Hi Everybody, Thanks for stopping by. If you are here, you may already know Ross Bolton, but if not, Ross is a married man with 2 children and he is facing a very serious medical condition. We, his friends, colleagues, students, and former students want to help out. Ross Bolton is a guitarist. But not just a regular guitarist. Ross kicks ass at funk, rock, blues, and jazz, and sings his butt off. For the last 30+ years Ross has been ascending the musical ladder of the Los Angeles studio and stage scene. One of his other pleasures has been teaching funk, and other classes at Musicians Institute, and the Los Angeles Music Academy. His playing, teaching, coaching, and advice have touched literally thousands of guitarists and other musicians. Enriching them, coaxing the best out of them, and most of all, inspiring them to be better. Official Ross Bolton Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/rossboltonofficial We, his friends, and colleagues, want to do as much as we can to help out Ross and his family. We ask you to help us reach our goal of $10,000 by the end of April. We realize, we would all rather be at his home, or his bedside...Talking, hanging out, giving him our love and support, but of course we know that is not practical right now, so... We would like to ask you for your donation to help us achieve our goal. All funds will go towards Ross and his family. We would also ask you to send your prayers, wishes, thoughts,, healing energy, whichever way you choose to manifest the good energy in this universe, to Ross and his family. *UPDATE 4/17/2013* Hello, this is Becky Raymond, Member support Admin here at Microgiving. I have asked Kenny to keep his fundraiser open a little longer even though the goal has been reached. A group just recently learned about this fundraiser and would like the chance to do something for Ross. They asked me to raise the deadline and goal so they could have a chance to come in and contribute. Thanks Kenny for allowing me to keep this open till June 2 for others who hadn't heard about it till now. ~Becky *UPDATE 3/8/13* I am happy to report that the outpouring of assistance has been so great, that we would most likely reach our goal in a couple of days! How wonderful, and thanks to everyone! This has led us to believe that maybe we can do a little bit more, and would like to increase the size of our goal to $25,000.. Again, these funds will go directly to Ross and his family to help defray any and all costs that may arise during his recuperation. We are so pleased to be able to help out in any way we can. And again, all of our prayers and best wishes to Ross and his family.. Thank you very much *UPDATE 3/30/13* Sadly, we must tell you all that Ross has passed on at 12:15 am. We would like to thank everyone for the amazing support which you have shown, and ask you to help spread the word to help us reach our goal so we can help out Ross's wife and children. Ross, we miss you, and will love you forever. Thank you everybody. *If you're having trouble donating money (i.e. non-US resident) you can email Becky (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will promptly direct you. Again, I am very happy to report that our goal to $25,000 is only few thousand away...So we'll keep raising the goal as all of you are sharing the love and support to Ross! I want to thank you for your patience and understanding while there were problems accepting credit cards from some countries. We have communicated with the credit card processor and they have adjusted the settings for this fundraiser so that there should be no problem with using your credit cards. Please attempt your contribution again and do let me know if you found success in donating. Thank you again for your understanding and patience.
Hi Team, Tyler Wierl is our Partner Development Manager in Denver and I am reaching out to our EMC Family to help make a very tough situation a little better for Tyler and his family. Earlier this year their 8 year old son, Ty, had flu like symptoms and they took him to the hospital for dehydration. In the end this was not the flu but a rare virus called NMO (Neuromyelitis optica) that attacks the nervous system. Within a week Ty was paralyzed from the neck down and while he has since regained limited movement in his arms, he still has no feeling in his legs and is still on a ventilator and a feeding tube after 7 weeks. They expect Ty to remain in the hospital for a couple more months while undergoing extensive rehab. Tyler and his wife have two children of their own and have adopted three more that were in a tough foster care situation. They refused to split them so they adopted all three; this speaks to the quality of character Tyler and his wife possess. In the attached photo they are celebrating their 3 year anniversary together. The family is starting to prepare for Ty’s homecoming next month by either moving to a wheelchair friendly house or doing the renovations at their current house. A key piece of Ty's rehab is a special electric arm and leg bike in the link below. As of now insurance is not paying for this. The cost for the bike is $22k. http://restorative-therapies.storesecured.com/items/1~systems/FA102011-detail.htm We are reaching out to our EMC Family to donate. Please note, this is a personal effort and EMC budget dollars cannot be used towards this initiative. Needless to say this is an expensive life change for the family but I am sure that any contribution from his co-workers will help ease the financial burden.
On April 16, 2013, Ron Stiffler and his family suffered extensive damage to their home due to fire. Fortunately, everyone is safe and sound but as you can imagine, the personal impact of losing one’s home and personal possessions is traumatic. As in true fashion, many people have reached out and asked how they can help Ron, as he begins the recovery process. To that end, we have set up a relief fund to benefit Ron and his family through this MicroGiving site. The relief fund goal that we set is arbitrary but would be great to achieve if collectively we can! For those that choose to contribute, thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness for helping Ron and his family.
One of Johnson Equipment's technicians from the Oklahoma City office was seriously affected by the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma on May 20th. His family is safe but their home is a total loss. We've established this fund to help get them back on their feet during this extemely difficult time. Any monetary donation, big or small, would be appreciated! Thank you in advance for your donation.
Hey Everybody, On March 6th 2013 Sasha was severly injured in an accident causing her to have emergency neck & spinal surgery. The surgery replaced three discs that had been herniated with metal rods. Sasha was already suffering from Spinal Stenosis (an arthritic disorder causing narrowing of the spine, leaving her vulnerable to permanent paralysis) which became agrivated after the accident. As a result, she is in a great deal of pain and temporarily disabled, unable to use the right side of her body with minimal use of her left. Sasha is a mulit instrumentalist and vocalist, performing internationally for the past 15 years with acts such as The Mobsters, The Warlocks, Spindrift and The Silver Chords. Like many musicians, she is with out health care. With out insurance or medicare, she is left with many medical bills including a four week hospital stay, emergency surgery, aftercare and rehab fees as well as multiple medications. Sasha will also need to relocate to housing that provides adequate access for her disability while she relearns how to walk and move both her arms again. Since she is unable to work, she also does not have the financial means to pay for her basic necessities, rent, food, general care etc. Her family resides in Australia and England and are unable to care for her while she is recovering so she really needs our help right now. If you can donate, please do. Every little bit will help her through this difficult time. Thank you
Lisa has dedicated her heart and soul to rescue broken and battered horses from all types of situations. She's even opened her own wallet to fund Day Dreams Farm when there were no donations. Lisa has found a beautiful thoroughbred mare named Cali to call her own, with the hopes of showing and having fun on horseback again. Cali recently was diagnosed with having a small bone chip in her fetlock. According to our vet, who consulted with an MSU specialist, surgery is her only productive option.-Maria****PLEASE BE AWARE: Any donation made for Cali's surgery is NOT part of the rescue and the non profit - this means your donation IS NOT tax deductible. Any money left over will be donated directly to the rescue. Thank you! ****
Hello everyone, about 2 months ago my "soul dog", Alice, was diagnosed with Oral Malignant Melanoma. This is an extremely aggressive form of cancer, and if left untreated, is usually fatal within one year. Luckily, I caught it early enough before it spread to the rest of her body and started treatment immediately. She had the growth removed, but unfortunately that wasn't enough and she still needs to have ongoing medical treatments. Including vaccine treatments and radiation therapy. Alice is a therapy dog and makes regular visits with hospice patients. She brings so much joy to others lives that I pray she will beat this cancer and be able to continue spreading love and happiness for many years to come! The medical treatments are extremely expensive and I wish I could afford it on my own, but unfortunately I cannot. Any amount donated to Alice's Cancer Fund will make a huge difference not only to Alice and myself, but also to all of the people who's lives she's touched. I can't begin to express my gratitude for any donations, but I gaurantee that we will continue to pay it forward with our volunteer visits and help make this world a better place one tail wag at a time! Thank you, Cora and Alice.
I pulled myself out of homelessness in New York City and am graduating college. I've worked many jobs to pay for everything myself, college took a lot out of my resources and I only have one more step in my educational journey. I got into a certficate program that trains and places people in the startup technology industry in Boston. It is a two month accelerated program at the Startup Institute. My track is User Experience Design. The tuition is exactly $2,750. I am an artist so I am putting my sculptures up as rewards for the $275 and above tiers. http://vincenzoalexander.blogspot.com/2013/05/microfund-reward-choices.html Also all donors will recieve a drawing. Here is an example of my drawing: vforsketchblog.tumblr.com This is the program, for the curious. http://www.startupinstitute.com/
Dear Donor, We are an organization committed to operate within the boundaries of integrity and ethics. We exist to provide guidance, encouragement, and inspiration to a segment of the population often overlooked and forgotten. Empowerment to us means recognizing potential, fostering partnerships, teaching, advocating for what is right, and accepting the ideal that all people are created equal and should be treated as such. We understand and celebrate the diversity of talent and the strength, determination, and optimism our community. All people want and need the same things in life regardless of their diagnosis or perceived limitations. We exist to give those individuals and their family a hand up and point in the right direction. We are a business of people in the business of empowering others to live up to their full potential and to experience life well beyond what they themselves and others may have ever imagined. Our goal is to create a fund to aid students with higher education. We ask that you consider supporting our cause. Our program relies on support of generous donors such as you. Your donation will help ensure the prosperity of our youth. We thank you for your consideration and donation. You can check us out here www.epicsc.org
Our Father, Werner Finake, has been hospitalized at Bethesda Memorial since February 18th, 2013.. our father is suffering after effects from having 6 strokes in the last 6 month.. He has his eyes open but we don't officially know if he knows who we are.. He cannot open his mouth to talk, the Dr's say he might have to learn how to talk all over again, like a baby learns.. He cannot walk , he cannot use the restroom, he cannot move his head around, leaving bleeding on his left ear from always laying on his right facial side..He has Phenomia for the 2nd time... He has a trake in his neck and on the vent.. Our dad is not a US Citizen(Germany), the case worker isn't sure how Medicaid will be able to approve him for healthcare once he leaves the hospital, leaving us with all the expenses, we have to rent a special hospital bed, trake care, wheelchair, medications fo his bloodclot thinner, blood pressure medication. We really need your help, anything you can give is greatly appreciated, I will make a list of all donators so we can send you a Special Thank you card.. For anyone who has met my dad, you know how great of a person he is.... Once again, (personally), Thank you for your help. you may send any funds to Paypal: Nicoleybosch@gmail.com Thank you, from his kids Nicole,Ben,Andreas,Daniela,Manuela.
Hello friends, family, and friends of the arts! I have been awarded a scholarship to take a summer workshop in August with printmaker Melanie Finlayson at Penland School of Craft in Penland, North Carolina. Though the scholarship covers a large part of the costs, I am still responsible for a portion of the tuition and for travel expenses. I would love the opportunity to study under an accomplished artist and work on new prints for my portfolio. To get me to Penland will cost roughly $1,000 (airfare+remaining tuition). I'm hoping to raise some money to get myself to North Carolina and to travel after the workshop to research graduate schools. Any support would be greatly appreciated! I am happy to offer artwork in exchange for help. Here is the class description: Melanie Finlayson - Recording Line & Texture: A New Approach to Old Traditions In this class students will work with intaglio, relief, lithography, and/or monotype printmaking techniques. We will transform proofs and varied prints into finished works by layering traditional printmaking techniques with new matrices using found, recycled, and other materials. Students will learn to record texture and line as well as layer drawn or photographic images in with the final prints. Check out the school too! http://www.penland.org/
Affiliation: Youth Auxiliary Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated Founder: Dr. Parlett L. More, 20th International President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Established: 1950 Motto: Next Generation of Leaders Accepting Responsibility and Loving the Challenge Members: Young men ages 8 to 18 The Sigma Beta Club, originally called the “Beta Club,” is a premier National Program whose existence dates back to the early 1950. It was launched under the guidance and leadership of the Honorable Dr. Parlett L. Moore. Sigma Beta Club has been an essential part of the total organizational structure of Alumni chapters in Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. The purpose for the Sigma Beta Club is many. The Club is an organization for young male students that gives young men the opportunity to meet with each other on a regular basis outside the school atmosphere to discuss their interest and problems. The Club also gives its members a chance to meet with college and professional men on a regular basis;therefore, exposing the membership to various viewpoints of educational advancements. The club introduces its members to the national programs of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Sigma Beta Club programs are geared to meet the needs of its members, while at the same time provide them with a well rounded outlook that is needed to cope with today's society. The enrichment programs are cultural, social, and athletic. They are designed to give members a chance to be innovative, thereby instilling self confidence and a feeling of accomplishment. Service projects such as community clean-up, assistance to the elderly, March of Dimes, etc, thrust Club members into community involvement. What Your Giving To: The money you donate to the Irvington Sigma Beta Club will be used to provide scholarship opportunities for senior Sigma Beta Club members In Irvington NJ who are graduating from high school and who desire to attend a college or university of their choice. Additionally, your tax exempt donations will be used to support and enhance the development and implementation of various programs, projects and activities of Sigma Beta Clubs and members, inclusive of, but not limited to seminars, forums, workshops, class sessions, and recognition and achievement programs with the ultimate goals of mentoring and developing leadership skills and attributes of our Sigma Beta Club members and other participants. This is accomplished through a unified “On the Job Training and Financial Investment Program” in Bigger and Better Business, a “Tutorial and Achievement Program” in Education, a Sigma Against Teenage Pregnancy Plus Program, and Health and Wellness Programs in Social Action at the chapter, regional, state, and national levels within our Sigma Beta Clubs.