Delayed posts

Hi Folks, I apologize for not updating as of recent. I have been donating regularly just yet to publish the posts! I recently received a donation of $250 to further my efforts. This will increase the period of time I will be able to make my weekly donations for! Very happy for this.

Over the last few weeks I have been working at purchasing socks in bulk to donate to local shelters. I will provide more of an update on those efforts soon. As always. Please feel free to drop me a line if you’ve any wish for me to donate on your behalf in the coming weeks!

A brief recap on why we’re here. This started out by my rolling the coins I’ve collected over the last 10+ years. These were offered when praying every morning.. Originally I had planned to donate these eventually to the temple. But made a person decision to help as many others as I could with what I had. It’s small I’ll agree. $51 a week may not amount to much. But every little bit helps. And if I can donate on behalf of someone who wouldn’t normally be able to, or wouldn’t have chosen to. It means all the more.

– Ravi Shanghavi

Donating $1,700 to Charity. Week 4

Heya folks, So we’re at week 4 of my quest to donate the $1,700 in change I rolled.

To give you an idea of the quantities.

7,650 pennies
1,250 dimes
864 quarters
760 nickels
300 toonies (two dollar coins)
96 loonies (one dollar coins)
and then there was a misc amount of dollar bills I’d traded in for change over time.

It seemed incredibly daunting at first. The massive piles of mixed coinage. But slowly, one handful at a time I got through it. I believe that it means more this way having rolled it by hand then it would have, had I got to the local market and paid 10cents on a dollar to have it sorted/exchanged for bills.

Recently Erika Saunders had contacted me with a suggestion to donate to a local non-profit organization called Recyclore. They’re a volunteer run organization providing the community with used bicycles and access to a do-it-yourself repair shop.  They even have an on-site mechanic to guide you in your repairs.

Items they’re taking in to recycle are as follows.

* Bicycles in any condition – none are turned away, even if it’s just scrap metal
* Bicycle parts and accessories – trailers, bags, tools, seats, reflectors, etc.
* Bicycle clothing – wash them first please

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

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

– Ravi Shanghavi, the CheapIndianGuy

Ravi Shanghavi week4

CheapIndianGuy donates $1,700 to charity

Over the last 10 years I’ve scrimped and saved my pennies, dimes, nickles and loonies.   I spent a wee bit of time rolling what feels like 100lbs in coin.   To the tune of $1,700 in change!  I’ve decided it’s all going to go to a good cause!  Actually to a number of good causes. 1,700 in Coins

I will be donating $50 per week until I’ve donated the whole $1,700.   So I’m looking to you for some suggestions on as to where I should be donating.  All worthy causes will be considered. Please just drop me a line here in the comments, on Youtube or via email.  Ravi AT .  I’m looking forward to your input!

My Youtube video introduction to the CheapIndianGuy’s Donation plan is just below.   Cheers!

– Ravi Shanghavi is the CheapIndianGuy