Text 100 North America’s First-Ever “Month of Service” – and We Need Your Support!
Introducing two great causes from NYC and Rochester
We have an exciting announcement to share with you all! The month of October is Text 100′s officially un-official, first-ever “Month of Service” – a full month dedicated to doing social good in our communities through volunteering time, funds and communications know-how.
Throughout this month, we’ll be posting updates from our various volunteering projects and fundraising efforts, as well as some super practical tips for non-profits and other charitable organizations to digitize their volunteer and philanthropy efforts and maximize exposure for their causes. We hope you will join us on our journey, or at least send positive vibes to these organizations we hold near and dear to our hearts!
To kick off our month in style, we’d like to call your attention to two great causes being supported by Texties in the local NYC and Rochester offices:
NYC Texties Will Light The Night With Walk for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
This Wednesday, Oct. 5, five Texties from the New York office will participate in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night Walk event in New York City. Later this month, members of the New York City office will also be participating in two other initiatives, volunteering their time for Harboring Hearts and The Gay Men’s Health Clinic.
Each year, in communities all across the US and Canada teams of families, friends, co-workers and local and national corporations come together to raise funds for LLS’s Light The Night Walk events and bring help and hope to people battling blood cancers. Since 1949, LLS, the world’s largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services, has been dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
To make a contribution to the Text 100 NYC Office’s Light The Night Walk, visit the team page here: http://pages.lightthenight.org/nyc/Manhattn11/Text100
Raising Awareness for Hunger and Homelessness in Rochester
Text 100 Rochester is proud to work with Dimitri House during this month of service! On October 25, Rochester Texties will be joining the folks at Dimitri House for a morning of volunteer work, where we will be repainting their community kitchen and helping to set up beds for the winter shelter which opens just a few days later on November 1. Until then, we are hoping to raise as much as we can for this great local cause. When it comes to hunger, no amount is too small – even a contribution of $5 can help put food in a family’s holiday basket.
Named in memory of a good-natured local homeless man, Dimitri Mamczur, Dimitri House began in 1980 as an organization to support the hungry and homeless of Rochester, NY by serving delicious meals and bringing warm hospitality and loving acceptance to the people who need it most. More than 30 years later, Dimitri House is independently operated and continues to help the poor and homeless throughout our community. Its mission continues to be to advocate and network with other local agencies to ensure an adequate response for the poor and to empower individuals to take control of their lives. Dimitri House provides services such as a food cupboard, drop-in program, men’s emergency winter shelter, and holiday programs to support the less fortunate in Rochester. More details on what each service includes can be found here.
If you’d like to learn more about our cause, or contribute to this great organization, please visit our donation page on Crowdrise: http://www.crowdrise.com/text100rochester.