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[28 Mar 2011|04:49pm]

Supporting a non-profit community theatre company

I am one of the two co-founders of the South Devon Players community theatre company, which is based in the South West Of England. We are a non-profit group, specialising in historically themed productions and won the Creativity In The Community Award 2010 last September. 
With the government cutting most funding to the arts, across the board, we are struggling to keep going and develop new projects, and therefore have signed up to various fundraising links, as well as setting up a crowdfunding project for one of our next plays. If you just want to make a paypal donation, thats welcome too, please contact me for details.

You only need to google "south devon players" to find us splattered all over the interney

You can follow us via our main website http://southdevonplayers.weebly.com, or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=46022922794), or twitter @sdevonplayers.

Sale of donated ORIGINAL celebrity autographs and other items
We have been donated a lot of authentic signed original items by international celebrities for our fundraising. You can follow the link to our ebid shop here. .

Crowdfunding page for our Lost Templar Fleet and medieval project

We are using crowdfunding, for the first time, to try to raise at least some of the funds for The Lost Templar Fleet show, especially as it is intended to become an ongoing project. Please see the link below to help, or check out any of the other fundraising for the group on this page

Online search engine - uses Yahoo!, Bing & Ask
Every search raises money for the group.
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Are you looking to raise funds for your own non-profit group?
Register for free here to fundraise for your non-profit group or charity. (again, the South Devon Players get a donation if you register using these links).
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[17 Mar 2010|12:19pm]

Hi everyone,

For the second year in a row, I am going to be doing the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night walk to fight blood cancer. Last year I raised $525 but my goal this year is to raise at least $1000. Unfortunately, money's been tight and I'm having a hard time getting there.

http://pages.lightthenight.org/ma/Worcestr10/Sarry If everyone on this community went to this link and donated $5, I'd raise $1010. I know that this is completely unrealistic, but how amazing would it be to see 200+ people who do not know each other coming together and making that big of a difference?

If you are unable to donate at this time, that's totally okay too. I know that the economy is awful and money is tight for everyone, but I think it's a worthy cause to ask. After all, I've had strangers buy me paid livejournal time, so why not see if they're willing to save a life, too?

If you can't donate, I ask anyone willing to either walk themselves (you can sign up at lightthenight.org) or give blood - you can still make a difference!

Thank you all so much. Please help me wipe out cancer!
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ONLINE IT HELP - FREE [09 Feb 2010|01:29pm]

Absolutely FREE online computer help. You have viruses, the program gives errors, the computer will not boot or just want to consult an expert - visit my site and contact me via Skype.
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The Dream. [20 Jan 2010|06:33pm]

My Dream is to change the world for the better. I currently think that our society is very selfish, materialistic and disconnected. This world is lacking so much love, unity, art, creation and faith. I feel as though people have forgotten the meaning of unconditional love, true happiness, true beauty, nature & so much more. Im here to remind the world. All it takes is one. This year, Im dedicating an entire year to the world. Im dedicating 365 of my life with acts of goodness for humanity. Everyday I will blog about my expierence of that day in the hopes of inspiring the world to do better & be on the pursuit of changing peoples lives!I know all it takes is passion, drive, a warm heart, one HUGE Dream, & I will never STOP!
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Haiti Earthquake [14 Jan 2010|10:34pm]

Please join share and discuss Haiti earthquake, news and relief efforts with us:
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Great Cause on Facebook! [08 Dec 2009|03:31pm]

Building Resilient Youth - A Multi-Disciplinary Approach is a cause that is trying to implement preventive and rehabilitative measures have been proven time and again to significantly lower the likelihood of adolescent crime. The most effective way to prevent juvenile delinquency has indisputably been to assist young people and their families early on. The most effective programs share the following key components.

Please join to support this cause! Click here.
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Our magazine would love some help with our holiday gift drive [07 Dec 2009|05:01pm]

Everyone - Synchronized Chaos Magazine (which is online at http://www.synchchaos.com) is sponsoring a holiday drive for the Ford family, whom I've personally known for years. They have periodically submitted work and contributed to our magazine - some of Kristie's writing is already live for our upcoming December issue. The children are talented vocalists and graphic artists, and the mother has serious writing ability and I continually encourage her to go professional, as much as she can from home.

The two teenage children live with their elderly grandmother, as Kristie (the widowed mother) lost custody of them as she could not properly care for them due to her illnesses (melanoma skin cancer, narcolepsy, ADD, and the legally disabling mental illness of Delusional Disorder.) Kristie receives $860 a month disability income, $400 of which goes to her rent, and she sends as much as possible of the rest to her mother and her children. She's survived several mentally and physically abusive relationships and is also dealing with court costs and legal issues as a result of these.

There aren't too many resources in her area to help low income families...what does exist in San Rafael is targeted towards another very poor area of town, not where they live.

Kristie has a teenage boy (16 years old) and a teenage daughter (15 years old) and three nephews and nieces: a five year old boy, a six year old girl, and a six month old baby girl.

Food and gas money is a struggle, and she's gone hungry several times in the past few months. They cannot afford anything special for the holidays. So, our magazine staff is putting together a Christmas gift package for the family, and I'm inviting all my professional colleagues to contribute. This is our holiday tradition...every winter we pick our neediest contributing writers/artists and host a donation drive for them with their consent.

She gave out her address for me to privately distribute...but I can also pick up and deliver any gifts or donations, so if you'd like to help, please respond and let me know and let me know where you are.

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New Resource -My Social Work Network [30 Nov 2009|02:17pm]

Hi all,

Just wanted to let everyone know about a free resource I founded for social workers called My Social Work Network (www.mysocialworknetwork.com). Thought some in this community might find it helpful, since our mission too is to help people help others. You don't have to be a social worker to join, just bring your passion for your causes. On My Social Work Network, you can create a professional profile, network with other social workers globally who share your interests, search thousands of social work jobs, post and browse resources, and keep current on social work news -just to name a few features. We just added free volunteer/internship posts for those who are either looking to fill a position or for those who are seeking a position.

My hope is My Social Work Network will help advocates better connect and mobilize so we can better fulfill our mission of social and economic justice for all. Feel free to check the site out and if you feel it adds value to the work we do, please help to spread the word.

Michelle C. Bussolotti, MSW
Founder of My Social Work Network
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Hello from Russia [13 Oct 2009|10:16pm]

Hello from Russia

Please help me to gain ipod at a contest. They want people from other country to join a social community like FaceBook. If it's not difficult for you - please help!

English is supported
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[22 Jul 2009|08:28pm]

Well my friends, its that time of year again. Blogathon time! What is blogathon you ask? Its a twenty-four hour fundraiser where I stay up all day and night, blogging every half hour as proof and my friends and family sponsor me by donating to my favorite charity. For more information about the actual event check out www.blogathon.org .

This year, as in past years, I have chosen to blog on the behalf of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Best Friends is a private no-kill shelter located in rural Utah. They specialize in second chances for animals with severe health and behavioral problems. They rehabilitate animals that other people and shelters had deemed irreparable or those animals that simply ran out of time at other rescues. In recent years they have received much media attention due to their involvement in the rehabilitation of the Michael Vick pitbulls as well as their television show on the National Geographic channel. For further information about Best Friend Animal Sanctuary, including their mission statement, please visit www.bestfriends.org .

To sponsor me follow this link -> http://www.blogathon.org/pledge.php?blogid=57 . It will take you to a sign up page , where you sign up to be a sponsor (takes less that 30 seconds) and then it will redirect you to my page where you can then make a pledge.

For anyone considering sponsoring me, here is an incentive. Anyone who pledges more $10 plus will be entered to win 1 of 3 amazon gift certificates!!

Check out
http://www.blogathon.org/pledge.php?blogid=57  to Sponsor me!
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New Website [21 Jul 2009|01:42pm]

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Music for Relief [12 Jul 2009|11:58pm]

MUSIC FOR RELIEF is a grassroots effort comprised of musicians, music industry professionals and fans who believe that together we can create positive change. Established in 2005 to provide aid for those affected by the tsunami tragedy in South Asia, the idea for MUSIC FOR RELIEF originated amongst the members of the band Linkin Park who wanted to do something to help the victims. The idea was that if they made a donation, and then asked their musician peers and their fans to make a donation as well, a huge impact could be made in assisting relief efforts. With this in mind they started reaching out to others in the music community to get involved and became the founders of MUSIC FOR RELIEF. Our Mission is to respond to natural disasters and help victims recover and rebuild with an emphasis on housing, education programs and resources. MUSIC FOR RELIEF also recognizes the environmental consequences of global warming, which has demonstrated the capability to accelerate and strengthen certain types of natural disasters. Therefore the second goal of MUSIC FOR RELIEF is to prevent and decrease future natural disasters by reducing greenhouse gasses, seeking renewable forms of energy and educating the public about climate change.

The great news is, now you can do something to get involved. Music For Relief has a swagbucks now. You use it as your search engine, and part of the proceeds you earn just by searching the web go to victims of tragedies being helped by Music For Relief.
Just click the following banner to sign up. It's absolutely free, and you'll be earning bucks to cash in for awesome prizes from your favorite bands - and helping those in need at the same time.

Search & Win

Every search is a chance to win exclusive prizes from your favorite musicians and celebrities. A portion of proceeds from SearchMFR.com will benefit Music for Relief and their mission to provide aid to victims of natural disasters.

After you've signed up(by clicking the banner above), just click or paste the following link in your web browser and begin using it as your homepage/search engine.

And if you're not interested in MFR, but you're intriguided by the idea of swagbucks, you can
Click the banner below to sign up for the main Swag Bucks, after which you will be able to join many other bands Swagbucks to earn cash to trade in for merchandise in the store (they even have an Incubus one, which you can access through the main page or the blog.

Search & Win
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iLoveSchools.com [11 Jul 2009|01:13pm]

"iLoveSchools.com is a free donor-matching service for education! School teachers build WishLists of equipment, materials and supplies; anything they need for their classroom. Donors locate teachers through our WishList search and offer their donations of new or used items or the cost of the teacher's WishList. " (Taken from the website)

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[12 May 2009|04:11pm]


 A friend has told me about a  lady in the States who has just lost both her legs due to a complication of diabetes.

Anyway, my friend is trying to get as many people as possible to send this lady cards and messages of support.. Please, if you can afford to, send this lady a card or nice little message: 

For online safety reasons and all that sort of thing, please email me on bardic_dreams@yahoo.co.uk for the ladys name and address.

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Animal Rescue [29 Apr 2009|10:07am]

My husband and I have developed the website Rescue Meow. It's currently taking up most of my free time, and I hope that it will always be a priority. This site is dedicated to all of our rescued pets; it's a blog which we hope (for the future) to use in the thought of connecting animals who desperately need homes to good and loving people. I ask that you please visit our site, tell your friends, send us stories, and keep us in mind. Photos are appreciated, but optional; no language or length restrictions. Write us to your heart's content!
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Homeless Bag Project [10 Apr 2009|05:49pm]

Looking for donations for this:

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Kiva [27 Feb 2009|05:07pm]

Kiva is an organization that makes small loans to struggling entrepreneurs in the third world.

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Hey Guys!!! [29 Jan 2009|11:55am]

[ mood | hopeful ]

Hey guys! Heres a great way to volunteer without actucally doing anything!!
            So I stumbled across this amazing organization called Operation Free Fall! Which combines two of my favorite things! Adrenaline rushes annnnd volunteering!
             So here’s the deal, I NEED to raise at least 600$. Then on April 29, 2006, I'll be participating in the nation's boldest, highest-altitude, and most daring effort to put an end to sexual assault. It's called Operation Freefall!:The Two-Mile High Stand Against Sexual Assault.  YAAAAAYYYY!   I'll be joining thousands of people at skydive centers across the country who will take to the sky and jump, to raise awareness and money for sexual assault.  So if you would like to donate, know someone who would like to just go here: http://www.firstgiving.com/whitneygriffin. And you can donate right on the sight! So I would REALLY REALLY REALLY appreciate it if you would: A.)Donate B.)Get your friends and family to donate and C.)Post the  link and little message EVERYWHERE you can so I can raise as much money as possible. My goal is 1000$.
                     Rape is one of the most violent crimes. The FBI categorizes it as the second most violent crime, what’s number one you may be asking yourself? Murder. This immoral and horrid act must be stopped; and the survivors and victims, must be helped. By donating money, you're helping stop such a violent, needless, and disgusting crime. Rape is the ultimate violation; and chances are someone you're close to has been raped, or sexually assaulted. help put an end to this madness

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FreeRice [07 Jan 2009|08:31pm]

FreeRice is a FREE and FUN way to fight hunger. freerice.com

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National Hug Your Caregiver Day Initiative [05 Dec 2008|09:24pm]

[ mood | ecstatic ]

National Hug Your Caregiver Day Initiative
November 21st

Caregivers are the backbone that supports our society. They come in many shapes, sizes, and focus in many different areas. Everybody knows caregivers. They can be parents, spouses, family, friends, healthcare providers, massage therapists, chiropractors, nanny's, babysitters, pet sitters, or anybody else who has taken care of another living being.

Caregivers are also some of the most ignored and taken for granted people in our society. These people dedicate part of their lives, if not their whole lives, to caring for others. And yet, they are often touch deprived and feel under/un-appreciated.

Started in 2008, the National Hug Your Caregiver Day Initiative is trying to raise awareness about caregiver appreciation. We are helping people learn to show their appreciation for the caregivers in their lives.

Join our yahoo group at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hug_your_caregiver_day/

Use this blog to share your stories about caregiving, or to share your stories about a caregiver who is special to you. 

The website is being created and will be going live by January 2009. 

"Smile! You're getting hugged!"

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