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GDC + GDA CHARITY WEEK: CHARITY NOMINATIONS

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We need you guys to nominate the charity you wish to support. It can be any charity you like (although preferably one that lots of people can get behind).

Nominations should be either a paragraph and a link about the charity and why you think it should be chosen, or a 1-2min video outlining your choice. I will then compile all the nominations and voting will take place near the end of December to choose the winner.

Nominations will close on the 21st Dec 2012.


Note: Only serious nominations please.
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Whichever charity you pick, make sure it's a good one. None of that 'only 20% of donations actually contribute to the cause', not looking at anyone *cough*Kony2012*cough*
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The international equivalent of the American Cancer Society.

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The international equivalent of the American Cancer Society.


I'm not accepting that as an official nomination. Research it and tell us why if you think it should be the charity. :) Also, the American Cancer Society would be fine, it's a big enough organisation that everyone at least can understand it's goals and aims.

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^^ reminds me of St. Judes childrens research hospital. I believe it is internationally recognized.

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The American Cancer Society would be a good one because the benefits aren't limited to just sick children or just sick minorities; anyone with cancer is represented and helped. They hold fundraisers and large events in order to raise money that's used to help with research and working closer to finding a cure for cancer, and they do a really good job of raising awareness about cancer, research, and preventative measures. Also, nearly everyone on the planet has been affected in some way by cancer, so it's a cause everyone can relate to.
Edit: www.cancer.org
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Whichever charity you pick, make sure it's a good one. None of that 'only 20% of donations actually contribute to the cause', not looking at anyone *cough*Kony2012*cough*


I'll be helping Bryony handle the money. Whether that's a good thing (I'm honest) or a bad thing (I honestly love beer), I'll let you decide.

Also, I'd like to nominate Mental Health America. Their goal is to educate people on all forms of mental illness, help those who need it find treatment, and help rate providers and fight insurance denials. They also engage in a great deal of lobbying politicians for better support of those with mental illness, and wider acknowledgment of mental health issues.

Being that this is an international event, I'd love to find an international version but haven't had much time to look yet. Why mental health? Well, partly for selfish reasons, and partly because having been close to a suicide only a month ago, one of my personal goals going forward is to do all I can to minimize the number of families who have to lose someone that way.

http://www.nmha.org/
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My input is the Specialist Children's Hospital at the Kings College Hospital.
It specialises in caring and treating young children with disease and conditions.

As a bit of background, (This isn't a "look what i did" thing, but merely some reasoning and what help donations helped) back when i was 17, a friend of mines neighbour had a young boy who needed a liver transplant and we heard that he was staying at the hospital, so in order to raise awareness and help for the cause that saves his life, we played some gigs and gave nearly £800/ $1500 to the charity.
They sent me a letter with a special thanks and explained what they had used the money for (which was to help expand and improve their liver unit as what we were raising awareness for). I think they're a worthy cause and i believe they are working internationally too, but don't hold me too it. You also get to see results for the donations you give.

http://www.togetherw...drens-hospital/

or/ and

Love 146

Pretty self explanatory

http://www.love146.org/europe
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I Will think about this !

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This is going to seem really typical, but I would like to nominate To Write Love on Her Arms.

This is a non-profit organization that aims to help people struggling with addiction, depression, self injury, and thoughts of suicide. TWLOHA invests directly into treatment and recovery. As well as being a charity, TWLOHA focuses on providing a community for people to connect and help others with similar struggles. Most of their work is dedicated to connecting the gap between treatment and the people who need help. They do this mostly with music and festivals. TWLOHA also supports other similar organizations by donating to them. Some of the organizations are Hopeline, InTheRooms.com, S.A.F.E. Alternatives, Minding Your Mind, and Kids Help Line, an Australian-based charity. (So technically it's not just American-based)

I love this charity so much. One of my friends was able to receive treatment and recover because of this charity, so it means a lot to me.

http://www.twloha.com/index.php (I hope this link works for everyone...)
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Right, well my nomination is the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

On the 24th August 2007, Sophie Lancaster and her boyfriend were brutally attacked in a park because they dressed as goths, because they looked "different". After friends and family were consulted, a charity was set up in Sophie's name with the focus on creating respect and understanding for all parts of subcultures in our communities. It works in conduction with politicians and police forces to ensure individuals who are part of subcultures are protected by law.


The aims and objectives of the Charity are as follows:
  • To create a lasting legacy to Sophie.
  • To provide educational group-works that will challenge the prejudice and intolerance towards people from alternative subcultures.
  • To campaign to have the UK Hate Crime legislation extended to include people from alternative subcultures or Lifestyle and Dress.

This charity is very supported within the music and art world, Bloodstock festival renamed one of its stages 'The Sophie Lancaster Stage'. The King Blues, The Levellers, Delain, Courtney Love, ILLAMASQUA (a make up brand) and The Damned (among many others) have voiced/actively shown their support for the charity.


I think this is a great charity because it aims to make people aware of the different subcultures within society and stamp out violence and prejudice related to misunderstanding someone, just because of what they're wearing/look like.


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