East Central Region Charity Drive Archives

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April 1 - June 30, 2017

Champions against Disease & Illness

Regional Drive Duration: 4/1/2017 - 6/30/2017

Together the East Central Region can help make a difference for Disease Research Groups and the Charities who help those still fighting Chronic Illness and Disease. Great charities exist that not only help cure the sick, but also ease the financial burdens of the suffering. This Region is filled with so many caring and compassionate people. This quarter, the East Central Region would like to sponsor you giving to your favorite charity that aids the sick, or that hopes to find a cure for the future.

There are a variety of ways that you can earn prestige for this charity drive, listed below.

  • Any charity of your choosing which provides funding for disease research or patient care/support! We are offering prestige at the standard rate of $3 = 1R. Places like…
  • Contact your local hospital! With the summer fast approaching, there will be plenty of opportunities to bring sunshine to the life of those stuck in the hospital. Contact your local Pediatric center or Hospital to volunteer however you can! (1 hr = 10R; max 30R/month)
  • Organize a day for your domain to volunteer at a local hospital or cook dinner at a Ronald McDonald House. (1 hr = 10R; max 30R/month)

If you think of something else that you believe fits with this theme, please feel free to contact me at arc.charity@ec.mindseyesociety.org, and we can discuss! If it’s in theme, I’m pretty open to suggestions.

Charity Reporting

Participation in this charity drive MUST be listed in a separate section on the DC Report, under "Recommendations to Regional," please do not include a total of prestige recommended. The final award determination will be made by the EC Regional Coordinator and listed in the monthly RC report.

In order to receive prestige, some form of documentation must be received. In the case of item donations to a non-MES drive please take a photo of the items donated and send it either with or in lieu of a receipt. Supporting documentation should be emailed to your direct coordinator and copy the aRC Charity (arc.charity@ec.mindseyesociety.org). The prestige is reported on your domain report under the Regional Prestige section.

Every month of this drive, you can earn a maximum of 30 Regional Prestige.

General Example

Regional Prestige Recommendations

Arthur Pendragon US199923422 Donated money (Org name)(Amount)(4/14/17)---include receipt

Lancelot Du Lac US200421476 Donated Clothing to Mothers with Cancer Support Charity (Total Cost of supplies and clothing) (4/14/17)--include screenshot & receipt

Morgan Le Fey US200113422 Organized domain Visit to (Hospital name) Pediatric wing (# of hours) (4/14/17)

Merlin US201703416 Performed magic tricks for the Elderly in Hospice Care (Photo of You at the event - preferably smiling) (# of Hours) (4/14/17)

January 1 - March 31, 2017

Giving back to the Guardians of History

Regional Drive Duration: 1/1/2017 - 3/31/2017

The East Central Region would like to take some time to focus on something nearly every member of our club has benefited from at one point or another: History. We dip into history for our backstories, we research events and locations and host our gathers at historical landmarks (or we pretend to!). The custodians of history are organizations dedicated to making sure we don’t forget where we came from, and they deserve our help. From the smallest village museum to the largest statewide society, these organizations live off the kindness of volunteers and donors.

To Help locate some local groups, we have compiled a list broken down by State: https://docs.google.com/a/gts.mst-office.net/document/d/1tXUtpGK0o1jd55LLmOM5jLKQzzjTmMNKRVHnbTgyiB4/

There are a variety of ways that you can earn prestige for this charity drive, listed below.

  • Donate money to any charity, society, or museum dedicated to the preservation of history and advancing Historical education. We are offering prestige at the standard rate of $3 = 1R.
  • Donate supplies or historical items to your local museum or society! (or similar group) ($3 = 1R)
  • Organize a day for your domain to volunteer at a local museum or history festival. (1 hr = 10R; max 30R/month)
  • Living History is practically LARPING. Routinely organizations hire actors to portray people from “back in the day” (1 hr = 10R; max 30R/month)

If you think of something else that you believe fits with this theme, please feel free to contact me at arc.charity@ec.mindseyesociety.org, and we can discuss! If it’s in theme, I’m pretty open to suggestions.

Charity Reporting

Participation in this charity drive MUST be listed in a separate section on the DC Report, under "Recommendations to Regional," please do not include a total of prestige recommended. The final award determination will be made by the EC Regional Coordinator and listed in the monthly RC report.

In order to receive prestige, some form of documentation must be received. In the case of item donations to a non-MES food drive please take a photo of the items donated and send it either with or in lieu of a receipt. Supporting documentation should be emailed to your direct coordinator and copy the aRC Charity (arc.charity@ec.mindseyesociety.org). The prestige is reported on your domain report under the Regional Prestige section.

Every month of this drive, you can earn a maximum of 30 Regional Prestige.

General Example

Regional Prestige Recommendations

James Madison US177623456 Donated money (Org name)(Amount)(3/8/2017)---include receipt

Alexander Hamilton US177623456 Donated Office supplies to (Org Name)(Total Cost of supplies and clothing) (2/17/2017)--include screenshot & receipt

George Washington US177623456 Organized domain volunteer weekend in service to (Museum Name)(# of hours) (1/5/2017)

Thomas Jefferson US177623456 Dressed up like a Colonist at a Revolutionary war Reenactment(Photo of You at the activity - preferably smiling) (# of Hours) (3/15/2017)

October 1 - December 31, 2016

Saving the Sick, One Day at a Time

Regional Drive Duration: 10/1/2016 - 12/31/2016

The East Central Region is banding together to support Disease Research and the Charities who help those still fighting. Great charities exist that not only help cure the sick, but also ease the financial burdens of the suffering. Together, we can make the world a better place. So many of you care about so many of these types of charities, for reasons that hit close to home. This quarter, the East Central Region would like to sponsor you giving to your favorite charity that aids the sick, and that hopes to find a cure for the future.

There are a variety of ways that you can earn prestige for this charity drive, listed below.

If you think of something else that you believe fits with this theme, please feel free to contact me at arc.charity@ec.mindseyesociety.org, and we can discuss! If it’s in theme, I’m pretty open to suggestions.

Charity Reporting

Participation in this charity drive MUST be listed in a separate section on the DC Report, under "Recommendations to Regional," please do not include a total of prestige recommended. The final award determination will be made by the EC Regional Coordinator and listed in the monthly RC report.

In order to receive prestige, some form of documentation must be received. In the case of item donations to a non-MES food drive please take a photo of the items donated and send it either with or in lieu of a receipt. Supporting documentation should be emailed to your direct coordinator and copy the aRC Chief of Staff (arc.cos@ec.mindseyesociety.org). The prestige is reported on your domain report under the Regional Prestige section.

General Example

Regional Prestige Recommendations

Bruce Wane US200123456 Donated money (Org name)(Amount) (10/8/16)---include receipt

Jean Grey US200123456 Donated School supplies & Clothing to Mothers with Cancer Support Charity (Total Cost of supplies and clothing) (12/17/16)--include screenshot & receipt

Wade Wilson US200123456 Organized domain Visit to (Hospital name) Pediatric wing (# of hours) (10/1/16)

Kara Danvers US US200123456 Played Guitar for the Elderly in Hospice Care (Photo of You respecting your elder- preferably smiling) (# of Hours) (11/15/2016)

July 1 - September 30, 2016

Helping the Hungry

Regional Drive Duration: 7/1/2016 - 9/30/2016

The East Central Region is pulling our efforts to feed those who cannot feed themselves. There are hundreds of thousands of people that go hungry every day. It’s in every city, in every state, and it’s a growing problem.

There are a variety of ways that you can earn prestige for this charity drive, listed below.

  • Donation to a local food pantry. Find a foodbank within the EC region via http://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank/ (prestige awarded for items based on value of item, generally on the $3=1R scale) or make a cash donation. ($3= 1R).
  • Organize a Chapter or Domain Food drive. Check websites of local organizations to see if they have lists of items needed posted. (10R/hour of work, up to 30R).
  • Participate in a Chapter or Domain Food drive. An example of this would be collecting donations and delivering them to the chosen recipient organization. (10R /hour of work, up to 30R).
  • Volunteer at a local food pantry, or volunteer at a local soup kitchen. (10R /hour of work, up to 30R).
  • Provide and make a meal at your local homeless shelter. ($3= 1R for items; 10R /hour of work, up to 30R).

If you think of something else that you believe fits with this theme, please feel free to contact me at arc.cos@ec.mindseyesociety.org, and we can discuss! If it’s in theme, I’m pretty open to suggestions.

Charity Reporting

Participation in this charity drive MUST be listed in a separate section on the DC Report, under "Recommendations to Regional," please do not include a total of prestige recommended. The final award determination will be made by the EC Regional Coordinator and listed in the monthly RC report.

In order to receive prestige, some form of documentation must be received. In the case of item donations to a non-MES food drive please take a photo of the items donated and send it either with or in lieu of a receipt. Supporting documentation should be emailed to your direct coordinator and copy the aRC Chief of Staff (arc.cos@ec.mindseyesociety.org). The prestige is reported on your domain report under the Regional Prestige section.

General Example

Regional Prestige Recommendations

Martha Jones US200123456 Donated money (Org name)(Amount) (7/8/16)---include receipt

Rory Pond US200123456 Donated 10 boxes of Mac & Cheese to Food Drive (Total Cost of Mac & Cheese) (8/17/16)--include screenshot & receipt

Clara Oswald US200123456 Organized domain Food Drive (# of hours) (9/1/16)

Captain Jack US US200123456 Served Dinner at Soup Kitchen (Photo of You at the Kitchen - preferably smiling) (# of Hours) (8/20/2016)

April 1 - June 30, 2016

Furry Friends

Many animal shelters in our areas are nonprofits, volunteer run and donation driven. Many no kill shelters are underfunded and are need help. Animal Shelters are often in need of animal supplies (food, litter, trash bags, ect) and have wish lists posted on their web sites. Others are in need of people to take the dogs for walks. This charity drive runs from April 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016.

  • Donate money to a local No Kill Animal Shelter or SPCA (Google to find options) . ($3= 1R)
  • Item Donation- Many shelters/SPCA have wish lists listed on their website. If they don’t, feel free to contact them to see what items they need for their operation.
  • Organize a drive for the supplies on your shelters wish list. Please keep an eye out if the shelter lists brand names, they might not accept different brands.
  • Participate in a Domain drive. An example of this would be collecting donations and delivering them to the chosen recipient organization. (10R /hour of work up to 30R).
  • Volunteer with the shelter. Many shelters run programs, such as dog walking programs, or need assistance with pet hygiene. Call and Ask! They might also be running larger events that they need help with.
  • Fostering/Adopting an animal- I'm sad that I can't give more prestige for this because this helps the organizations by socializing animals and helping them settle into a home. If you adopt an animal, please do it as a forever home, not a right now home. 30 Regional awarded. (30R for the month you adopt, or 30R for each month fostered during this campaign).

Charity Reporting

Participation in this charity drive MUST be listed in a separate section, under "Recommendations to Regional," please do not include a total of prestige recommended. The final award determination will be made by the EC Regional Coordinator and listed in the monthly RC report.

In order to receive prestige, some form of documentation must be received. In the case of item donations to a non-MES school supply drive please take a photo of the items donated and send it either with or in lieu of a receipt. Supporting documentation should be emailed to your direct coordinator and copy the aRC Charities (arc.charity@ec.mindseyesociety.org). The prestige is reported on your domain (or chapter) report under the Regional Prestige section.

General Example

Regional Prestige Recommendations

Martha Jones US200123456 Donated money (Org name)(Amount)---include receipt

Rory Pond US200123456 Donated Puppy Training Pads (Cost of Training Pads) (4/17/16)--include screenshot & receipt

Clara Oswald US200123456 Organized domain SPCA drive (# of hours) (5/29/16)

Captain Jack US US200123456 Adopted A Pug (Photo of Jack & Pug) (4/13/2016)

January 1 - March 31, 2016

*FRAK Cancer*
So 2016 started out with a slew of celebrity deaths from cancer; Lemmy, Alan Rickman, and David Bowie among them. Unfortunately Cancer does not prey on only the rich but it preys on women, children and men. It is a very rare case that someone doesn't know someone who has fought cancer. So for the first quarter of 2016 we're going to focus our regional charity efforts on fighting cancer. There are large cancer foundations like Team in Training <http://www.teamintraining.org/>,Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc <http://www..info-komen.org/>, Avon Walk for a Cure <http://www.avon39.org/>, and the American Cancer Society <http://www.cancer.org/>. There are also local charities who need help, like Mission4Moreen <http://www.mission4moreen.org/> in Ohio or Hugs for Brady <http://www.hugsforbrady.org/> <http:> in New Jersey. These, and other organizations, are often doing events that need volunteer support or supplies donated so that more money raised can go towards the fight to cure cancer.

Here's some examples of what you can do:

  • Donation to a local organization that helps cancer patients or supports research (Google to find options) (prestige awarded for items based on value of item, generally on the $3=1R scale) or make a cash donation. ($3= 1R)
  • Item Donation- Many nonprofits will tell you what they need for upcoming events or day to day operations. You often just need to ask. Some will have upcoming events that need gift baskets donated to be raffled off.
  • Participate in a Domain drive. An example of this would be collecting donations and delivering them to the chosen recipient organization. (10R /hour of work up to 30R).
  • Organize the domain donation drive- Someone has to call and see whats needed. (10R /hour of work up to 30R).
  • Volunteer with the organizations. Walks/Runs are popular events that cancer fighting charities sponsor to raise awareness.

Charity Reporting

Participation in this charity drive MUST be listed in a separate section, under "Recommendations to Regional," please do not include a total of prestige recommended. The final award determination will be made by the EC Regional Coordinator and listed in the monthly RC report.

In order to receive prestige, some form of documentation must be received. In the case of item donations to a non-MES school supply drive please take a photo of the items donated and send it either with or in lieu of a receipt. Supporting documentation should be emailed to your direct coordinator and copy the aRC Charities (arc.charity@ec.mindseyesociety.org). The prestige is reported on your domain (or chapter) report under the Regional Prestige section.

General Example

Regional Prestige Recommendations

Martha Jones US200123456 Donated money (Org name)(Amount)---include receipt

Rory Pond US200123456 Water bottles for Race Support (2/17/16)--include screenshot

River Song US200123456 Volunteered at a Race (2/13/16) (# of hours)

Clara Oswald US200123456 Organized domain Charity Drive drive (# of hours)(1/29/16)

October 1 - December 31, 2015

Caring for Others
This quarter the EC Region I am again taking a broad approach to the Region's charity drive. As we enter the holiday season there are a myriad of things that you can do to help others and give back to your communities. There are a variety of ways that you can earn prestige for this charity drive listed below, but if you think of something else that you think fits with this please feel free to contact me and we can discuss.

  • Clothing donation (Google organizations in your area). Some examples are Goodwill, homeless shelters, shelters for domestic violence survivors, etc. This will vary widely for each domain, so it's best to do a local Google search. Prestige will be based on the prices listed here (http://www.goodwillsp.org/shop/price-list) per item on a $3= 1R basis.
  • Send a Care Package to a Soldier. (http://www.anysoldier.com/index.cfm) This site helps American Troops in all branches of the military, both active duty and reservists, and has become one of the leading efforts in making sure the men and women who have been deployed for the war are cared for, via letters and packages from “home.” Letters/ Cards= 5R each- need to include a picture of the letter or card. This can be the letter itself or the sealed envelope. Beanie Babies (used accepted) 2R each (send a pic of the donation in a box to be sent). Postage to send the package ($3= 1R). Other items for a care package will be on a monetary value basis ($3= 1R). Also, cash donations to the org itself ($3= 1R).
  • Organize a Chapter or Domain Clothing or Food drive. Check websites of local organizations to see if they have lists of items needed posted. (10R/hour of work up to 30R).
  • Participate in a Chapter or Domain Clothing or Food drive. An example of this would be collecting donations and delivering them to the chosen recipient organization. (10R /hour of work up to 30R).
  • Donate money directly to a local homeless shelter or food pantry. ($3= 1R).
  • Donate materials directly to a local homeless shelter (e.g. office supplies, linens, etc.) (value of items $3= 1R).
  • Organize a Blood Drive. Check websites of local organizations to make arrangements. (25R).
  • Participate in a Blood Drive. Donating, attempting to donate, or volunteering time in support of a blood drive. (25R).

July 1 - September 30, 2015

School Support (Pre-K through 12)
This quarter the EC Region will be doing a drive to support education from Pre-K through 12. There are a variety of ways that you can earn prestige for this charity drive, but if you think of something else that you think fits with this please feel free to contact me and we can discuss.

  • Afterschool Alliance (http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/index.cfm). Support the Afterschool Alliance and their year-round work to ensure that all children have access to quality, affordable afterschool programs. Numerous studies show that afterschool programs keep children safe, increase their learning, and help working families. Additionally, new research from the University of California, Irvine shows that afterschool programs help narrow the achievement gap in math between students from high- and low-income families. Sign the petition for federal funding for afterschool programs (5R- need to include a screenshot of the petition submission. Personal info other than name should be redacted); also, cash donations. ($3= 1R)
  • Little Kids Rock (http://www.littlekidsrock.org/) Little Kids Rock trains public school teachers and donates all of the instruments, curricular resources and support they need to ensure that their kids receive the right to rock! What makes Little Kids Rock different is that they do more than just donate instruments like guitars, drums and keyboards; they build lasting music programs that focus on teaching kids to perform, improvise and compose the popular music genres that they already know and love, like rock, pop, blues, hip-hop, country, reggae and R&B. ($3= 1R)
  • Organize a Chapter or Domain Back to School Supply drive. It can be helpful to check local school websites for supply lists in order to buy the specific supplies that schools require for students. (10R /hour of work up to 30R).
  • Participate in a Chapter or Domain Back to School Supply drive. An example of this would be collecting donations and delivering them to the chosen recipient organization. (10R /hour of work up to 30R)
  • Contribute school supplies via a local Back to School supply drive. (value of items $3= 1R)
  • Donate money directly to a local school or other Pre-K through 12 education organization. ($3= 1R)
  • Donate materials directly to a local school or other Pre-K through 12 education organization (e.g. supplies for teachers in classrooms, art classes, etc.). (value of items $3= 1R)
  • Box Tops for Education- include a pic of the box tops or some other proof. (1 Box Top= 1R)


April 1 - June 30, 2015

Suicide Prevention
This quarter the EC Region will be doing a drive for suicide prevention. "Suicide affects us all. Every year, millions of Americans are directly affected by the more than 37,000 suicides and hundreds of thousands of suicide attempts made by friends or loved ones. Yet, suicide is preventable." (Source: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/learn/prevention.aspx) There are a variety of ways that you can earn prestige for this charity drive, but if you think of something else that you think fits with this please feel free to contact me and we can discuss.

  • Write a blog post (500 words+) or letter to an editor (prestige amount varies- include a link to the post or letter).
  • Donate to a suicide prevention organization. ($3= 1R)
  • Additionally, you can donate to someone who is participating in an event that raises money for a suicide prevention organization such as a suicide prevention walk. Please contact rc@ec.mindseyesociety.org to confirm approval of an event for prestige. ***Applies only to donations made on or after 4/1/15.*** ($3= 1R; receipt required)
  • Be a participant in an event that raises money for a suicide prevention organization such as a suicide prevention walk. (prestige amount varies)


January 1, 2015- March 31, 2015

Children's Health
This quarter the EC Region will be doing a drive to support children's health charities. I am fortunate to have two healthy children, so this one seriously hits home for me. I am grateful that I have never had to go through a major health crisis with my kids. Not all families are as lucky. These are some organizations that have done some amazing things and continue to work to address the health needs of critically ill children and their families. There are a variety of ways that you can earn prestige for this charity drive, but if you think of something else that you think fits with this please feel free to contact me and we can discuss.

  • The Starlight Children's Foundation started as a wish-fulfilling charity for critically ill kids, but has evolved to connect donors with hospital wish lists of unmet needs and wants. You can search for your local area here: http://hcf.starlight.org/hcf/search . ($3= 1R)
  • The Elizabeth Glasner Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a charity that was founded in 1988 to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. At the time that the organization was founded there were no treatments available for pediatric HIV/AIDS patients. This foundation has been a driving voice in research, program development, and advocacy for pediatric and adult patients worldwide. You can participate with this organization in two ways: contact your legislator to advocate for better research funding (http://www.pedaids.org/features/lend-your-voice) or a direct donation to EGPAF (https://secure.pedaids.org/page/contribute/eoy-2014) ($3= 1R)
  • March Of Dimes was started as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis to cure polio. The work of the organization contributed to the vaccine that was discovered. The mission then shifted focus to premature births and birth defects. In 1970 they began a series of fundraising campaigns of local walk-a-thons (rebranded as "March for Babies" in 2008) that have since raised $2.3 billion to fund research, community health education programs, and countless other breakthroughs in infant health. You can participate with this organization by getting together a team and participating in a March for Babies event (https://www.marchforbabies.org/?utm_medium=MFB2015&utm_campaign=MOD-promo&utm_source=MOD-side-MFB&utm_content=MFB-signup)
  • Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. We meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Get a haircut and get prestige! Pictures or it didn't happen! (http://www.locksoflove.org/donate.html) (25R)
  • Blood Drive Activities- Organize a blood drive, donate blood, transport donors, help advertise the drive, or donate needed supplies to the drive. (10R /hour of work up to 30R; 10R for transporting two or more members; 25R for donating; $3=1R).
  • Donate money directly to a children's hospital. ($3= 1R)


October 1 - December 31, 2014

Caring for Others
This quarter the EC Region I am taking a broad approach to the Region's charity drive. As we enter the holiday season there are a myriad of things that you can do to help others and give back to your communities. There are a variety of ways that you can earn prestige for this charity drive listed below, but if you think of something else that you think fits with this please feel free to contact me and we can discuss.

  • Donation to a local food pantry. Find a foodbank within the EC region via http://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank/ (prestige awarded for items based on value of item, generally on the $3=1R scale) or make a cash donation. ($3= 1R)
  • Clothing donation (Google organizations in your area). Some examples are Goodwill, homeless shelters, shelters for domestic violence survivors, etc. This will vary widely for each domain, so it's best to do a local Google search. Prestige will be based on the prices listed here (http://www.goodwillsp.org/shop/price-list) per item on a $3= 1R basis.
  • Send a Care Package to a Soldier. (http://www.anysoldier.com/index.cfm) This site helps American Troops in all branches of the military, both active duty and reservists, and has become one of the leading efforts in making sure the men and women who have been deployed for the war are cared for, via letters and packages from “home.” Letters/ Cards= 5R each- need to include a picture of the letter or card. This can be the letter itself or the sealed envelope. Beanie Babies (used accepted) 2R each (send a pic of the donation in a box to be sent). Postage to send the package ($3= 1R). Other items for a care package will be on a monetary value basis ($3= 1R). Also, cash donations to the org itself ($3= 1R).
  • Organize a Chapter or Domain Clothing or Food drive. Check websites of local organizations to see if they have lists of items needed posted. (10R /hour of work up to 30R).
  • Participate in a Chapter or Domain Clothing or Food drive. An example of this would be collecting donations and delivering them to the chosen recipient organization. (10R /hour of work up to 30R)
  • Donate money directly to a local homeless shelter or food pantry. ($3= 1R)
  • Donate materials directly to a local homeless shelter (e.g. office supplies, linens, etc.) (value of items $3= 1R)
  • Organize a Blood Drive. Check websites of local organizations to make arrangements. (25R).
  • Participate in a Blood Drive. Donating, attempting to donate, or volunteering time in support of a blood drive. (25R)


July 1 - September 30, 2014

School Support (Pre-K through 12)
This quarter the EC Region will be doing a drive to support education from Pre-K through 12. There are a variety of ways that you can earn prestige for this charity drive, but if you think of something else that you think fits with this please feel free to contact me and we can discuss.

  • Adopt-A-Classroom. Find a classroom within the EC region via http://www.adoptaclassroom.org/ and make a cash donation. ($3= 1R)
  • Afterschool Alliance (http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/index.cfm). Support the Afterschool Alliance and their year-round work to ensure that all children have access to quality, affordable afterschool programs. Numerous studies show that afterschool programs keep children safe, increase their learning, and help working families. Additionally, new research from the University of California, Irvine shows that afterschool programs help narrow the achievement gap in math between students from high- and low-income families. Sign the petition for federal funding for afterschool programs (5R- need to include a screenshot of the petition submission). Personal info other than name should be redacted); also, cash donations. ($3= 1R)
  • Little Kids Rock (http://www.littlekidsrock.org/) Little Kids Rock trains public school teachers and donates all of the instruments, curricular resources and support they need to ensure that their kids receive the right to rock! What makes Little Kids Rock different is that they do more than just donate instruments like guitars, drums and keyboards; they build lasting music programs that focus on teaching kids to perform, improvise and compose the popular music genres that they already know and love, like rock, pop, blues, hip-hop, country, reggae and R&B. ($3= 1R)
  • Organize a Chapter or Domain Back to School Supply drive. It can be helpful to check local school websites for supply lists in order to buy the specific supplies that schools require for students. (10R /hour of work up to 30R).
  • Participate in a Chapter or Domain Back to School Supply drive. An example of this would be collecting donations and delivering them to the chosen recipient organization. (10R /hour of work up to 30R)
  • Contribute school supplies via a local Back to School supply drive. (value of items $3= 1R)
  • Donate money directly to a local school or other Pre-K through 12 education organization. ($3= 1R)
  • Donate materials directly to a local school or other Pre-K through 12 education organization (e.g. supplies for teachers in classrooms, art classes, etc.). (value of items $3= 1R)


April 1 - June 30, 2014

Suicide Prevention
This quarter the EC Region will be doing a drive for suicide prevention. "Suicide affects us all. Every year, millions of Americans are directly affected by the more than 37,000 suicides and hundreds of thousands of suicide attempts made by friends or loved ones. Yet, suicide is preventable." (Source: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/learn/prevention.aspx)

There are a variety of ways that you can earn prestige for this charity drive, but if you think of something else that you think fits with this please feel free to contact me and we can discuss.

Currently, the EC region has a member, Maria Cambone, who will be participating in the annual Out of the Darkness Overnight walk is sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which is an independently rated four star charity (CharityNavigator.com). 85% of the money collected goes directly to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which operates 24-hour crisis lines; funds scientific research into depression, mental illness, and mental health; offers educational programs for professionals; educates the public about mood disorders and suicide prevention; promotes policies and legislation that impact suicide and prevention; and provides programs and resources for survivors of suicide loss and people at risk.

From Maria:
This year, I am participating in my second annual Out of the Darkness Overnight walk. The route spans 17 miles, and will take place from 8pm until 5am on June 28-29 in Philadelphia. It's an incredible, grueling experience to stay up all night walking with other people who have made non-fatal suicide attempts, with the family members and friends of people who have died by suicide, and with people who are invested in improving access to mental health care, and together, to keep moving past the point of complete exhaustion because we know that our journey will help others get the care they need. As difficult as my experience on my first Overnight walk was, both physically and emotionally, I can't wait to do it again this year.

Last year, I blew through my $1,000 goal and raised $1,586 in three months. This year, my fundraising goal is a little over twice that amount: $3,500. As of Friday, April 4, I've raised $2,152 towards that goal, and I still have three months to go! I would love to receive the support of the East Central Region community, either from members who want to donate monetarily, who want to fund raise and walk with me, who are willing to spread the word about my fundraising, or who can send me kudos via text message and Facebook to keep me going during the walk itself.

To donate to Maria's fundraising, visit her profile page on the Overnight web site, or follow the link here: http://theovernight.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.participant&participantID=8570

For more information about the AFSP, the Overnight walk, or about suicide prevention, please contact Maria directly at mariac.camarilla@gmail.com


January 1 - March 31, 2014

Blood Drive
There are many ways that you can reach the 30R monthly cap for this drive, even if you are not able to donate blood. Please be sure to get documentation to confirm your participation.

Donate blood to the Red Cross or another similar local organization!
Earn 25 Regional prestige (find a place to donate here: http://www.redcross.org/blood). Obviously, you can only get this award once this drive as you have to wait 56 days between donations. Eligibility requirements: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements.

Organize a blood drive for your local Red Cross or another similar local organization.
Important: please note that any details should be discussed with the organization’s representative prior to advertising. For Red Cross info: http://www.redcrossblood.org/hosting-blood-drive.

Volunteer at a Red Cross (or another similar local organization) blood bank or blood drive site.
This is eligible for 10R an hour (max eligible 30R/month). http://www.redcrossblood.org/volunteer

Donate items needed at a blood drive.
This is eligible at a rate of $3 worth of items= 1R.

Transport Donors.
Receive 10R for transporting two or more members (get their full name and Cam number) to a donation center or blood drive. You may do this in addition or in place of a donation.

Advertise local blood drives.
Receive 10R per 10 advertisements you print and post around a campus, workplace, etc. Download generic Red Cross posters and fill them in with information about a drive in your local area: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B8bNPCwR0UaWWUNIeHNuU21FNFE&usp=sharing. For organizations other than the Red Cross contact those organizations directly for printable materials. Documentation could be something along the lines of taking a picture of the advertisements posted. Please keep in mind the policies of the locations that you put up the advertisements, though.