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