For years Gen Give has been supporting a school lunch program in multiple elementary and secondary schools neat Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. This past year the program was expanded to include the building on gardens at each school to provide fresh vegetables for the lunch program. We have also begun to replace old and dangerous cooking systems with “clean” burning stoves.
Our goal is for each participating school to have robust gardens that provide food and a safe, healthy place to cook the lunches.
We are also testing a program where one school is selected for deeper support in the form of a “Principal discretionary fund” that can be used for books, supplies and needed materials.
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For years, Glenn, Kim and Generation Give have worked through partner non-profits Asante Network and Plant with Purpose to help improve the lives of students and teachers in the Mt.Kilimanjaro region in Tanzania. Your wedding gift donation will educate schools on effective gardening to grow their own produce for student meals and provide essential supplies to a personally selected school.
Plus Generation Give will double the first $2500 in donations to make this a wedding gift that will truly “endure and grow”.
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Special thanks to all those who are joining in the Game Score Game fun today! Below is the completed game board. Simply check your ticket(s) for your Row and Seat… this indicates your corresponding space on the board (i.e. Row G, Seat 3 is space G-3 and if the score in any quarter ends with the Broncos having a 3 or 13 or 23, etc and the Panthers having a 0, 10, 20, etc – YOU WIN) . Good luck and enjoy the big game!
Greetings – As many of you know, for five years Generation Give has hosted a “Super Celebration” fundraiser on Super Bowl Sunday. The events have generated nearly $100,000 for local, national and worldwide causes with 100% of all donations passed on to recipients!
This year, we are sponsoring an on-line version of Super Celebration (see attached), where you and your friends can play the “Game Score Game” and win $$$ while donating to very worthy causes. The Game Score Game is similar to “football pools” except that 100% of your square purchase/donation goes to partner charities and Generation Give provides all the prize pay-outs!
Orange County charities are winners at annual Super Bowl party
Mission Viejo – Four local charities were the beneficiaries of an annual Super Bowl party that was hosted by Generation Give and held at the Mission Viejo Country Club. More than 220 people attended the Super Celebration V game-viewing event which raised about $25,000 for the nonprofits.
Generation Give is based in Mission Viejo and supports children’s education, feeding the hungry and relieving the suffering from disease. Its philosophy is “Global causes – local impact.” They identify and work with organizations that make a meaningful difference in a specific community.
Other benefitting charities were South County Outreach, California Parkinson’s Group and Girls Support Network. This is the fifth year that Generation Give has held the event which featured a silent auction and music by Texas Flud. It is one of the organization’s Charity Championship Sunday events.
South County Outreach works to prevent hunger and homelessness by providing emergency food through its food pantry, a transitional housing program, workforce training in its computer learning lab, clothing from its Upscale Resale thrift store, utility and rental assistance. Last year the Irvine-based nonprofit provided more than 52,000 services helping up to 3,000 people a month. For more information, visit www.sco-oc.org.
California Parkinson’s Group was formed to offer support and collaboration among individuals and families living with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease in Orange County through dialog, education and involvement in the medical research community. The charity is based in Irvine. For more information, visit www.calparkinsons.org.
The goal of Girls Support Network is to engage, enlighten, and empower middle school girls to become the best that they can be during this transitional time in their lives. By meeting together monthly and addressing important issues, we help build strong girls who makesmart choices and thrive during adolescence and beyond. For more information, visit www.girlssupportnetwork.org.
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Glenn Schmitt took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge today! Glenn challenged friends, family, and followers to make a donation in the name of ALS using the PayPal link below and these donations will be matched by Generation Give up to $1000 max!
Meet Asante Network: a nonprofit, all volunteer organization and proud member of the Fair Trade Federation that is committed to helping women and their families in Tanzania and Uganda. Asante Network connects women’s groups with markets in the U.S. and empowers these women to develop their traditional arts into viable home-based businesses.
Generation Give is proud to provide ongoing support of the school lunch program at the Lambo and Shiramatunda Schools in Tanzania to assist them in providing lunches for the younger students in the schools. We’re thankful for the opportunity to make a meaningful difference for these children!
Super Celebration III was a success! From the SMART Jazz Execs band to the $1000 50/50 grand prize drawing – everyone had a great time. Over 200 guests were present to enjoy the game on our 80″ TV’s and support South County Outreach, SMART Foundation, and the California Parkinson’s Group. Super Celebration is Generation Give’s signature event and we look forward to sharing the “Big Game” with you next year! Read more about it in the OC Register article: http://www.ocregister.com/news/generation-492836-county-group.html
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We received the following note from the Wishosauruses team captain, Laura:”Dear Generation Give, I can’t thank you enough for your support in this event. We raised $17,182 – the most… of any team, ever!! And that was before the grant match meaning we really raised over $34K for Make a Wish! Because of your donation, I was able to get everyone on the team to $500+. I also think it was an excellent motivator for people to raise even more, knowing that if they raised enough, they would receive even more from your generous pool. Thank you again!!!”
Congratulations again, Laura and team – all of us at Generation Give are proud of you!
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