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Ravi Shanghavi Ottawa

Still thinking about this, would love to encourage more people to donate.  We have so much to offer and many times we don’t realize it.  Time, our experiences, and our resources.

 

Ravi Shanghavi Ottawa

 

For a quick recap.  This is what this effort was all about.

 

So we did it folks. We’ve donated a total of $1,950 to charities! Congratulations! After 39weeks of donations on behalf of others this campaign comes to an end. It started with me rolling the below list of coins. I then decided instead of donating all of these coins to one charity, I thought it would be of greater benefit if I split the donations up. I took it even further by deciding I would donate to causes suggested by others on their behalf. I figured if I could just get a few more people thinking about donating to worthy causes it would help. We tried to do as many Ottawa based charities as possible.

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

Below you’ll see the final list of charities and causes that have been donated to. Originally we’d have ended at 34 weeks but this was extended by generous donation by the Cheng family. So we’ve wrapped it up at 39weeks and $1,950 donated. Best wishes to all. – Ravi Shanghavi, Ottawa

-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
8 ) Norm O’Hara – $51 – Seva Foundation
9 ) Ravi Shanghavi – $51 – Hindu Temple of Ottawa Carleton
10) Darcy P. – $51 – Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
11) Kishor Shanghavi – $51 – Save the Children: Cyclone Nargis
12) Henrik Schwerdtfeger – $51/Laptop – Martin Luther Kindergarten of Ottawa
13) D’Ermo Family – $51 – Conservation Halton Foundation In Memory of Matteo D’Ermo
14) Dan Lavine – $51 – Kids Help Phone
15) Deirdre Jorssen – $51 – Ronald McDonald House
16) Jalpa S – $51 – Jaipur Foot Camp
17) Mahesh Shah – $51 – Vishva Shakti Durga Mandir
18) Will Cheng – $51 – Christmas Gift Exchange
19) Bill Murray – $51 – Multiple Sclerosis Society
20) Panthini Shanghavi – $51 – Feeding of poor street children in india
21) Bere H – $51 – War Amps of Canada
22) Amy Beck – $51 – Red Cross: Haiti
23) Ravi Shanghavi Ottawa – $51 – Glebe apartment fire
24) Chris Doubt – $51 – Dick Aldridge Pancreatic Cancer Foundation
25) Sary M – $51 – UNICEF
26) Kajitha A – $51 – Children’s Aid Ontario
27) Brendan W – $51 – Ottawa Humane Society
28) Chantal F – $51 – Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
29) Diza W – $51 – Immigrant Women Services Ottawa
30) Mona T – $51 – Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard
31) Bijal Dave – $51 – Parkinson Society Ottawa
32) Cassandra Q – $51 – Alzheimer Society of Ottawa
33) Ceaser R – $51 – Ottawa Boys and Girls Club
34) Lindsay Craig – $51 – Cancer Society Relay for Life
35) Carissa Cheng – $51 – Ottawa Hospital Foundation
36) Sean Cooper – $51 – Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
37) Anand B – $51 – Canadian Liver Foundation
38) Robert A – $51 – Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation
39) Carlos O – $51 – SchoolBox

 

 

Ottawa Donations

I’ve been thinking about creating a Ottawa Online blog dedicated to donations and volunteering.. still in the early stages of the idea. But if anyone has some suggestions they would be welcome.

Cheers, Ravi Shanghavi in Ottawa

Ravi Shanghavi has Donated $1,950 to Charity. Weeks 34-39 Final donations

So we did it folks. We’ve donated a total of $1,950 to charities! Congratulations! After 39weeks of donations on behalf of others this campaign comes to an end. It started with me rolling the below list of coins. I then decided instead of donating all of these coins to one charity, I thought it would be of greater benefit if I split the donations up. I took it even further by deciding I would donate to causes suggested by others on their behalf. I figured if I could just get a few more people thinking about donating to worthy causes it would help. We tried to do as many Ottawa based charities as possible.

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

Below you’ll see the final list of charities and causes that have been donated to. Originally we’d have ended at 34 weeks but this was extended by generous donation by the Chan family. So we’ve wrapped it up at 39weeks and $1,950 donated. Best wishes to all. – Ravi Shanghavi, Ottawa

-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
8 ) Norm O’Hara – $51 – Seva Foundation
9 ) Ravi Shanghavi – $51 – Hindu Temple of Ottawa Carleton
10) Darcy P. – $51 – Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
11) Kishor Shanghavi – $51 – Save the Children: Cyclone Nargis
12) Henrik Schwerdtfeger – $51/Laptop – Martin Luther Kindergarten of Ottawa
13) D’Ermo Family – $51 – Conservation Halton Foundation In Memory of Matteo D’Ermo
14) Dan Lavine – $51 – Kids Help Phone
15) Deirdre Jorssen – $51 – Ronald McDonald House
16) Jalpa S – $51 – Jaipur Foot Camp
17) Mahesh Shah – $51 – Vishva Shakti Durga Mandir
18) Will Chan – $51 – Christmas Gift Exchange
19) Bill Murray – $51 – Multiple Sclerosis Society
20) Panthini Shanghavi – $51 – Feeding of poor street children in india
21) Bere H – $51 – War Amps of Canada
22) Amy Beck – $51 – Red Cross: Haiti
23) Ravi Shanghavi – $51 – Glebe apartment fire
24) Chris Doubt – $51 – Dick Aldridge Pancreatic Cancer Foundation
25) Sary M – $51 – UNICEF
26) Kajitha A – $51 – Children’s Aid Ontario
27) Brendan W – $51 – Ottawa Humane Society
28) Chantal F – $51 – Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
29) Diza W – $51 – Immigrant Women Services Ottawa
30) Mona T – $51 – Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard
31) Bijal Dave – $51 – Parkinson Society Ottawa
32) Cassandra Q – $51 – Alzheimer Society of Ottawa
33) Ceaser R – $51 – Ottawa Boys and Girls Club
34) Lindsay Craig – $51 – Cancer Society Relay for Life
35) Carissa Chan – $51 – Ottawa Hospital Foundation
36) Sean Cooper – $51 – Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
37) Anand B – $51 – Canadian Liver Foundation
38) Robert A – $51 – Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation
39) Carlos O – $51 – SchoolBox

Final Donation by Ravi Shanghavi of Ottawa

Final Donation by Ravi Shanghavi of Ottawa

Relay for Life Donation - Ravi Shanghavi

Relay for Life Donation - Ravi Shanghavi

Ravi Shanghavi is Donating $1,700 to Charity. Week 27-33 Alzheimer Society of Ottawa

A cumulative update for the weeks 27 to 33.  Though it looks a little odd since I started donating a week after beginning the count.  So the weekly count is offset by one.  The week 33 donation goes to The Alzheimer Society of Ottawa on behalf of Cassandra Q.  The previous weeks with their respective receipts are listed below.  Hope all is well on the home front.
“The service we render others is really the rent we pay for our room on Earth.”
– Wilfred Grenfell

-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
8 ) Norm O’Hara – $51 – Seva Foundation
9 ) Ravi Shanghavi – $51 – Hindu Temple of Ottawa Carleton
10) Darcy P. – $51 – Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
11) Kishor Shanghavi – $51 – Save the Children: Cyclone Nargis
12) Henrik Schwerdtfeger – $51/Laptop – Martin Luther Kindergarten of Ottawa
13) D’Ermo Family – $51 – Conservation Halton Foundation In Memory of Matteo D’Ermo
14) Dan Lavine – $51 – Kids Help Phone
15) Deirdre Jorssen – $51 – Ronald McDonald House
16) Jalpa S – $51 – Jaipur Foot Camp
17) Mahesh Shah – $51 – Vishva Shakti Durga Mandir
18) Will Chan – $51 – Christmas Gift Exchange
19) Bill Murray – $51 – Multiple Sclerosis Society
20) Panthini Shanghavi – $51 – Feeding of poor street children in india
21) Bere H – $51 – War Amps of Canada
22) Amy Beck – $51 – Red Cross: Haiti
23) Ravi Shanghavi – $51 – Glebe apartment fire
24) Chris Doubt – $51 – Dick Aldridge Pancreatic Cancer Foundation
25) Sary M – $51 – UNICEF
26) Kajitha A – $51 – Children’s Aid Ontario
27) Brendan W – $51 – Ottawa Humane Society
28) Chantal F – $51 – Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
29) Diza W – $51 – Immigrant Women Services Ottawa
30) Mona T – $51 – Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard
31) Bijal Dave – $51 – Parkinson Society Ottawa
32) Cassandra Q – $51 – Alzheimer Society of Ottawa
33) Ceaser R – $51 – Ottawa Boys and Girls Club
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Ravi Shanghavi is Donating $1,700 to Charity. Week 25 – The Dick Aldridge Pancreatic Cancer Foundation

On behalf of Chris Double this week we donated here. A brief background on The Dick Aldridge Pancreatic Cancer Foundation is below.

“The Dick Aldridge Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, has provided over $300,000 to support early detection  studies at Princess Margaret Hospital. There is a consortium of major hospital involved in this research that is focused on developing new early detection and screening methods and discovering a molecular and/or genetic marker to aid in the earlier diagnosis and screening of pancreatic cancer (such as now exists, for example, with prostate cancer). ~ We are proud to be the only Canadian Foundation fighting for the cause.”

-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
8 ) Norm O’Hara – $51 – Seva Foundation
9 ) Ravi Shanghavi – $51 – Hindu Temple of Ottawa Carleton
10) Darcy P. – $51 – Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
11) Kishor Shanghavi – $51 – Save the Children: Cyclone Nargis
12) Henrik Schwerdtfeger – $51/Laptop – Martin Luther Kindergarten of Ottawa
13) D’Ermo Family – $51 – Conservation Halton Foundation In Memory of Matteo D’Ermo
14) Dan Lavine – $51 – Kids Help Phone
15) Deirdre Jorssen – $51 – Ronald McDonald House
16) Jalpa S – $51 – Jaipur Foot Camp
17) Mahesh Shah – $51 – Vishva Shakti Durga Mandir
18) Will Chan – $51 – Christmas Gift Exchange
19) Bill Murray – $51 – Multiple Sclerosis Society
20) Panthini Shanghavi – $51 – Feeding of poor street children in india
21) Bere H – $51 – War Amps of Canada
22) Amy Beck – $51 – Red Cross: Haiti
23) Ravi Shanghavi – $51 – Glebe apartment fire
24) Chris Doubt – $51 – Dick Aldridge Pancreatic Cancer Foundation

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A bit on those delayed posts

As mentioned previously I’ve yet to update the site with details on all the donations made to date. Though the articles have been drafted I’ve yet to post them. To provide an interim update I’m including below where I’ve donated, and on whose behalf those donations were made. Thanks again for everyones support and please keep those suggestions coming! I sneaked in a quick donation myself for the folks affected by the fire in the Glebe. We’re back on program this week with a donation to Pancreatic Cancer Research on behalf of Mr.Chris Doubt. More to come soon!

-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
8 ) Norm O’Hara – $51 – Seva Foundation
9 ) Ravi Shanghavi – $51 – Hindu Temple of Ottawa Carleton
10) Darcy P. – $51 – Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
11) Kishor Shanghavi – $51 – Save the Children: Cyclone Nargis
12) Henrik Schwerdtfeger – $51/Laptop – Martin Luther Kindergarten of Ottawa
13) D’Ermo Family – $51 – Conservation Halton Foundation In Memory of Matteo D’Ermo
14) Dan Lavine – $51 – Kids Help Phone
15) Deirdre Jorssen – $51 – Ronald McDonald House
16) Jalpa S – $51 – Jaipur Foot Camp
17) Mahesh Shah – $51 – Vishva Shakti Durga Mandir
18) Will Chan – $51 – Christmas Gift Exchange
19) Bill Murray – $51 – Multiple Sclerosis Society
20) Panthini Shanghavi – $51 – Feeding of poor street children in india
21) Bere H – $51 – War Amps of Canada
22) Amy Beck – $51 – Red Cross: Haiti
23) Ravi Shanghavi – $51 – Glebe apartment fire

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

Ravi Shanghavi is Donating $1,700 to Charity. Week 14 – Conservation Halton Foundation – In Memory of Matteo D’Ermo

I was very touched when I read a post online by Bruno D’Ermo. So this weeks donation was made on his behalf in memory of his son Matteo who passed away at the young age of 4. In his memory funds are being raised to place a bench with a plaque amongst a small grove of trees.

Conservation Halton is a community based environmental agency that protects, restores and manages the natural resources in its watershed. It staffs a wide range of engineers, planners, ecologists and volunteers.

-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
8 ) Norm O’Hara – $51 – Seva Foundation
9 ) Ravi Shanghavi – $51 – Hindu Temple of Ottawa Carleton
10) Darcy P. – $51 – Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
11) Kishor Shanghavi – $51 – Save the Children: Cyclone Nargis
12) Henrik Schwerdtfeger – $51/Laptop – Martin Luther Kindergarten of Ottawa
13) D’Ermo Family – $51 – Conservation Halton Foundation In Memory of Matteo D’Ermo

Ravi_Shanghavi_ConservationHalton

Ravi Shanghavi is Donating $1,700 to Charity. Week 13 – Martin Luther Kindergarten

This weeks donation was a few months in the making.  Every year my friend Robert Alliman’s work has a raffle for the United Way.  And every year that raffle usually results in people winning generous amounts of computer goodies.   So I calculated this would be the perfect way to expand the donation coffers and meet a request presented to me by another friend Henrik Schwerdtfeger.

Henrik wished to purchase a laptop to donate to the german kindergarten he takes his daughter to.   So I pieced the two together and told Henrik no problem.  I would sort his request in the fall.

Now the original plan was to calculate the tickets sold and the prizes available.  Take a reasonable sum from my donation coffers, purchase raffle tickets.  Win laptops/desktops.  Give one to Henrik’s kindergarten, and sell the rest for profit.  The profit in turn would allow me to donate for a longer period of time.

Of course, the plan went a little sideways when the turnout for this years laptop raffle was double+ last years.  I did make out with two laptops.  One will be resold, at a break even pricepoint.  Whilst the other has been donated to Martin Luther Kindergarten of Ottawa.   Given the cost was over the normal $51 I donate weekly, Henrik and I chipped in $50 each to cover the costs of the raffle tickets purchased for each laptop.  Just to keep things fair and consistent.   Each laptop basically cost $150 in raffle tickets.

For background on the Martin Luther Kindergarten of Ottawa, I unfortunately don’t have much.  Other than it is operated with the help of the Martin Luther German Church  which I believe is a part of the Evanglical Lutheran Church in Canada.    And to add it takes great care of Henriks daughter Emma, which is the important part for me!

-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
8 ) Norm O’Hara – $51 – Seva Foundation
9 ) Ravi Shanghavi – $51 – Hindu Temple of Ottawa Carleton
10) Darcy P. – $51 – Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
11) Kishor Shanghavi – $51 – Save the Children: Cyclone Nargis
12) Henrik Schwerdtfeger – $51/Laptop – Martin Luther Kindergarten of Ottawa

Ravi Shanghavi is Donating $1,700 to Charity. Week 12 – Save the Children of Cyclone Nargis

Burma, now Myanmar is almost a fabled land for me.  My family has many stories of their time there, my father especially has told of the beautiful country and its people.  A place I will surely visit.

It is his wish for week 12 that I donate to the children of Myanmar who were affected by Cyclone Nargis.   Cyclone Nargis killed some 150,000 people in Myanmar in early May 2008.  Displacing tens of thousands more.   The foundation providing aid to this region is Save the Children.

It is the graph below that drew my interest to Save the Children.

In fiscal year 2008, 92 percent of all expenditures went to program services. In fiscal year 2008, 92 percent of all expenditures went to program services. That percentage is an average for all of Save the Children's programs worldwide; the percentage spent on in any particular program may vary. Program Services 92%, Management & General: 4%, Fundraising: 4%.

-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
8 ) Norm O’Hara – $51 – Seva Foundation
9 ) Ravi Shanghavi – $51 – Hindu Temple of Ottawa Carleton
10) Darcy P. – $51 – Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
11) Kishor Shanghavi – $51 – Save the Children: Cyclone Nargis

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