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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 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 26 – UNICEF

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was created on December 11th,1946 and for over half a century now has been dedicated itself to preserving the wellbeing of children worldwide. We donate this week on behalf of Sary M.

-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

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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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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