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March to a Million fundraising for the March of Dimes non profit organization. (March, 2008)

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give” ~Winston Churchill~

 

In 2008 I was part of one of the largest grass roots employee-led national fundraising programs under the umbrella of my employer Citigroup for community improvement. In 2008, the Citi team raised over 4.2 million dollars for the March of Dimes, now renamed March for babies. Some of the national sponsors and corporate partners who participate in fundraising for this beautiful cause include Bank of America, ACE Cash Express, CIGNA, Continental Airlines, Federal Express Carrier, Farmers, K-Mart, Kinder Care Learning Center, Liberty Tax Services, Macy, Publix, and Famous Footwear.

The Cake share by all when we met the 1 million goal set for the first quater
Making communities better is a huge campaign here in the United States, as I have traveled the different States I have found that giant corporations and banks compete for community betterment as well as promotion of their services through the community involvement they undertake. As an employee I could not vouch for any other company but my own, not because they pay me, but because I was apart of the involvement and saw/ felt the passion with which my colleagues worked towards a common goal. The March of Dimes is United States leading non profit organization for pregnancy and baby health, the focus on improving the health of babies by preventing pre-mature birth, birth defects, and infant mortality.

When I first relocated to the US, I decided to find four non profit organizations that I would donate my money too leaving the Church out of it all (don’t get me wrong I still do the Church thing and give tithe, I’m catholic), but the reason I did so was to balance my social, work, spiritual life while participating in making the world a better place.

March to a Million fundraising for the March of Dimes non profit organization. (March, 2008)
The four non-profit organizations I chose included Habitat for Humanity (www.habitat.org) , March of Dimes (http://www.marchofdimes.com), Disabled American Veterans (this one was in honour of my deceased brother Henry who was disabled) and finally Medecins San Frontieres/Doctors without Boarders (www.doctorswithoutborders.org). Two of the organizations have a presence world wide and I know my donations will reach people across the globe. In the many countries I have visited, I have seen and known the presence of “Doctors without boarders” they do an incredible job of bringing comfort and relieve to the sick and their families, it is a selfless thing these doctors do. Habitat for Humanity provides shelter and homes to the homeless bringing comfort and peace to those who otherwise would be destitute and homeless. The hand that gives knows no bounds, the hand that receives knows more happiness than can be described. Put a smile on someone’s face as you run through the world, for you never know when mercy comes to you. Giving does not always have to involve money, it could be a smile, it could be encouragement, it could be a hug, a pat on the back, a hand shake, a wave from a distance, a shoulder to cry on, a listening ear, a letter from across the miles .
March to a Million fundraising for the March of Dimes non profit organization. (March, 2008)
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“It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it” ~Albert Einstein~

“Anticipate charity by preventing poverty; assist the reduced fellow man, either by a considerable gift or a sum of money or by teaching him a trade or by putting him in the way of business so that he may earn an honest livelihood and not be forced to the dreadful alternative of holding out his hand for charity. This is the highest step and summit of charity's golden ladder” ~Maimonides~  

 

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Africancrab says:
Thanks Jan.
Posted on: Oct 29, 2009
JP-NED says:
Only respect Harriet!
Posted on: Oct 29, 2009
Africancrab says:
Thanks Gina, how is the going. You have been on the quiet side:)
Posted on: Oct 05, 2009
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