Ravi Shanghavi is Donating $1,700 to Charity. Week 8 – NAAR

NAAR – National Alliance for Autism Research is where my week 8 donation went to on behalf of Juli.  The original request was to sponsor Dante’s Dream Team.  Though due to difficulties with their website, I was unable to make the donation to sponsor them.  The organization they are raising funds for though is NAAR.  Which I was able to donate to via www.CanadaHelps.org .  My donation portal of choice.  I’m a wee tardy on this update but I’ll be sure to make a mid week donation this week to bring my campaign up to date.   Best wishes to all, and many thanks for the continued support.  With good fortune I will be able to continue this indefinately.

-Ravi Shanghavi, is the CheapIndianGuy

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

6) Margaret Sambol – $51 – Children at Risk Ottawa

7) Julia – $51 – NAAR – National Alliance for Autism Research

Donating $1,700 to Charity. Week 7 – Children at Risk Ottawa

For week 7 I’ve made a donation on behalf of Margaret Sambol to Children at Risk of Ottawa.  This organization is dedicated to the assistance of children and families of those who are autistic.  For those who aren’t familiar with Autism or ASDs you can learn more here.

Some of the organizations goals are as follows.

  • Children at Risk seeks to increase public awareness of Autism and the impact this disability has on the child and on his or her family.
  • Children at Risk advocates on behalf of Autistic children and their families at the local, provincial and national levels.
  • Children at Risk fosters linkages with other local agencies or organizations in the community.

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

6) Margaret Sambol – $51 – Children at Risk Ottawa

Very many thanks to all those who have written in and provided support.

– Ravi Shanghavi, the CheapIndianGuy

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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Donating $1,700 to Charity. Week 5

Time sure flies.  We’re at week 5 already and I’m happy that we’ve many more to go.  This week I’ve donated at the request of DoctorPhil of YouTube renown.  His wish was to donate to a cause related to Down Syndrome.

Upon doing some brief research on the CHEO website I came across a local organization called Down Syndrome Association – National Capital Region. They’re an Ottawa based organization that you helps you “learn about issues, activities and resources relevant to those with Down Syndrome in the Ottawa and surrounding areas.”  Their site has a forum where you can touch base with others, ask questions, and respond to others.  They also have a number of links and resources available for those who wish to obtain  additional information.

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

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

– Ravi Shanghavi, the CheapIndianGuy

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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

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Donating $1,700 to Charity. Week 3

The CheapIndianGuy is donating $1,700 to charities you suggest. I’m looking to donate approx $50 weekly to registered charities that people recommend, and give a small explanation in support of why.  So far I’ve gotten a number of recommendations on my Youtube video.

Today I had it in my mind to make the donation for this week.   By chance on Facebook I saw my old colleague Al McCreas invite to join the group “Please Help My Wife – Realize her Dream of Helping Others (Cancer Society)” .   Given I had a suggestion to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society this was ideal!  So I pledged $51 to help Al’s wife Julia accomplish her goal.  It’s true, everyone has been touched by cancer.  Please support the cause.   Thank you Al & Julia McCrea and nuri787.

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

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Ravi Shanghavi, is the CheapIndianGuy

$599 JetBlue fly all you can for 1 month

JetBlue has got you running to the gate.  For a month long excursion to just about anywhere.  Always wished you could do a 52 states in 30 days whirlwind documentary?  Well here’s your chance.  For $599 JetBlue is giving you a all you can fly pass between September 8th to October 8th.  Passes need to be purchased by August 21st, and I’m sure the weekend flights are going to get filled up pretty quick.    Either way, this is a good way to travel for the last bit of summer.  If you’ve had a summer that is, Ottawa has only enjoy rain and some idle sunshine.

-Brought to you by Ravi Shanghavi, the CheapIndianGuy

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