a sales pitch. Great website and good job promoting giving.

    PS – I wasn’t sure if you wanted my website or the charity’s website, so I went with the charity. I hope that is OK.

    Posted by Norm O'Hara | September 18, 2009, 6:53 am

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